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Shadow of the Eternals developers will not give up

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Dennis Dyack and the remains of Silicon Knights took to Kickstarter to fund their sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. At first, they failed, but now, they’ve really failed. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for them!

Time ran out on the Kickstarter clock over the weekend. Despite receiving 5 932 contributions amounting to $323 950, they fell well short of the $750 000 goal. But this doesn’t mean that Precursor Games has given up on the title. After thanking everyone from Reverb to AMD to Crytek, they went on to say:

It is unfortunate that we were unable to crowd-fund this project at this time, but we have not given up. We intend to pursue other avenues with the ultimate goal of having our games come to fruition.

Look, it’s great to believe in your project and stand by your art. However, it does say something when no one is willing to fund it. Precursor showed off the game, promoted the Kickstarter, and it flopped, twice. If other publishers are unwilling to fund it, and the masses are unwilling to throw money at it, maybe there just isn’t a demand for the game. Maybe they should try to get the IP for Eternal Darkness and do a remaster – if people played the original it might drum up some support for the sequel.

Or maybe they should move on and try to make a different game.

Last Updated: August 27, 2013

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