Production of Star Citizen began in 2010 and continues to this day. Fans and investors have invested more than $ 250 million in it, although the developers originally planned to raise only 500 thousand. It is now not only one of the most expensive video games with over 2 million sponsors but also the most successful crowdfunding project. Many gamers dream of playing Star Citizen because it is an open-world space simulator in the FPS genre. You can become a spy, merchant, space pirate, thug, smuggler, or military man in a limitless universe, visit other planets, and even discover a new star system.
Meaning and History
Each Star Citizen player has its hangar and RSI Aurora, which can be upgraded for different missions. For example, buy a cruise ship to transport the rich to other planets, buy the luxurious Origin 350R to race, or become the Drake Cutlass captain to attack merchants. You can also do the rescue of people and search for debris on the battlefield on the Reclaimer. That is, in the universe of the game, everyone can find their way.
Given the multi-million dollar funding, the project does seem ambitious. The developers have thought of Star Citizen to the smallest detail: its detail is ten times more than in all famous shooters. Cloud Imperium Games has paid great attention to the visual component and added many logos to the game for realism. Everything – from gangs to food – has its symbol. It helps to make the world really so that gamers find themselves in a real industrial city.
The design issue is covered in a recent Inside Star Citizen video released in late January 2021. In this video, the authors describe how they create logos for Gino’s Hot, Crusader, microTech, and other in-game brands. Such detailing further immerses users in a fictional world and enhances the sense of the reality of what is happening.
The main Star Citizen logo has also received a lot of attention. It appeared a long time ago – at the first stages of development. There is a four-pointed star in the center of the graphic symbol – a reference to the game’s name and theme. It is placed in several thin rings, as a sight, because the battles in the space simulator are not the last place. Pirates, smugglers, and traders alike can participate in aerial combat by watching what is happening right from the cockpit.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
The game’s emblem is very similar in structure and design to the international organization United Nations logo. Both there and there are depicted at the edges of two olive branches, considered symbols of peace since the time of ancient Greece. They surround concentric rings, representing the azimuthal projection for the UN and the crosshair for Star Citizen. The center is the most important element: for the UN, it is a map of the Earth, and for a shooter, it is a star.
The name of the game on the logo is divided into two parts. Above is the word “STAR,” which looks unusual due to the elongated “R” and “S.” The second part, “CITIZEN,” takes place under the circle. The bottom caption uses a standard sans serif font. It is characterized by approximately the same line thickness and no rounding.
The main color of the emblem is silver, but it has many shades – from white to dark gray. They create a metallic sheen and render the image three-dimensional. The 3D effect also extends to letters that have shadows.