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Obsidian Considering a Kickstart

On a note related to the story above, a tweet from Friday by Obsidian's Chris Avellone asks about interest in a Kickstarter project, pointing to their blog as where to register interest. Apparently this was quite high, as a follow-up tweet says they needed to reconfigure their blog to handle 1000 hits per second following the query (thanks Develop). Word is:

All of Double Fineís success from Kickstarter has been inspiring.

I GUESS PEOPLE LOVE THOSE CLASSIC ADVENTURE GAMES AFTER ALL.*

The idea of player-supported funding is... well, itís proof certain genres arenít dead and sequels may have more legs than they seem. And the idea of not having to argue that with a publisher is appealing.

Out of curiosity, if Obsidian did Kickstart a project, what would you want to see funded? (You can respond in comments or to @ChrisAvellone on Twitter, whichever you prefer.)

* I only use all caps for sarcasm and shouting. And for the Think Tank in Old World Blues for comedy value.

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13. Re: Obsidian Considering a Kickstart Feb 13, 2012, 22:23 Asmo
 
I dunno if I'd bother with Obsidian considering my shithouse experience with FO:NV...

I don't mind kicking in for small companies who haven't really 'made it' yet and who come up with a novel idea, but the idea of throwing money at established companies to make sequels of games that were actually great and which should be justified in their own right seems a bit bass ackwards to me...

Particularly when you factor in consolisation and dumbing down of most modern games.
 
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