EVERSPACE 2 Kickstarter goal reach and whats next for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of ROCKFISH Games. Who explains what to expect in 2019.
The Kickstarter campaign for EVERSPACE 2 with a funding goal of $493,000 USD. Also the most ambitious video game crowdfunding campaign from Germany this year. While ending a thrilling rally bringing in $560,069 USD. From a total of 7979 supporters.
Therefore, after the initial campaign goal was hit in a brilliant final sprint. The first stretch goal “The Ancients’ Rift” opening only 22 hours later. Only minutes before the campaign ended. Thanks to this stretch goal, daring space pilots can look forward to extra valuable loot. Plus increasingly difficult challenges in the end game.
Backers who are supporting the EVERSPACE 2 Kickstarter campaign. But doing so at the Standard Edition or above levels. Look forward to playing the prototype version of EVERSPACE 2. Shown at numerous gaming events. This prototype version is going to be releasing to backers in mid December 2019. The Hamburg based team is also adapting the prototype for Windows PC. So don’t expect Linux support just yet. But the prototype will include different performance levels and graphics options. While providing the best possible player experience. Even at this early stage.
EVERSPACE 2 Vlog – Over 500k EUR Raised on Kickstarter
Space shooter fans who missed the Kickstarter campaign. You can still participate in the project. Or get a pre-order discount of 12% on the Steam Early Access version of EVERSPACE 2. You can do so at the ROCKFISH Games Store. There are also a selection of rewards from the Kickstarter campaign. Such as various levels of pre-early access and digital goodies. Also, the original soundtrack or artbooks from EVERSPACE 2.
“After our fans pushed through to the funding goal with an incredible effort. We saw our community keep up that fighting spirit into the four hour. A grande finale live stream to also unlock the first stretch goal. Before the end of the campaign on Monday midnight,” says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the passion and confidence our fans have shown. We are well aware that this is not to be taken for granted nowadays. And would like to express our deepest gratitude to all supporters once again. Now, we can develop EVERSPACE 2 as planned with close connection with our community and – as requested by our fans – release it first on Steam Early Access in September 2020.”
Parallel to the successful conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign. The enormous general visibility of EVERSPACE 2 on the internet. Especially on Twitch and YouTube as well as on social media. There was also a massive sales promotion of its predecessor. This is including all DLC’s on Steam. Generated a further 20,000 Steam wishlist entries for EVERSPACE 2 in the last four weeks. Although the developer not state how many for Linux.
The campaign with all the information is available here. Due to release first on Windows PC in Early Access in 2020. With the full version coming to Linux the second half of 2021.