Cloud Imperium Games

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. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Austin, Texas ; Manchester, UK and Frankfurt, Germany.


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 combines classic space sim gameplay with boundary-pushing visuals in a massively multiplayer setting. Cloud Imperium has also announced a plethora of features like the in-game economy, a whole fleet of ships, and even a single-player campaign. 


Cloud Imperium strives to build universes where everyone's unique perspectives contribute to experiences in-game and in life, on a scale no one has ever seen. The company powers more than 4 million players worldwide. 


Cloud Imperium is backed by Calder Family Office, Snoot Entertainment, ITG Investment. Cloud Imperium Games has received more than $500M in funding for the game from over 4 million players.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $500M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Crowdunding)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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