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Chris Roberts' Star Citizen Meets Kickstarter Goal

When you've got a project backed by an individual with a portfolio like Chris Roberts's (Freelancer, Wign Commander) and a tech demo as impressive and beautiful as Star Citizen's, you can't resist the urge to grab your wallet and throw it at the project with the hopes that your money will help it reach completion faster.

Chris Roberts first revealed his latest project, Star Citizen, a space simulation MMO of epic proportions, just a few weeks back. He decided to crowd fund the project on his own website, which proved to be an issue when his site went down from the sheer volume of wallets being thrown at him. After raising quite a hefty sum on his site, he decided to expand the crowd funding to Kickstarter, and set a goal of $500K. With 24 days left before the fundraising period closes, Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games have managed to already raise $641,727. You might not be impressed by that number, considering that there havve been plenty of big videogame projects in the past that have accrued that amount within a smaller timeframe. But… the $642K figure is on top of the almost $1.5 million that's already been raised via his website.

The scope of Star Citizen may seem ridiculously ambitious, considering the ridiculous amount of detail paid attention to each little thing and the fact that it's powered on next-gen graphics (on an MMO, no less.) Still, if Roberts' past work is any proof of quality, then everyone can rest easy on the fact that Cloud Imperium will deliver.

You can still fund Star Citizen via Roberts's website, or via the game's Kickstarter. There are different tiers of awards available depending on how much a donor gives, as per crowd funding model.

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  • f-14
    just watched his video, i am impressed enough to pledge, i don't completely love his modeling, but none the less this is going to be a great game should he meet his $5 million with stretch goals.

    when he gets this completed i would love to see him use this on macross!
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  • alidan
    i dont get it... this says mmo, game says single player...

    is the game like diablo 3 where you can play it single player (yea yea, d3 is online only, this game i don't know just using d3 as a comparison point) but you are encouraged to play it multiplayer?

    also they are giving currency at low rates... can i take it that it is mmo...

    im just confused...

    and i didn't watch the video yet, im planning on sleeping soon, ill watch it when i wake up.
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  • f-14
    and throw in bungie with him to bring more flair and appeal to macross halo style!
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  • Gundam288
    alidani dont get it... this says mmo, game says single player... is the game like diablo 3 where you can play it single player (yea yea, d3 is online only, this game i don't know just using d3 as a comparison point) but you are encouraged to play it multiplayer? also they are giving currency at low rates... can i take it that it is mmo... im just confused... and i didn't watch the video yet, im planning on sleeping soon, ill watch it when i wake up.

    there is 2 games coming from this.

    1. Squadron 42 (offline and online options, no internet connection required. it does have an Online Co-op tho.)

    2. Star Citizen (the MMO)
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  • anxiousinfusion
    I do hope that this game is still able to stress top-end hardware in 2014. Two years is a long time in terms of hardware.
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  • Herr_Koos
    Made my pledge... This is going to be awesome!
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  • Herr_Koos
    alidani dont get it... this says mmo, game says single player... is the game like diablo 3 where you can play it single player (yea yea, d3 is online only, this game i don't know just using d3 as a comparison point) but you are encouraged to play it multiplayer? also they are giving currency at low rates... can i take it that it is mmo... im just confused... and i didn't watch the video yet, im planning on sleeping soon, ill watch it when i wake up.
    Read the FAQ on the website.
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  • sna
    ...

    I expected Wing Commander Zero ...

    somthing like the start of the Kilrathi invasion .. the beginning of the story :( untill we reach wing commander 1

    what made Wing Commander successful is not only the simulator. no it was the story itself.

    or if not Wing commander zero , then Wing Commander Kilrathi ... you play the other side of the story... in all wing commander 1,2,3 universe ...

    or just a REMAKE ...

    Bring BACK Wing Commander !

    the new generation will love it.
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  • jamoise
    Electronics Arts own the the Wing Commander IP. Chris Roberts already wen't to EA to try and purchase the License from them but EA wanted way to much for it. so decided to make a new universe. I know I don't want EA to have any part of this new Chris Roberts game. they would probably insist on a console port.
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  • Excellent movie on his part.

    Looks like everybody's waking up after getting burned by the money-grubbing oven magnet jews at EA
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