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Shadow of the Eternals' troubled Kickstarter relaunches July 25

The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for horror adventure game Shadow of the Eternals will relaunch July 25, developer Precursor Games announced on its website. It's the developer's second stab at raising cash to create its Eternal Darkness spiritual successor.

"We learned a great deal from our first campaign and we have made substantial changes to the structure of the campaign from both community feedback and observation," Precursor wrote on its official website, though the developer doesn't outline its new approach to crowdfunding Shadow of the Eternals.

Precursor first launched its crowdfunding campaign through the studio's website on May 6, seeking $1.5 million in donations to fund the game's development. The studio launched a parallel fundraising campaign on Kickstarter a week later. When the project failed to gain traction financially, Precursor Games put its dual crowdfunding efforts on hold and refunded the game's backers.

At the time, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci said the studio had encountered "a host of new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned."

"We'll be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks with a reveal of these exciting new developments," Caporicci promised supporters. To date, Precursor has not revealed the extent of its modified plans.

In June, Precursor found itself embroiled in controversy, when founding member and former Silicon Knights staffer Ken McCulloch was arrested by police on child pornography charges. Caporicci quickly distance his studio from McCulloch, writing, "Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games."

Shadow of the Eternals was pitched as a spiritual successor to Silicon Knights and Nintendo's 2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Precursor Games aimed to bring the semi-sequel to Windows PC and Wii U as an episodic adventure.

Polygon has reached out to Precursor Games seeking details on its new plans.

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