Update #12 - The road forward...
Michael here for today's update, although you'll be pleased to hear it's still David in the video. Let me start by giving a big thank you to all of our backers so far. We still have a way to go but together we can get there. I'm sure everyone knows, but I will reiterate how excited we all are to get started on this game.
In the video for today's update David talks about the the development plan for Elite: Dangerous. This includes features like landing on planets and exploring ships and space stations. You can watch the video here:
I'll be in the Kickstarter comments section to answer any questions people might have. I'll also update the main page and the FAQ for the extra information contained in the video.
We also have some lovely new concept art, shown below:
We also have some exciting new Kickstarters for authors wanting to create fiction for the Elite universe. Here are the various projects, please give them your support. Speaking personally I can't wait to get started on the official novel!
Books Set in the Elite: Dangerous world:
"Elite - Reclamation" by Drew Wagar. It was the first to reach its funding level through Kickstarter and funding is still open:
"The Cost of Exploration" by Commander Boz. It is partially funded through Kickstarter, and successfully reached its funding level on December 2nd, just before funding closed:
"Elite: Dangerous - The Novel" (working title) by Vasileios Kalampakas. This is currently partially funded on www.indiegogo.com here:
"...And Here the Wheel" by John Harper. This is also currently partially funded on www.indiegogo.com, here:
"Elite: Dangerous - Out of the Darkness" by T. James. This is currently part funded on Kickstarter here:
"Elite Anthology: Tales from the Frontier" by Chris Booker. This is currently part funded on Kickstarter here:
"Survivor - An Elite: Dangerous Gamebook" by Nathanael Page. This is currently part funded on Kickstarter here:
We have also added new pledge upgrades to the main Kickstarter page. You can now get an Elite: Dangerous mug on its own and signed A3 concept art prints. Check the main Kickstarter page for more details.
I would also like to ask that we continue spreading the word as much as possible. We don't want to just hit the target, we want to smash it so we can include extra features that people are wanting. If you tweet then include the #elitedangerous hashtag, I'll personally rewteet any tweets :-)
I'll be back on Sunday for a mini update, but in the meantime you can find me on the comments section.
Thanks again to everyone who have contributed so far.