THE REBOOTED version of classic PC game Elite has reached its Kickstarter funding target and development will go ahead.
The game has been brought back by David Braben, the man who created it in the first place, and the project to recreate it was funded in a last minute rally.
Funding for the project is due to end this week, but Braben was asking celebrities to tweet about it in the last couple of days. This might have helped, as while it still needed to raise £800,000 this time last week, it has met its £1,250,000 funding goal.
#EliteDangerous has crossed the line! Thanks VERY much to everyone that has pledged. It is truly exciting, touching, and really wonderful.— David Braben (@DavidBraben) January 2, 2013
There are still a couple of days during which anyone can pledge money to the project, and as is traditional on Kickstarter anyone that does invest will be rewarded with a backers' package. These range depending on how much supporters invest.
If funding for the game beats its £1,250,000 funding target by a reasonably significant amount, another £250,000, ten more shops will be added to the game and a Mac version will be produced.
If you don't remember Elite, you probably were not around in the nascent days of home, or school, computing. Elite Dangerous will revisit the classic PC game and give it a significant facelift.
As well as looking better, the redeveloped game will be bigger and include more ships, more to do, more freedom and more options. µ
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