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Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars

The Roberts Space Industries Website shows that the crowdsourced fundraising campaign for Star Citizen has blown past all the goals they have set for it, and now stands at over $5.8 million with a few hours to go. They reveal the new content being added after the $5.4 and $5.5 million goals are shattered in what is now clearly the most successful crowdfunding campaign ever. They describe their final goal of $6 million:

Six million was what it would take us to build the game we were imagining with all the bells and whistles we wanted included. Well, here we are with just over eight hours to go and that impossible goal where everything is unlocked is suddenly in sight. At six million youíll launch the game with 100 systems, a full orchestral score and a free copy of the first Squadron 42 mission disk, Behind Enemy Lines.

Itís not as sexy as the carrier, for sure, but would certainly be pretty amazing if we met every one of our goals. So letís push this campaign all the way to the last minute. We can make this march!

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41. Re: Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars Nov 19, 2012, 14:54 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:08:
Wrong. It's the blind optimism and wishful thinking toward this game that's totally unwarranted here. And in couple of years you're going to see that.

Yeah, it's a risk. But I think based on the evidence that it's a small one. Could Roberts pull a Schilling on us? It's possible. But the man basically invented this genre on PC and has a history of shipping multiple games. And given both the work done so far and the enthusiasm, I think he'll be bouyed along with the current of good will.

I was skeptical too, which is why I waited and waited, but in the end I backed.
 
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