We've hit $750,000! Everyone starts with a AMX-1 Repair Droid.
Nice work, everyone! We've hit $750,000 on Kickstarter which means that every backer through both Kickstarter and the Roberts Space Industries site will start the game with an AMX-1 Repair Droid!
That means it's time to set our sights on the next goal: when we hit $1,000,00 on Kickstarter we will add the RSI Idris Class Corvette as the largest playable ship in the game! And just to sweeten the pot, we'll give every backer an additional 500 credits.
Larger than a bomber but smaller than a ship of the line, corvettes occupy an interesting space in the pantheon of warships. While they lack the heavy armor and the capital weaponry of a cruiser, corvettes are more maneuverable and are highly configurable. Even the least expensive models feature numerous upgrade slots and multiple hard points for turrets and missiles. Corvettes are also frequently used for boarding actions; a single ship can support a team of marines capable of taking the fight to the decks of larger warships and stations.
We're also closing in on the first of the overall stretch goals. When the whole campaign reaches $2.5 million there will be an additional flyable ship, the Anvil Gladiator bomber. We're about $120,000 away from the Gladiator at the moment, so keep those pledges coming!