Owlcat Games' Pathfinder: Kingmaker was a great success back in 2018 and now it looks like the future will be bright for the franchise as Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous crowdfunding goal might be completed on Day 1 of Kickstarter campaign.
Owlcat Games gained gamers' respect and fandom through a project that was neither conventional nor holding the players' hands as they flailed while trying to figure out how to build their party and what to do in order to progress through Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
Now it seems like their legend has only grown since the days of Kingmaker. The developers announced a for the sequel, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, which would last for 36 days. It seems like the devs severely underestimated the popularity of their first game, which rubbed off on the funding of the sequel.
With a humble goal of gathering $300,000 for development, it was never a question of whether the backers would reach it, but rather a question of when. The answer is Day 1 apparently. Pathfinder sequel's crowdfunding kicked off on 4 February 2020 and with three hours to spare to the 24-hour mark at the time of writing, the crowdfunding reached $281,461.
This number translates to 93.8 per cent of the crowdfunding goal and it's literally a matter of hours when it will be reached. Considering there are no stretch goals that were promised, it is quite impressive that the team raised the money in just one day.
It is worth noting that at the time of writing there was one backer that pledged at least $4,999. This individual will get to design a quest with the team. Meanwhile, the $749+ pledge that allows the backers to create an item had already been depleted as 20 people grabbed this package.