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Shadow of the Eternals falls short of Kickstarter goal

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Precursor Games' spiritual successor to 2002's Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Shadow of the Eternals, failed to reach its Kickstarter goal of $750,000.

The campaign met its unsuccessful end yesterday after a 29-day run. Precursor was only able to raise $323,950 of its goal with the help of 5,932 backers. According to an update on the project's Kickstarter page, the studio will take a "one week break" and then turn its attention to upgrading its forum software to help improve community experience.

"It is unfortunate that we were unable to crowd-fund this project at this time, but we have not given up," the update reads. "We intend to pursue other avenues with the ultimate goal of having our games come to fruition."

The studio, which includes many former Silicon Knights employees, relaunched the campaign following attempts to raise funds through both PayPal and Kickstarter simultaneously. The developer pulled the plug on its initial funding efforts early. After launch, there were concerns about ties to the legally-embattled Silicon Knights. The studio also became embroiled in controversy involving one of its former employees, Ken McCulloch, who was arrested on charges of child pornography.

For more on the history of Shadow of the Eternals and its relaunch, check out our interview with chief creative officer Denis Dyack.