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Reclaim the stars in the exciting new Space Epic from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
34,397 backers pledged $2,134,374 to help bring this project to life.

$5.5 Million - On to the Stars!

$5.5 million! You've unlocked the Bengal carrier, added motion capture to Squadron 42 and earned the exclusive Record Breaker skin.

When we set out to crowd-fund Star Citizen we asked for two million dollars, the absolute minimum with which we thought we could build a solid game. And then we planned stretch goals so that we could include everything else we imagined. We expected three million, hoped for four million, dreamed of five million and so on. And the absolute top option, the impossible dream, was six million.

Six million was what it would take us to build the game we were imagining with all the bells and whistles we wanted included. Well, here we are with just over eight hours to go and that impossible goal where everything is unlocked is suddenly in sight. At six million you'll launch the game with 100 systems, a full orchestral score and a free copy of the first Squadron 42 mission disk, Behind Enemy Lines.

It's not as sexy as unlocking the carrier, for sure, but would certainly be pretty amazing if we met every one of our goals. So let's push this campaign all the way to the last minute. We can make this march!

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    1. Creator Jon Nebenfuhr on November 19, 2012

      @Jon-Paul
      More details will be coming out on how to upgrade your pledge later after RSI deals with issues for those people that were having trouble getting their pledges in due to the overloading of their servers. Some people were getting charged and not seeing their pledges reflected in their accounts. At the time the pledge was winding down they had a lot of emails to deal with for that.
      The Subscriptions are to pay for additional community support team members so they can keep the communication lines between the devs and users going smoother and build a game that we, the funders, want to play. See this post on more info: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen/posts/351281

    2. Creator Kyuu on November 19, 2012

      Er sorry, you have the ability to upgrade your pledge for a year from today.

    3. Creator Kyuu on November 19, 2012

      @Jon-Paul
      Not sure why you did that. Not only is the subscription explicity not for the purpose of upgrading your pledge, but you could've just done it the old fashioned way: tuck away $10-$20 a month and then, after saving up the requisite amount, upgrade your pledge via the RSI site. They DID say that backers can upgrade their pledge at any time between now and when the game releases.

    4. Creator Jon-Paul on November 19, 2012

      After my initial bounty hunter pledge i decided to add the monthly subscription for the next year or longer. While no promise was made I did so with the hope of upgrading my ship to a freelancer or even a constellation. Hopefully there will be a way to work this out.

    5. Creator Lorenz Jugel on November 19, 2012

      And it's done. I am very much looking forward to the next two years. Congrats to Chris and everyone at CIGC!

    6. Creator JD Collie on November 19, 2012

      Grats on the funding; onward to resurrecting Space Simulation in all of it's glory!

    7. Creator Joel Cobbs on November 19, 2012

      I hope we make it to 6 million! I really want that full orchestra score!

    8. Creator Kev Miles on November 19, 2012

      100 systems and the badass soundtrack... that just made my day *.*

    9. Creator Mike L on November 19, 2012

      Wow, 6M+. i think I'll stay off the main site and leave that to those trying to pledge...

    10. Creator Zak Morris on November 19, 2012

      Site crashing - sad panda for not being able to check outs specifics for buying the new items mentioned above... very-happy-panda that they hit 6M, this game is going to be epic.

    11. Creator Ken Casterlin on November 19, 2012

      Been debating all month whether or not to hop in on this and I finally decided (with 60 minutes to spare) that I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to pass up a PC Gaming-first movement like this. Thank you for helping push PC gaming further out of the shadows. Take your time with the title now that you have the funds you needed and good luck!

    12. Creator David Kennedy on November 19, 2012

      There's so much activity on the RSI webpage that parts of the site are crashing!

      Yay 6mil!

    13. Creator Robert Shaun Anderson on November 19, 2012

      @Yuse Lajiminmuhip: The MISC Freelancer and DI Caterpillar are freighters.

      I think the Retaliator strategic bomber could be used as a freighter as well, if you choose to load its bomb bays with cargo.

    14. Creator Yuse Lajiminmuhip on November 19, 2012

      If there isn't a freighter, I'm sure someone will design one.

    15. Creator Dustin Shaffer on November 19, 2012

      6M, sweet! As lame as it sounds, a full orchestral score was one of the features I was most eager to get!

    16. Creator B-Co on November 19, 2012

      Kickstarter and RSI combined, people paid an average of $70! That is incredible and proves we WILL pay for what we believe in!

    17. Creator Agenttrap on November 19, 2012

      6m! now you have no excuse to make a bad game :p

    18. Creator Cédric Gysel on November 19, 2012

      Congratulations to surpassing the 6mio goal.

    19. Creator Vice Admiral Francis on November 19, 2012

      6M achieved. Congrats!

    20. Creator krm398 on November 19, 2012

      thought I saw somewhere we could order a freighter, might make a decent asteroid miner...but cant find any mention of it, and the live chat is full, and every link I tried on the site throws a server error up..oh well maybe it was my imagination, finally got to the add ons page and it wasn't listed.

    21. Creator Daniel Silvia on November 19, 2012

      @Arthur, I cannot officially confirm this, but 'mission disk' is more of a branding name, it was what they called added content because the term 'dlc' didn't exist (and wasn't appropriate) for the time when it was first used (such as for Privateer: Righteous Fire).

      Knowing that, it is most definitely going to be made available to you!

    22. Creator Arthur on November 19, 2012

      For those who went digital outside US, will we also get the Squadron 42 mission disk? or a digital equivalent?

    23. Creator Thomas Mathoi on November 19, 2012

      Ad 20 $ to the pledge. I love this Projekt. I have not played PC for a long time, but I will buy a new hardcore machine for this game.

    24. Creator Avatar on November 19, 2012

      Thanks again @barbarian_bros. I have followed part of the streaming event, but it is hard to get all he info from a single source at the moment. Really looking forward to a fully updated wiki/wikia page.

    25. Creator Alexander McConnell on November 19, 2012

      oooh, and what sizes do they come in up to 2XL?

    26. Creator Alexander McConnell on November 19, 2012

      Question I have a rear-admiral pledge with 15 usd shipping extra included, I'm interested in getting a t-shirt, will I have to include extra shipping if I want one?

    27. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on November 19, 2012

      @Avatar : Chris Roberts said in the Live, that there will be only 2 or 3 Bengals available for capture... he doesn't wan't a space full of played heavy carriers. There will be very few bengals available for capture but... there will be fewer teams with enough power and skills to capture them.

    28. Creator Sean Boggiano on November 19, 2012

      Well I'd say a full orchestral score would be pretty damn sexy

    29. Creator Bryan Jackson on November 19, 2012

      Just doubled my pledge! So excited to be a part of this.

    30. Creator Avatar on November 19, 2012

      Thanks @barbarian_bros. It would probably be too expensive anyway. I just wish they would disclose more info (read somewhere on the live chat that there would be two carriers available, but couldn't figure out what clans/squads would have to do to get them.)

    31. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on November 19, 2012

      @ Jason Teeple :
      For ships needing crew larger than one : you can play alone, with IAs as crewmates. But they will do only basic tasks. Chris Roberts said (in Reddit if I remember) that if you are in the constellation, and want to launch the embarqued P52 fighter, then YOU have to pilot it while IAs can operate the laser turret and auto-pilot the Constellation (with limited initiative) and you can give it basic orders (direction to follow, target to hit, 'cover me'... )

      But if you play with friends they could takes the IAs roles in your ship.

    32. Creator Joey Feldberg on November 19, 2012

      Please take your time and polish the game, make it exactly what you imagined it to be.
      I know we all want to play the game asap but I rather wait patiently for the best game possible.
      I have beta access Anyway :P

    33. Creator Aaron Labertew on November 19, 2012

      Know what would be pretty awesome to see offered at launch? A poster with all the playable ships on it to scale. I'd pay an extra $20 for that.

    34. Creator Jason Teeple on November 19, 2012

      I still like to know how it works. Like do u need ppl or u got ALs flying those ships....

    35. Creator barbarian_bros- Cayne Corp.Shareholder on November 19, 2012

      @Avatar : you can't upgrade from Idriss to Bengal. No one could buy a Bengal...
      You'll have to capture one from the UEE Navy ... which should not be easier than capturing an US Navy aircraft-carrier.. (and after that, space may not be large enough ot hide yourself from Imperial Army Vendetta)

    36. Creator Aaron Labertew on November 19, 2012

      Bengal Carrier (assuming it's the one in the Pitch Video) is 1 km long.

    37. Creator Darren on November 19, 2012

      Just upgraded from my $60 pledge to the $250 pledge tp have the constellation. Definitely the most money ive spent on any game (not including games with subs like wow) but from all we have seen it definitely looks like it will be worth the investment.

      I just only wish that more information was shared about those 5 or so ships that were introduced as addons in the last 24 hours. Hard to throw money at a ship with just a name and a price and nothing more. Probably for the best as $250 is already over the limit I wanted to spend.

    38. Creator ralf wagenleitner on November 19, 2012

      May I have a tech issue? I'm in for the 60$ pledge.. but thinking about having the Origin M50 fighter.
      How much must I invest? - 60$ + 85$

      Or does it make sense to go for the 37$ and add 85 bucks there?

      I'm lil confused ;)

      Btw: go on .. we will have so much fun! .. Thx! Robert .. wish you will have much space soon!

    39. Creator Florin Petrescu on November 19, 2012

      Any fps or rpg element's in the game?

    40. Creator isotone on November 19, 2012

      Awesome. I really hope this turns out to be the kind and size of game that gets a huge expansion every year after release.

    41. Creator Christopher P Forner on November 19, 2012

      i capped my support at $800 id give $1000 but now im broke....Fawk yea we did it this game will be epic

    42. Creator Kilrathi on November 19, 2012

      I'll have you know we're much more than just this "playable race" to which you refer.

    43. Creator MemoryKill on November 19, 2012

      Amazing <3, so proud to be part of it!

    44. Creator Geoff Ballington on November 19, 2012

      Please implement 'engine/thrust kill'.

    45. Creator Lamhirh on November 19, 2012

      if we hit next milestone, will you add Kilrathi as playable race? :P

    46. Creator René M Jensen on November 19, 2012

      100 Star Systems, thats a pretty crazy amount tbh, if then there is a lot of stuff to do in each of them :O wow.

      Has there been any information about how big that Bengal Carrier is?

    47. Creator Tom Page on November 19, 2012

      100 Star Systems is far better than the Bengal Class Carrier! Absolutely amazing!

    48. Creator Steve Andrews on November 19, 2012

      Will the record-breaker skin be available to all who have pledged?

    49. Creator simone[Lechuck on RSI] on November 19, 2012

      Guys will the new skin be free?