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Star Citizen crowdfunding total hits $35million

Star Citizen crowdfunding total hits $35million

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Star Citizen the upcoming space trading and combat game has already broken all records for crowdfunding totals but now in a post on the company's website its CEO has confirmed the company has now raised US$35million.

The new figure follows the announcement of new stretch goals after the game reached its previous high of US$33million towards the end of November. And now yet more stretch goals have been added with the Tamsa and Tanga star systems coming into play at $36million and $37million respectively.

Following November's announcement 6,617 new backers came forward with extra funds, making the total number of backers announced so far 330,000. That actually amounts to over $100 per backer - far more than any buyer would normally be spent on a AAA game.

Designer Chris Roberts has posted on the company's website describing the details of this latest update.

"Wow! When I started this journey I would have never guessed that we would have come so far in such a short time. $35M in funds raised to build Star Citizen before the end 2013 it truly a monumental achievement! You’re not just re-writing the rules of how games are made and funded but you’re showing the power that a committed community has to achieve a vision that so many people said was no longer relevant. You’ve broken every record there is in crowd funding – and not just for games – for any type of project!

Star Citizen will eventually be a highly detailed, vast space trading game with combat and socialising elements, and even talk of incorporating citizenship rules such as paying tax.

It is being developed in a modular fashion with the first portion of the game already completed. This consists of a hangar module that allows the player to store and view their ships, with future updates adding the ability to upgrade and modify them. Following this a dogfighting module will be added, then a social module, a persistent universe and so on.

Bit-Tech forum members have already formed there own 'Bit-Sec' fleet with many members having also donated to the development fund. Checkout the thread on our forums for more.

Have you backed Star Citizen? What do you think of progress so far?

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cornelius1729 23rd December 2013, 18:06 Quote
"even talk of incorporating citizenship rules such as paying tax"
Because paying tax is everyone's idea of fun.
Cei 23rd December 2013, 18:22 Quote
C'mon, you could have mentioned the Bit-Tech fleet that we're setting up to play the game. Cunningly titled BitSec, we have a huge thread running already.
Meanmotion 23rd December 2013, 18:51 Quote
Ah, nice. Will add a mention.
law99 23rd December 2013, 21:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by cornelius1729
"even talk of incorporating citizenship rules such as paying tax"
Because paying tax is everyone's idea of fun.

Paying tax adds to the escapism.
Griffter 24th December 2013, 05:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
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Originally Posted by cornelius1729
"even talk of incorporating citizenship rules such as paying tax"
Because paying tax is everyone's idea of fun.

Paying tax adds to the escapism.

that real world cash to pay tax will escape into that man's pockets.
Phil Rhodes 24th December 2013, 10:30 Quote
It'd better be pretty bloody spectacular.
DrTiCool 24th December 2013, 11:08 Quote
does that mean that if i won't pay tax I'll be listed on bounty-hunters list or what?
DriftCarl 24th December 2013, 15:06 Quote
Looks like a great game and something I would want to play. It is a shame I hear about these games so long before their anticipated release date.
I have been following the repopulation game for 18 months now and hopefully that will come out this year.
But 2015 for star citizen, I have no idea what I will be doing in 18 months, I might have a family and not have time to play an MMO.
Alecto 24th December 2013, 15:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by DrTiCool
does that mean that if i won't pay tax I'll be listed on bounty-hunters list or what?

Or waive citizenship rights ("perks/buffs") ?
dolphie 26th December 2013, 04:02 Quote
I just hope it's not minecraft in space with some pew pew lasers.
Evolutionsic 26th December 2013, 07:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by DriftCarl
Looks like a great game and something I would want to play. It is a shame I hear about these games so long before their anticipated release date.
I have been following the repopulation game for 18 months now and hopefully that will come out this year.
But 2015 for star citizen, I have no idea what I will be doing in 18 months, I might have a family and not have time to play an MMO.

I have a family, i can confirm you still have some time for playing games. For instance if your baby goes bed by 8pm, and your partner throws on the only way is essex and aload of rubbish soaps, plus every crap reality show their is, what else you gonna do?
GravitySmacked 26th December 2013, 11:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by dolphie
I just hope it's not minecraft in space with some pew pew lasers.

It won't be anything like Minecraft in space but it will have pew pew lasers.
Xir 26th December 2013, 15:18 Quote
So where's the wave of gaming industry exec's beein fired for saying "space sim is dead" for the last decade or so?
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Originally Posted by Evolutionsic
I have a family, i can confirm you still have some time for playing games. For instance if your baby goes bed by 8pm, and your partner throws on the only way is essex and aload of rubbish soaps, plus every crap reality show their is, what else you gonna do?

My wife was a sukker for the LEGO games... but only as a couple so again no time for innocent fun like GTA
RichCreedy 26th December 2013, 15:59 Quote
It looks to me like an elite clone, I'm looking forward to elite dangerous when its done
Bede 26th December 2013, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Evolutionsic
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Originally Posted by DriftCarl
Looks like a great game and something I would want to play. It is a shame I hear about these games so long before their anticipated release date.
I have been following the repopulation game for 18 months now and hopefully that will come out this year.
But 2015 for star citizen, I have no idea what I will be doing in 18 months, I might have a family and not have time to play an MMO.

I have a family, i can confirm you still have some time for playing games. For instance if your baby goes bed by 8pm, and your partner throws on the only way is essex and aload of rubbish soaps, plus every crap reality show their is, what else you gonna do?

Get a different partner?
asura 26th December 2013, 16:23 Quote
It's the ultimate (to date) development of Wing Commander; so yes, elite having being released six years earlier and a game of such great import will of course have influenced the original and all subsequent space sims from Chris Robberts.

Clone is probably pushing it a bit though.
XXAOSICXX 27th December 2013, 11:20 Quote
"far more than any buyer would normally be spent on a AAA game."

that would be "spend"...

and while we're at it, since when is $100 "far more" than any buyer would normally spend on a AAA game - with many triple-A titles for the latest platforms rolling in at the £50-£60 mark.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/xbox-one/?cm_sp=XboxOne-_-games-_-introFullList

BF4 + Premium = $100+

Plenty of people still spending more than that on WoW every year.
rollo 27th December 2013, 12:09 Quote
Star citizen will either be brilliant or rubbish there will be very little middle ground due to some of the sums been paid out by backers. $100 is not even realistic minimum if you vist forums people are spent $1000+ just by themselves.

Even in bit tech everyone has spent more than $100. Sure you can get in the full game with ship for less but its not that accurate for most. Early backers who backed it and forgot about it will be bringing the average down I'd imagine.

Star citizen just has huge hype and needs to be bug free and brilliant from day 1 feats even wow did not acomplish. It's about 15 months away from launch with March 2015 been a rough estimate doing the rounds so plenty of time to watch wait and see.
Parge 27th December 2013, 15:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo

Even in bit tech everyone has spent more than $100. Sure you can get in the full game with ship for less but its not that accurate for most.

Not true at all, in fact a third of us have spent less than $100.
jrs77 27th December 2013, 15:49 Quote
I'm still not convinced that this isn't vaporware.
rollo 27th December 2013, 16:05 Quote
2/3rd is still more than 1/3rd no?
GravitySmacked 27th December 2013, 16:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
I'm still not convinced that this isn't vaporware.


How so? They're consonantly updating the community and have released a hangar module, that's being patched regularly. Seeing as the game was only announced just over a year ago I wouldn't even dream of considering it to be vaporware.
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Originally Posted by rollo
2/3rd is still more than 1/3rd no?

What does this mean? You say everyone and Parge says 2/3rds i.e. not everyone.
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