This move onto Kickstarter came following "overwhelming popular demand," despite Precursor running their own direct donations drive through PayPal. This one is also less 'controversial'.
Shadow of the Eternals certainly sounds like a great idea for those who loved Eternal Darkness, but the crowd-sourcing was soon marred by some dodgy terms and conditions.
Eagle-eyed Internet denizens found that Precursor Games' terms & conditions, if you pledged directly through their own site, stipulated that any pledged money was being treated strictly as donations and therefore not beholding the studio to actually fulfilling any promise implied as to a complete game - and certainly no refunds.
That just reeks of boohoo-sucks-to-be-you economics.
Fortunately the far more reputable Kickstarter, which doesn't process pledges unless a campaign achieves its goal, is now hosting a campaign for Shadow of the Eternals. Of course they in no way hold a studio accountable for completing a project, unless it’s a blatant scam being run.
"Due to overwhelming popular demand, we are happy to announce that an official Kickstarter campaign has launched for Shadow of the Eternals," said the official Shadow of the Eternals .
"Those who have already supported on the Shadow of the Eternals website will be rewarded with an exclusive “Whateley Expose”; a digital collection of materials containing lore, manuscripts and clues that the Order of the Unseen has collected over the years. They will also be given an extra forum badge called “Resolute” in acknowledgement of their fearless contributions." 'Fearless contributions' indeed if they can't get a refund.
The game is a psychological horror game in which we play as Detective Paul Becker who is to investigate "one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history, only two survivors remain from a brutal conflict between two rival cults." They plan for it to span over 2,500 years of history touching Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States.
Shadow of the Eternals is being developed for Wii U and PC in the form of 12 chapters (episodes).
Kickstarter campaig begins for Shadow of the Eternals , wants $1.35 million
14 May 2013 | By Simon Priest