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Star Citizen Passes $35 Million

A new Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space Industries website celebrates another funding milestone for Star Citizen, announcing the space combat game has now secured $35 million in crowd-sourced scratch. This plateau unlocks the Drake Herald and they also lay out plans for what will happen if (when?) they surpass the $37 million threshold and are still conducting voting on their $38 million stretch goal. Here's part of the post from Chris Roberts which includes thanks to everyone for supporting the dogfighting module delay, even though not everyone does:

With your enthusiasm and generosity youíre allowing the team and I to go beyond the bare minimum we knew we needed to deliver to make Star Citizen an engrossing experience. As Star Citizen is an open universe and there are so many possibilities the additional funds allow us to increase the amount of content available at the start, have more talented developers working on the various facets in parallel, which will allow us to have a richer gameplay experience from the beginning and allow us to invest in some research and development projects to keep Star Citizen ahead of the curve. Unlike a typical publisher we donít look at this initial funding as bigger profits Ė we look at as allowing us to deliver more of the dream sooner and ensure the online infrastructure and support is as full featured as possible, even during the pre-release period.

I would also like to thank each and every one for your support in my decision to delay the Dogfighting Module. I know it was disappointing for many people, and it wasnít a decision that I took lightly but after much deliberation I decided it was best for the long term health of the project.

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57. Re: Star Citizen Passes $35 Million Dec 24, 2013, 04:38 El Pit
 
Julio wrote on Dec 24, 2013, 04:11:
SlimRam wrote on Dec 24, 2013, 01:53:
SlimRam: "Uhhh....hel...hello...uh this is the Chief Sanitation Engineer....um......yeah...uh....also....toilet number 4 in the officers latrine, she took a direct hit to the bowl and she's leaking fluid bad. I might be able to nurse her along but the situation is critical!"

I don't see why they can't add space toilets as the next stretch goal. They're throwing everything in but the kitchen sink at this point. You should send this in as a suggestion

All the delay does is allow for more time to raise funds and create a bigger game. I'm fine with them taking a decade if they need to.

No space station and no big ships without accountants! New stretch goal: new profession (accountant/clerk). Take the real tough job besides the janitors and become an accountant! Imagine the fun! It could even be in the hangar, like taking taxes and landing fees. Oh, the fun!

EDIT:
During the battle
Computer voice: RED ALERT!
Captains voice on the InCom: We're being boarded! Shields are down! Hull breached!
Accountant: ...and we're low on tax form 1138! Some of them are burnt! And someone needs to receive the landing fees from their boarding ships! THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! Accountants to the landing bay!
 
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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