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Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM

A post on the Roberts Space Industries Website announces that Star Citizen has attracted more than $4 million in funding from fans eager for a new space combat game from the creator of Wing Commander. The post outlines additional stretch goals beyond that point, and a follow-up announces another system is unlocked, and says they now have stretch goals all the way to the $5 million mark. Finally, the latest update announces that having passed $4.2 million, they have climbed to the top of the crowd-sourcing mountain:

$4.2 million! Which means that Star Citizen is now the highest crowd-funded game project ever! You’ve earned this star system, and a lot more! Let’s go for $4.5! By the way: you guys are now unlocking systems faster than our artists can finish them… we promise we’ll add the missing concepts in the near future.

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48. removed Nov 18, 2012, 23:03 wendyliu
 
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47. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 21:46 nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 20:06:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 16:57:
You know what I find weird? That they've already decided that the manual will be 42 pages....
A joke maybe? I'm always suspicious when I see "42" on anything these days.

He's referenced 42 several times now, including the squadron name. I suspect it's a placeholder.

 
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46. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 21:15 Jerykk
 
$5 million. I'm pretty impressed. Didn't realize that space sim fans were so plentiful (or rich). I threw my money at it as well so I'm hoping the final game delivers. Roberts is promising a lot so we'll see whether or not everything comes to fruition.  
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45. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 20:06 Mr. Tact
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 16:57:
You know what I find weird? That they've already decided that the manual will be 42 pages....
A joke maybe? I'm always suspicious when I see "42" on anything these days.
 
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44. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 16:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
You know what I find weird? That they've already decided that the manual will be 42 pages....  
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43. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 15:09 nin
 

3K away from 4.8. Moving quickly!

 
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42. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 14:44 Fantaz
 
Most exciting crowd sourced project ever!  
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41. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 13:25 nin
 

4.7 and climbing.

 
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40. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 12:08 saluk
 
Many non-video game kickstarter projects have completed too.  
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39. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 06:18 Dev
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:51:
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 01:36:
2012: The year of the kickstarter. (From a gaming perspective) Going from obscurity to near daily new projects.

Pretty damn cool.


It'll be cool once they're actually released..
Some have been. Such as FTL
 
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38. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 05:51 Dmitri_M
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 01:36:
2012: The year of the kickstarter. (From a gaming perspective) Going from obscurity to near daily new projects.

Pretty damn cool.


It'll be cool once they're actually released..
 
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37. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 05:29 Dev
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:50:

Looking at the games I backed:

Double Fine: 3.3m
Wasteland 2: 2.9m
Shadowrun: 1.8m
Larry: .65m
Carma: .62m
Two Guys: .54m
DeadState: .3m
Eternity: 4m
HeroU: .32m (currently)
Star Cit: 4.5m

By my count, that's 19 million dollars of gamers money that didn't go into major publishers hands. And any one of them that leaves 19 million dollars on the table is a fool.


I think I got most of those too (plus some more), except larry. You'll have to let me know if the larry game is any good.
 
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36. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 04:15 ViRGE
 
Dev wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 00:00:
No pay to win eh?
Only if you consider Guild Wars 1 P2W. It's not a F2P game, and it's been made clear that continuing operations will be funded based on the sale of new copies of the game along with the sale of content expansion packs. It's ripped right out of the GW1 playbook.
 
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34. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 03:46 WyldKat
 
Thinking I might be able to scrap together $60 to get the Origin 300i before this ends but then I see there's one with a pirate ship WITH lifetime insurance. For a high-risk vessel that seems like a hell of a deal.  
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33. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 03:15 Wildone
 
what a bollocks comparison!! An established (and well overrated) franchise against a brand new public funded I.P. thats not on a console. Gimme a fukin break..back to BLOPS2 for you  
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32. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 02:50 nin
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:28:
Kickstarter raises 4.2 million. In other news, Black Ops 2 earns 500 million in 24 hours.

Sorry, this kickstarter stuff doesn't sound very significant to me.

Looking at the games I backed:

Double Fine: 3.3m
Wasteland 2: 2.9m
Shadowrun: 1.8m
Larry: .65m
Carma: .62m
Two Guys: .54m
DeadState: .3m
Eternity: 4m
HeroU: .32m (currently)
Star Cit: 4.5m

By my count, that's 19 million dollars of gamers money that didn't go into major publishers hands. And any one of them that leaves 19 million dollars on the table is a fool.


 
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31. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 02:44 Jerykk
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:28:
Kickstarter raises 4.2 million. In other news, Black Ops 2 earns 500 million in 24 hours.

Sorry, this kickstarter stuff doesn't sound very significant to me.

If Kickstarter results in a great space sim getting made, that's significant enough for me.
 
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30. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 02:28 JohnBirshire
 
Kickstarter raises 4.2 million. In other news, Black Ops 2 earns 500 million in 24 hours.

Sorry, this kickstarter stuff doesn't sound very significant to me.
 
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29. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 01:57 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 01:36:
2012: The year of the kickstarter. (From a gaming perspective) Going from obscurity to near daily new projects.

Pretty damn cool.


Yep. Now let's just hope that 2013 isn't the year when all those projects come crashing down to earth...

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