Tim Schafer: Game Designer, Voice Actor, Tastemaker
Earlier this week, when Schafer’s studio, Double Fine, launched a Kickstarter project to fund a new game and documentary without the strings that come with publisher funding, the gaming world took notice. The project had a $400,000 goal, but blew right past it in a matter of 8 hours. Mid-day yesterday, the fan base had contributed a cool million.
Now, the house that Psychonauts built is up to a whopping $1.35 million, with over 30,000 people contributing to the effort. You didn’t really think this would be the end of it, right? Of course not.
It was only a matter of time (and, by that, we mean hours) before other studios decided to race to the pot o’ gold. It seems that Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeon Siege III) is out of the gate and probing fans to gauge interest.
If Obsidian used Kickstarter to fund a project, what would you want to see? You can answer here or forums.obsidian.net/blog/1/entry-1…
— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) February 10, 2012
It appears that the response has utterly crushed Obsidian’s website. As soon as we can, we’ll let you know if they’re doing this as a multiple choice or essay test.
Let us know what you think. Would you fund an Obsidian Kickstarter project? What do you want to see? Do they have the following of a studio like Double Fine?