Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, an isometric RPG from Russian studio Owlcat Games, has had an awesome week on Kickstarter. Since its crowdfunding campaign launched on February 4, the project has raised $1 million.
The initially sought $300,000 was achieved on the very first day.
Wrath of the Righteous has already raised more on Kickstarter than Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the studio’s previous game. Three years ago, it amassed $909,000. It was the first time that backers had donated this kind of money to a project from a Russian team.
As for Wrath of the Righteous, the campaign will last for another 27 days. While donations are coming in at a slower rate compared to the very first days, it’s realistic to expect that fans will pledge $2-2.5 million. This would be comparable to what other isometric RGPs were able to raise on Kickstarter:
- Project Eternity — $3.9 million;
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire — $4.4 million;
- Torment: Tides of Numenera — $4.1 million;
- Wasteland 2 — $2.9 million;
- Wasteland 3 — $3.1 million
The success of Wrath of the Righteous’ is due to a number of factors. First of all, the team delivered on their commitments following the previous crowdfunding campaign. Pathfinder: Kingmaker turned out to be a high-value project that the developers continue to support a year after the release. Second, Pathfinder has been a revered brand since the original tabletop RPG.
Owlcat’s continued success on Kickstarter and a particularly warm reception of last year’s Disco Elysium suggest that the genre of isometric RPG remains as relevant as ever.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is due out on June 21.