Star Citizen Reaches Nine Million Dollars in Pledges, Releases Artwork, Renders and Spacesuits

By Giuseppe Nelva

April 30, 2013

Today the folks at Cloud Imperium Games are celebrating another great success for Star Citizen, as the game reached and surpassed the nine million dollars in pledges. That’s an enormous achievement for a crowd funded game, and for crowd funding in general.

As a result all backers will see lifetime insurance extended to the ships they pledged for, and we got a lovely update that includes some awesome pieces of concept art and renders of the spaceship Aurora, that you can enjoy in the gallery below.

In addition to that all backers that used the old website (the studio is transitioning to a new one) will get an exclusive limited edition spacesuit in “test pilot” colors. For the occasion we also got an update featuring space suits and giving us a rundown of the various classes of protection we’ll find in the game.

Personally I’m amazed to see how much support Star Citizen managed to raise, and even if I feel a bit less like a special little snowflake as lifetime insurance will now be more widespread, I can’t help but feeling better as I watch the artwork below. It’s just lovely.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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