Since I’m a sci-fi and space game junkie, I was thrilled to see two very interesting projects on Kickstarter. One is a followup of my all time favorite game franchise Elite. I love the idea of an open ended open universe to explore. Space combat is fine, but what I want first and foremost is exploration and trade. Elite got a pledge for £50. I’m not sure they will manage to reach the set goal but I’m really really hoping so.
When backing, I saw a recommended link to a second similar project by Josh Parnell (unknown to me before KS), called Limit Theory. It looks awesome and there’s already impressive in game footage presented on the Kickstarter page for the project. Josh seems to know what he’s doing and pitched his project just right. I’ve backed him with $75 to get prototype access. It was the most I could do on a limited budget (I’m in the middle of house building.. I received an invoice for $240,000 just a couple of days ago. Josh’s project has already reached it’s funding goal which has me thrilled. Now I just hope some interesting milestones are reached as well. I’ve gotten rid of my Mac but I’d still love to see more games reach the platform, and the fact that he’s also adding Linux support when the project reached $100k just sweetens the deal.
Here’s a screenshot from Limit Theory. For more information, just like with E:D I suggest you visit the Kickstarter project pages and/or the websites. I could never do the projects justice by attempting to describe them here anyway 🙂
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