As we near to the end of 2012, the Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous has already hit £829,691 towards the total of £1,250,000 so far, and there are new videos.
“Elite: Dangerous” is the latest instalment of a long series of epic space games, starting with “Elite” – one of the most successful games of the 1980s.
Fight, trade, hunt your way across a giant galaxy of billions of star systems, starting with a basic starship and a few credits. You can make money from trading goods between the many star systems, by destroying pirate ships (and collecting bounty), or even by attacking traders and collecting their cargo (which in turn will get a bounty on your head!). There will be missions too, and exploration. Most people will do some combination of these things. Upgrade your ship and specialise in one activity – have a trader with a huge cargo bay, or use the space for weapons and manoeuvrability.
Real Freedom – Go where you like, be what you like – pirate, bounty hunter, trader, assassin, or some mix of all of these.
Trade – Buy low, cross dangerous space lanes, evade or destroy pirates en route, then sell high, if you make the journey!
Fight – Take on the pirates or be one yourself
Progress – Get your pilot rating all the way from “Harmless” to “Elite”
Explore – Head out to the far reaches of space and discover amazing sights
And the best part – you can do all this online with your friends, or other “Elite” pilots like yourself, or even alone. The choice is yours…
Here is the teaser trailer:
And here is the dev diary 3 in case you missed it:
Pledge here on Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous