1979 Revolution, iNK Stories' game about the Iranian Revolution, fell short of its Kickstarter goal of $395,000 after bringing in $304,741 from 1,653 backers.
The project, which launched its campaign on Nov. 13, sets players in Iran during the Islamic revolution, making them part of the protesting crowds and the group that overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty. Players would see to the setup of the Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and experience 1979 during one of the country's most tumultuous political periods. 1979 Revolution would also include voice acting from Max Payne and Alan Wake voice actors James McCaffrey and Matthew Porretta.
"I am truly moved and humbled by how many people have become not only supporters of this game but advocates who want to see this game made. YOU are the visionaries," reads a post on the Kickstarter page from the development team. "Anyone that knows me, understands that I've got the energy and the determination to make this game — and fulfill the great potential of this new direction."
Developer iNK Stories will launch its own crowdfunding campaign through the 1979 Revolution official website. The studio plans to offer backers of the new campaign rewards with lower price points "due to lower fees and more options."
"The Revolution will continue and we won't stop until we have achieved our goal," iNK Studios wrote.