EVERSPACE™ 2 Hits $560,069 USD On Kickstarter With First Stretch Goal Unlocked

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The Kickstarter campaign for EVERSPACE™ 2 with a funding goal of $493,000 USD - by far the most ambitious video game crowdfunding campaign from Germany this year - ended after a thrilling end rally bringing in $560,069 USD from a total of 7979 supporters. After the initial campaign goal was reached in a brilliant final sprint, the first stretch goal "The Ancients' Rift" was unlocked 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 and increasingly difficult challenges in the end game.

The Kickstarter campaign for EVERSPACE™ 2, the ambitious open world space shooter by ROCKFISH Games, ended successfully with $560,069 USD pledged by 7979 backers after an epic final sprint. With only minutes before the end of the campaign, the first stretch goal "The Ancients' Rift" was reached as well.

Backers
who supported the EVERSPACE™ 2 Kickstarter campaign at the Standard
Edition or above levels can look forward to playing the prototype
version of EVERSPACE™ 2 which has been shown at numerous gaming events.
This prototype version is expected to be released to backers in
mid-December 2019. The Hamburg-based team is currently adapting the
prototype for PCs with different performance levels and graphics options
to provide the best possible player experience even at this early
stage.

The ROCKFISH Games team has recorded a short vlog thanking their partners and outlining a few next steps for the project: https://youtu.be/P1Oq9n7pbjY

Space
shooter fans who missed the Kickstarter campaign can still participate
in the project or get a pre-order discount of 12% on the Steam Early
Access version of EVERSPACE™ 2 at the ROCKFISH Games Store.
A selection of rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, such as various
levels of pre-early access and digital goodies like the original
soundtrack or artbooks from EVERSPACE™ 2, are also available.

"After
our fans pushed through to the funding goal with an incredible effort
Sunday night, we saw our community keep up that fighting spirit into the
four hour 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, and a massive sales promotion of its predecessor including all
DLCs on Steam, generated a further 20,000 Steam wishlist entries for EVERSPACE™ 2 in the last four weeks.

The campaign with all information can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rockfishgames/everspace-2 

About ROCKFISH Games GmbH

ROCKFISH
Games is an independent games studio based in Hamburg, Germany which
specializes in high-quality 3D action video games for PC and console,
based on Unreal Engine 4. It was founded by mobile games veterans
Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, who have been joint entrepreneurs in
the 3D graphics space for over 25 years. As founders and managers of
Fishlabs Entertainment, they spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for almost a
decade before they took on a new adventure with ROCKFISH Games.
Meanwhile, the team consists of 20 full-time employees, mostly coming
from the dev team of the wildly popular original Galaxy on Fire mobile
games series.

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