The combination of Pirates in the Caribbean and naval battles has done brilliantly for Tyler Newton and his team, with the multiplayer FPS project surpassing six figures and its original target ten-fold.
Blackwake is having a second crack at the Kickstarter lottery after it raised only $7,683 towards the end of last year.
With 8 days to go this time around, however, funding won’t be an issue. The team lowered the bar to a measly $10,000 and they’ve well and truly surpassed it, with the campaign sitting on $106,118 at the time of writing.
You can watch some fresh gameplay of Blackwake below (slight profanity/language warning).
The effort makes Blackwake one of the most successful Australian projects on Kickstarter to date, with only a handful of projects raising more money. Those projects include the Fragged Empire tabletop RPG ($113,975), Trainz Simulator: A New Era ($191,771), Armello ($305,360) and Satellite Reign — which at today’s exchange rates would have raised over $1,005,651.
It’s not often that Australian projects break six figures on Kickstarter, so it’s worth paying attention to those who do. If you want to find out more, head on over to the campaign page, the official Twitter or Facebook pages.