Games journalist Andrew Groen launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for his book project, "A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online." Within hours of its launch, the crowd-funding campaign for the book, which will explain in plain English the in-game history of CCP's popular space MMO universe, has already garnered well over half of its goal.
As of this writing, "A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online" has generated $8,126 of its $12,500 goal.
So why does Groen need $12,500? Here's what he says on the project page for the campaign:
"After talking with printers, editors, and designers I determined that I'll need $12,500 to get this book finished and to print and ship 1000 copies which is the minimum count needed to secure a decent price-per-book from a printer."
There are also no real reward tiers for the project: backers can donate $10 to get the digital version of the book, or $25 to get the soft copy of the book and the digital version. If the campaign goes above its intended target Groen says that he might add some other interesting extras. For the time being he's simply looking to hit the target goal - which is on track to meet its goal by the day's end.
You can learn all there is to know about the book by visiting its Kickstarter project page or by simply watching the pitch video to your left.