Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding relaunched
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 26, 2013 6:00AM PDT
Precursor Games has relaunched its crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, a "spiritual successor" to GameCube survival horror Eternal Darkness made by some of the folks behind the original at Silicon Knights. Which proved to be a bit of a problem, as many don't have much confidence in them anymore. Still, it's trying again, this time with a less ambitious goal of $750,000.
Precursor cancelled its first crowdfunding drive in June, as it was falling far short of a lofty $1.5 million goal. While many crowdfunding revivals have been helped by connections to the original creators, here it was a hindrance.
Silicon Knights last two games Too Human and X-Men: Destiny were not received well, and the studio was ultimately ruined by a failed lawsuit against Unreal Engine maker Epic Games. Having Silicon Knights' not-wholly-popular CEO Denis Dyack onboard as chief creative officer, well, was something of a discouragement.
Anyway, Precursor is back with a new Kickstarter campaign, looking for $750k to make Shadow of the Eternals for PC and Wii U. A PlayStation 4 version is a stretch goal too. Like Eternal Darkness, it'll be a spooky action game which jumps between characters across time, wrestling with ancient evils. Pledging $25 gets you a copy of the finished game, or only $20 if you're quick to get in on a limited reward tier.
Here's a work-in-progress gameplay demo: