A few days ago, I decided to participate in crowdfunding of a game. It’s a game I’ve been hoping for for something like 20 years now, and finally the game was announced as a crowdfunded project on kickstarter. Since this project is not yet funded, and there isn’t much time left, I decided to make a short post about it.
The game is a sequal to The elite series of games called Elite Dangerous and the kickstarter can be found here.
I used to play Elite II frontier a lot, and the game was very revolutionary for it’s time. I didn’t know back then, how someone could fit a game containing an entire galaxy on a single floppy disk, and even though I know how it was done now, it’s still pretty impressive. As I understand it, they will use simular methods now and with todays technology, this might be one of the games of the decade.
I’ve always been a fan of open ended sand box type games where you can do pretty much whatever you want; Trading, smuggling, piracy, bounty hunting etc. This was pretty much what the old elite games was like. You started out with a small ship and a little bit of money and had to make your own decisions from there. The only series that comes even close to this today is the X series, but elite felt more of a real space simulation, with real-world like physics (They at least felt real at the time) and a lot of other sciantific stuff. THe combat and overall mechanics felt very different from anything else I’ve ever played.
I’m also looking forward to the other crowd funded space sim coming out this year; Star citizen,, but I’m probably looking forward to Elite dangerous even more. Star citizen is probably more appealing to many people, after all it’s a sequal to the best combat space sims ever made; the Wing commander games. Those games are awasome, and they actually had good story-telling too.,
Well, with 52 hours to go, it looks like this game will get funded, but it will be close, unless a lot of people decide to pledge during the last two days. It probably win’t reach the stretch goals, but I’m still very excited about this game.