Cloud Imperium Games
is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA experiences outside the established publisher system, Founded by Chris Roberts, creator of the best-selling Wing Commander and Freelancer series, Cloud Imperium is currently developing Star Citizen, a record-shattering crowd funded title that combines classic space sim gameplay with Hollywood-caliber visuals.
Cloud Imperium aims to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players. Where game development was once hidden, Cloud Imperium has opted to share the process with those backing Star Citizen. Supporters come to know the team and follow them every step of the way as the game created. The community is closely engaged and their feedback is considered in all aspects of game development, avoiding standard publicity to put Roberts’ epic vision directly in players’ hands.
Foundry 42 is Cloud Imperium’s UK development team. Founded by Erin Roberts Foundry 42 is working in collaboration with Chris Roberts on the hugely successful crowd funded project Star Citizen, the Manchester based company will be building the single player experience, Squadron 42.
Foundry 42 has a studio in Wilmslow (near Manchester), UK and an office in Frankfurt, DE.
Cloud Imperium Games Corporation was founded in April 2012 by renowned game developer Chris Roberts (Wing Commander, Freelancer, Privateer) and his business partner and long-time international media attorney Ortwin Freyermuth. Under Roberts leadership using his long-standing relationships in the game space, Cloud Imperium quickly assembled a top tier development team for the creation of art assets, story elements, and an extensive prototype for its first game Star Citizen. Star Citizen is being marketed and launched via robertsspaceindustries.com.
Cloud Imperium has studios in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas.