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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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43. Re: Obsidian Considering a Kickstart Feb 14, 2012, 08:20 Bhruic
 
Would you give money to Will Wright sight-unseen?
1) Spore
3) He has enough publisher clout to do whatever he wants whenever he wants

Way to contradict yourself in your own post. Wright was pretty clear about the game he wanted to make. That game was not the Spore that came out. The Spore that came out is the way it is because EA wanted the game more "accessible" (ie, dumbed down).

I wouldn't give money to any dev sight-unseen, but I would definitely be interested in seeing what he could come up with unshackled by any publisher interference.
 
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