Chris Roberts' Star Citizen, which recently got its first chunk of playable content out to backers, has officially hit the $17 million funding milestone. On a scale of 1 to 10 of "money spent funding a game," we'd say that clocks in at about a 17 million. Because it's 17 million dollars. At this rate, Roberts is going to be able to build a real spaceship, made entirely out of money.

Worried that $17 million isn't enough to build the space sim game you've always dreamed of? You can always add more money to the Star Citizen crowdfunding campaign, which is still going strong. Should the game reach $19 million, backers will also receive a "Jane's Fighting Ships" style manual in PDF form, be able to compete for control over space stations, and the RSI (Roberts Space Industries) Museum will air monthly.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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