Kickstarter has proven to be a boon for independent game development, especially if you're an industry veteran making games publishers don't want to bankroll anymore. Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts certainly falls into that category, with his Star Citizen game making over $US2 million during its Kickstarter campaign.
Which might sound like a lot of money, but it's nothing compared to the game's final tally.
Star Citizen's website made nearly $US7 million on its own. Which means people told other people they used to play space shooters with that, hey, this guy is making a new one, they went there, donated, washed, rinsed and repeated.
All up, the game made $US9.1 million.
It's a staggering amount of money for a video game to receive when there's no publishing or distributor expenses to cover. Here's hoping it's worth it.
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