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Cloud Imperium Games Corporation (CIG) is the company responsible for running the highly successful Kickstarter project, Star Citizen.
At the end of the funding campaign it had raised $6,238,563. That number has grown through additional pledges and donations suggesting that the company has managed to convince a large number of space sim enthusiasts to rally around their project.
The company was founded sometime back in 2011 by Chris Roberts. It made its first public appearance online on the 10th of September 2012 through a teaser website for Star Citizen.
CIG is represented in-game in the Star Citizen Universe as Roberts Space Industries, one of several spaceship manufacturers with its own line of ships for players to fly.
Along with its main office in Austin, Texas, Chris has also established satellite offices in Los Angeles and Montreal. Each of these offices will handle different aspects of Star Citizen's development process.
More recently, Chris' brother Erin Roberts has joined the development process forming his own studio called Foundry 42 located in Manchester. This studio will be dedicated solely toward the single player component of Star Citizen called Squadron 42.
CIG also outsources some of its work to 3rd party companies to handle work such as web infrastructure and pre-visualization. These companies include: Turbulent, CGBot, Void Alpha, Behaviour, along with Crytek who are directly assisting CIG with the use of CryEngine 3.