After the success of Double Fine’s stint with Kickstarter, the folks at Obsidian have taken note. Game designer Chris Avellone took to the studio’s websiteto ask fans — hypothetically, of course — what they’d like to see Obsidian create, should they choose to use Kickstarter to fund a project.
Avellone had to this to say on the blog post:
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?
Interestingly, Obsidian is a studio in the same sort of predicament as Double Fine, as they’re both tied to their past with dying genres. Obsidian’s founding members are most known for their work at the now defunct Black Isle Studios, creators of the first two Fallout games and Planescape: Torment. Unfortunately, like Double Fine’s adventure games, isometric, turn-based RPGs aren’t exactly likely to interest publishers, no matter how loud the hardcore fans may yell. If those fans were to put their money down, however…