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Double Fine's recent, massive success to fund an old-school Adventure game is amazing. Naturally, this begs the question what this means for the future of the industry. What "other" small projects can be kickstarted?
Maybe.... Have we finally reached a point where we can bring these classic, forgotten gernes and games back? Have we reached a point where we don't have to look at a publisher's laughing face when someone suggests to take a risk and not do Viscreal Cinematic Romance Shooter 7?
Well, at least it has started a discussion. Multiple (private) developer studios are already discussing the new possiblities Double Fine showed us.
Including Obsidian's Chris Avellone (Lead Developer of Planescape: Torment) who's getting the community involved.
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.