As some of you might know by now I rather like my Kickstarter funded computer games, such as FTL: Faster Than Light, The Banner Saga and Elite: Dangerous just to name a few, but one that has caught my eye rather recently was Star Citizen. This game is made by the same person that made the Wing Commander series, Mr Chris Roberts.
Star Citizen has taken the crown of highest funded game yesterday with a combined total of $6.2 million a crown that was previously held by Obsidian's Project Eternity RPG which ended we a total $4.16 million. To be fair though, unlike Project Eternity, Star Citizen used other sources of crowd source funding to reach its goal, the Kickstarter reached $2,134,374 spread across 34,397 backers, while the drive on the official site had $4,104,189 with 55,270 backers.
“I am absolutely elated by the incredible outpouring of support for this project,” said Roberts. “It's clear that space sim fans have just been waiting for a game like ours to come along and rekindle some of the excitement that's been missing from PC games and the space sim genre. With the resources that our fans have provided, it means the team will be able to provide more features in Star Citizen and deliver an even better game.”
Even with the Kickstarter project being over and done with people can still upgrade their tiers using the official site. The alpha of Star Citizen will hopefully reach us by the Winter of 2013.
Not that off topic but a game close to my heart (Elite) is being remade by one if its creators, David Braben, if you can spare the cash I recommend funding it, I’m sure that you will not be disappointed: