The Kickstarter campaign for Project Phoenix, an indie Japanese role-playing game being developed by Creative Intelligence Arts for PC, is a smashing success. In less than 24 hours the project has been fully funded and has doubled the amount of money it was seeking. As of this writing (that money ticker is climbing faster than we can keep track of it), the project has raised $268,841 from 4,168 backers with 28 more days to go. Creative Intelligence Arts started with a funding goal of $100,000.
Naturally this means that there are new stretch goals. The game's first stretch goal of $300,000 will cover additional background music written by composer Nobuo Uematsu (he created the music for the Final Fantasy series) and to double the amount of character models and backgrounds. The $650,000 stretch goal will add a detailed city system, full building models and the ability to customize characters. The $1,025,000 stretch goal will add a fully explorable overworld, and an upgrade to the combat system. The $1,650,000 stretch goal adds new zones, additional side stories and a musical "collaboration" between Uematsu, the Eminence Symphony Orchestra and sound engineer John Kurlander.
You can watch the pitch video to your left and get in on the action here.