Camelot Unchained Kickstarter Has Less Than a Day Left
The Kickstarter for Camelot Unchained has less than a day to pull through.
24 hours remain on the Kickstarter for Camelot Unchained, which needs around $160,000 for the fund to meet its goal of $2 million.
Mark Jacobs, the game's founder, is best known for his work on Dark Age of Camelot, and more recently, Warhammer Online. He started a Kickstarter for Camelot Unchained with a promise to create what may well be (should it be successful) one of the most player-vs-player and more specifically world-vs-world-oriented massively multiplayer online games ever made. Interestingly enough, he's pledged a couple million dollars of his own money into the mix and will not be taking any portion of its funding. The game's budget is huge, and with good reason.
With less than a day left on the clock, Jacobs posted a lengthy update on the Kickstarter website to inform readers that the payment system they use, Amazon Payments, was down for four hours yesterday. The downtime hurt the momentum of the Kickstarter, which could have been well past its $2m mark by now.
"During one of our busiest times and best runs of this campaign, the vast majority of backers weren't able to pledge for our, or any other, game on Kickstarter. While they finally did come back online, it did set our campaign back a bit," he wrote.
"I've been in touch with both Kickstarter and Amazon (as I suspect every other KS did) and we'll see if this leads anywhere. While we will make it, the loss of those four hours and possible additional momentum (we had a promotion with XFire kicking off at the same time) hurts a bit, especially with the KS stretch goals."
"All that being said, the day ended well as our pledge totals starting rising again."
If you'd like to pitch in, you can head on over to the Camelot Unchained Kickstarter here.