The Stainless Games team.
THE team behind the multi-million selling Carmageddon series of computer games have thanked their fans for helping them smash their $400,000 goal to develop a new game.
It has taken less than a month for the Newport games developer, Stainless Games, to raise the necessary cash to fund a long awaited follow-up, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, through an online 'Kickstarter’ campaign.
There are still nine days to go before the window for investment closes and the company has attracted more than $440,000 for the project.
Neil Barnden, company co-founder and executive director, said: "Achieving our target so quickly is a testament to the hard work of all 50 staff here at Stainless.
"They can all feel justifiably proud. Thousands of fans around the world have backed this campaign, with more coming on board every day, and we’re now well on the way to giving them the best Carmageddon game yet."
The Kickstarter website has successfully funded almost 22,000 schemes since it was created in 2009.
The creators of every project must set a cash goal and a time limit, though there is no limit on how much people can raise.
If they reach the goal within the time limit, they keep the pledges. If they don’t, all pledges are returned.
Crucially, the owners of all the businesses and projects funded through the site keep 100 per cent ownership of their ventures.
Neil said: "Kickstarter is the ideal platform for indie developers like us – the smaller independent game development studios that want to see their projects realised, and do so with the backing and involvement of the online community of gamers that will be playing the final product.
"It allows them to be active in the development of the game, both in funding the project and getting involved in submitting ideas and feedback to us. It makes the whole process feel collaborative and community based."
People can continue to pledge funds to the project until Wednesday (6) next week.