Over a year ago, I wrote several posts about Skyjacker, a new space sim game which was seeking funding through Kickstarter. It didn’t make it, but developers Digitilus didn’t give up. Instead, they kept crowdfunding open on their own website, and returned to Kickstarter with the Starship Constructor, a tool used to build ships for the game. Backers of the successful campaign got to play with the constructor and funds went towards continuing development on the main game. Now, Digitilus is back to Kickstarter with a final campaign to finish Skyjacker.
Unfortunately, the timing isn’t so great, with high-profile space sim games like Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous hogging the crowdfunding headlines. But I’m more excited about Skyjacker than I am about those games, and it’s not just because of my predilection for Russian things. Read on for some reasons why you might want to fund Skyjacker too.