Black Isle Seeks Crowdfunding to Hire Staff, Then More to Develop Game
Black Isle Studios is seeking crowdfunding in order to become a proper studio again, at which point it’ll require more crowdfunding to make a game.
The studio isn’t yet at a stage where it can present a demo or proof of concept and is essentially seeking funding on the basis of its past reputation. Black Isle says:
“Our goal at this stage is threefold. Prove to management that you want Black Isle Studios resurrected — and all the history and tradition of excellence that goes with it; continue to staff up and complete our PV13 game design; and develop a tech demo / proof of concept for our design that will open the doors to additional funding.”
The first round of funding this incarnation of Black Isle is seeking is to bring on a full staff and become a proper company once again. Only two members from the original Black Isle team are a part of the new team, Mark O’Green and Chris Taylor, who is the head of the studio. Black Isle was revived by Interplay in August 2012.
Black Isle has a post-apocalyptic strategy RPG planned, named Project V13. In it, players will found a colony, gather resources, and repel enemy forces.
If you’d like to contribute, visit Black Isle’s website.