Dad’s Basement #3c2 – The Shadow Over Denis Dyack: Paul Caporicci: Re-Animator

Part of a Video Series on Video Game History

Ten Years after Eternal Darkness was released, a new wave of funding and support seemed to become available for makers of forgotten and neglected games and genres. History would write a story of acceptance and success and good press in 2012, while quietly behind the scenes former Silicon Knights people work to launch a company and a crowdfunding project of their own.

Long overdue, part Three of our three-part (plus) series covering Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and its attempted spiritual successor now is a posthumous survey of the failure of the Kickstarter for Shadow of the Eternals, split into multiple chapters.

Dad's Basement #3c2 - The Shadow over Denis Dyack: Paul Caporicci: Re-Animator

Footage Sources:

  1. “Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem”, Silicon Knights/Nintendo;
  2. “Technopoly”, by Neil Postman, read by Jeff Riggenback;
  3. “Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Campaign video”, Double Fine/2 Player Productions;
  4. “Kickstarter Animation”, Andrew Cornett;
  5. “Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Campaign Video”, InXile Entertainment;
  6. “Giant Bomb Logo Animation”, Jan Neves;
  7. “Giant Bomb Power”,;
  8. “The 1up Show”,;
  9. “Giant Bombcast – Feb 14, 2012”, Giant Bomb/CBS Interactive;
  10. “8-4 Play Podcast – Feb 10, 2012”, 8-4 Ltd.;
  11. “Broken Age 1 & 2 Trailer”, Double Fine Productions;
  12. “Player One Podcast – Feb 13, 2012”, Player One;
  13. “Brewster’s Millions”, Universal Pictures;
  14. “Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Final Week Video”, Double Fine/2 Player Productions;
  15. “Double Fine Adventure Pitch Bloopers”, Double Fine/2 Player Productions;
  16. “Costume Quest Trailer”, Double Fine Productions/THQ;
  17. “Stacking Trailer”, Double Fine Productions/THQ;
  18. “Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition”, LucasArts;
  19. “Full Throttle Trailer”, LucasArts;
  20. “Day of the Tentacle Trailer”, LucasArts;
  21. “Grim Fandango Trailer”, LucasArts;
  22. “Once Upon a Monster Trailer”, Double Fine/Warner Bros.;
  23. “Psychonauts Trailer”, Double Fine/Majesco;
  24. “Psychonauts Teaser”, Double Fine/Microsoft;
  25. “Brutal Legend Teaser Trailer”, Double Fine/Electronic Arts;
  26. “Idle Thumbs Kickstarter Campaign Video “, Idle Thumbs;
  27. “Red Ash: The Indelible Legend Pitch Video”, Comcept, U.S.A.;
  28. “Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Campaign Video”, InXile Entertainment;
  29. “Wasteland 2 Launch Trailer”, InXile Entertainment;
  30. “Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Harebrained Schemes;
  31. “Shadowrun Returns Launch Trailer”, Harebrained Schemes;
  32. “Giant Bomb E3 2012 Coverage Intro Video”, Giant Bomb/CBS Interactive;
  33. “Giant Bombcast – Apr 17, 2012”, Giant Bomb/CBS Interactive;
  34. “Republique Trailer”, Camouflaj/Logan Games;
  35. “Republique Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Camouflaj/Logan Games;
  36. “Weekend Confirmed”,;
  37. “Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer”, Konami;
  38. “Republique Kickstarter Final Week Video”, Camouflaj/Logan Games;
  39. “Republique Campaign UStream”, Camouflaj/Logan Games;
  40. “Carmageddon Reincarnation Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Stainless Games;
  41. “E3 2012 Nintendo Presentation”, Nintendo All-Access;
  42. “ZombiU Trailer”, Ubisoft;
  43. “Nintendo Post-Conference Impressions”, Giant Bomb/CBS Interactive;
  44. “CLANG Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Subutai Corp.;
  45. “Ouya Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Ouya, Inc.;
  46. “Oculus Rift Kickstarter Campaign Video”, Oculus VR;
  47. “WiiU Experience Video”, HappyGameFamily;
  48. “Project Eternity Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Obsidian Entertainment;
  49. “Squadron 42/Star Citizen Pitch Video”, Roberts Space Industries, Inc.;
  50. “Elite: Dangerous Kickstarer Pitch Video”, Frontier Developments;
  51. “Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Red Thread Games;
  52. “Torment: Tides of Numenéra Kickstarter Pitch Video”, InXile Entertainment;
  53. “Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Kickstarter Pitch Video”, Portalarum, Inc.;
  54. “Shadow of the Eternals Crowdfunding Pitch Video”, Precursor Games;
  55. “Shadow of the Eternals IGN First Look”,;
  56. “Shadow of the Eternals Trailer”, Precursor Games;
  57. “Giant Bombcast – May 7, 2013”, Giant Bomb/CBS Interactive;
  58. “Player One Podcast – May 6, 2013”, Player One Podcast;
  59. “8-4 Play Podcast – May 17, 2013”, 8-4 Ltd.;
  60. “Bathory’s Theme”, Precursor Games/Giancarlo Feltrin;


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