Wow...I went on last night around midnight and they were up to $4,000,000 pledged. I go on this morning about ten hours later and they are up another $200,000.
The goal is to reach $5,00,000 and they will add a boatload of new features. Every pledge gotten during the crowd sourcing will be seed matched by corporate investors who will chip in "the big bucks". So the game already has a start budget of $4 million--not counting the big boys money which will be a multiple of that.
On a related note, you can pledge through my * shameless self plug* referral link here and join--plus I get a kudo for recruiting you. It helps my crippled self esteem so much.
One of the things to be added at the $% million lkevel will be celebrity voice actors and a promise of at least one from the orginal Freelancer. Woot!
The actual reason I posted though was just to encourage everyone to go look at this game if you haven't already. incredible from the creator of Starlancer, Wing Commander, Privateer, Freelancer and the lot.
Video here: http://vimeo.com/51135962