Cloud Imperium Games has announced that it has raised over $9 million to fund its Star Citizen game. This includes the $2,134,374 from 34,397 backers on Kickstarter and a further $6,927,508 raised through the Roberts Space Industries website from 132,572 fans.

The Chris Roberts studio recently opened a new office in Santa Monica and announced its intention to add 20 new staff members to the team. Star Citizen is expected to launch in alpha by Winter 2013.