By Simon Moore on September 10, 2015 at 5:41am
ROCKFISH Games’ developer of the “EVERSPACE” game that is currently making its way through Kickstarter received a helping hand from industry veteran Chris Roberts. As “Chairman of Roberts Space Industries” Chris Roberts sent the word to his million Star Citizens players promoting “EVERSPACE.” This unusual move lead to an invasion with more than 2,000 additional to the Kickstarter with just over one day until it ends.
In an exceptional display of cooperation in the games industry Chris Roberts, the juggernaut of space sims, sent out a “note from the Chairman” praising the diversity of today’s space games and in particular the top-notch environmental effects and the strong action focus of “EVERSPACE.” The high quality graphics combined with rogue-like game elements are what the Rockfish team have on offer and its with that and a well thought-out story that 9,000 backers have put their wallets behind the project. Amassing a total $400,000 in funding so far, the title has become the highest grossing Kickstarter game from a German team.
The campaign will end Sept. 11 at 3:00 am CST.
Like fighter pilots that argue over who’s flying the hottest aircraft, the conversation between space gamers has always inevitably turned to who supports the best game, with plenty of ribbing (good natured and otherwise) in every direction. Whether it was Wing Commander versus X-Wing in the 1990s or Star Citizen compared to Elite: Dangerous today, we all like a good argument! But just like pilots, at the end of the day we aren’t truly competitors… we’re all part of a band of brothers and the success of any great project buoys us all. Chris Roberts, CEO of Cloud Imperium Games
In the next two days, Rockfish Games aims to unlock the next two stretch goals with further support from the gaming community. Two extra ships in the third stretch goal will unlock at $445k. Both come with a unique look and different pros and cons. Ship-exclusive perks and starting equipment will give players more options and allow for different play styles like special ops or mining and faster upgrading on each run. Subsequently the Hardcore Mode builds the fourth stretch goal unlocking at $500k. It boasts an additional level of difficulty for rogue-like purists by including permadeath.
We are especially thrilled that Chris Roberts, maker of all-time space game classics Wing Commander and Freelancer, gave the shout out himself. We would probably never have made Galaxy on Fire in the first place and now EVERSPACE if we hadn’t played those games like crazy back in the days. Michael Schade, CEO of ROCKFISH Games