The lights are on
The crowd-funding of the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness begins today. Precursor Games (which includes some of the talent from Silicon Knights responsible for Eternal Darkness) is starting the campaign with some videos to let gamers know what they should expect.
As previously revealed, Shadow of the Eternals is an episodic adventure coming to PC and Wii U. The most in-depth look comes courtesy of IGN, which has a 9-minute demo of the game with commentary from Denis Dyack. From that footage, you can clearly see how the game is following in the footsteps of Eternal Darkness. For a briefer look, you should watch the trailer embedded below.
Shadow of the Eternals is being built using Crytek's CryEngine 3. Given the fact that some members of Precursor Games have histories at Silicon Knights, it's not hard to understand why the team steered away from Unreal.
Interestingly, the Canadian studio isn't using any of the popular crowdfunding sites (Kickstarter is only available in the US and UK), but instead is relying on their own system to acquire and track donations.
The studio is asking for $1.5 Million to develop the first episode. For more on the project (or to donate), you can go to Precursor's site.
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Wow, wow, wow. What a great little trailer. I'm very excited for this!
I'll want to see proper gameplay, combat, etc. before making a final judgement, but for the moment, my provisional verdict is: colour me impressed.
Hm...looks alright so far...definitely a work in progress...I just hope they do the precusor justice. Ha, ha.
Lol, yeah, I'd avoid Unreal too if Epic had made me stop selling any of my games...
After watching what they have shown so far, I may try to help fund this game. I usually don't care for releasing a game in episodes, but this has enough potential to give a shot.
Good video, sounds like it'll be a pretty good game. I'll most likely contribute to this. I have no qualms paying outside of the now "normal" kick-starting medium; paying the company direct is how I originally got the Telltale episodic first season of Sam & Max.
That entire level was from eternal darkness will it have any new content?
They should just ask the Canadian government for funding, then take the money and fire their developers and start another company...
O_O I so cant wait