Project Phoenix closes after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign
The Kickstarter campaign for Japanese role playing game, Project Phoenix closed today with donations totaling over $1 million. Developers Creative Intelligence Arts set the initial donation goal at $100,000.
The total amount raised as of this morning, when the project closed, was $1,014,600. The outrageously high donation margin allowed the development team to include and fully fund a number of stretch goals, making for additional character models, a fully explorative over-world, and customizable player characters. Gaming Kickstarter campaigns often include additional donation goals once the initial goal has been reached, promising expanded game features for future hit goals.
Project Phoenix is a strategic, squad-centric JRPG and hosts a multi-national team of development veterans. Included on the team are Hiroaki Yura, who has worked on such games as Diablu 3 and Valkyria Chronicles, Nobuo Uematsu, who is the genius composer behind the majority of the Final Fantasy series, and Kiyoshi Arai, which has been the art director for many Square Enix projects.
Project Phoenix is set to launch in mid-2015 across PC, Mac, Linux, PS Vita, and PS4, with limited versions of the game releasing on Android and iOS.