Obsidian's Chris Avellone Kickstarter Campaign, Looks for Community Input

February 10, 2012 -

Seeing the success of Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign to fund an adventure game through crowd sourced funding, other developers are starting to take an interest in the concept. Rock, Paper, Shotgun points out that Chris Avellone, the lead developer of popular RPG classic Planescape Torment and current creative director of Obsidian Entertainment has expressed some interest in Kickstarter. When asked by follower Michael Antonelli on Twitter if he would consider doing this for Planescape 2, Avellone responded by saying:

"Hmmmm. I admit, I’ve got Kickstarter fever now. I feel like a bunch of doors suddenly appeared in game development."

Of course, getting Planescape 2 developed would require a lot hard work and money because it is owned by Atari and Wizards of the Coast.

Avellone also responded by saying "I’m down" when asked about getting a Kickstarter campaign going to create an "old school isometric RPG by @Obsidian_Ent."

Avellone later asked fans to tell him what kind of game they would like to see created using a Kickstarter campaign on the Obsidian Entertainment forums. Here's what he had to say there:

"All of Double Fine’s success from Kickstarter has been inspiring.

I GUESS PEOPLE LOVE THOSE CLASSIC ADVENTURE GAMES AFTER ALL.*

The idea of player-supported funding is... well, it’s proof certain genres aren’t dead and sequels may have more legs than they seem. And the idea of not having to argue that with a publisher is appealing.

Out of curiosity, if Obsidian did Kickstart a project, what would you want to see funded? (You can respond in comments or to @ChrisAvellone on Twitter, whichever you prefer.)"

 
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