Our favorite RPG developer Obsidian is thinking about the possibilities of Kickstarter after the mega success of Tim Schafers miracle of raising tons of money to fund their own game. I'm still amazed how they were able to raise that much money so fast and I don't know if Obsidian will be able to do that but you never know as Bluesnews reports:
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 Fine’s success from Kickstarter has been inspiring.
I GUESS PEOPLE LOVE THOSE CLASSIC ADVENTURE GAMES AFTER ALL.*
The idea of player-supported funding is... well, it’s proof certain genres aren’t 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.
How many of you think we should donate to this cause? Feel free to post comments on Obsidians blog to give them your idea that they will ignore and instead keep all yoru money to pay over due wages :)