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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #44: Funded!
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 12 March 2020, 14:17:11Tags: Alexander Mishulin; Oleg Shpilchevsky; Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
The Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter campaign successfully concluded yesterday morning, having raised $2,054,339 from 35,092 backers. That was enough to unlock the intelligent weapon stretch goal overnight and bring the campaign halfway towards its final stretch goal at $2,100,000, another two-for-one which would have added both the Hunter class and rideable dinosaur mounts to the game. Owlcat must have needed a while to get their bearings after the campaign ended, because it took them until today to come out with the celebratory Kickstarter update. Among other things, it announces that the game's backer portal will be up by the end of March and that the alpha is scheduled to begin in April.
The campaign has ended. And we have only one thing to say: WOW.
Something truly mythic has happened. The campaign blew through the roof and hit $2,054,339. Of course, we expected excitement for the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous campaign—after all, it is our second project, and Kingmaker has gathered a loyal and dedicated community. But we could never have imagined so much support and passion for our new game! We reached the main goal in 15 hours, but more and more people kept flocking to our banner. And they weren’t just veterans: more than 20% of our backers had never supported a Kickstarter project before. Seeing the Pathfinder community grow and our games attract different CRPG fans makes us so proud. This means that there is something in our games for practically everyone.
This interest also generated an endless tide of comments and discussions. We had our hands full with questions, feedback, and other comments—it was a great opportunity to learn more about our community and its wishes. But we are happy with the way our Kickstarter went: it was fun to read your guesses about the next stretch goal (go #codebreakers), your messages expressing support, joking, and planning your first playthroughs.
We want to express our gratitude to you all, our community. Thank you for being smart, creative, and awesome! It is your support that will allow us to make Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous truly Mythic. Now it is our turn, and we will do our best to meet your highest expectations!
With this update, we also want to address some of your questions and offer a glimpse into the future of our community. Currently, our backer portal is under construction and we are planning to launch it by the end of March. It will allow every Kickstarter backer to access a personal account where they will be able to manage or upgrade their pledge, select specific add-ons, receive digital rewards, and provide personal information (such as their shipping address). We will also provide guides on pledging via PayPal, pre-ordering, receiving your digital rewards, and other important topics.
We want to confirm that it will be possible to support us after the end of Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous during slacker backer campaign. This way you can help us reach the last stretch goal on our backer portal.
We plan to launch the closed Alpha Test in April. There are a lot of big and small things to arrange before it starts. We will announce the date closer to April.
And, though the Kickstarter may have ended, there is so much we still want to tell you about! Mythic paths, new classes and archetypes, our development “kitchen,” the lore surrounding Wrath of the Righteous… Lots of interesting and exciting stuff. That’s why we’ll be bringing back our Development Diaries, updates about Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and everything related to it. Our diaries will be presented in various formats, but the two main ones will be: 1) Video dev diaries showing off cool features 2) Forum dev diaries where you will be able to ask team members questions on specific topics and provide feedback
Besides the Development Diaries, we also plan to address important discussions in our smaller Community Updates. With the help of our moderators on different platforms, we’ll be gathering hot topics and popular questions that crop up during each week and posting a short update with answers or thoughts. This will allow us to have constant communication with the community and address your questions on a regular basis.
And there is even more content to come! So now might be a good time to subscribe to our YouTube channel *wink wink*
We also plan to host various streams: Q&As, builds and strategies, collaborations with content creators, and maybe playthroughs of classic CRPGs. If you have ideas about what we should cover, share your thoughts in the comments! We have also created an infographic to share some details of the campaign with all of you.