Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
has concluded its Kickstarter campaign without reaching its $800,000 funding goal. Lead developer Brad McQuaid
isn't deterred, though, as you'll find out if you've got the time to read a lengthy launch letter
he posted earlier today.
What's it launching? Well, a new Pantheon
website, for starters. McQuaid also tells fans that development on the fantasy title will continue as Visionary Realms
seeks traditional investors and sets up its own direct crowdfunding apparatus on the new site.
McQuaid insists there's a market for Pantheon
, writing that we "strongly believe there's a real demand for an MMO that builds solidly on the principles of the past, reaching back to EverQuest
and even the MUDs before it." He also offers his take on why Pantheon's
Kickstarter fell short of the mark.