Planescape Dev Considering Kickstarter After Double Fine’s Success
Okay, first off, this report is all based on Twitter, so take it with a grain of salt.
After the success Double Fine and the use of crowd-funding site Kickstarter to fund the studio’s upcoming point-and-click adventure title, Double Fine Adventure, the developer of Planescape says he’s getting “Kickstarter fever.”
That would be Chris Avellone, Obsidian Entertainment’s creative director and the lead designer on Planescape: Torment. After seeing Double Fine’s success and being asked about the possibility of using Kickstarter to fund a new isometric RPG in the vein of Planescape, Avellone tweeted the following:
“Hmmmm. I admit, I’ve got Kickstarter fever now. I feel like a bunch of doors suddenly appeared in game development.”
Okay, so even with a few other tweets from people suggesting they’d give money for a new Obsidian RPG, Twitter does not a real project make. Then again, Double Fine might have just helped to show that crowd-funding is a real and viable means of creating games for notable developers and not just indies looking for assistance.
And Obsidian might be taking it more seriously. The developer also published a blog post asking what users might want to see Obsidian make if it were to put together a Kickstarter campaign — so go weigh in.