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Bible Chronicles fails again: Only $875 raised on IndieGoGo

Posted by Marcus Beard on March 6, 2014 | Jump to 0 comments

On the thirtieth day, God said “that’s enough now, Phoenix Interactive. I think you’ve done quite enough.”

The bible-themed “epic action” RPG Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham has reached the end of its IndieGoGo funding period. Attracting just nine backers, the project raised $875 – significantly below their $50,000 goal.

The IndieGoGo campaign was launched after Phoenix Interactive cancelled their $100,000 goal Kickstarter. It hoped to allow players to relive the excitement and power of Abraham’s life, with an RPG for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

The first attempt at funding fared significantly better than the IndieGoGo campaign, raising $19,000 by Jan. 9. However, these all had to be returned when the Kickstarter was cancelled.

IndieGoGo has allowed the developer to keep the $875 it raised. The game is still going ahead, now on PC and Mac only.

Some of Bible Chronicles' sparse in-game footage.

Some of Bible Chronicles’ sparse in-game footage.

In an interview with Shoost, co-founder Martin Bertram said they were working on several options other than Kickstarter that will allow them to have the game completed on schedule.

“We have so many fans excited to see this happen, and we cannot disappoint them,” Bertram said. “Many of these people, particularly churches, feel they need to see the completed project before they can get behind it whole-heartedly.”

We have reached out to Bertram to further explain how the lack of funding will affect development.

Bible Chronicles will follow the story of Abraham through battles of honor and glory, crafted by a team of bible text experts. Phoenix Interactive Studios was founded by Martin Bertram and Richard Gaeta, having previously worked on a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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