Star Citizen tops $8 million in crowd-funding

Star Citizen Hornet blueprintStar Citizen continues to leave other crowd-funded gaming projects in the dust, according to the latest Cloud Imperium press release.

Chris Roberts' highly anticipated space sim sandbox just passed the $8 million mark, which means that it's garnered an additional $1.75 million over and above its original Kickstarter campaign that concluded last November. As of today, the project boasts more than 142,000 pledges. Over 3,400 new accounts have been created, and more than $500,000 has been raised in the last two weeks alone.

"The amount of support we are seeing from our fans is nothing short of amazing," Roberts says. "Our backers are totally connecting with the development team and it just gets them so excited to come in to the office every day and work to make the next great space sim."

[Source: Cloud Imperium press release]
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