Shroud of the Avatar is Fully Kickstarted, Doubles Goal

The Kickstarter for Richard Garriott’s RPG Shroud of the Avatar has been an overwhelming success. Launched a month ago, the Kickstarter drive managed received almost double its goal, acquiring $1,919,275 in total. It joins the ranks of Torment: Tides of Numenera, which also found success this weekend.

Over the Kickstarter’s final days, the team behind the campaign added numerous stretch goals to accomplish, including house ships, lighthouses, and island castles—all of which were met.

To celebrate the success, here’s what Garriott posted:

The team and I are greatly indebted to you, and we are eager to fulfill your desires for a great RPG!
We will continue to read and respond to your questions.
We will continue to provide all we can for your pledges!
We will continue to tune the game we are delivering to your wishes

Given its success, we’ll never know if the game’s moneyed creator Richard Garriott would’ve ever coughed up his own money for the project had it failed to receive enough backing on Kickstarter.

With the Kickstarter done and out of the way, the team will have to begin the difficult process of actually putting the game together. We’ll be tracking its development as it happens.

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2 Comments on Shroud of the Avatar is Fully Kickstarted, Doubles Goal


On April 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I’ll tell you why it doubled its goal, I got an e-mail from Chris Roberts urging me to support Garriott’s project and if I did, I’d receive an armor piercing crossbow that can be used in boarding actions in Star Citizen. Since Roberts is my Captain and Commander, I had no problem making a donation to a game I was eying anyways and got an awesome crossbow to help take ships during the FPS aspects of Star Citizen.


On April 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Hoorah :D :D . Can’t wait to see what they produce- there are some REALLY innovative features in this game; the kind that you think “but that’s OBVIOUS” until you realise NO ONE HAS DONE THAT YET :D . This should be neat :D