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'Star Citizen' - More Kickstarter $ucce$$

Postby Charles » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:00 am

Can't get enough of the crowdfunding phenomenon and campaigns that flaunt conventional wisdom and are successful as a result. "Star Citizen" is a PC based video game that Chris Roberts of Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries is developing.

Chris says that "traditional publishers don't believe in PC or Space Sims. Venture Capitalists only want to back mobile or social gaming start ups. We say they're wrong. We say that there is a large audience of PC gamers that want sophisticated games built for their platform. And inside this audience, a significant group of people that have always loved space games, and if given a quality one again will be happy to play it."

Looks like a lot of people agree with him as the Star Citizen Kickstarter campaign is off to a magnificent start raising $602,501 of a $500,000 goal as of this writing in less than 5 days of a 30 day campaign! Another Kickstarter effort that looks to break into the millions of dollars before its deadline. This is in addition to $1,445,125 he's already raised through his fan base on his website.

Here's the video for the Star Citizen Kickstarter campaign in which Chris Roberts explains what he's attempting to achieve.

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Re: 'Star Citizen' - More Kickstarter $ucce$$

Postby Charles » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:12 am

There's 22 days left to the Star Citizen campaign and it's already exceeded its $500k goal with $718,190 through 15,132 backers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig ... me_popular
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Postby Charles » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:55 am

How much has the 'Star Citizen' Kickstarter campaign raised so far?

They're at $1,046,827 of a $500K goal with 20,764 backers and 9 days to go!

Think we're not in a New Golden Age? :lol:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig ... e_location
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Postby Charles » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:25 pm

Getting tired of good news? :D

The campaign for Star Citizen wrapped up on Kickstarter. Check this out folks. The mission was to raise capital for a PC based game that was contrary to the conventional wisdom that PC based games were dead. This is the thinking of typical game executives and investment bankers according to legendary game developer Chris Roberts whose campaign this is.

So he took his project to the public and through crowdfunding this is what he achieved.

He got 34,397 backers to pledge an astounding $2,134,374 of a $500,000 goal!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig ... e_location

So much for the conventional wisdom of game executives and investment bankers who are one step closer to obsolescence thanks to campaigns such as this one. ;)

Big congrats to Chris Roberts and good luck and best wishes in the production of Star Citizen!
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