Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 28, 2016
arrowPress Releases
September 28, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Star Citizen  crowdfunding reaches $14 million
Star Citizen crowdfunding reaches $14 million
July 8, 2013 | By Kris Ligman

July 8, 2013 | By Kris Ligman
Comments
    1 comments
More: Crowdfunding, Design, Business/Marketing



Chris Roberts's crowdfunding campaign for the in-development flight sim game Star Citizen continues to shatter records. Through a blend of Kickstarter but, most significantly, direct contributions had through the project's website, Star Citizen flew past $6.2 million eight months ago and now stands at a staggering $14 million.

"Everybody talks about our Kickstarter, but that was just one small part of what we did," Roberts told Gamasutra back in May. "I looked at everything going on on Kickstarter, a lot of it was really good -- but once you did the initial campaign, it was done and over, and I was fairly disappointed with what happened after that."

Star Citizen arguably owes a great deal of its continuing contributions from backers thanks to a thriving website community. Funding drives offering exclusive ships and other reward packages enable the development team to set and meet successive goalposts more difficult to obtain through a limited crowdfunding window like Kickstarter.

"I felt like no matter what, you've got to have a place where all the people that backed you are going to hang out, listen to what's happening with the game, and interact, so why wait to do that later on?" Roberts told us in May.


Related Jobs

QLOC
QLOC — Warszawa, Poland
[09.28.16]

C++ Programmer for Video Game Porting Projects
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios — Redmond, Washington, United States
[09.27.16]

Senior 3D Artist
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios — Redmond, Washington, United States
[09.27.16]

Lead 3D Artist
zSpace, Inc.
zSpace, Inc. — Sunnyvale, California, United States
[09.27.16]

UI/UX Artist









Loading Comments

loader image