Interstellar Marines developer offering shares to supporters

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 28 February 2011 03:22 GMT

Zero Point Software, indie developer of upcoming first-person-shooter Interstellar Marines, has a novel new incentive for fans keen to support the game’s development – shares in itself.

Company co-founder Gert Haar-Jørgensen is offering to give away up to 10,000 of his personal shares in the company to those who continue to contribute.

Currently, Interstellar Marines fans can donate to Zero Point and receive in-game “support medals”, but beyond twenty, purchases have no effect on the player’s profile. Haar-Jørgenson will award ten shares for every ten support medals purchased beyond this limit.

“In the end I would rather share the potential upside, with the ones that truly matter; You – the IM community – than selling big chunks to ‘suits’ that do not share our passion for games!” he wrote.

The incentive runs until May 21st and will be processed in one hit to reduce fees involved in share transfer. A countdown on the site’s header shows over 5,000 shares already claimed.

See the Interstellar Marines blog for more information.

Interstellar Marines is the first of a planned three-part sci fi shooter series, and touts itself as the first title funded under the “AAA indie” scheme, which turns to fan communities to assist in producing major games.

Also, it apparently has land sharks.

Thanks, Big Download.

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