In a recent update on the Roberts Space Industry website, the developer announced that $18 million have been raised towards the creation of Star Citizen.

The $18 million mark was reached only one week after the game had raised $17 million. Along with the announcement, a new stretch goal or the game was also revealed. If the $20 million milestone can be reached, first-person combat on "select lawless planets" will be added to the game.

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[Source Roberts Space Industry via Joystiq]