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Star Citizen raised over $1m last week

Star Citizen raised over $1m last week

Ambitious sci-fi game Star Citizen managed to raise over $1m in crowdfunding last week.

That's according to the website of developer Roberts Space Initiative, which shows that last calendar week the game raised $1,192,096 in the wake of a flashy new trailer and the launch of alpha 3.3

That brings the total amount raised by the game to $195,973,280, at the time of writing.

The project managed to raise $34.91m in 2017, double the total amount gathered by video game Kickstarter campaigns for the year in total. Madness.

Star Citizen was originally slated for a 2014 launch following a lucrative 2012 crowdfunding campaign. It missed that release window and currently has no release date.

Don't worry, though, as the single-player portion - staring Mark Hamill - Squadron 42 might get a release date during December.


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