Star Citizen rockets past $20m in crowdfunding

Star Citizen rockets past $20m in crowdfunding
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 27th 2013 at 11:15AM

Reaching milestone is a 'testament to the passion our backers have for PC gaming,' says Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts’ space sim Star Citizen has raised more than $20 million through crowdfunding as the project continies to set new records.

Developer Cloud Imperium Games has raised the money through its own site and Kickstarter in less than a year since beginning its crowdfunding campaign in October last year.

Half of this has been raised in the past four-and-a-half months alone.

"It was not quite a year ago when we began our voyage with this incredible community," said Cloud Imperium CEO Chris Roberts.

"Honestly, we never dreamed we'd reach this point so quickly. It's a testament to the passion that our backers have for space sims and PC gaming. We have the best community in all of gaming and they are literally taking part in helping us develop Star Citizen."

He added: “We are breaking new ground in community interaction. The fans are involved through feedback forums, polls and direct contact with our dev team, and all the while they are continuing to back our project even more and helping us put out the word about Star Citizen.

"Our backers are our sales force. It's really quite liberating for us and for our fans who are helping us create the dream of a true triple-A PC game without the restrictions of a publisher."