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Star Citizen has raised over $300 million now

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Almost seven years after its original Kickstarter, Star Citizen has now raised over $300 million in funding from its players. As I write this, 2,711,428 people have pledged a total of $300,145,173, mostly through buying expensive digital spaceships for amounts that might make an ordinary person question their life choices.

Back in December, Cloud Imperium Games crossed the $250 million mark with a particularly good month netting them roughly $11 million, but player investment dropped to a "mere" five or six million each month following that. Until May, when their monthly total suddenly soared to over $15 million. As Altchar.com points out, this might be due to the release of the Drake Complete Pack 2950, a bundle of 14 ships which sold for $4,600.

Right now it's Alien Week in Star Citizen, with a focus on the extraterrestrials of its setting, and their ships, which are on sale.

Jody is that guy who will try to convince you to play some indie game you've never heard of with a name like Extreme Meatpunks Forever. He is also on a doomed quest to play every Warhammer game.