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Star Citizen smashes $100m in crowdfunding

The inevitable has happened: Star Citizen has now raised more than $100m through crowdfunding. According to the game’sFunding Goals page, more than 1m backers have pledged towards the game since Cloud Imperium Games began raising money three years ago. More than $30m has been raised in 2015 alone, much of …

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Star Citizen earned more in 2014 than all video game Kickstarters combined – report

Market intelligence services group Ico Partner’s Thomas Bidaux has published new data which shows Star Citizen’s funding outpaced all successful video game Kickstarters combined in 2014. Gamasutra reports on Bidaux’s chart (posted below). It tallies nearly $33m earned by Star Citizen’s crowdfunding efforts last year, while Kickstarter projects combined for …

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The indie developer taking on the galactic threat of triple-A

I have always wanted to make a sci-fi universe.” Die-hard sci-fi fan and Australian developer Paul Turbett’s dream found itself a reality in complex spaceship-battling PC title Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy. Released by studio Black Lab Games earlier this year to positive reviews, the game allows players to deploy …

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Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson front Star Citizen cast

The actors and actresses behind icons such as Luke Skywalker, Dana Scully and Gollum are among the many stars confirmed as starring in the single player portion of Star Citizen. Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson and Andy Serkis are joined by the likes of Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Fifth Element) …

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Star Citizen dev threatens legal action over contested article

Developer Cloud Imperium Games has said it may take The Escapist to court over an article published last week in which it was accused of embezzlement. The piece said that only $8m of the game’s $90m crowdfunding kitty remains, primarily due to wasteful spending, much of which was put behind …

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