Cloud Imperium Games
Is the company behind Star Citizen, sometimes called Roberts Space Industries (Official Website). They launched 2012 the crowdfunding campaign to raise between two and four million dollars for a CryEngine based space simulator. Later this year a second kickstarter campaing was started. The combined income was over 6 million dolllars. October 2013 they reached every strechtgoals (at this moment) with about 23 million dollars. The leader is the famous chris roberts who was the lead designer and producer of the wingcommander series.
Today Cloud Imperium Games has over 300 employees with offices at California, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas, Frankfurt and Manchester.
The most developers from the frankfurter studio are former employees from Crytek (CryEngine)