Here’s a way to restore some faith in the gaming industry: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has skyrocketed through its Kickstarter campaign, achieving its $65,000 goal in just one day and that for a classic point and click adventure.
Even more surprising, this wad of cash was thrown at developer King Art Games, even though their product is technically already completed or would achieve completion without outside funds. Ergo, backers of the campaign wouldn’t so much fund the making of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, but instead would decide how refined its experience will be.
Consider this round of funding like what bad stretch goals usually do and that is add to a project people would want to achieve in the first place. At least with this drive, you get the straight pitch up front. If there’s a demand, the game will be improved, if not, fans can still have the game they like.
This decision came from the developer’s previous Kickstarter success with the recently released Battle Worlds: Kronos on PC. Through the feedback they collected during that campaign, they learned that having these rallies can boost what players would like to see in a game.
For The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, King Art Games has partnered up with publisher Nordic Games, known for their releases of Painkiller games and THQ auction bids.
With the current funds, the PC title will expand its puzzle locations with dynamic camera angles, which is a rare thing in their genre. More money could help contribute to some interesting side quests with open solution design and outfits for characters.
This is one of the lowest risk projects we’ve seen on Kickstarter, which makes The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 quite special. It’s definitely a way to ensure fans that they don’t need to worry if their product is ever getting delivered.