Just one day after Outer Wilds campaign was launched, new crowdfunding platform Fig has closed the investments portion of the project after the game secured $50,000 from investors (and $500,000 in investment interest).
Outer Wilds, which was created by Mobius Digital’s creative director, Alex Beachum, is described as a space exploration game that pitches the player headfirst into an alien world of campfire tunes and time loops, a place where planets are always changing and curiosity is your compass.
Outer Wilds was originally created as a thesis project for the USC Game Program. As a result of its popularity, Beachum and his team are determined to bring the game to a much bigger audience. The alpha version even won the Seamus McNally Grand Prize and Excellence in Design awards at the 2015 IGF awards.
The company shared:
“Equal parts astrophysics simulation, narrative adventure, and backpacking in space, Outer Wilds is Majora’s Mask meets Apollo 13, putting you in the cockpit of a fledgling space program and daring you to discover the secrets of a wild, constantly changing solar system. Strap on your hiking boots, check your oxygen levels, and get ready to venture into the unknown.”
Fig announced in a recent email:
“The investor interest was overwhelming and much more than we anticipated — in just the first two days, we received investment interest exceeding 10x the maximum limit on this opportunity. Unfortunately, [that] means this investment opportunity is closed.”
Since its launch, the campaign has successfully raised $75,000 out of its $125,000. It is set to close at the end of September.
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