This weekend the Kickstarter for Richard Garriott's latest game, Shroud of the Avatar: Lost Virtues, raking in $1.9 million from backers. Adding that number with the money it raised from PayPal pledges on the Shroud of the Avatar Website, Portalarium sailed past the $2 million dollar mark. Over twenty thousand people backed the game on Kickstarter.
"I am incredibly grateful to all the fans who backed us during the Kickstarter campaign," said Garriott. "And those fans are now part of our design and development process going forward with Shroud of the Avatar. We will be listening to all of them as we go about making the kind of fantasy RPG that I really enjoyed making in the earlier part of my career. But this is really only the start. We will continue to keep our own crowd funding store open to bring in more funds to help us add even more features to the game."
Those who missed the chance to back the game on Kickstarter can still head over to the game's official site and make a pledge via PayPal.
"People who visit the game store now will see many Kickstarter-like tiers to back the project. But we will continue to add new items to the game that will be available for purchase by both our Kickstarter backers and new backers. The exciting part is that a lot of what we will be adding going forward will be based on feedback from our fans; items and features that they are already telling us they want to see in the game."
Shroud of the Avatar is expected to launch in 2014.
If you want to see the final moments of the Kickstarter over at Portalarium, check out the video below.