“Star Citizen” Becomes Largest Crowdfunded Game Ever

By Staff  |  10/03/2014

Star Citizen

Chris Roberts, the creator of classic video games like Wing Commander, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for largest crowdfunded game of all-time, reports Yahoo.

He launched a Kickstarter campaign two years ago for his upcoming space adventure game, entitled Star Citizen, and has raised more than $55 million from over 608,000 backers. In addition to being the largest crowdfunded game, it's also the largest amount raised for any crowdfunded project ever. And get this, he was initially seeking just $500,000 to launch the game.

"I sometimes get asked why continue to raise money," Roberts said in a blog post announcing the news. "Haven't you already raised enough to make the game? The answer is that Star Citizen isn't a normal game. It's not being developed like a normal game and it's not being funded like a normal game."

According to Wikipedia, it's a space trading and combat simulator video game for the PC, consisting of two main components: first-person space combat, first-person shooter elements and trading in a massively multiplayer persistent universe and customizable private servers.

At press time, there was no firm release date for Star Citizen.