Cloud Imperium

Cloud Imperium Games is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA experiences outside the established publisher system.

Cloud Imperium aims to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players.

Cloud Imperium was founded in 2012 by Chris Roberts, Sandi Gardiner, and Ortwin Freyermuth. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Bee Cave, Texas; Wilmslow, Cheshire and Frankfurt, Hesse.


Cloud Imperium is currently developing Star Citizen, a record-shattering crowd-funded title that combines classic space sim gameplay with amazing visuals; and Squadron 42, a Hollywood-caliber story-driven single-player game set in Star Citizen’s universe.


Cloud Imperium operates in “open development” – sharing progress and updates in near real time. This paradigm-shifting development process (game development usually occurs behind closed doors) gives the community an unprecedented look at Star Citizen and Squadron 42’s development and allows direct feedback and interaction between players and developers.


Cloud Imperium is backed by Calder Family Office, Snoot Entertainment, ITG Investment and others. The company raised $17.25M in a latest round on March 26, 2020. This brings Cloud Imperium's total funding to $180.95M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $180.95M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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