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"Shadow of the Eternals" is an action/adventure game with horror elements from the creators of Eternal Darkness. Read more

2,412
backers
$128,039
pledged of $1,350,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 6, 2013.

"Shadow of the Eternals" is an action/adventure game with horror elements from the creators of Eternal Darkness.

Message to the Community

To our community,

Since we announced this Kickstarter campaign we have seen more support from our community than we had ever hoped for. Along with this support has come a host of a new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned. As a result, we have chosen to temporarily take down the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and our own website on Thursday, June 6.

This doesn’t mean we are going away -- far from it. We’ll be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks with a reveal of these exciting new developments.

As we’re closing the current Kickstarter campaign not a single dime from this campaign will be removed from supporters’ accounts and everyone from our website’s crowdfunding campaign will receive full refunds via PayPal. As we re-tool our campaign and continue development, the forums on our site will remain open and active and any interested fans can still join the ‘Order of the Unseen’ to see our progress and join in the fun of creating content for the game themselves.

We want to thank everyone who has participated, volunteered, and spoken up to support us. You are our community and we value you more than you know. Stay tuned and we’ll be back soon!

-- Paul Caporicci + Precursor team

Comments

    1. Creator Joseph Haynes on June 7, 2013

      Aha might wanna kick that pledge notch down a few million or so...friendly advice<3

    2. Creator Rich Anderson on June 6, 2013

      Glad to see you proactively restarted this. ED was easily my favourite game of its generation, and yet I never wanted a sequel as I knew it couldn't live up to the memory. You had enough evidence to prove me wrong but it was clear from the start the goal and the audience would not meet.

      Make sure you have everything in place for the restart before pulling the trigger - and try to aim as low as possible to get a decent product out. The numbers just felt wrong compared to others projects on a similar scale.
      Episodic puts me off too, but not if its effectively a whole game that you can choose to buy as chunks.

      Anyway - good luck and see you at 3:33.

    3. Creator Peter Meldgaard on June 5, 2013

      Wow, happy to hear that you guys have found an even more ideal way to get this game going.

      The full refunds for PayPal backers will be welcomed I'm sure, so that everybody can join in on the new deals. Hopefully everybody and many more will join in on the new campaign.

    4. Creator Carl Bone on June 5, 2013

      Myself and many others look forward to see what will be applied to Kickstarter in the coming weeks.

    5. Creator olimpia84 on June 5, 2013

      Sucks that this happened but will definitely pledge for the future relaunch. Just make sure next time you include other platforms such as the PS3 and 360...they have by far the largest userbase so I'd think that will help when it comes to funding...

    6. Creator KevinSensei on June 5, 2013

      By chapters I mean episodes

    7. Creator KevinSensei on June 5, 2013

      The entire chapters thing was really confusing. Either have a Kickstarter to fund the entire game (and release it as a complete game). Or have a smaller Kickstarter with a goal of just funding chapter 1. Don't bring future chapters into it. If the kickstarter is not funding them, don't bring them into it. If the Kickstarter IS funding them, just release it as one complete game.

    8. Creator Paul Thomas on June 5, 2013

      Now if we can get a digital version of Eternal Darkness as an add on (for pc or wii-u) would be awesome sauce, I sold my Gamecube and all games with it a long time ago =\ But if not I'll still be back to pledge again, my love for survival/psychological horror demands it.

    9. Creator Louis on June 5, 2013

      I think this is a good move. It's been so frustrating to watch the campaign fail to take off the way it deserves to--and I truly mean that, it deserves the success. We've all seen less exciting and ambitious crowd funding projects (featuring far less talent) succeed handily and in short order. If you guys can retool this project and promote it in the right way, I think you have a good shot of meeting your goal. You've got my pledge in any case.

    10. Creator solidgames on June 5, 2013

      Glad to here (strangely). With the current buzz and momentum, the project really needed a re-launch. I hope next time around....

      - Don't linger on any past baggage. As they say in politics, “If you're explaining, you're losing." Focus on the project. That is all that matters.

      - Really think about if the Wii U platform is the best "premier/only" console platform for an Adult themed (Poe/Lovecraft) story heavy game. You need all the gamers you can get.

      Good luck with the relaunch.

    11. Creator Comedy Reflux on June 5, 2013

      I hope you guys have more success on the relaunch. I know I had alot of friends who want to see a sequal to Eternal Darkness, but were totally turned off by the rumours of the development history of some previous titles. Not all of them are in the position to spot 100$ just because they believe in the necessity of the project itself.

      I hope you guys succesfully manage to clear the air, so as to make the second kicktstarter in a few weeks the success it deserves to be. You can count on my repeated pledge then!

    12. Creator Chase Sandmann on June 5, 2013

      Yeah. I think a lot of people who would have backed this didn't because they saw the numbers and said "there's no way they're going to reach that lofty goal" even though you might have if they all had pledged. I know a bunch of people who really loved Eternal Darkness and would die to see another game in the series, but they probably didn't know about this campaign (or that it was by the same people). Good luck, and keep us informed!

    13. Creator Balgin Stondraeg on June 5, 2013

      I must say that I approve. I was going to suggest re-launching the campaign. I've noticed a few games that didn't get funded at first but rejigged their campaign and after two or three attempts, they got funded. You've clearly got the community here and the support of people's hearts. If you can make the relevant adjustments to the campaign and run it better next time then it should do really well :).

    14. Creator Stephen "Stoibs" D on June 4, 2013

      This makes sense, the thousands of us who pledged directly to your site day one - pre-kickstarter when it was assumed by us there wasn't going to be a kickstarter - weren't helping the goal here. Funding was just too split. Will be eagerly awaiting an update from here telling me I can re-pledge, and look forward to see how you handle the criticisms of the episodic format vs simply buying a standard complete game.

      If these "new exciting opportunities" include official publisher support and/or backing then I hope you can still deliver an experience with 100% creative control which is unbound by intervention and devoid of platform exclusivity.

    15. Creator Fanboat on June 4, 2013

      @Marcin Makes sense, thanks!

    16. Creator Skyhawk02 on June 4, 2013

      This is why you wait until you've reached your goal before accepting PayPal donations
      :)

    17. Creator Marcin Czaplicki on June 4, 2013

      @Richie, they will probably make an update in this project to inform us about new one, they can do it even after it is canceled, as far as I know

    18. Creator Torbjørn Egeland Torp on June 4, 2013

      The Precursors grow restless, their time once again near!

    19. Creator Fanboat on June 4, 2013

      Will I be automatically notified when the re-tooled campaign gets underway? I'd like to be sure to get on it as soon as you get going. I look forward to future developments!

    20. Creator Marcin Czaplicki on June 4, 2013

      @Koshinator, Bernard main problem aren't refund but that many people who could back project on kickstarter are backing it through paypal and becouse of that project seem less atractibe for new backers, is less popular, most likely to be unsuccessful, for example if they get 300k on paypal and 1 milion on kickstarter, project on kickstarter (with same goal as now) would still fail and they wouldn't get any money from it

      I hope it clears some

    21. Creator Timo Honold on June 4, 2013

      Please make an update here, so we get informed that way about your relaunch ;)

    22. Creator David Wagaman on June 4, 2013

      K. I'll be waiting for your return!

    23. Creator rawspork on June 4, 2013

      I'm glad this is being pulled for a re-launch, as it stands I don't think this goal would have been met and I am very excited for the game! My only request would be for more platforms as I have neither listed, but wanted to support the game. I was just planning on borrowing someone else's PC.

    24. Creator David Jarman on June 4, 2013

      Do what you have to do. I will always be supportive.

    25. Creator Samus on June 4, 2013

      This can't be happening! Seriously though, do what you have to do. I am not going anywhere. My pledge to the Order is solemn and unwavering.

    26. Creator Koshinator on June 4, 2013

      @Bernhard Fey - Some people don't have access to amazon payments for Kickstarter payments, but having a paypal option outside of kickstarter is problematical if the Kickstarter goal is not met (since no money changes hands if the KS project fails to meet the goals). Most KS projects that also have external paypal options don't open these options until the main goal is met - to avoid problems like having to refund all the paypal donations.

    27. Creator FishMAN on June 4, 2013

      I'm sorry that we won't be making the initial goal, but I'm SO glad to hear that this isn't the end, and I'll be waiting to pledge again when you re-offer. In the meantime, I'll be in the Ordinem de Non Visis!

    28. Creator malvin henry on June 4, 2013

      Happy that the campaign is regrouping and coming back even stronger. This game has to be made and you guys will make it right!! I look forward to the reboot!

    29. Creator Koshinator on June 4, 2013

      To be honest, kinda saw this coming - Good luck in the reboot

    30. Creator Martin Silver on June 4, 2013

      I feel relieved that you guys are regrouping and pleased that the forums will remain open. A more concentrated representation of how many we stand and how much we have will go a long way when we return and I say "we" because I definitely will.

      Thank you PG and I can't wait to hear whatever you can let us know about this new rally.

    31. Creator Byron Campbell on June 4, 2013

      I think this is a good move. I am totally stoked for this game, but the initial launch seemed to have been under over-intense media scrutiny, and I'm sure this accounts for at least part of the slow build in pledges. Honestly, I saw far more "Denis Dyack will ruin this game" smear campaigns than "New Eternal Darkness!" positive media coverage. I hope that whatever you have in store for the relaunch does its job, because I really want to see this project happen.
      If I was a pledge on Kickstarter, what's the process I have to follow to join the Order?

    32. Creator Angel Docampo on June 4, 2013

      Please keep us informed!! I don't want to miss your next campaign!!
      Luck and see you soon! :)

    33. Creator ShinKagato on June 4, 2013

      You have to do what you think will get the game out there, whenever the new project goes up ill be right there with you ^_^

    34. Creator Bernhard Fey on June 4, 2013

      "won't paypal untill kickstarter project is 100% funded" [Marcin Czaplicki]

      How does that make any sense at all??

    35. Creator Brian Widman on June 4, 2013

      Good luck and god speed!

    36. Creator Alessandro Saiko on June 4, 2013

      Ok guys, wish you all the best and I'm both excited and unsettled about what this exactly means and hope, you will really be back soon with great news about the future of this project. Keep up the good work!

    37. Creator Marcin Czaplicki on June 4, 2013

      For sure second try will be better. It almost always is. You lerned a lot by now about kickstarter. I don't want to be harsh but I hope you won't make the same mistake (which I adressed few times) and won't paypal untill kickstarter project is 100% funded.