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PostElite: Dangerous
by Octoroc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:26 am

The BBC wrote:Classic video game Elite is getting a 21st Century makeover.

David Braben, one of the creators of the original, is seeking £1.25m ($2m) via Kickstarter to fund the updated version.

Called Elite: Dangerous it will involve the same mix of interstellar travel, trading, piracy and spaceships as the original 8-bit game.


That should make a lot of people happy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165344

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-06-elite-dangerous-kickstarter-from-series-creator-david-braben

Kickstarter link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:27 am

Maybe he should have a root around the back of the sofa and see if he can dig up that old Elite 4 code that he's been working on for the past 3 decades.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Octoroc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:36 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Maybe he should have a root around the back of the sofa and see if he can dig up that old Elite 4 code that he's been working on for the past 3 decades.


He might find a few quid too. I found a Mr Men book behind our sofa last night. It was fiercely guarded by a fluff monster.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Venom » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:53 am

Holy gooseberry fool! :D

Now this is a great use of Kickstarter. I remember him in Edge promising the game for next-gen systems the PS2 and original Xbox. And then there was meant to be a separate MMOG. I will pledge now and hopefully there are some great stretch goals and versions for Mac/Xbox/PS3. Nice find Octoroc!


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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:00 am

Now this, I will happily buy. Can't back at the moment though, due to a chronic lack of funds.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Xeno » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:19 am

Something tells me that he could have just put it up with the words

"Next Elite, need 1.2 mill."

and he would get it.

I have noticed that someone has done the max pledge already.

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I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Poser » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:28 am

Want so much. I only ever played Frontier: Elite 2, but lost a summer to it.

Mainly used to rape Cemiess for the bug that gave you loads of cash.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 am

Xeno wrote:I have noticed that someone has done the max pledge already.


Would be pretty awesome to have an entire star system named after you. £5,000 is a bargain for such immortality.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Xeno » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:36 am

And the option to have dinner with Braben which in turn gives you the chance to slap him and demand answers on why it has taken so damned long.

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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:41 am

£1.25m does seem anywhere near enough to cover what they are hoping to do (from the description on the kickstarter page).

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:41 am

Hmm, my immediate response is "strawberry float off, Braben". But then it was allegedy the involvement of GameTek that made Elite II (and First Encounters) such a fiasco.

Surely something like this doesn't have to be kickstarted, though? Are Frontier really so stony broke that they can't fund and develop it without going cap in hand to a publisher?

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:46 am

TheTurnipKing wrote:Surely something like this doesn't have to be kickstarted, though? Are Frontier really so stony broke that they can't fund and develop it without going cap in hand to a publisher?


Why risk funding a development cycle yourself when you can crowd fund it? Easy peasy.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:47 am

In that case I return to my initial response of "strawberry float off, Braben".

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:53 am


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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 am

3 people have pledged £5k. Now, I like Elite as much as the next person, but £5k??

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:11 pm

Venom wrote:Holy gooseberry fool! :D

Now this is a great use of Kickstarter. I remember him in Edge promising the game for next-gen systems the PS2 and original Xbox. And then there was meant to be a separate MMOG.

Weren't they also doing The Outsider?

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by jiggles » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Yeah, don't link to the actual Kickstarter page or anything.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Octoroc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:29 pm

I'm a little disappointed that it's not a Raspberry Pi exclusive.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Octoroc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:32 pm

jiggles wrote:Yeah, don't link to the actual Kickstarter page or anything.


You talkin' to me?

Fair enough.

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PostRe: Braben's remake of Elite on Kickstarter
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Robert Florence has gone off on one about this.

https://twitter.com/robertflorence

I'm David Braben. Remember Elite? Give me a million pounds.


It's the arrogance of Braben's pitch that is annoying me. No detail. It is PURELY "Hi, remember Elite? Give me money."


Here's a respectful Kickstarter pitch, helping a small team make a cool game. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/149 ... ing-hunted … strawberry float ELITE.


Braben talks for over a decade about doing a new Elite. He only does it when we mugs take the financial risk. NEW AGE gooseberry fool.

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