Richard Garriot, the creator of the games like Space man and Ultima has managed to raise $3 million for his new game Shroud of the Avatar.
Kickstarter campaign was originally closed eight months ago with the total of $1.9 million. Additional donations were made through the official website of the game, and as of today the amount they have raised is $3,038,484.
It has taken 4445 backers to raise $1,119,209 via the game’s website. This is an average of $252 donated by each individual. In the original Kickstarter campaign it took 22,322 people to raise the 1,919,275 total amount of sum.
The game already had a playable couple of days for backers of the $45 level, and is due another release this weekend, likely the 24th to the 26th. Release 3 is due Feb 20-22nd, and then an ongoing early access type thing happens around March 20th.
You can still get on board with these by buying the game at the $45 tier, which is likely the reason such huge funding has poured in post Kickstarter.
You will have to create an account, and then you will be able to buy it here.
If you want to get an idea of what the game is all about. You can see 25 minutes of the game running here.
The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2014. Keep posted for more information.