At the time of the Tweet it was unclear what project the funds would be used for but they have now cleared things up by commenting that it would be to speed up the development process of their action RPG Grim Dawn as they are simply overstretched.
Commenting in their forums they added:
I’m actually working on a Kickstarter project right now. It is a fair amount of work to get set up and the biggest thing will be trying to produce a decent video. We’re hoping to get it up in the next week or so.
When I initially looked at Kickstarter, my thought was that it seemed unlikely for us to be able to generate much more than a $100k or so based on what other projects were doing. However, given the level of money Double Fine and Wasteland have generated, I think it is definitely worth trying out.
What would we need to do something useful? Well, we could do amazing things with a million or more but even $300k would be enough for us to bring on 2-3 more people full-time, which would be a HUGE help.
We’re basically at this point right now where we have the technology mostly finished, the core gameplay is fully functioning and actually quite fun but it is just taking a looooonnnggg time to build out content. Just as an example, we currently have a backlog of 5 monsters that are finished but waiting on animation. Our animator is working as hard as he can but he lost a few weeks crunching on that Warhammer 40k MMO. So, really, just being able to get a few more people working full-time would speed things up tremendously.
I’ll share the project link with you guys before I make it live so you can provide feedback.
They are obviously finding that the development process is taking longer than they would hope due to a shortage of staff and Kickstarter could be a great way for them to get the game development moving. From what we have seen so far of the game it looks very promising so this could be one to back.
Source: Crate Entertainment.