Those who backed Star Citizen can already play limited parts of the game in Arena Commander and soon in the first person shooter module Star Marine, but it's going to a while before we get our hands on a finished product. Until then, you could play a finished version of Star Citizen reimagined as an old arcade game.

Hyper Vanguard Force IV, as it's called, is a free 2D shooter in the style of Galaga and 1942 based on Star Citizen's ship designs and story. It was made by Montreal-based game creators Dave Richard and Christine Marsh who designed all the assets themselves based on official Star Citizen concept art. It was then integrated into Star Citizen's website by Turbulent, one of the game's developers.

You can find the game here.

In other Star Citizen news, developer Cloud Imperium Games recently published a huge update about the state of the space game's upcoming FPS module, now called Star Marine.

The crowdfunding campaign for Star Citizen continues to soar. The game's total funding now stands at just under $82 million.