JRPG-styled RTS Project Phoenix
blazed to $1,014,600 when its Kickstarter campaign ended this morning. That money plus the $44,241 donated over Paypal meant the final total was $1,058,841, meeting the stretch goal for a "fully explorable overworld with an upgraded combat transition," along with the rather vague "Fight inside the Kraken."
raised ten times its funding goal, backers both buying into the concept of a fantasy squad-based RTS layered with JRPG design, and the illustrious names behind it. Creative Intelligence Arts' team includes Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and artist Kiyoshi Arai, while long-term RPG dev Hiroaki Yura is directing and producing the game.
is set for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Vita in mid-2015, while a different iOS version is due too. That's a long old time to wait, but in the meantime fans can still donate to the game via PayPal
, although they won't earn backer-exclusive rewards.