Well, it’s not really a surprise to anyone–the project has only earned around $285,000 out of a $1.3 million goal–but the Kickstarter campaign for the Eternal Darkness sequel has been closed, as well as the campaign through the official site, with all proceeds being returned to the waning crowd from whence it came, citing “exciting new developments that will make the game better than we envisioned” as the reason, with the campaign planning to relaunch in a few weeks.

Under any other circumstances–read: circumstances where Denis Dyack wasn’t involved– this might have been a rousing success, but Silicon Knights’ foibles are now the stuff of legend. It’s a sad situation, where everyone wants the game, no one wants to give Silicon Knights money. And so it goes. And so it goes. We’ll check back in in a few weeks, where hopefully, exciting new developments equals “the license has been sold to a dev with better street cred.”

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