Continuing to blaze its trail as the most successful crowdfunding venture of all, Cloud Imperium Games' ambitious space sim Star Citizen has now reportedly passed the US$17,000,000 mark
, less than a week after passing $16M
We still have a ways to go before we have achieved the goal of being completely community funded but based on our current trajectory we’re going to make it – maybe even by the end of this year! Which will be another amazing milestone that will have been set by this community. The enthusiasm and support the development team and I have felt is amazing and makes us even more determined to make the best damn space sim ever! (BDSSE!)
The $17 million mark unlocks a special ship upgrade pack for every pledger who has donated prior to this point. An engine modifier will be added to your account shortly and in the near future you should be able to see it in your hangar! You also unlocked an additional flyable ship class in the finished game: the massive battlecruiser!
A new stretch goal has been outlined at $19M that will introduce a PDF ship fighting manual, and pledges to add player-operable space stations to the game's Universe.
The first taste of the crowdfunded game went live to backers last week, allowing players to wander around their virtual spacecraft hangar
and get a first-person look at the game's CryEngine 3-powered visuals.