In honor of Gamescom happening this week, players all over the world can now play Star Citizen free, allowing you to take part in the still-incomplete space simulator that’s become one of the most heavily funded games on Kickstarter. This will be yet another time that Star Citizen is free for people to play.
From time to time the developers of Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium Games, will allow gamers to play Star Citizen free for various events. The free-play events also essentially function as public alphas, helping Cloud Imperium to come across various bugs and glitches in the game. Star Citizen is still in its alpha stage.
Star Citizen is one of the many space simulators that have been in development for a while now. Chris Roberts, one of the creators of the Wing Commander series, is helming the project as head of Cloud Imperium Games. Consisting of four different modules, Star Citizen gives a lot of different options for you.
These modes include the Star Marine first-person shooter module, the Arena Commander space combat sim, a persistent universe for you to fly around in, and Squadron 42, the game’s official story mode that features the vocal talents of Mark Hamill.
If you want to play Star Citizen free, all you have to do is create an account on the game’s website and enter the promo code “GAMESCOM2016” in order to get in, and then download the alpha. However, only a small portion of the game is actually available to play in, so don’t expect much.
While you’re playing in this free mode, you’ll have three ships at your disposal: the Mustang Gamma, the Sabre, and the Freelancer. With these three ships you’ll be able to play Star Citizen free until Monday, so you’d best get going if you want to take a look at one of the most popular kickstarter games before it really releases.