Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen continues breaking records, and today the upcoming space simulator reached and surpasses 37 million dollars in crowd funding. It’s currently sitting at $37,001,871.
The new milestone unlocks the following stretch goal:
- Tanga System – At the heart of an unusual rectangular planetary nebula, lies Tanga System. The inner planets were engulfed as the star entered the red giant phase. The expanded habitable zone unfroze a small world on the former outer ring and for several hundred million years made it habitable. Life began to emerge and was just reaching a primitive state when the star collapsed into a white dwarf, throwing the planet back into a deep freeze, then blasting the atmosphere away with the resulting planetary nebula. That’s how the system was found: Only two worlds (speculation that there could have been three to four more) but both are dead planets with no atmosphere.
In addition to that, another system will be added as a result of a poll, coming with a rather peculiar trinary star:
- UDS-2943-01-22 System – Breaking news: UEE astrophysicists based at the famed Klavs observatory station have utilized advanced telescopy and other remote sensing technologies to identified a truly unusual star system on the fringes of know space. The object, once thought to be a single massive star, is actually a trinary star consisting of two white dwarfs and an active pulsar orbiting one another. Because of the complex gravitic factors at work, it is now believed that a jump point leading to the system likely exists in or near explored human space. Beyond the bizarre stellar makeup, the composition of the system is all but unknown. Could planets exist in this carefully balanced web? What else might have been drawn there? One thing is certain: the first Citizen to travel to UDS-2943-01-22 will have one hell of a view!
As the moment in which we’ll finally get to fly and fight in the galaxy of Star Citizen draws nearer, it’s hard not to be impressed by the support the game continues to get from its fans. As I’m writing, 367,387 backers pledged their support for the project, meaning that each of them spent an average just north of $100 on the game.
Looks like gamers are still very willing to spend their hard earned money on the titles they really like, especially when they offer something quite unique and sorely missed as Star Citizen does.