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Reclaim the stars in the exciting new Space Epic from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
Reclaim the stars in the exciting new Space Epic from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
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    1. Kevin Dombrowski on June 9

      I contacted CIG customer service and they facilitated my refund efficiently. I'm now just waiting for the funds to get deposited in PayPal.

      I don't wish the game ill (as some seem to), but I feel it has been long enough. The project turned into something I'm not interested in as time went on and funding grew. I wanted a new "Wing Commander", not a new "Privateer".

      I am thankful that CIG is not pushing back on refunds. It proves Derek Smart is wrong; a company short on cash doesn't return money without a fight.

      Especially not the amount a concierge member commits.

    2. James Pero on May 31

      Arrakisdef No scam here, you're just not looking in the right place for updates. and and all have updates on daily and weekly basis.

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      NoJo2211 on May 26

      I backed this game in October 2012, I am backer #9,907. The estimated release date at that time was November 2014. I am writing this in May 2017.

    4. Torsten Straeten on May 18

      I only wanted to show where somebody who is interested in the project can find the updates

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      Arrakisdef on May 18

      I don't know what you are referring to @Torsten Straeten, but Kickstarter has a contractual obligation to hold its creators to its Terms of Service.

    6. Torsten Straeten on May 17

      Updates can be found at

      Kickstarter is always not interested in solving problems with scam.

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      Arrakisdef on May 16

      I wanted to continue to remind everyone that this is a scam. And Kickstarter will take no responsibility or acceptance in its part in the role.

    8. Daniel Helmick on April 29

      Maybe the game will come out. Maybe it won't. I doubt it was a scam. I think everyone had great intentions but maybe not a realistic plan.

      Despite insisting that feature creep was not a contributing factor to the game's lateness, it sure seems that way.

      I honestly think that if the game comes out, if ever, it will come out at a point where I will no longer care to play it. My memories of Freelancer have faded and I'm not a pirate so I have no access to a copy of the game I once loved so dearly.

      It was a nice dream, and even if it becomes a reality to everyone else, for me it will likely remain just a dream.

    9. James Macleod on April 28

      Yes, I get that it is a big, involved game with lots of design and tech. It would just be nice to get an update to confirm that it is actually still happening. 4 years between updates is not really understandable.

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      jurble on April 21

      This project is the most monumental effort of modern game design. I honestly think it will take 2 more years for Star Citizen the MMORPG to reach a truly complete stage. Yes alot longer than expected but if you compare to MMORPGs of the past, it takes years to balance a game even after release.

      Star Citizen crosses more technical challenges than five of those games on its own. Its fidelity, game mechanics, intricacy and complexity are shaping up to be something history will remember.

      This is the most high fidelity virtual space ever created, and as someone who does research in simulation learning & VR technology I can tell you this is worth the massive investment of time we are all making, to push forward human technology in VR.

      - Original backer #28,000 Nov 2012.

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      Arrakisdef on March 9

      Another month is out with no updates.

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      Arrakisdef on February 9

      Another month has passed. Just another drop in the sea of the time that the game will not come out.

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      Shaun Brims on February 4

      Hi there, just wondering what the process would be for me to get a key at this point?

      I backed the game during it's kickstarter and then sort of forgot about it in the mean time, but since it's now playable I'd like to mess around with it.

    14. James Haines on January 22

      >>Just get a refund...
      You got a refund, as I recall. ;-)

      >>The game is never coming out. They're going to run out of money; downsize, then close up shop.
      You've been claiming that for HOW long now? A broken clock is correct more often than you have been.…

      >>It was due to be delivered Nov 2014. It's now Jan 2017
      We had a vote due to the surprising success of the funding (that still keeps pouring in!) in which we elected for going for the full game at release rather than taking the E:D "smaller chunk at a time" route. Darn that Chris Roberts for listening to his community! I realize you have never tried to listen to anyone but yourself so this has caused a lot of consternation for you. Banning and living in a hug box has worked so well for you, obviously, which is why you are the... person you are today.

      >>even the 3.0 patch which was "coming on or before Dec 19, 2016" when they were making tech demos under the guise of progress, is no longer in the Q1/2017 schedule...
      One step at a time. The 2.6.1 schedule is up.
      Next is 2.6.2 and then 3.0. I know you like to do the "wishlist" method for your hobby project that languishes in forgotten purgatory (only how many years overdue now while sprinting through that last mile?), so it isn't surprising you don't appreciate how a real game company handles such things. Or industry practices. Or industry terminology.

      I will just leave this here in case anyone makes the mistake of thinking you are someone with actual authority or credibility:

      After all... didn't you die on that little hill you made claiming Star Marine wasn't in 2.6?

      Anyway, when 3.0 comes out, I assume you will snap harder than you did over your failed 2.0 claims a year ago. Priceless. If so, well, thanks for over 2 decades of laughs at least! 8-)

    15. Derek Smart on January 21

      Just get a refund. Unless you backed it for an amount that you feel is payment enough for what you have received thus far.

      The game is never coming out. They're going to run out of money; downsize, then close up shop.

      It was due to be delivered Nov 2014. It's now Jan 2017, and even the 3.0 patch which was "coming on or before Dec 19, 2016" when they were making tech demos under the guise of progress, is no longer in the Q1/2017 schedule.

      And no word of Squadron42 either.

      More info on how to apply for a refund:

    16. Jason on January 9

      that's pretty much how i see it too Arrakisdef. They will be "working on it" til the cash runs out, then they'll dump whatever they have and call it a day

      Total scam

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      Arrakisdef on January 7

      Obligatory, another year has passed and this game is basically a cash grab scam and will never be released.

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      SavageHenry on December 16, 2016

      hahaha that livestream fucking killed me

      they have NOTHING. there is no game.

      ret a refund, citizen:

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      Arrakisdef on December 14, 2016

      Oh, joy! Another shitty alpha that they refuse to inform their kickstarter backers about. And its only (insert number of years) later then the game was supposed to be released.

    20. Marek Wiernikowski on December 12, 2016

      Alpha 2.6 due to drop next week. Lots of goodies.

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      Arrakisdef on December 12, 2016

      Another day, another... no game.

    22. Dennis Mueller on December 10, 2016

      Is this thing ever going to get developed?

    23. Paskarl (k0SH) on December 5, 2016

      How is the vaporware software going? ;-)

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      Arrakisdef on November 11, 2016

      @Cyco-Dude Oh, I am so sorry that I am pointing out that Cloud Imperium Games Corporation is continually breaking Kickstarter Terms of Service for creators. I'm sorry that I want an update on a game that is years late? I'm sorry that I don't want to sign into a site that was made specifically so that their company could try and legally worm their way out of providing what peopel pay for? I'm sorry that they are a piece of shit company?

      No update in over three and a half years. I will continue to post here, because this is where THEY are supposed to post.

    25. ThomasN on November 7, 2016

      Cyco-Dude: I'll post here _and_ ask about a release day. Take that! :)

    26. Christian Boudet on October 31, 2016

      On the bright side, I only contributed $30.

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      SavageHenry on October 22, 2016

      counterpoint: people should post here because cig should be shamed everywhere for going back on every promise en route to squandering $130 million and counting

    28. Cyco-Dude on October 20, 2016


      stop posting here; this is not going to be updated again, ever. cig used it only for the duration of their kickstarter campaign. you have been told this over and over. you can go to their website for all the info:

      ...and don't bother asking about release dates; there is no answer. even if there was one, cig wouldn't hit it anyway (unfortunately).

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      Arrakisdef on October 18, 2016

      Years and years and years....

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      SavageHenry on October 14, 2016

      the venerable dr. smart backed here on kickstarter

      how do you think he is able to post here

    31. thomas on October 13, 2016

      I find it funny that derek says he's an original backer in 2015 cause mine was 2012

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      SavageHenry on October 10, 2016

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha and i thought citcon 2015 was funny

      citizencon indeed lol

    33. Cyco-Dude on September 24, 2016

      lol, people still post here?

    34. darker70 on September 8, 2016

      Hey Derek

      How is Line of Defence doing these days ?

      Must be galling to see so much effort and finesse and detail in a project,that you could not achieve and your only recourse is to troll and harass another developer and community.

      Now if you could actually produce something decent again something like BattleCruiser then you get my attention but it seems you put more effort into vitriolic comments and untruths than anything else,pity you wasted any talent you had on this near insane crusade don't you think. ?

    35. Derek Smart on September 6, 2016

      In case you folks haven't heard, as predicted, Squadron 42 isn't coming out in 2016

    36. Seafort on September 2, 2016

      Desperate times calls for desperate measures eh Derek? :)

      Oh btw you have no say here. You can't ban me here like you did on steam and twitter.

      Go back to your little irrelevant bubble on twitter and leave the rest of us alone who supported this game to succeed not fail like you want it to.

      I can't believe you kept your jealously of Chris Roberts going for the last 26 years ever since Chris beat you to the punch with Wing Commander. So sad. Time to move on old man.

    37. Derek Smart on September 2, 2016

      Yeah, because insulting me because you don't like people posting the truth about the project, has worked out so very well thus far. If that's your plan, then this is probably going to sting a bit.

    38. Typhi on September 1, 2016

      @Derek: Oh you are such a clown. :) I am a happy camper, game will be as promised and I am enjoying it as we speak. You just can't adjust to a crowdfunded game, that is your problem, not the games. Also if I had to list all the contradictions you make, I had to write such a wall of text that this comment section will be too small to name it all.

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      Caleb Peters on August 31, 2016

      @Derek Smart, A year ago you were entertaining, but as of late I worry for you. Your arguments are seeming less and less cogent by the day. I would like to urge you to seek mental health experts. Understand, this is not meant as a slam, I just think you're overly obsessed about getting an apology.

    40. AceMcKillYoFace on August 31, 2016

      @Derek Just wanted to say thanks for those commenting here, about two weeks ago I got my refund after following the suggestions in those posts.

    41. Derek Smart on August 29, 2016

      I was an original backer of this project. Back in July 2015, after looking deeper into the project, I came to the conclusion that not only were they way in over their heads, but that the increased scope had ensured that the project, as pitched, could NEVER be built. I still stand by that opinion; even as $120 million and 2 years overdue, the project is still not even 15% completed.

      I have written a series of blogs about this project since then.

      By all accounts, they are not likely to complete it. Even as Chris is now talking about shipping a Minimal Viable Product, then building on top of that. That is a complete contradiction of the project most of us backed here on Kickstarter.

      Since July 2015, the more hardcore fans who are waging a war of attrition across the Internet in an attempt to quash any/all dissent, have taken upon themselves to engage in all manner of attacks and harassment.

      Through my efforts, as well as those of others, the June ToS which wiped out two key provisions that us backers had, made it possible for anyone to ask for, and obtain a refund.

      If you feel that you were misled, that the project as-is now, is not what you were pitched, or you wish to enforce the promised Nov 2014 ship date; which, even with an 18 months leeway for delays has now come and passed, you SHOULD ask for a refund. They have NO legal excuse to deny it. You won't get refunded for gifted items or subs; but anything else is 100% subject to a refund. It is YOUR right as a consumer. Exercise it.

      And whatever you do, try not to engage in any of the discourse that the aforementioned "fans" engage in. It's a losing, time wasting effort. Just get a refund and go spend the money on another game.

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      Andrew Martin on August 27, 2016

      Howdy all,

      CIG doesn't send updates through Kickstarter. They have their own site, and you were instructed around 4 years ago to link your Kickstarter there.

      They have weekly updates, video and text, about what's happening. The game is in Alpha and playable. They just shared whats coming in the 3.0 release and it's mind blowing awesome.

      Check out their site ( and their YouTube channel (Star Citizen) to get up to date.

      Very great stuff.

      The scope of the game naturally changed when they raised many many millions of dollars.

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      Arrakisdef on August 8, 2016

      Years and years and some amount of days. I really wish I could stop having to remind them of this.

    44. Paskarl (k0SH) on July 31, 2016

      THIS will NEVER be FINISHED..

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