Square Enix have announced that XO has been fully funded on Kickstarter, surpassing its $40,000 goal, with $55,000 donated by 2,219 backers.
The sci-fi strategy game was approved by Square Enix themselves through Square Enix Collective, a curated platform that allows developers to post their project ideas and receive feedback from the community on all aspects, from the idea itself, to the proposed development plans and how exactly they plan to fund it and where the donators’ hard-earned money will go to.
Square Enix Collective is akin to the likes of Kickstarter, except funding isn’t provided through the platform and project creators are able to refine and tweak their pitches before preparing an official Kickstarter campaign, with approval from Square Enix if their proposal receives a strong positive response from the community.
The game’s Kickstarter campaign describes it as letting players, “Command a ragtag fleet of starships to escape an unbeatable enemy and save what’s left of humanity.”
XO is being developed by Jumpdrive Studios, a small, dedicated team of devs based in Portland, Oregon in the US and will be available for PC, Mac and Linux.