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Star Citizen reaches $31 million, no wait, make that $32 million

The stack of cash crowdsourced by Chris Roberts' upcoming space epic, Star Citizen, continues to grow, with the latest tally putting the game over the $32 million mark. As with all new Star Citizen milestones, topping $32 million means that Roberts Space Industries has unveiled a new ship to be...

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Star Citizen developer introduces The Next Great Starship design competition

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and his development team Cloud Imperium Games announced a new design and modding competition, in which fans create their own starship for Star Citizen. Called "The Next Great Starship," the contest will award one team of three people with a $30,000 prize along...

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Star Citizen fuels its starships with $18 million in crowdfunded money

Star Citizen's crowdfunding efforts have officially crossed the $18 million mark. First-person combat "on select lawless planets," a stretch goal should the game hit $20 million, was also announced in a post celebrating the milestone. To put this fundraising in space-related perspective, if you...

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Star Citizen funding soars to new, $17 million crowdsourced heights

Chris Roberts' Star Citizen, which recently got its first chunk of playable content out to backers, has officially hit the $17 million funding milestone. On a scale of 1 to 10 of "money spent funding a game," we'd say that clocks in at about a 17 million. Because it's 17 million dollars. At this...

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Star Citizen to deliver first content, hangars, to Kickstarter backers

Star Citizen, the space exploration MMO by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, is ready to launch. Well, sort of - hangars, the first piece of playable content, are about to be made available to those who backed the Star Citizen Kickstarter. The catch is that you won't be able to actually fly any...

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Star Citizen hits astronomical $15 million crowdfunding goal

Chris Roberts' space exploration MMO Star Citizen has eclipsed $15 million through its crowdfunding efforts on its official site. By reaching the landmark funding achievement, players will now find an escort carrier ship in the game, and all backers will receive a 42-page digital upgrade manual...

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Chris Roberts can build a Star Citizen space fighter for $35,000

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts can tell you what it would cost – in real world dollars – for his his team to build a ship inside his upcoming crowdfunded game, Star Citizen. "It can be anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000," Roberts says, speaking to the development cost associated...

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Star Citizen funding eclipses $9 million

Star Citizen has reached over $9 million in funding, thanks to its almost 170,000 contributors. The space exploration MMO, spearheaded by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, began with a successful $2 million run on Kickstarter, and has since raised almost $7 million on its own website. The...

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Star Citizen adding modules up to 2014 beta launch, 'hangar module' expected in August

Star Citizen will go into "full beta" by the end of 2014, adding modules along the way as part of its buy-in alpha model. Roberts Space Industry head Chris Roberts told Joystiq at GDC the first module – called the "Hangar Module" – will be available this August to paid-up citizenry of...

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Chris Roberts' Star Citizen crowdfunding concludes at over $6M

Star Citizen concluded its two-pronged pledge drive today with $6,226,891 in funding. The Roberts Space Industry drive currently sits at $4.1 million from believers in the space sim genre, with today's Kickstarter concluding at $2.1 million. "I'm completely overwhelmed, humbled and grateful for the...

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