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Kickstarter for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Moves into Development

The 40-day Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming #MMO #game, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, ended Saturday, February 22nd. Although the $800,000 USD goal was not met, large numbers in backers and pledges have set Visionary Realms, Inc. into development mode for the game.

Crowdfunding has now been moved over to the game’s Pantheon development site, where more payment options are available to potential pledgers through Paypal. A secondary secure payment gateway will be available in the near future.

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen screenshots

“We were able to reach over $460,000 in pledges during our Kickstarter,” said Chief Creative Officer, Brad McQuaid. “We also had over 3,100 people pledge to the game and that was enough to show us and our current potential investors that there is more than enough interest to get this game made. So now that we’re doing funding through our own site, we can use those funds to get the development started.

“We won’t be able to secure studio space just yet, but that will be coming soon after we finalize a few things with some angel investors. In the interim we can get started in acquiring more technology and much-needed assets to go into full development mode.”

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen screenshots

The new development portal offers backers several options of rewards to select from after they pledge. Additionally, the team has created subscription levels to the site, which allows backers to become more involved with the development of the game by discussing features and direction with the development team, and participating in round table sessions.

For more information on Visionary Realms, Inc. and Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, please visit the website

What about a Linux build?

As it sits right now, a Linux build seems somewhat possible. As the game engine of choice is Unity3D, so I would expect the developers are weighing in various support factors. As the cross-platform aspect would be far more marketable, while the demand from the Linux community has been high, as is the case with most Unity built games on Kickstarter.

About Visionary Realms, Inc.
Visionary Realms, Inc. was founded by a group of highly experienced and talented developers and designers who have been involved in an impressive variety of AAA MMO games. CCO Brad McQuaid has been often referred to as one of the key influences to the entire genre, having played a major role in the development and design of the first globally successful 3D MMO.

The team is dedicated to bringing their experience and knowledge to the development table to hone in on what made MMOs successful in the first place: the social interaction, challenge, and a virtual “world” in which players can become fully immersed.

About Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is a AAA-quality Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game under development by Visionary Realms, Inc. It focuses on social gameplay and challenging content to rekindle and encourage grouping and social interaction. Progression through the game is designed to be slower than traditional modern MMOs, while in turn aiming to offer a more memorable and emotionally connected experience.

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