Intrepid Studios announced today that its crowdfunded MMORPG Ashes of Creation passed $2,000,000 in pledges on KickStarter in only two weeks.
The game is currently sitting on $2,036,312 pledged by 11,384 backers with 15 days to go, having almost tripled its original goal of $750,000.
This means that all previous stretch goals have been achieved, and two more have been added.
13,500 backers will unlock a backer-only mount barding, while $3,000,000 in pledges will prompt the implementation of the in-game Stock Exchange.
“Kickstarter exclusive mount barding – This exclusive Kickstarter armor skin can be used by any mount, and will stand-out as an amazing piece of armor with bright emissives and rich textures!
Stock Exchange – This is a very in-depth system that relates to how Nodes, Player Guilds and Social Organizations perform in the world. This will allow players to invest those communities through the form of a stock exchange that will measure certain metrics to determine success or failure around the world. If a guild fails in a raid, shareholders in that guild may see a drop in it’s value. Or if a node advances in activities and trade routes leading to it, the shareholders may see a spike in their dividends. Social organizations such as the Thieves Guild may see community quest points achieved throughout the world and different chapters being built in nodes across the realm, resulting in a higher valuation.”
Ashes of Creation is defined as a an open-world, non-faction based, no P2W, high-fantasy MMORPG, and will feature an interesting ever-changing and evolving world that appears to bring back some of the interesting ideas of the canceled EverQuest Next project. Elements like dynamic economy and player-driven stories are also on the menu.
If you want to learn more, and support the development of Ashes of Creation, you can check out the game’s KickStarter page.