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Star Citizen Reaches $5.5 million Through Crowd Funding

Star Citizen has raised the highest total funding in crowd-funded game history. Initially, the campaign aimed at raising $2 million but as of yet it has raised more than $5.5 million through stretch goals. The Star Citizen page on kickstarter has brought in over $1.8 million while the official website has brought in over $3.6 million.

The latest and apparently last stretch goal is $6 million. Roberts Space Industry gave an update on this new goal:

$5.5 million! You’ve unlocked the Bengal carrier, added motion capture to Squadron 42 and earned the exclusive Record Breaker skin.

When we set out to crowd-fund Star Citizen we asked for two million dollars, the absolute minimum with which we thought we could build a solid game. And then we planned stretch goals so that we could include everything else we imagined. We expected three million, hoped for four million, dreamed of five million and so on. And the absolute top option, the impossible dream, was six million.

Six million was what it would take us to build the game we were imagining with all the bells and whistles we wanted included. Well, here we are with just over eight hours to go and that impossible goal where everything is unlocked is suddenly in sight. At six million you’ll launch the game with 100 systems, a full orchestral score and a free copy of the first Squadron 42 mission disk, Behind Enemy Lines.

It’s not as sexy as the carrier, for sure, but would certainly be pretty amazing if we met every one of our goals. So let’s push this campaign all the way to the last minute. We can make this march!

If you want to contribute and get yourself a copy of the game head on over to the official website. As of now there are over 7 hours left till the fund raiser ends.