Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developments and David Braben's follow-up to his classic space trading series, has reached its Kickstarter goal of 1,250,000 with 52 hours to go.

If the total tally climbs to 1.4 million by then a Mac version will be released approximately three months after the PC version in March 2014. At 1.5 million an additional 10 playable ships will be added.

A new reward tier has also been added at 25, which grants backers a digital copy of the game upon release along with 500 credits to the game's default starting option. Anyone who already pledged over 25 will receive this bonus.

This development coincides with Elite creator David Braben's birthday. We're sure he's elated right now. Happy birthday, David!

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