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Star Citizen Adds Kickstarter

Cloud Imperium announces they have launched a Kickstarter Campaign for Star Citizen, the upcoming space simulator from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts. This will supplement, rather than replace the fundraiser on the Roberts Space Industries Website, which has had ups and downs since it launched almost a week ago. Here's what's happenings:

Last week’s high profile announcement of Chris Roberts’ return to gaming and his highly anticipated PC space sim game, Star Citizen™, caused such a rush of support, the servers at www.robertsspaceindustries.com (the Star Citizen site) that hosted the game’s independently maintained crowd funding program simply collapsed leaving thousands of would-be pledgers and supporters on the outside looking in for days.

Today, the legendary game designer announced a solution to that problem. Roberts and his newly formed company, Cloud Imperium™, launched a Kickstarter campaign, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen, which will provide a stable and scalable crowd funding platform in addition to the custom one hosted on the Star Citizen site to help Roberts reach the company’s stated goal of raising a minimum of two million dollars for Star Citizen.

Despite the problems, which included multiple days without any pledge service on the Roberts Space Industries site, the company still managed to raise one million dollars in one week. “It’s a testament to the will power of our amazing fans,” said Roberts. “At a time when most would have given up, some dedicated fans kept trying to log on and eventually were able to get through and make a pledge. We appreciate all those efforts and now with Kickstarter, we believe we have an answer for everyone.

“It is all about giving our fans the opportunity to choose the platform and payment provider they feel the most comfortable with. We asked whether they wanted Kickstarter as an option and they spoke! Between Kickstarter and the original site, which supports Paypal and major credit cards, I believe we have the tools in place to make everyone feel comfortable in backing this game. I would also like to take a moment to thank the great people at Kickstarter. They were quick to offer help and have been great as we put together a solution.

“Those who pledged via Roberts Space Industries through our very rough first week of operation and those who make a pledge going forward on Kickstarter or on our site will all have their pledges tied directly to their Roberts Space Industries account,” said Roberts. “Nothing has changed there. We just hope that people will understand the situation we were in and support us and support what we plan on bringing to the table for PC gamers everywhere.”

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25. Re: Foolzatch@gmail.com Oct 19, 2012, 09:05 nin
 
Bob wrote on Oct 19, 2012, 04:48:
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2012, 20:09:
Saving my dough for the new Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (Quest for Glory) kickstarter tomorrow!

Why, hello there! Please ignore the current state of my wallet, I'm swear I'm good for it!


I see they have submitted the kickstarter but are now awaiting its approval. You can see it here and peruse the many reward tiers:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/1154477367?token=e777beb1

Interesting...400K isn't impossible, but I worry how many people remember them. Tiers look good, not sure if I like the thieves guild password only going to some - hopefully that can still be earned in game. I'd like to know what formats their going for (gog, steam, direct download?) but the Q+A isn't up yet, so that could very well be added later. I'd prob be down for the $100 digital tier, based on the Hero's Quest/Quest for Glory games.

Thanks for the link!

edit: exterior shots look good - interiors around the 2 minute mark are place holders, I hope...
 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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