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Star Citizen is now a retro game in the internet arcade

Star Citizen retro

You pushed millions of dollars into Star Citizen’s crowdfunding campaign, and now RSI have something to show for it. It’s explosive, it’s exciting, it’s full of spaceships! It’s… Hyper Vanguard Force IV! An 80s style arcade space shooter with a thrilling story, a solid collection of enemies, and nerve-wracking zero gravity combat! 

It’s a free webgame. Don’t worry, it’s not actually Star Citizen for real. 

You can play Hyper Vanguard Force IV right here for free in your browser. It recreates a lot of Star Citizen’s ship designs in 80s style pixel art, and a variety of characters will narrate your journey into the depths of space at the opening of each mission.

Unlike Star Citizen, flying is astonishingly accessible in Hyper Vanguard Force IV. Simply move your mouse, and click to make the bad guys go boom.

Thanks, PC Gamer.