The lights are on
Update: Between the game's Kickstarter page and the Roberts Space Industries' crowdfunding page, Star Citizen has reached its overall goal of $2 million.
Chris Roberts told Joystiq: "I'm floored by the support we are receiving for Star Citizen. Our fans have certainly showed that they are ready for a space sim that will provide the kind of PC gaming experience that I think has been missing in the genre for so many years."
First Update: Chris Roberts' Star Citizen game has reached its Kickstarter goal of $500,000 with weeks to spare.
Currently, the title boasts $525,152 in pledged funding from 11,561 backers with 26 days to go.
Original Story: Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts is attempting to crowd fund a ambitious new game called Star Citizen. Originally, all fundraising was being done through the game's official site. Now, after some hiccups, Roberts has also launched a Kickstarter page.
Roberts said in an official statement, "Those who pledged via Roberts Space Industries through our very rough first week of operation and those who make a pledge going forward on Kickstarter or on our site will all have their pledges tied directly to their Roberts Space Industries account. Nothing has changed there. We just hope that people will understand the situation we were in and support us and support what we plan on bringing to the table for PC gamers everywhere."
Originally, Roberts had decided to do all funding through his own site due to the fact that Kickstarter couldn't accept European payments and – we're assuming – because Kickstarter does take a (small) cut of raised funds.
So, now there are two ways to support this promising game – the official site and the Star Citizen Kickstarter. If it hits its goals, Roberts has says private investors are prepared to kick in the remaining development funds.
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