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RichardWhitely:

Holy shit thats a big logo

Anyway, this is the Star Citizen thread! So hello! :hello2:

What the bo-diddley-dangly-wibbly-woo is Star Citizen then?

Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows. Star Citizen will consist of two main elements: a persistent world massively multiplayer online game mixing elements of first person space combat and interstellar trade (known as Star Citizen) and a branching single-player and drop-in co-operative multiplayer campaign (known as Squadron 42), together with customizable private server components. The game will feature Oculus Rift support.
Both Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are set in a 30th-century Milky Way centered around the fictional UEE (United Empire of Earth), an analogue of the late Roman Empire. A central theme of the game is citizenship (or lack thereof) in the UEE, which must be earned through player actions (such as completing a period of military service). It is anticipated that Citizens will enjoy certain in-game benefits, for example paying a reduced tax rate or having easier access to interspecies trade, but the exact details are yet to be determined.
A strong focus will be placed on player interaction, with player behaviour influencing and being influenced by a dynamic economy system.
Star Citizen is currently being developed by Chris Roberts' Cloud Imperium Games, founded in 2011. Roberts' previous works include games such as Wing Commander, Privateer, Starlancer and Freelancer.

Any spiffy trailer videos of spaceships that I can watch old bean?

Why yes there is old chap! Look at this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6LSz9D3kk

Sounds and looks nice! How does one sign up for said space trading and combat simulator video game on the microsoft windows?

You go to this website https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
Specifically this page https://robertsspaceindustries.com/store/316-aurora-mr (which is the cheapest alpha and beta package at time of writing this).
Then register for an account on the site and pay Mr Roberts currency in exchange for access to the alpha and beta of the game, and you get a spiffy little starter ship.
Other pledge packages with much larger ships are listed here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/single-ship-packages and https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/multi-ship-packages

Any release schedule for this spiffy space game?

Yes, kind of:
Star Citizen is being developed using a modular approach, with the first module (dubbed the "Hangar Module") released 29 August 2013 in order to coincide with the games appearance at the 2013 Gamescom trade fair.
The initial release of the Hangar Module allows backers of the project to explore their virtual ships from a 1st person perspective within CryEngine 3, later updated with the 4th generation CryEngine.
Subsequent updates to the Hangar Module will include the ability to add upgrades and modifications to players' ships and allow players to invite friends to their hangar. The module system is intended to be iterative in nature, with updated version of modules being released as and when additional functionality and content are finalized.
Other modules which have been mentioned by the developers (if not officially confirmed) include:

* The Dogfighting Module (estimated Q1 2014) will allow a limited number of early backers to playtest the ship combat portion of the game against other players.
* The Social/Planetside Module (estimated March–April 2014) will allow backers to experience the 1st person non-combat planet based environment, consisting of various shops and bars.
* Squadron 42/Singleplayer Alpha (shown in the trailer above) (estimated August 2014) – little is known at this stage, but it is understood that this module will allow backers to try out the branching single player campaign (known as Squadron 42).
* Persistent Universe/Beta (estimated end of 2014) – again little is known at this stage, but it is understood that this module will allow backers to access a Beta version of the massively multiplayer persistent universe (known as Star Citizen).
* Final Release (estimated early 2015) – Full commercial release of both Squadron 42 and Star Citizen.
Spiffing old chap! Where can one find out other stuff about this game?

Here are a few links: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/faq
https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/ <-- (maybe leave that until last)
http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd <-- lots of spiffing video based information about the game and guff.
http://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen <-- mostly guff
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering <-- spiffy art work and stuff!

SPACE ON! :panic: :itsatrap: :coolwookie: :at-at:

Arathrael:
And one thing that just has been launched is the organisations (=guild) system.

So if you've handed over monies (I think you can only do this if you've got a pledge doobrey on your account) pop on over to https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/HAMSTER and sign up.

And then you can make the page look nice because I'm never going to get around to it.  :itsatrap:

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