Following the successful end of the Ashes of Creation Kickstarter campaign yesterday, Intrepid studios announced today that it will extend its crowdfunding throughout the month of June via its own website.
The decision was taken to accommodate those who have been seeking to back the game via alternate payment methods not supported by Kickstarter, like PayPal.
A few relevant points about this new backing window have also been made: first of all, there won’t be any further stretch goals in order to avoid feature creep. All backer rewards achieved on Kickstarter via the backer goals will remain exclusive to those who backed on Kickstarter.
On the other hand, the new backer goals that will be achieved in June will be granted to everyone, including those who backed on Kickstarter. Early bird pricing won’t be available during this additional month.
Creative Director Steven Sharif explained the decision as follows:
“This June funding was decided on because it only helps to further include our members who could not participate in Kickstarter, and a Massive Community is what we want. I know many of you can appreciate that fact. More funding also helps.”
Speaking of backer rewards for this new month of crowdfunding, they are as follows:
- 1000 June Backers -Founder’s Dance- Dance with your fellow backers to celebrate!
- 2500 June Backers -Freehold Furniture Set
- 4000 June Backers -Portable Party – Permanent Firework / Celebration item
- 5500 June Backers -UI Theme
- 7000 June Backers -Backer Unique Parlor Game
- 8500 June Backers -Backer only ship skin “The Intrepid”
- 10,000 June Backers -Freehold Personal statue
- 12,000 June Backers -Wand of Many Things
Sharif also expressed his thanks for the support provided by the community so far.
“I cannot adequately express my personal gratitude that your support means. The past 17 months have been a lot of hard work for everyone on my team. And to see the validation of our effort emboldens us to get Ashes done right. Ashes is my baby, and I pledge to you, that this project will make each of you proud.
This community has our undying love and respect.”
Ashes of Creation received $3,271,809 on Kickstarter, pledged by 19,576 backers. The forecast for release is December 2018, for PC.
Below you can also check out a lovely trailer showcasing the winter season (the game will include different seasons that won’t just be cosmetic, but will actually have an impact on gameplay). It’s a few days old, but I forgot to report on it (duh!), so you get it today as a bonus.
If you want to see more of Ashes of Creation before you enjoy the video below, you can check out more mage gameplay and a starting area, the monster coins system, the freeholds housing system, and a 30 minute video from yesterday, showing a quest, a dungeon and more.