With 11,638 backers, the Kickstarter for Isle of Wight-based video games developer Stainless Games has successfully funded Carmageddon Reincarnation. The remake of the popular racing game that encourages using your car as a weapon against innocent bystanders has raised $445,895 (as of this writing). The developers were asking for $400,000. The project still has eight days to go before funding closes.
Stainless would like to raise the stakes to $600,000 by the time the funding round closes. If they hit that new milestone, they say that it will offer support for Macintosh and Linux versions of the game.
Neil Barnden, co-founder of Stainless, told the BBC that he thinks that crowd funding will become a mainstay alternative to traditional funding:
"I think that Kickstarter or similar programmes of its ilk will form a longstanding alternative to the traditional model of funding coming via large investors or publishers," Neil Barnden, co-founder of Stainless, told the BBC. "It is the perfect place for indie developers to go to connect directly with the community who want to play their games, and help the gamers feel more involved in the process."
You can learn more about the game on its Kickstarter page.