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.


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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