Crowdfunding campaign space simulator Star Citizen




achieves $ 200 million

Star Citizen, the mmo space simulation game developed with the help of crowdfunding, has won 200 million dollars so far. The campaign started in 2012, but unlike other campaigns, it is still possible to give money.

On the website of developer Roberts Space Industries the state of the collections is kept. Assuming that this is correct, the project has raised 200,067,498 dollars at the time of writing, making it one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time. A little more than two million people have put money into the project.

The project has also been on Kickstarter for a while, but in that period it picked up just over two million dollars, making it not the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time. That is the Pebble Time with 20 million dollars.

For the money, players not only get access to the different parts of the game, but also more information about the state of the game’s development. In addition, they can buy certain ingame ships with the money. Some of them cost hundreds of dollars and can not yet be used in the game.

Currently the game is at version alpha 3.3. It has been available since a week . The single player section, called Squadron 42, is not yet available, not even for backers. When the game was announced in 2012, the planned release date was in 2014. However, partly because the developers started setting new targets in the course of the campaign, that date has been postponed. Currently there is no date for a release.

Part of the popularity of the game is due to the fact that Chris Roberts is at the head of the development of the game. Roberts worked on games like Freelancer and the many Wing Commander games.

Trailer for the single player part of the game


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