The good news is that if you were hoping for the game to be successfully funded, it seems that Atari has managed to hit their mark. In a report from Polygon, Atari managed to raise the minimum of $10,000 and is currently sitting at a little over $39,000 at this time of writing. However with 80 days to go and at the rate it is being funded, we have to wonder if they will be able to hit their lofty goal of $1.07 million.
When asked about why they were using crowdfunding to fund the game, Fred Chesnais who is the CEO of Atari Game Partners said that they were simply looking for new methods of funding and wanted to see if crowdfunding could be a viable platform. “From a strategy perspective, as a publisher, we are doing this game. From a financial perspective and cost of capital perspective, it makes sense for Atari to try and test some new sources of funding to see if these sources could be available down the road for more games.”
It should be noted that Atari would not be the first to turn to crowdfunding to raise money for their games. In the past we have see several successful crowdfunding campaigns for games that have gone on to become pretty big hits.