PortalariumDrinksThe updates have been coming in thick and fast over the last few days with Richard Garriott and the Portalarium team in interviews, Google Hangouts, chat and live streams to countdown the last days and hours (7 to go at the time of writing)!

Yesterday saw a surge in funding on Kickstarter of almost $200K and 1000 new backers. ~Kicktraq

Chris Roberts of Star Citizen pledged his support and encouraged Star Citizen fans to do the same. A big thanks to Chris and his fans! See the chat in Update #24.

Chris had the following to say to the fans of SotA on the Kickstarter website,

“Thanks guys – Just great to see so many people that remember all the games we made at Origin – those were some amazing days. This new community centric development and crowd funding feels similar to how it felt back in the late 80s and early 90s during the early days of Origin. The shackles that come with huge public companies that have other priorities are gone and you can concentrate on just making the best game possible. I’m looking forward to SotA and even though Richard and I have different companies we’re definitely re-visiting the Origin sense of camaraderie!

And thanks to ALL OF YOU for helping make this happen for Richard (and any that have backed Star Citizen, for making it happen for me).

You all ROCK!”

So are you thinking about upping your pledge? They have released the final stretch goals  and new content for many of the pledge tiers.  Also as an added bonus the more the community pledges the more the Portalarium team drink. Thanks to the Forsaken Virtues site for their hard work capturing and presenting all this information for the community.

So what you waiting for? Put in your pledge. If you have already pledged increased your pledge, if you are in the dog house with your partner or bank manager get your friends to pledge! So head over to Kickstarter to join Richard, the Portalarium chaps and the fantastic SotA community: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0/comments.