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Project Phoenix more than doubles its funding goal in one day

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Project Phoenix, Creative Intelligence Arts' indie Japanese role-playing game, has more than doubled its funding goal in the first day following the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, according to the project's page.

According to an update made to the pitch page, Project Phoenix met its initial goal of $100,000 within nine hours of launch.

The game's first stretch goal of $300,000 will cover additional background music written by composer Nobuo Uematsu, who is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy series, and double the amount of character models and backgrounds. For $650,000, Project Phoenix will add a detailed city system with full building models and the ability to customize characters.

The $1,025,000 stretch goal will allow Creative Intelligence Arts to create a fully explorable overworld and upgrade the combat system, which involves fighting "inside the kraken," and for $1,650,000 the team will add new zones, additional side stories and an unnamed musical "collaboration" between Uematsu, the Eminence Symphony Orchestra and sound engineer John Kurlander.

There are still several developers the project has yet to announce. The past lists an unnamed lead programmer well versed in Unity and an art supervisor who has worked on "some very famous anime that everyone knows," both to be announced farther along in the game's development.