Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter struggling, donations to be refunded should campaign fail

Eighteen days away from the end of its alloted lifespan, Precursor Games' Kickstarter fundraiser for Shadow of the Eternals has raised $117,484 of its $1.35 million dollar goal. Add that to the $157,415 Precursor has raised on its own website, and the entire movement has amassed $273,944 since this whole deal started back on May 6.

At its current rate, the Kickstarter campaign will top out at around $234,000, according to Kicktraq's analysis as of press time. "If the project does not reach its goal on Kickstarter, we will refund all pledges made through PayPal on our own site," Precursor COO Shawn Jackson said during a recent Reddit AMA. He also said, should the fundraising campaign fail, continued work on the game will be "unlikely," as Precursor does "not have any other source of funding."

"We will entertain all options to make this game a reality because we believe in this project," Jackson said. "However, we can't be sure a publisher will share our vision for interacting with the community during development, or this would work in the traditional model."