Less than two days and counting...
This is a post I just made over at reddit in Games (feel free to quote me if you decide to make any last effort posts at your local forums of choice):
"Many people have asked me, "What's the point of a "hardcore" space-sim if you're not being 100% realistic?" Rogue System is still science-fiction, even with the Newtonian-based flight model, real-time updating galaxy, etc. The study-sim nature of it is in the dependency, management and damage modeling of these fictional ship systems, as well as the structure of the missions themselves where multiple elements fly together, performing different tasks to complete common goals.
The point is to offer a deeper experience than just aiming and pulling the trigger over and over--to feel like you're really in control of this ship you're piloting. Just as with any space-combat/trader sim it requires an initial suspension of disbelief. But the sci-fi nature of it does not mean it needs to be simple or unintelligent. The goal for Rogue System is that knowledge, training and experience are at least as important for making a "kill" as is aim, just as it is with any true combat flight-sim.
And, a bonus in this sci-fi environment is that I can allow the ship's computer to take over these lower level functions via options so you can tailor RogSys to your individual taste.
Am I the world's greatest PR person or marketing expert? Not by any means--I admit this easily. I've learned quite a lot during this past month in this regard. Do I have the ability to complete Rogue System as a fun, challenging and exciting entry into the space-combat genre? I strongly believe I do.
In any case, thank you for your time and consideration..."
You all have heard me say the above before, so it's nothing new for you...
As we count down the hours remaining there has been a LOT of generous pledge increases made (thank you all so much who have), as well as many new Backers (thanks for your last minute efforts to help).
Tomorrow I will post some information about future funding and development plans for RogSys. I'm also trying to get clarification on if I can continue to use the campaign's Update feature to keep you all informed, or if I'll have to redirect you over to the Rogue System forums.
Regardless of what happens in the next 38 hours, this has been a great experience for me. The amount of support and encouragement has been overwhelming; and I am very lucky to now have such great people backing me up!