Menu

Star Citizen Hits $36 Million in Crowdfunding

Star Citizen Hits $36 Million in Crowdfunding

Star Citizen is a game project that started out as a cool idea from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts for a new kind of star-trotting ship combat game to this huge, crowd-funded mega-beast that promises to be based upon galactic trade and making a living, breathing galaxy for you and your friends to explore, work, own and even monopolize. I was a bit hesitant about the game at first, because as much as I liked Wing Commander, what I’ve always wanted in a space game has been the ability to have a ship and traverse the galaxy in it with a crew of friends -- with the occasional space battle.

Amazingly enough, thanks to the fact that people keep funding the Star Citizen project, this is exactly the game that is being developed right now. I’m not sure how this is happening, but people keep pumping more and more money into this game making it one of the strangest success stories not only of gaming, but for crowdfunding. Star Citizen has met a crazy stretch goal of $36 million over the holiday period, making it by far the largest crowdfunded project ever, promising to be a huge, huge game with bigger implications. I mean, Cloud Imperium Games in Austin moved from a basement into a huge new office and that is only one of three offices for the company.

Both Jason Nawara and myself recently took the plunge and bought our own ships, ensuring early access to the game and while all you can do right now is hang out inside of your own personal hangar and explore your ship, it already shows a ton of promise. There is great attention to detail within the ships and the hangar and while there isn’t a ton to do, being able to climb into your cockpit or back into your sleeping quarters is pretty cool. It’d probably be cooler if I splurged and spent over $100 to buy a freighter, but it sounds like earning in-game money to buy a bigger ship won’t be impossible, might as well get the full experience, right?

Anyway, Star Citizen reached a $36 million goal, which means that they will include the first backer-voted star system, the Tamsa System, in the game. The Tamsa System is a two-planet system whose star has collapsed into a black hole, leaving those two planets that are left in precarious positions. The next goal is at $38 million and is a new system with a few planets, one of which being an inhabited water world (not featuring Kevin Costner). There is also a poll up for a third possible backer-voted system if $40 million is reached.

[source]

Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh is a writer residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico who is best known for his work as a Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including BloodyElbow.com, MiddleEasy.com, CageSideSeats.com, Heavy.com as well as his own site, LiverKick.com.

His first novel, The Godslayer, is on sale now.

Twitter: @dvewlsh

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments   

 
+5 # CharlatansUnited 2014-01-05 19:56
pretty...pretty ...pretttay good.
Reply
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Watch Mega64 Explain Destiny's Story and Why We Don't Care

Destiny, amirite? Destiny has proven to be a rather divisive game for this year, although it has also proven to be uber-popular and the only game that anyone is talking...

09-29-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Miesha Tate nullifies Rin Nakai to take home the sleepy decision

Fights like this shouldn't take place when you're watching halfway around the world, full of enough Nos to kill Georges St. Pierre and toeing the line between a mild chuckle...

09-20-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Dominick Cruz is Coming Back For Real, Relive His Struggle

Dominick Cruz has been out of action for what feels like forever now. He’s been out of action long enough to where he could have lost the UFC Bantamweight Championship...

09-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Mike Tyson gently soothes motorcyclist hit by car while calling for help

Imagine this: You are on the highway riding your motorcycle, and you get knocked off your bike by another car. Dazed, confused, and seriously injured, you lay in a heap,...

09-24-2014 | Joel Muckett | 3 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Watch out for the bouncer with Jose Aldo leg kicks

Yes, the crap-talking dude gets his come uppence in the form of a Jose Aldo-esque leg kick. Yes, he deserved it. But most importantly, what's on this guy's shirt? Is...

09-18-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

DC created a badass poster for UFC 181

There are various schools of thought when it comes to the process of change. Some see it as a good thing; some see it as a bad thing. Walter White...

09-27-2014 | Christopher Jones | 3 Comments

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Off UFC 181, Lawler vs. Hendricks II On

Were you looking forward to UFC 181’s big showdown between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort? Well, too bad, because apparently Chris Weidman has broken his hand and the UFC has...

09-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Pre-Orders are 'Sluggish'

You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. In a way, it smells like... victory? Victory...

09-30-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Graphic: Finger gets kicked, finger almost falls off

Back when I was about 10 or 12-years-old, my fingers were nearly cut off with a chainsaw. It's a true story. I was attempting to pull back on a log...

09-20-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Log In or Sign Up

Registrations are OPEN this week.

Log in with Facebook

Forgot your password? / Forgot your username?