The creators behind the Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Hong Kong series have enjoyed their greatest success on Kickstarter to date, with the campaign for BATTLETECH coming to a close.
It raised a lot of money. A hell of a lot.
The original target was only a meagre US$250,000, but that was well and truly smashed within the first hour. Harebrained Schemes (HBS) then went on to raise a staggering $3,984,457 (PayPal donations included), one of the best results for game projects on Kickstarter this year.
It means BATTLETECH, a turn-based single-player game from the creator of the MechWarrior and BattleTech worlds, has raised more money on Kickstarter than the Oculus Rift, Soylent, Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team movie, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Planetary Annihilation, and nearly as much as HBS’s Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Hong Kong projects combined.
Of course, the developers have always left the door open for people to pledge funds after the Kickstarter campaign through a “Second Chance Backer” page. The project isn’t due out until 2017, mind you, although if you want to be cheeky you can pledge US$2 to send HBS some bagels.