Republique hits Kickstarter goal with six hours to go

By Steve Watts, May 11, 2012 7:30am PDT

Update - With six hours remaining, Republique has crossed its goal of $500,000. The pledges currently stand at roughly $501K as of the time of writing, so any extra donated in the rest of the time will be icing on the cake for Camouflaj.

Original Story - The last few days have been a nail-biter for start-up company Camouflaj. When we reported on voice talent for its Kickstarter-funded game Republique, we noted that it had only a week left to fulfill more than half of its goal of $500,000. The situation looked grim.

Over the past few days, though, the project has gained considerable momentum. With slightly more than a day left, they needed more than $110,000. As of the time of writing, the game has less than $7,000 more to go with only seven hours to do it. The pace of donations has been steadily increasing, but this one has definitely come down to the wire.

Republique is the first project from Camouflaj, the start-up company from former Halo 4 creative director Ryan Payton. It tasks the player with helping a character named Hope escape a heavily guarded facility in a dystopian setting. It was originally announced only for iOS, but Camouflaj has since announced PC/Mac versions coming as well.

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