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Title: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: SysAdmin on November 28, 2012, 01:44:41 AM
Donate to Kickstarter for the game "Elite: Dangerous" and be entered to win a "Lifetime - Membership" on Amiga.org!

Elite was the first and best space trading exploration game on Amiga and other systems. The game is being recreated by Elite's  developer and will be a fantastic new chapter in the Eiite Saga. Please show your support and donate.

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

If you donate to this special remake of a classic historical Amiga game just let us know and we will enter you to win.

Also, don't forget to fire up the Amiga version and play for those fond memories of the past. That's what we will be doing tonight!


Wikipedia = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(video_game)

YouTube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuWgLEQBxM  Classic Amiga version

YouTube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbqyRzRXkRs Elite Dangerous - Kickstarter Trailer HD

YouTube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTBvpd3_Vqk  Elite: Dangerous - Procedural Generation
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: F1Lupo on November 28, 2012, 03:10:14 AM
Already donated & looking forward to the new Frontier
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on November 28, 2012, 04:37:06 AM
A bit long, but hang in there to the end....

As a teen I have fond memories of playing what was at the time a fairly new RPG game called "Traveller" (1977) with my brother and other misc friends. It was D&D like except it was space/science based. It was a blast and far better than D&D in our opinions. This is the one of the games the original Elite was based on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveler_(role-playing_game)

Elite Wiki with Traveller reference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(video_game)

Years later came home computers and Elite. "Awesome" I thought, "Travellers on the computer!". Of course I bought a copy.

Though Elite was a great accomplishment in it's own right. I was saddened. The game play and objectives were similar, but it was like playing a dead zombified version of Traveller. Gone was the quick interactive team play aspects of the game replaced by my commodore's best 8 bit efforts at simulating a galaxy and it's inhabitants. I never finished the game and never looked at the sequels that followed.

Now comes this kickstart Elite: Dangerous with the hope of interactive online team play. If this happens, it could well be one of the most fun games I could think to play possibly surpassing my current all time favorites HalfLife 1 and 2. This past couple of weeks I've not been considering IF I would support the effort, but HOW MUCH I could safely contribute. 1.2 million pounds, whew that's a big goal. I can't go enough to get a galaxy or planet named PLAZ, but I'll do what I can.

Plaz
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on November 28, 2012, 04:53:38 AM
Oh, and you may want to through a few pounds at this Elite related project as well. Sounds interesting and might add some more of that original Traveller back story to the universe....

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1245019716/reclamation-an-elite-novella-by-a-fan-for-the-fans

Plaz
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Failure on November 28, 2012, 11:55:25 AM
I threw money behind this on day one :-)  This was the game I most wanted to play on my Amiga 1200...which I worked all summer to save for, and ordered in 1994.  It was backordered...and then CBM went under.  After waiting months(!) the company admitted they couldn't get stock and refunded the order.  This was especially traumatic as I was living in Saudi Arabia at the time, and calling the Canadian vendor from there was an enormous pain in the ass.  I caved and bought a Pentium 66 (with the FDIV bug!) instead.

I found Frontier locally, unpirated somehow (99.9% of the software and books being sold in Riyadh at the time were pirated).  CD-ROM version which was bizarre as the game fits on a floppy.  It did have a 4+ languages on it.  Played it to death.  Still have it, box and all.  And First Encounters later on, CD-ROM edition with the incredibly cheesy FMV at stations.  And then various modernized unofficial remakes, jjffe, etc.  I read alt.fan.elite.  Then I signed up for the mailing list after frontier.co.uk existed, to no avail.  Then Facebook even later.  WHY U NO ELITE 4??  And finally the kickstarter.

I reallyreallyreallyreally want this to be funded.  I've been giving my 401k sidelong glances.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: chris on November 28, 2012, 02:17:38 PM
Donated a while back.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on November 28, 2012, 02:34:38 PM
@Failure

Holy cow, another surviving Amiga near Atlanta that plays Elite. What are the odds. :)

Plaz
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Trezzer on November 28, 2012, 05:49:45 PM
Went and threw in my support as well. Braben seems like a nice guy.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Akiko on November 28, 2012, 05:59:04 PM
I already backed on the first day, shame the donations seem to have slowed quite a bit recently.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: cunnpole on November 28, 2012, 08:22:46 PM
Just donated now, thanks for the reminder
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: AmiKit on November 28, 2012, 08:50:03 PM
Donated.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: midwan on November 28, 2012, 08:52:01 PM
Donated since the day I found out about it... :-)
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: haywirepc on November 29, 2012, 02:07:06 AM
Before wing commander on pc, this was my favorite space game.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: amigacooke on December 12, 2012, 01:00:41 AM
Worth checking out the KickStarter home page again as there have been further videos and faqs posted.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on January 01, 2013, 03:58:55 AM
Getting close with a couple of days to go. If everyone who's already participated kicked in a extra five'r it would be done. There's many probably just waiting until the last minute for dramatic effect.

Plaz
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: SysAdmin on January 01, 2013, 10:02:45 AM
@Failure

Congratulations, you won the "Lifetime - Membership" for donating to Elite: Dangerous.

@Everyone

Only three days left to donate to this project if you want it to succeed. If you don't use a PC the project has a stretch goal of £1.4 million to also release a Mac version approximately 3 months after the Windows PC release. I wonder what it would take to get them to also create a AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS & AROS version?
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: SysAdmin on January 01, 2013, 10:26:24 AM
@Plaz

In the spirit of the New Year and good will we have added one more "Lifetime - Membership" to the contest and donated it to you. Thanx for supporting Elite: Dangerous.
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on January 01, 2013, 05:45:01 PM
Oh spankers, that's a nice start to the new year thanks. Here's looking forward to many other nice surprises to 2013

Plaz
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Failure on January 02, 2013, 01:43:26 AM
Thanks a lot!  Even better news is that the goal is within 75k, so it looks like the kickstarter is really likely to hit the goal.  Hopefully that means a new game in 2014!
Title: Re: Donate to the Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous! and Win Lifetime Membership!
Post by: Plaz on January 02, 2013, 11:39:26 PM
Kickstart's primary goal of 1.25m was reached today. Now they're going for a Mac version at 1.4m. I look forward to chasing (or being chased) by some of you pirates next year.

Plaz