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Star Citizen poised “to break crowd funding records” until the website crashed

Friday, 12th October 2012 13:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Star Citizen’s pledge drive is doing well, according to creator Chris Roberts who said the team has been “absolutely floored by the attention” the project has received.

Backers numbering 4,564 have pledged $455,590 which Roberts said was “pretty impressive” considering the outage of Star Citizen’s website

“Seems everyone wants the RSI Constellation and physical goodies,” said Roberts.

“Thirty hours later, we’re only just getting the core site back online,” Roberts said. “The proper crowd funding page is still unfortunately down, but we have a backup site that, while not having the full range of features we intended, can take people’s pledges.” If you fancy taking to the stars, it’ll cost you as little as $30 to claim your spot in the game.

“We are listening to you on the forums, are committed to giving you daily updates and will be rolling out some exciting new features in the coming days that hopefully make up for our initial snafu,” Roberts also said. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

When the game was announced earlier this week, the website couldn’t handle the visits and promptly failed.

mirror site started handling web-based duties for Roberts Space Industries in the interim.

Day one, the game garnered $160,000 in pledges from 3,000 backers.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

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3 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Well, it makes sense. Unlike crowd funded games where they show one or two pieces of concept art for mostly old school 2D games, they went with a HUGE show of game along with the recent walkthrough on GT that shows the stunning graphical assets in moving glory.

    The thing is that most crowd funded games only start serious development after the funds are in while here, it seems a HUGE sum of cash was already spent on models, animations and many other aspects. Also, holy moly I can’t wait for this one.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    The numbers aren’t that great, compared to other big Kickstarters. Not poor either, of course, but then again their goal is a whopping 2 million. Obsidian passed their 1.1 mill goal in approx. one day, and are now at 2.7 mill.

    I really hope Chris Roberts succeeds, but it’s not going to be easy. Not least because he’s doing this outside of Kickstarter (the downtime is also an effect of this).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stardog

    I just donated. Finally a game with some ambition.

    #3 2 years ago

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