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Cloud Imperium announces
that Star Citizen
has passed the $20 million
mark in the crowd-sourced funding campaign for this upcoming space simulation.
They promise surprise announcements are coming next month to coincide with the
first anniversary of the game's announcement:
WIRE)--Star Citizen™, the PC based space sim from legendary designer Chris
Roberts, has crossed yet another major milestone in its crowd funding campaign.
Roberts’ company, Cloud Imperium™ Games, announced today the campaign passed the
$20 million mark in crowd funding. It’s an amount that’s been raised in less
than one year — $10 million was raised in just the past 4 ½ months.
“It was not quite a year ago when we began our voyage with this incredible
community,” said Roberts, Cloud Imperium CEO. “Honestly, we never dreamed we’d
reach this point so quickly. It’s a testament to the passion that our backers
have for space sims and PC gaming. We have the best community in all of gaming
and they are literally taking part in helping us develop Star Citizen.”
Star Citizen’s crowd funding campaign is setting new standards in the way a
community participates in a game’s development. “We are breaking new ground in
community interaction,” said Roberts. “The fans are involved through feedback
forums, polls and direct contact with our dev team, and all the while they are
continuing to back our project even more and helping us put out the word about
Star Citizen. Our backers are our sales force. It’s really quite liberating for
us and for our fans who are helping us create the dream of a true AAA PC game
without the restrictions of a publisher.”
Ahead for Star Citizen backers and fans are plenty of game updates including the
unveiling of more ships, some surprise announcements coming at the one year
anniversary of the game’s unveiling on October 10 and the highly anticipated
dogfighting module scheduled in coming months. More Information on becoming a
Star Citizen backer can be found at
Star Citizen is a crowd funded game that officially launched on October 10 of
2012. Since that time Roberts’ company has raised more than $20 million from
backers all over the world making Star Citizen the top ranking crowd funded
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||Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M
||Sep 27, 2013, 11:16
|I'm beginning to wonder if these numbers are actually true or not. Every week (basically), he adds another million bucks? Since the average pledge is 70 dollars, that means that every week they convince 15000 new people to sign up for the game, week after week after week? When no other kickstarter gets more than 60-70K backers?
I'm skeptical. I think he's just using investor money to make the game, and keeps saying that they keep getting more funding so he can stop people from worrying about investors fucking shit up.
Even so, it shouldn't have much of an effect on development itself, and I still hope that it'll be as awesome as he makes it out to be.
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