Originally setting a goal of raising $400k over 30 days, the total was reached in just three weeks. Backers continued to pledge, growing the fund by an additional 56%. Stainless will now support two extra platforms - identified as key by the Backers themselves - and develop the game on Mac and Linux OS as well as PC.
The game’s Backers will be receiving a variety of Rewards in addition to their copy of the new game, depending on the amount of their pledge. Rewards range from multiple copies of the game, to t-shirts, posters, miniature models of the game’s iconic cars and even the chance to appear in the game as a pedestrian or – the top tier Reward – become one of the game’s new driver characters with a custom car of your own design. This last Reward sold out, with all three places being taken up by Backers willing to pledge $10,000 to be immortalised in the game.
Stainless Games is the first UK based game development studio to have taken the Kickstarter path to funding their project, and the company’s founders are delighted at the success of their campaign.
Patrick Buckland, Stainless co-founder and CEO said, “This result is way beyond our expectations, and shows again how fantastic this crowd funding model can be for the independent developer. We’re so pleased to have been one of the band of pioneering videogame studios on Kickstarter. It shows what a fantastic opportunity this is for both the indie studios and gamers alike.”
Neil “Nobby” Barnden, Stainless co-founder and Executive Director added, “We want to thank all of our Backers for making the last month so exciting and such a huge success. Interacting directly with the people pledging money to see our project come to fruition has been a fantastic experience. We’d recommend it to any studio out there who might be thinking of taking the plunge into a Kickstarter campaign themselves… It’s mad, it’s exhausting, but SO rewarding.”
Visit the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter Campaign at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stainlessgames/carmageddon-reincarnation (Although the campaign has now ended, the campaign page stays live and will be updated by the Carmageddon team.)
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About Stainless Games
Stainless Games is one of that increasingly rare species; an independent game development company. The studio can be found perched on a rock near the south coast of England. Best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company is also recognized as one of the world's leading companies in the burgeoning console download market. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at www.stainlessgames.com.