Chris Avellone, creative director at Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, has been impressed by the recent crowd sourcing epic win by Tim Schafer’s Double Fine productions.
A post on the Obsidian forums by Chris describes the reaction to the Double Fine Kickstarter as ‘inspiring’.
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?
A number of the responses ask for sequels to Alpha Protocol and Planetscape whilst others favour a turn based isometric RPG.
However Twisted Metal creator and potty mouthed van destroyer, David Jaffe, has questioned if Double Fine’s success shows Kickstarter is a valid alternative to publisher funded games.
Is this kind of a one-off thing, because it was led by Tim Schafer? Is this actually moving the needle? That, we don’t know.