The Kickstarter campaign for Project Phoenix just ended and with a final push the game managed to gather a total of $1,058,801 counting $1,014,600 from Kickstarter itself and $44,201 pledged via Paypal (this last number has been confirmed directly with Game Director Hiroaki Yura).
This puts the game beyond its fifth stretch goal that grants a fully explorable overworld, an upgraded combat transition and the possibility to “fight inside the Kraken.”
Just a few days ago not many believed that Project Phoenix would make that stretch goal, but this is the nature of Kickstarter campaigns, with the last day or two always showing an explosion of pledges as supporters make a last ditch effort to push the boundaries. Considering that a fully explorable overworld is quite important for a JRPG, this is definitely good news.
But things don’t end here, as PayPal pledging will be still available for a while, so if you still want to support Project Phoenix you can do so here.