When you launch a project on Kickstarter, the goal is to reach the funding goal you made. But, if you’re lucky, you’ll not only reach your goal but shoot past it. When that happens, you can start going for stretch goals, which can make your project even better. The MMORPG Ashes of Creation has only been on Kickstarter for a week, and yet it’s not only reached it, it’s already doubled it.
With a whopping $1.6 million dollars raised so far, not only is Ashes of Creation guaranteed to be funded, the team at Intrepid Studios are already planning to expand the game via the extra money. They’ve already unlocked “Game Of Chance”, a special tavern minigame that players can do in their free time, as well as kittens and puppies for all backers, new more epic mounts for players to ride, and now, because they’re crossed $1.5 million, backers have unlocked new naval combat and exploration.
Though this new naval content, players will not only get new ships to command, but new routes to take them on, new treasure to go and find, underwater dungeons, and even some sea-based mounts. The team is so excited for this and the support players are giving them that the team is putting in, even more, stretch goals for players to accomplish in possible. The next one is $1.75 million raised, and that’ll unlock new underground areas for players to explore in Ashes of Creation. With 20+ days left to go, it’s entirely possible, and very probable, that they’ll get it.
For those who don’t know, Ashes of Creation is an MMORPG project that aims to change the genre. For not only do your actions affect the game on numerous levels, but your characters are actually aging as they go through the game. Adding new levels of complexity along with a deep story and world, plenty of things to do, and plenty of action to be had.