Austin video game ‘Star Citizen’ raises more then $6.2 million via crowdfunding

Needing to raise millions to make his plan space video game a reality, veteran Austin game designer Chris Robert didn’t bother going the usual industry route.

Instead, he took his funding drive to the people.

Roberts — the man behind the famed “Wing Commander” series — said that as of Monday afternoon he had raised more than $6.2 million from fans to make a new game, “Star Citizen.” The money was raised using Roberts’ fundraising website RobertsSpaceIndustries.com, and through the Kickstarter.com crowdfunding site.

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