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Old October 11, 2012, 08:44 AM
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I thought I'd just tidy up this first post before bed.

Star Citizen is Chris Robert's, creator of the Wing Commander series, next big space sim. He is relying on a combination of private investors and Crowd funding to achieve his goals. Why? Because he wants to do a PC game that pushes the boundaries of whats possible, he wants to utilize the inherent power and openess of the PC in a way that has not been done my a traditional publisher in years. He also wants this to involve players

Graphically you can expect 10x the polygons that are currently in games and that level of fidelity consistent from your character all the way up to the capital ships.

So what is Star Citizen? Its a persistent universe powered fueled my player exploration and discovery. Its primarily a space combat game where players of 60-100some people will participate in instance battles. But you can expect commerce and trading as well as piracy to be big parts of the game. You can also expect micro updates every week or two that add more to the single player campaign, expand the universe and just keep improving the game.

Along with the multiplayer aspects there will also be a Wing Commander style single player campaign which can be played offline. If you've played any of the WC games you know what to expect more or less.

There are quite a few different levels to pledge at, and a kickstarter page is now setup as well if you were holding out for that. Kickstarter is nearing 250,000 after only 2 days of it being up. The main site is at 1,150,000 so its looking like we are well on our way to achieving the goal. But we must keep up the momentum, spread the word, lets get this game made. We have those stretch goals to strive for after all.

Trailer: Star Citizen Extended Trailer - Squadron 42 [Cry Engine 3] - YouTube
Pitch: Star Citizen - Chris Roberts Pitch Video - YouTube
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Old October 11, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Ya, they overloaded the site for the last 24 hours. I saw this on Ars and Shacknews yesterday and I'm just waiting for the counter to come back to see how close they are to their $2 million goal.

I find it odd that Chris Roberts is using his own site for crowdfunding rather than one that can handle the traffic like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

As an old Wing Commander fan, this is on my list of games to watch for.
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Old October 11, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Hrmmmmm........ Elite was the last space game that really drew me in deeply. I could probably go for an open ended universe in which to trade / pirate / collect bounties / fight beligerent aliens all the while exploring new corners of known space.

Does the site coding work in FF and/or Chrome? In IE it's conveniently cutting off the last few columns so that the prices of the different packages aren't visible. :)
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Old October 11, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I've never been huge into space games but absolutely loved Wing Commander. This could be interesting.
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Old October 11, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Personally, I donated $125. This project NEEDS to happen.
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Old October 11, 2012, 10:32 AM
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I used to play the shit out of freespace2.. this looks like it has potential..
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Old October 11, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Personally, I donated $125. This project NEEDS to happen.
Wingnut or Lancer?

Yes this game does look very cool I just might have to donate.
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Old October 11, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I went Wingnut personally. Bigger guns>better mercantile, though exploration would have been nice.

This really has to happen.

FF has had no problems for me on the main page, however none of the other links at the top of the page do anything.

And I was surprised that he's doing his own vs one of the higher profile options but there are definitely benefits to going it alone.
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Seriously tempted by this.
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Old October 11, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Wingnut or Lancer?

Yes this game does look very cool I just might have to donate.
Wingnut! I mean the dogfighting is why I would buy this game.....right?

However, I really think they got their ship names mixed up.
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