The PC-based space simulation continues to break new ground for a crowd funded game; more than a half million dollars raised in February alone.
Star Citizen, the highly anticipated space sim from legendary game developer Chris Roberts, continues to set new records for a crowd funded game. Star Citizen has reached the $8 million mark in money collected from backers. The latest total is more than $1.75 million beyond the amount raised when the original campaign (including Kickstarter) ended on November 19 of last year. Roberts talks about the new game in this exclusive video interview below.
As of midday on February 15, the funding campaign for Star Citizen had reached $8.08 million with more than 142,000 pledges. More than 3,400 new accounts have been created and more than $500,000 has been raised since the beginning of February.
“The amount of support we are seeing from our fans is nothing short of amazing,” said Chris Roberts, CEO and creative director at Cloud Imperium Games. “Our backers are totally connecting with the development team and it just gets them so excited to come in to the office every day and work to make the next great space sim.
“Star Citizen will breathe new life into PC Games and the space sim genre and we encourage anyone out there who hasn’t registered for the game to visit our web site www.robertsspaceindustries.com and join the great community that we engage with daily while pursuing our goal of creating the best space sim on the market.”