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Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends

As noted on the Roberts Space Industries Website, the crowd-sourced fundraiser for Star Citizen blew past its initial $2 million goal, the $4.2 million record set recently by Project Eternity, and their own dream goal of $6 million to finish at $6,238,563. The campaign may be concluded, but they plan on continuing to offer chances to support development of this upcoming space sim, saying: "Going forward, Roberts says, people who backed the project during the crowd funding campaign will have the ability to purchase further tiers or upgrade existing ones at the initial prices. And for those who missed this opportunity, there is still a chance to be a part of the Star Citizen community and back the project but at slightly higher prices. Roberts says it will still be cheaper than purchasing the final product when it is released and it will enable backers to reserve a limited amount of alpha and beta slots that remain. Behind-the-scenes subscription updates during development are also available for purchase. They will provide even more extras and inside info for those who sign up." Here are some stats from the Star Citizen crowd funding campaign updated as of 1:00 pm CST today:

  • Kickstarter backers– 34,397
  • Kickstarter funds pledged - $2,134,374
  • Roberts Space Industries backers – 55,270
  • Roberts Space Industries funds raised - $4,104,189
  • Total backers – 89,667
  • Total funds raised and pledged - $6,238,563

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32. Re: Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends Nov 20, 2012, 17:09 stingray
 
nin wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 13:34:
It sure looks like Blue doesn't put much faith into Elite: Dangerous yet either, because the project didn't even get covered in the news (yet) so far.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/136545/
http://www.bluesnews.com/s/136639/


I stand corrected. Thanks nin! At least we know what happened almost two weeks ago. I am glad the space sim genre is getting another chance and support the effort.

SC is going to be at least very interesting to watch unfold and develop. And if those who care about it can all contribute just a little bit, it may just work out. Insert famous JFK quote, no not that one, the one about doing the other thing because it is hard.
 
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