With $7.7 million raised and more on the way, Chris Roberts is well on his way to building his ambitious Star Citizen game.
Last year's $1 million-plus video game Kickstarters share common reasons for their success. Plus, the developers share their campaign tips for 2013.
Big failures and surprise successes marked 2012 for the games industry.
Star Citizen developer hopes to blast through to a successful finale on Kickstarter.
Star Citizen has raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter. That brings the crowdfunding total to $1.9 million.
Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts has taken his fundraising efforts to Kickstarter, after eager fans crashed his independently owned crowd funding site.
Editor's Pick Chris Roberts made the stunning Wing Commander series of sci-fi games in the 1990s. Then he moved on to making movies, but now he is back in games with Star Citizen.
Sci-fi games haven't been as popular as fantasy titles. But the concept art shows that Chris Roberts means to bring them back.
This game won't be out for a couple of years, but it features some stunning art created with the Cry Engine 3.