Elite: Dangerous video shows sky rockets in flight

A shocking rash of industry veterans hopping on the crowd-funding gravy train lately have banked on selling the idea by reputation alone, with very little to say about the actual game they're planning to make. David Braben's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous was one of these sorry pitches, but after a fortnight it's finally shown off some gameplay footage.

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A shocking rash of industry veterans hopping on the crowd-funding gravy train lately have banked on selling the idea by reputation alone, with very little to say about the actual game they're planning to make. David Braben's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous was one of these sorry pitches, but after a fortnight it's finally shown off some gameplay footage.

The early action shows two players chasing through an asteroid field, pew-pewing while Braben chats about plans for the game. An awful lot is placeholder, but you do get to see spaceships in space, which has historically been a crucial element of the Elite series.

Frontier is seeking a whopping £1,250,000 ($2 million-ish) to make the game. With 39 days to go, it's sitting just shy of £600,000. Considering how little Frontier had to say about the game at first, it's an impressive total, and we should expect Elite: Dangerous to hit the goal.

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    November 26, 2012 12:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Elite: Dangerous video shows sky rockets in flight.

    A shocking rash of industry veterans hopping on the crowd-funding gravy train lately have banked on selling the idea by reputation alone, with very little to say about the actual game they're planning to make. David Braben's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous was one of these sorry pitches, but after a fortnight it's finally shown off some gameplay footage.

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      November 26, 2012 12:38 PM

      A rash, a disease, A PLAGUE. Fuck these people, trying to make games that don't usually get made.

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        November 26, 2012 1:28 PM

        I actually hope this does get made and I think David Braben is an excellent developer. But it was a woeful pitch., which was a shame because it got some great publicity early on as well including being on BBC news.

        I also get the impression that some of these kickstarter projects are getting started with the idea that there is free money out there and they want a piece of it. A lot of these projects are going to be made weather they get funded or not, am I just preordering the game really early if that's the case.

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        November 26, 2012 2:16 PM

        Are you just ignorant? Many of the best games that are going to be made over the next few years are going to come from these kickstarters headed by veterans, finally able to make a game free of publisher constraints. Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, DFA, Banner Saga, and probably Star Citizen (and others) are all likely to be well above average games, and will definitely be separated from the pack in terms of the experience they offer, all thanks to the fact that they are funded through public means and without a publishers strings attached.

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        November 26, 2012 2:23 PM

        Where's that sarcasm tag when you need it huh?

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      November 26, 2012 12:55 PM

      But, I LIKE Afternoon Delight.

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      November 26, 2012 2:44 PM

      Goddamn I have a huge boner for this. Elite was the beginning of everything for me.