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Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
25,681 backers pledged £1,578,316 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Be an Elite supporter, and get a digital code when the game is released to apply a transferrable decal to your ship, unique to you, the game’s backers

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    Pledge £10 or more About $14

    Receive the digital newsletter and progress updates, plus the reward above.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Reserve your Commander name in the game (first come, first served, except Jameson), plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $27

    Reserve a digital copy of the game, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $34

    Download a single copy of the game and also gain 500 credits when starting a new game. Plus all of the rewards listed above, except the limited £20 reward. Higher rewards gain the 500 credit bonus, but this only applies if the default starting option is selected.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $41

    Reserve a digital copy of the game, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £32 or more About $43

    Imperial Bounty Hunter: Have the option to start in an Imperial Colony with an Imperial Eagle Mk II Fighter with upgraded weapons and shields and 1,000 CR (randomised start system choice for multiplayer reasons)** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $47

    Download a digital copy of the official sequel to “The Dark Wheel” novel, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £37 or more About $50

    Federal Trader: Have the option to start in a Federal border system with a basic Cobra Mk III loaded with cargo worth 1,000 CR and 1,000 CR in cash.(randomised system choice for multiplayer reasons)** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $54

    Your name* forms part of the naming database (so your name will be one of those used randomly for non-player in-game characters), plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £42 or more About $57

    Pirate: Have the option to start in an anarchic Frontier system with a stolen but upgraded Cobra Mk III and only 100 CR.(randomised system choice for multiplayer reasons)** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $61

    Download a digital copy of the “Elite: Dangerous” music, plus all rewards above

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    Pledge £50 or more About $68

    Participate in the second round private beta test, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $74

    Independent Trader: Have the option to start in the Lave system with a basic Cobra Mk III and only 100 CR** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $81

    Physical DRM-free boxed edition of "Elite: Dangerous" plus all rewards above (please note: the disc in the pack is simply an alternative way to install the game - it will have the same online account code whether installed off disc or downloaded digitally).

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    Pledge £70 or more About $95

    Explorer: Have the option to start on the edge of explored space with a long range version of the Cobra Mk III and 3,000 CR (randomised system choice for multiplayer reasons)** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $101

    Access to the private backer’s discussion forum, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $108

    Digital Download Pack. This includes a single digital download of the game, and any expansions, and all the other rewards above except those requiring physical delivery.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $115

    Kickstarter Special: Have the option to start in the founder's world with any starter ship and 4,000 CR. Note: any Kickstarter decal-carrier will be able to travel to this secret system in gameplay** plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $121

    Physical DRM-free collector's premium boxed edition of "Elite: Dangerous". This includes all the rewards above, except a premium boxed edition is in place of the standard boxed addition, which includes a T shirt with "I backed Elite: Dangerous" on the back, and a paperback copy of the official sequel to "The Dark Wheel".

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    Pledge £100 or more About $135

    Participate in the first round private beta test, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $203

    Be a founding member of ‘The Elite’ in the game, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $270

    Participate in the private alpha test, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $405

    Be a design decision forum member, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $673

    Have a space station named* after you, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,013

    Have a planet named* after you, and an invitation to the UK launch party, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,027

    Be a “Commander Jameson” - have a reserved commander name* xxxx Jameson (eg Commander Peter Jameson etc) – first come first served on the forenames - plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $4,053

    Have a frontier star system named* after you, and a 'special thanks' game credit, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £4,500 or more About $6,080

    The writer’s pack: The right to write one piece of written fiction set in the Elite: Dangerous world, and (subject to reasonable approval of the content) release it commercially, without paying Frontier further royalties, independently of the game. This category includes all the rewards above. Frontier will cooperate to allow the system name, commander name, planet name, planet description, space station names to be positioned and used in a way to support the fiction within the game. Frontier will also help publicise your title at the time of release of “Elite: Dangerous”, as long as it is finished at that point, alongside the official sequel to “The Dark Wheel”.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,755

    Dinner with myself and the key team members in Cambridge, Have a central star system named* after you, plus all rewards above.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,755

    Name the secret founder's system*. This includes all the benefits of the £3,000 pledge tier.

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