If everything goes well, Star Citizen is going to be one of the games of the decade—an immersive space opera in which players would be able to have a parallel life. There are 200 teams designing spaceships for this persistent universe in a worldwide contest. Here are a few of them.

Some are clearly inspired by movies or TV shows. Like this from Aliens...

...or this, which looks like a big Battlestar Galactica Raptor.

Some of them are really 80s:

Oh, and there will be cities too:

I can't wait to experience this with an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

In case you don't know what Star Citizen is, here's its creator Chris Roberts—of Wing Commander fame—giving an amazing demo:

Here's the demo of one of the ships:

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