Elite: Dangerous Hits Funding Target of 1.25M

Over 21K Backers Bring Classic Space Sim to A New Generation

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3rd January 2012. Cambridge, UK: Frontier Developments (?Frontier?) is delighted that its Kickstarter campaign for the ?Elite: Dangerous? game has reached its funding target of 1.25M attracting over 21,000 backers.

?Thank you to everyone who helped us reached that total ? it?s incredibly heartening and uplifting to see so many people supporting Elite: Dangerous,? said David Braben, CEO of Frontier and co-author of the original Elite. ?The help, feedback and ideas given and the enthusiasm shown has been remarkable, vividly illustrating the power of the community which is a force to be reckoned with in today?s connected society. This has made us even more determined than ever to produce a game worthy of such support and engage even further throughout development.?

The Kickstarter project http://kck.st/YN6rVC is still accepting pledges until midnight GMT/7pm EST on Friday 4th January 2013 as the team pushes towards stretch goals of Mac support and increased numbers of playable ships, in response to requests from the community. A PayPal payment option is also available via Frontier?s website elite.frontier.co.uk which will continue to accept contributions after the Kickstarter project closes.

The Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter campaign has generated over 100,000 comments so far on the project?s page, which Frontier believes is a current record for the site.

David Braben will be hosting a Reddit AMA at 5pm GMT/noon EST today
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/15od2s/i_am_david_braben_cocreator_of_elite_creator_of/

Elite: Dangerous is due for release on PC in March 2014.

For further information please contact:

Alison Beasley or Natalie Griffith at Lincoln Beasley PR
T: +44 1608 645756 M: +44 7966 449 130
E: frontier@lincolnbeasley.co.uk

About Frontier
Frontier Developments is an established game development company with 235 talented developers in the UK and Canada who have used Frontier?s own state-of-the-art technology to deliver an outstanding track record of high quality games for publishing partners such as Microsoft, LucasArts, Atari and Sony.