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A sandbox strategy game with town building, crafting, and epic battles!
22,844 backers pledged $751,920 to help bring this project to life.

In the final hours, we've hit $750k and Dwarves. I repeat, we have Dwarves!

Posted by Radiant Entertainment (Creator)
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As I'm typing this we're closing in on just 6 hours left on our Kickstarter. Yesterday was actually our strongest day of the entire campaign, and that coupled with another great day today has catapulted us across the $750,000 line (when factoring in our $44,000 of PayPal pledges) and the Dwarven playable race stretch goal!

You guys are amazing.

Three hours from now, Tom will cap off the Kickstarter with a 3 hour countdown livestream. He'll recap all the goals we've achieved and talk about what's up next for Team Radiant, along with answering your questions. You can tune in live at http://twitch.tv/radiantentertainment

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    1. T.J. Brumfield on

      Funding is completed. If they allow future PayPal pledges to count towards the final million dollar goal *maybe* that could happen, but I doubt it. Other than Star Citizen, I haven't seen another projects get tons of funding after the Kickstarter campaign ended. And that goal is a post-release goal. So there won't be additional stretch goals delaying release.

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      foesto on

      Congratz guys! I hope you didnt add to much strech goals, so the game won't take decades to make, good luck!!

    3. mike smith on

      It's probably a late request, but can't we make the rabbit faction hostile? - Signed, Aussie.

    4. David on

      Yeah, I can understand they should be paid for pre-work, of course, but it would be interesting to see how many are going to be involved. Are we looking at four developers, five, six? The project is estimated to last until September 2014 (looking at estimated delivery), and then some to fulfill the Dwarf race. That's about 1,5 years give or take. That's still 6 well-paid developers for one and half year. As I said, I don't really know of all the business expenses and the costs of actual development, but it would be nice to see some sort of division of the funding available.

    5. Felipe Von Schadenfreude on

      And don't forget business expenses.

    6. T.J. Brumfield on

      Removing Amazon and Kickstarter fees (but including PayPal minus fees) we're probably looking at $718k that will make their bank account.

      Tom & Tony arguably deserve to get paid for all the work they've already put in the game to get it to alpha state, as well as need a salary to finish the game. And there are two main developers currently, not one. So while this is enough for 8 years of one person's salary, it could be seen as enough to pay 8 developers for one year. They may need to hire up to add in all the stretch goals and still deliver on time.

    7. gadam07 on

      Congratulations, guys! I'm really glad we made it all the way up to Dwarves. That'll be my race until I figure out how to mod in my own.

    8. Brendan Sullivan on

      I'm glad that I could be a part of this enterprise.

    9. Andrew Coyle on

      Below should read "I'm made up for you all"
      Thanks :)

    10. Andrew Coyle on

      Wow. You guys pasted the funding marker ages ago. But £750K!!! Incredible. Made you for you all.
      I'm enjoying the videos and am so looking forward to the finished article.

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      Thomas Hoffmann on

      Also because a lot of people assume this is the end of the campaign, and we cannot be here forever telling people in chat they can still donate with paypal, and i expect it to be true that only a few of the potential donors come to the comments..

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      Thomas Hoffmann on

      Awesome work everyone, and @Radiant Entertainment For the 2 week extended Paypal campaign, you will need to put an auto-counter up at the top of the kickstarter page showing how much money is coming in.
      Because the numbers being readily available and being able to see the money rise in real time will add to the factor of wanting to add to the total. (Psychology is weird that way)

    13. James Scott on

      Congrats guys, really well done campaign, looking forward to future updates on development, keep up the amazing work!

    14. Steve Adamo on

      truly impressive campaign... well done gentlemen, and lady... ;)

    15. Søren Bo on

      Will the they include Jaffa Cakes?

    16. Trond Glomnes on

      wow, 750k! Thats quite a lot! Good luck with the development, can't wait to try it out! :D

    17. PostwarOrpheus on

      DWWWAAARRRVVVEEESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    18. Francesco Giovinazzo on

      Gratz! Can't wait for the beta

    19. Jonathan E. Convoy on

      Congrats on an amazing kickstarter!!

    20. Maximillian Thomas Carter-Smith on

      I would love to see persistent worlds anyway - Maybe make it a subscription based service (per-month) for the server side software?

      For instance, BF3 is per-slot... Yours could be $3-5USD per instance/month?

    21. Marc St-Jacques on

      Congratulations.

    22. Matthew Marhefki on

      Really excited for this!

    23. David Kennedy on

      congrats all =)

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      faust_33 on

      Awesome! This is my most anticipated Kickstarter game so far! I will be watching The Hobbit in honor this weekend in honor of reaching the latest stretch goal! :)

    25. Robert V Frazier on

      @Mark Newcombe: They have zombie dolphins in Plants Vs Zombies, but they don't have lasers. :(

    26. Nathan Trippe on

      This is awesome great job guys. I have one question: How exactly does the Co-op work? As in is it just 2 people can play together or more of a server like system with any number of people on it depending on its capabilities

    27. Rand Chua TL on

      yay a new race to play with.

    28. Mark Newcombe on

      @David Dufweke
      I could be wrong but Tom & Tony will probably only take half pay whilst holidaying in the Bahamas for 9 months of the year :-)


      @Robert V Frazier
      Laser-equipped zombie dolphins!..........Oooooh Zombie Dolphins.
      After 9 months sipping Pina Colada's in the Bahama's, Tom & Tony might be up for Zombie Dolphins DLC....

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      Oli Thompson on

      I'm SO damn excited for this game! And now they've added Dwarves?! Things can't get any better! :D

    30. Some Guy on

      So maybe I missed a comment somewhere but are these underground or above-ground dwarven dwellers. Just wondering if this means subterranean areas/building?!

    31. Lincoln Douglass Nelson on

      I was going to comment about being able to dig holes now... but someone beat me to it.

    32. Andrew Dupe on

      DWARVESSSSSSS!!!!! :D

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      Don Danielson on

      You had me at dwarves :)

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      Andrew Allen on

      Nobody tosses a dwarf....... Congrats guys! Cannot WAIT!!

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      Sharky on

      omg, congratulations! You guys have been so incredibly successful! This is so awesome!! DWARVES!!
      Diggy diggy hole inc!

    36. Millgid on

      What can I say.. Grats... NO wait.. #TOMSHOT

    37. Neil McLeod on

      So happy to see how far this project has come!

    38. Robert V Frazier on

      $2,000,000 stretch goal: Laser-equipped zombie dolphins!

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      DoctorDoodle on

      Congrats! And here people were saying that we had no chance of making 150k in a day or two! Soooooooooo excited!

    40. Rob Watling on

      Congratulations guys :D I've been torn between $10 for the base or $30 for beta and well you deserve the $30 :)

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      gary on

      I want 1m it would be great fun

    42. Martin Nicolas on

      Great success ^^

    43. Ernesto Micillo on

      Congratulations, but it's too late too for me the live stream... i hope it's possible watch it in future... Anyway congratulations :D!!!

    44. Maximillian Thomas Carter-Smith on

      Come on, 1m! I want to play persistent worlds!!