For those of old timers, which is vast majority of the clan:
Chris Roberts was the chief designre in Origin Systems, which made:
Wing Commander Series (I, II, III, IV, and Privateer)
If you haven't played any of those games, some of them dating back to early 90's, he's probably the one of the most important modern game designers, right in the same alley as Will Wright (Sims), Sid Meier (Civilization), tec etc.
The reason I am excited is there haven't really been a really good space simulation/sandbox type game for almost a decade. ?Mr. Roberts has managed to public funding this new game for the past month and already raised $4.2M+, breaking all previous cloud sourcing records.
And before anyone suspecting vaporware, just check out the trailer on the main site:
Just check out the level of detail they put into this particular ship. This is a ship that can be crewed by up to 4 people, with your friends able to instantly 'warp' inside the ship if they are online and you need help. Has mannable turrets, and even a detachable fighter for extra firepower!
Less than 24 hours of cloud sourcing remains... At this point you'd have to pitch in at least $35 to get BOTH Alpha and Beta access. realize money is a bit tight for some people, but you can still keep an eye on it for development in the future.
I already pledged for a Double Pack for me and my wife. Currently drooling over Constellation...
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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:22 pm Post subject: Re: Star Citizen: Reclaim the stars
Closed alpha seems to be one year away. Now that they raised almost $6.3 million plus whatever else they can get from subscribers, ship upgrades, etc, maybe it could be ready sooner. I am just excited that players will be able to own and operate capital ships like destroyer and carrier. Be nice to work towards "HSX Headshot" Bengal class carrier with a full complement of fighters, bombers, plus other specialized support ship to allow us to operate as a mobile base.
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