Last night, Camelot Unchained
surpassed its $2 million Kickstarter goal
, but if you've been following the Kickstarter for the last month, you know that reaching $2 million means a lot more than reaching $2 million. As originally promised when the Kickstarter launched, the game will now receive an additional $3 million in funding, $2 million of which comes from City State
co-founder and MMO industry veteran Mark Jacobs
. The remainder comes courtesy of unnamed investors.
"The last 30 days have been an incredible journey," Jacobs said via press release. "We believed there's an audience for a highly focused game like ours, which has now been proven. What we didn't expect was how our community would come together so quickly and avidly. Not only is our average pledge off the chart, our backers have been just as intensely supportive in other ways, from providing immense amounts of helpful feedback to translating information into four languages (German, French, Japanese and Korean), and more."
will use a proprietary engine optimized for large-scale battles and already battle-tested
to the tune of 200-plus frames per second while displaying 1,000 simultaneous characters rendered with 12,000 polygons. The three-faction PvP-focused fantasy MMO also boasts a building-block crafting system
that will allow players to construct individual cells and larger segments before assembling them "in nearly limitless ways."
[Source: City State press release]
[Update: We've clarified that the additional funding was promised as a Kickstarter goal from the start.]