September 12, 2013
TOKYO, Japan… Project Phoenix, the Japanese indie RPG being crowdfunded through Kickstarter, has seen its campaign come to an end. Since launching on August 12, 2013, the Project Phoenix Kickstarter has succeeded in generating more than $1,065,000 through both Kickstarter and Paypal from over 16,000 backers.
In addition to hitting 1,065% of its original target of $100,000, this amount exceeds Project Phoenix’s next stretch goal which was set at $1,025,000, allowing the Project Phoenix development team to create a fully explorable overworld, combat transitions from the overworld to the actual battle sequences, and a special battle where the characters will fight inside the legendary kraken.
“Thank you to all of our loyal, passionate fans who’ve marched with us from start to finish! You cannot imagine how grateful we are for your support!” exclaims Hiroaki Yura, Project Phoenix’s producer and director. “We’ve broken the elusive $1 million mark, and then some, hitting the stretch goal that gives gamers the ability to experience the world of Azuregard on a much deeper level as they explore locales in all their intricacies. This added dimension will make the Project Phoenix experience all the more fantastic!”
Given how the original intent of the Kickstarter was to raise funds to create the game’s 3D models, the Project Phoenix team of 3D modelers led by Steffen Unger have released a draft of one of the game’s main characters, the angel named Ruffles, in a turntable format. The video can be viewed through their latest Kickstarter update ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/project-phoenix-japans-indie-rpg-feat-aaa-talent/posts/596724)
So although the Kickstarter portion of their campaign has come to a close, fans can still take part and donate through the Project Phoenix Paypal account ( http://projectphoenix.info/store/)
All funds raised through Paypal will still combine with the Kickstarter total to contribute to the remaining stretch goals.
Project Phoenix Official Home Page: http://www.projectphoenix.info
Project Phoenix Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/project-phoenix-japans-indie-rpg-feat-aaa-talent/
About Project Phoenix
Project Phoenix is Kickstarter’s first Japan-based video game project that brings in top talents from around the world. Founded in Tokyo, Japan in 2013, Project Phoenix will be working on its squad-based real-time strategy game combined with Japanese RPG design influences, with the goal of releasing it to worldwide audiences by mid-2015. Visit http://projectphoenix.info and twitter @PhoenixJRPG http://twitter.com/PhoenixJRPG for more information.