Star Citizen, the space sim from Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer creator Chris Roberts, has set a new record for a crowd funded game reaching $6.23 million in funding.

The previous crowd funding record for a game had been held by Obsidian's Project Eternity, which raised $4.16 million earlier this year.

Star Citizen's funding was raised both on Kickstarter and by Roberts' own website.

Crowd funding campaign stats:

  • Kickstarter backers- 34,397
  • Kickstarter funds pledged - $2,134,374
  • Roberts Space Industries backers - 55,270
  • Roberts Space Industries funds raised - $4,104,189
  • Total backers - 89,667
  • Total funds raised and pledged - $6,238,563

"I am absolutely elated by the incredible outpouring of support for this project," said Roberts. "It's clear that space sim fans have just been waiting for a game like ours to come along and rekindle some of the excitement that's been missing from PC games and the space sim genre. With the resources that our fans have provided, it means the team will be able to provide more features in Star Citizen and deliver an even better game."

Roberts says people who backed the project during the crowd funding campaign will have the ability to purchase further tiers or upgrade existing ones at the initial prices.

Star Citizen is currently scheduled for release in November 2014.

Source: Press release