Obsidian eyeing crowd funding via Kickstarter

Fallout, Alpha Protocol developer calls Double Fine's success "inspiring," asks community what it would like to see funded.


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Last week, Double Fine made waves when its Adventure Game campaign broke records through crowd-funding service Kickstarter. Now that tide is pulling in other developers, as Obsidian Entertainment is also exploring the possibility of crowd funding a game.

Could Alpha Protocol 2 happen?
Could Alpha Protocol 2 happen?

Writing on the Obsidian forums, studio creative director Chris Avellone called Double Fine's success "inspiring" and said "player-supported funding is proof certain genres aren't dead and sequels may have more legs than they seem."

Avellone added that, "The idea of not having to argue that with a publisher is appealing."

Finally, Avellone asked the community what it would want to see funded, should Obsidian move forward with a Kickstarter campaign.

Responding to questions on Twitter, Avellone said "I'm down" when asked about using Kickstarter to develop an "old school" isometric role-playing game. He responded again with "I'm down" to requests to build a "classic RPG."

According to a new update from Avellone on Twitter, he is now sorting through the submissions and will have an update on the prospect of a Kickstarter program at Obsidian "soon."

Obsidian is presently working on the South Park role-playing game, which will be published by THQ. That game will ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC during the back half of 2012.

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