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

By Stephany Nunneley
12 October 2012 13:30 GMT

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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