Skyjacker gets a Kickstarter

Independent game developer Digitilus LLC has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its first-person space combat simulator, Skyjacker.

Skyjacker

Digitilus is looking to raise $150,000 in backing to be used for co-op multiplayer and a mission creator system.  Skyjacker, slated for release in the summer of 2014 for Windows PC, Linux and Mac, will be a single purchase download, and will offer intense space combat missions in an open world in which players control customizable starships as they hijack, destroy and loot enemy vessels.

Skyjacker had previous success on Kickstarter, raising more than $30,000 for its Starship Constructor app, while also narrowly missing the goal for another Kickstarter campaign.  Since then, more than 2,500 loyal backers have pledged money via Digitilus’ DigiStore for additional development of the space simulator that provides players with highly customizable spacecraft and intense dogfight battles.

“We started development of Skyjacker because we noticed there was a lack of quality space combat games for fans of the genre, and as space exploration enthusiasts we wanted to change this,” said Eugene Zhukov, CEO of Digitilus.  “Since introducing Skyjacker to the community, we’ve received immense support from players and although we are committed to funding and completing the projectourselves, a successful Kickstarter will enable us to solidify the game andspeed up the launch, providing galactic aficionados with all the features they want, much sooner than planned.”

Skyjacker has a Kickstarter goal of $150,000 by November 22, which will be used to fund co-op multiplayer and Mission Constructor, a system that lets players create their own missions for anyone to play.

Those who back Skyjacker will receive a copy of the game for PC, MAC and Linux as well as other notable rewards, including art books, bundlepacks and even a chance to be in the game, based on the tier they back.  Future starship captains can try the Skyjacker alpha demo at http://www.skyjackergame.com/the-game/playable-demo/.

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