Los Angeles, October 24, 2012— Legendary game developer Chris Roberts and his newly formed company, Cloud Imperium, announced today that the company has raised more than $540,000 in pledges on Kickstarter for their new space combat game, Star Citizen, currently in development. The Kickstarter campaign, http://www.kickstarter.com/
Roberts announced Star Citizen on October 10 at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) Online in Austin, Texas. At the same time he launched a self-operated crowd funding site atwww.robertsspaceindustries.com
“The amount of support from our fans has been overwhelming,” Roberts said. “We had a few hiccups on our own site in the first week of operation, which led us to open up the Kickstarter page. Kickstarter provided better scalability for us and additional options for our fans. In the end, this is all about breathing new life into the PC games business. PC gamers have been left on the sidelines for the last few years. I want to utilize all the new technology that a PC can provide and bring space sims back into the modern area with a bang.
“Getting back into gaming is something I’ve been thinking about for several years. With all the new tech, it’s a whole different universe for developers and I’m ready to take the welcomed plunge again. All I can say is that I’m having a blast doing this. With all these backers and pledges and the team we’ve assembled, we can and will raise the bar to a different stratosphere for PC gamers and space sims.
“There’s still plenty of time to pledge if you haven’t done that already,” Roberts continued. “Both our site and the Kickstarter site continue to take pledges and will do that into the middle of next month.”
More information about Star Citizen, including videos and trailers of the game, regular communications from Roberts to fans, community forums, game fiction and art can be found atwww.robertsspaceindustries.com