Star Citizen Going on KickStarter,
Time to shoot for the stars.
The man behind Wing Commander and Privateer is turning to Kickstarter for his new project.
Chris Roberts is hoping that his new title, Star Citizen, will become the throwback to his previous games and has been going through many unconventional funding methods to achieve his desired goal of at least $2 million dollars. Previously, Roberts was attempting to fund his project from his website, but after seeing the success of Obsidian’s Project Eternity, he decided to double his efforts.
Chris Robert’s from The Verge Polygon
“It is all about giving our fans the opportunity to choose the platform and payment provider they feel the most comfortable with,” Roberts said. “We asked whether they wanted Kickstarter as an option and they spoke! Between Kickstarter and the original site, which supports Paypal and major credit cards, I believe we have the tools in place to make everyone feel comfortable in backing this game.”
Roberts initially said that while he loved Kickstarter, and has supported it in the past, he didn’t want to use the service because he felt that the ultimate goal of crowd funding is about “connecting the crowd directly with the creators with as little friction as possible.”
By building the crowd funding directly into the site, Roberts said he felt he could build a single place for people to donate, find out about the game and communicate with the developers.
“Kickstarter, as great as it is, can’t deliver this experience, which is why we’ve decided to go it alone,” he wrote on the official site when it launched.
Currently, the campaign is scheduled for 31 days and has already garnered over $70,000 with 1,700 backers. Roberts is also combining sales from his personal website to continue crowd funding for the game. Combining everything, Roberts has thus far achieved 50% of his goal.
With KickStarter being added to Roberts’ arsenal of funding, it may only be a matter of time until Star Citizen is released.
Source: Star Citizen Kickstarter , The Verge Polygon