It’s taken a little longer than usual but Cloud Imperium has reached the latest money milestone raising $37 million for Star Citizen.
Unlocking at $37m is the new Tanga star system.
At the heart of an unusual rectangular planetary nebula, lies Tanga System. The inner planets were engulfed as the star entered the red giant phase. The expanded habitable zone unfroze a small world on the former outer ring and for several hundred million years made it habitable. Life began to emerge and was just reaching a primitive state when the star collapsed into a white dwarf, throwing the planet back into a deep freeze, then blasting the atmosphere away with the resulting planetary nebula. That’s how the system was found: Only two worlds (speculation that there could have been three to four more) but both are dead planets with no atmosphere.
Polling continues for new systems to be added to the game and winner of the last vote was the UDS-2943-01-22 System which is an “unexplored natural wonder” which is based on a recent “real-world discovery”.
- UDS-2943-01-22 System – Breaking news: UEE astrophysicists based at the famed Klavs observatory station have utilized advanced telescopy and other remote sensing technologies to identified a truly unusual star system on the fringes of know space. The object, once thought to be a single massive star, is actually a trinary star consisting of two white dwarfs and an active pulsar orbiting one another. Because of the complex gravitic factors at work, it is now believed that a jump point leading to the system likely exists in or near explored human space. Beyond the bizarre stellar makeup, the composition of the system is all but unknown. Could planets exist in this carefully balanced web? What else might have been drawn there? One thing is certain: the first Citizen to travel to UDS-2943-01-22 will have one hell of a view!
Voting is now underway for the final system stretch goal which will be unlocked at $39 million.
In other Star Citizen news today, Cloud Imperium has now launched their web-based Organization system which can be accessed via the community hub on their site. There are rules to adhere to when establishing your own group such as no copyrighted material or sweary words.
Star Citizens can now set up their own groups, invite members to join, or join other already established groups. That’s not all though, there’s also a new live chat system which is currently in beta testing.
More features will be added in the months ahead as the system expands.