The last time we checked games journalist Andrew Groen's Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for his book, A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online, it had more than doubled its initial goal of $12,500. As of this writing the project sits at $34,487. With the project fully funded and earning nearly three-times its original goal, Groen (pictured, left) has been talking about some things he can do to make the project more interesting. One of the big things fans have been asking for is a reward tier that includes a hardcover edition of the book.
"I've heard from many of you about a desire for a hardcover version, and I'm investigating that right now," Groen said last week. "I just need to get an estimate back from my printer before I can promise anything."
Some other ideas being kicked around by Groen include an audiobook version, and graphical improvements to the paperback and digital versions of the book. These are all just ideas at this stage, but hopefully we'll hear more from Groen in the days and weeks ahead. The campaign still has 26 more days to go.
In case you haven't been paying attention, "A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online" is a narrative history book about the politics, warfare, betrayal, and culture that shaped the first decade of CCP Games' popular and long-running space exploration and combat game Eve Online.
You can learn all there is to know about the book by visiting its Kickstarter project page.