Hero-U Graduates From The Kickstarter Academy
Retro-revival Kickstarters are no longer the sure-fire success they seemed to be a few months ago, it seems. Elite: Dangerous trails a long way behind Star Citizen's incredible haul, Old-School RPG was cancelled, massively promising Bullfroggy god game Maia sadly may not reach its (frankly too high) target and Quest For Glory creators Corey and Lori Cole went right down to the wire for their adventure game Hero-U: Rogue To Redemption.
Make it they did, though - passing the $400,000 target with just four hours to spare. By the time you read this post there'll be but half an hour left on the clock. Given the game is now definitely happening (well, as definitely as anything on Kickstarter gets), pledging now will mean you get your rewards, so the time for fence-sitting has at least passed.
At the time of writing the pledge level for this Quest For Glory By Any Other Name sits at $403,000, and seems to be in a state of gentle flux as new backers come in and those who'd raised their pledges to help the project reach its target cannily reduce their funding now they don't need to give so much. Which is a fascinating ethical question I don't have the wherewithal to tackle fully right now.
Here are the Coles chatting about the state of play shortly before the goal was reached, in an hour-long Google Hangout with fans.
I expect that, instead of wearing hats, they're now showering in Bollinger. And quite right too.