Check out Cosmonaut, a fan-created monthly Star Citizen magazine

    
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Check out Cosmonaut, a fan-created monthly Star Citizen magazine

Fan creativity is always one of the cooler things to see, and the fanbase of Star Citizen looks to have some similarly creative folks. Case in point: a community-crafted monthly magazine known as Cosmonaut, which had its premiere issue released last week.

This digital fanzine comes with no small amount of design work, with pages that are beautifully laid out and a website that has a dynamic presentation. The first issue includes tours of the Anvil Carrack and the 890 Jump, an article on the Daymar Rally race, and even some self-created in-universe advertisements. The mag can be read in either desktop or mobile versions.

Cosmonaut is a Patreon-supported venture, with three different tiers that include in-magazine credits, entrance to a special Discord, and even printed copies of the ‘zine delivered to your door. There’s even a space for fans to submit their own articles complete with a style guide.

In other, more developer-facing Star Citizen news, CIG will be hosting an AMA all about its Quantum system, which readers will recall is the simulation program that injects NPC behaviors meant to drive economic movement in the sandbox that was first revealed at last year’s CitizenCon. That AMA will be held this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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Tazuras

Read through most of the first issue, pretty good. As the article said beautifully designed, I enjoyed the writing as well. Probably nothing in it that the serious Star Citizen player doesn’t know (other than the elections maybe?) but some good information if you don’t follow Star Citizen closely all presented from an entertaining in-universe perspective.

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3dom

“Convict” or “Inmate” would better reflect the reality in which Roberts&Co wasted $200M+ and 7+ years to create a tech demo. And to think about it – the money could be spent on real games and finance real game developers instead of the bunch of scammers.

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Bruno Brito

Not that i want to defend SC, but…what real games? Why is it better that 200million is spent on FIFA or whatever garbage EA can spout this month than in SC?

You do realize that SC, and in a way, crowdfunding are a consequence of gamers being disillusioned with “real games”, right?

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Al_Bundy

That’s how it works: They call you an idiot for believing in Star Citizen and then go and pay again and again for the yearly Call of Duty reskin.

Honestly… I completly don’t get why the SC-hate-crowd is so obsessed about what other people do with their money. At first I though it was jealousy, but the I noticed that nobody bats an eye when I tell them that I have spent much over 1000€ on World of Tanks but the same people often absolutely freak out when I tell them I have bought ships for over 200€… What’s the difference between starships and tanks if enjoy drivinf around in both vehicles?

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Bruno Brito

It’s a interesting conversation for sure, but from my point, the hate comes from other places: I don’t hate SCitizens for dumping humongous ammount of moolah on their game. I loathe CIG itself for being able to garner that much cold cash yet not being able to deliver anything more than a alpha 8 years in. I find that criticizing SC is hilarious and addictive, and honestly, i also find it funny that a company called Cloud Imperium Games has no game under their belt, since SC is not a game.

Also, i find that SC zealots are laughably easy. They defend the worst the company can come up with and blind themselves to the ammount of red flags the project has.

Or in other words: “If Chris took a dump on his desk, his whiteknights would say it’s a new mining operation”.

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Relmharver

I actually heard that mining space corn from space turds is their newest stretch goal.

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Phaserlight

I’m just the opposite; I’ve been genuinely annoyed with those sending gobs of cash CIG’s way since 2014… and I have a fair bit of sympathy (okay, not that much) for Roberts & Co (Here is a fun thought experiment: what would you do if you were in his precise situation?).

I can easily rattle off a list of underfunded developers who are far more deserving of that cash, in my mind.

But hey, free market I guess…