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Hans
12-23-2015, 04:14 PM
THE UNITED EMPIRE of Earth Navy caused quite a stir last November when it announced that it would be putting 200 decommissioned Javelin Destroyers up for sale.

The asking price for each ship: $2,500. And that wasn't some form of fictional futuristic space bucks; it was 2,500 real dollars. Actual, real, present-day American Earth dollars.

Despite those caveats, all 200 Javelins sold out. In less than a minute.

The sale brought in half a million dollars for Cloud Imperium Games, the company behind the space-exploration and combat videogame Star Citizen.

Star Citizen began as a crowdfunding project in the fall of 2012 and has since raised an astonishing $77 million from some 770,000 backers.

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/fans-dropped-77m-guys-buggy-half-built-game/

Making money by selling in game ships for a game that does not exist yet. time for me to start making a game of my own.

Anapeg
12-23-2015, 04:35 PM
The more asinine, far reached, unbelievable it is and someone, somewhere, with deep pockets will, on the off chance of success, invest.

Hans
12-24-2015, 09:36 PM
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Combos/The-Completionist-Digital

Only $15,000, and they have it amazingly "in stock"!

Barry Morris
12-24-2015, 09:46 PM
And how many offerings like this were laughed at years ago???

Lots are history, but some are huge!!!