Over 21K Backers Bring Classic Space Sim to A New Generation
3rd January 2012. Cambridge, UK: Frontier Developments (“Frontier”) is delighted that its Kickstarter campaign for the ‘Elite: Dangerous’ game has reached its funding target of £1.25M attracting over 21,000 backers.
“Thank you to everyone who helped us reached that total – it’s incredibly heartening and uplifting to see so many people supporting Elite: Dangerous,” said David Braben, CEO of Frontier and co-author of the original Elite. “The help, feedback and ideas given and the enthusiasm shown has been remarkable, vividly illustrating the power of the community which is a force to be reckoned with in today’s connected society. This has made us even more determined than ever to produce a game worthy of such support and engage even further throughout development.”
The Kickstarter project http://kck.st/YN6rVC is still accepting pledges until midnight gmt/7pm est on Friday 4th January 2013 as the team pushes towards stretch goals of Mac support and increased numbers of playable ships, in response to requests from the community. A PayPal payment option is also available via Frontier’s website elite.frontier.co.uk which will continue to accept contributions after the Kickstarter project closes.
The Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter campaign has generated over 100,000 comments so far on the project’s page, which Frontier believes is a current record for the site.
David Braben will be hosting a Reddit AMA at 5pm gmt/noon est today www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/15od2s/i_am_david_braben_cocreator_of_elite_creator_of/
Elite: Dangerous is due for release on PC in March 2014.
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Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR M: +44 7966 449 130 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frontier Developments is an established game development company with 235 talented developers in the UK and Canada who have used Frontier’s own state-of-the-art technology to deliver an outstanding track record of high quality games for publishing partners such as Microsoft, LucasArts, Atari and Sony.