Star Citizen is an highly-ambitious space simulator, which includes trading, mining, exploration and fighting elements.
The game’s development has been tumultuous. Development started in 2011 and – from a crowdfunding perspective – has been incredibly successful. Star Citizen has held several records relating to the largest amounts of money ever crowdfunded. Indeed it has raised in excess of $125 million. But there was much anger following the game’s release date being pushed back several times. The original plan was to release it in 2014.
During development various different components have been released to those who have bought the game, enabling them to play certain elements of the game, for example the Arena Commander is an space combat simulator.