Starlight Inception Kickstarter Surges to Last-Minute Success
Over the last hour or so, I’ve been sitting at my computer, hitting refresh on the Kickstarter page for Starlight Inception, a pretty rad-looking space-shooter game for the PC and Vita from veterans of LucasArts. I reported on the project when it first launched last month, and pledged right away. Buto ver the last few weeks, the project’s prospects have looked pretty grim, as they had several tens of thousands dollars worth of pledges to go before they’d make their goal.
But today, they seemed to start a rally, gathering an insane amount of steam toward the end. With three hours to go, developer Escape Hatch’s head honcho, Garry Gaber, updated the page to say that they only had $15,000 left to raise. With about an hour left, they still had about ten grand to go…but as the minutes ticked down, the project managed to cross the $150,000 finish line with 25 minutes to spare.
Amazingly, the project even managed to snag a bit more in pledges. By the time the clock ticked down to zero, Starlight Inception raised a final total of $158,107 with 3,723 backers. Amazing! Down to the wire! Exhilarating!
The game’s planned to come out in August of next year. Now I’m crossing my fingers I didn’t pay for a stinker…
Congratulations to everyone at Escape Hatch! Way to go, you guys.