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If Obsidian + Kickstarter = ?

Posted by Chris Avellone , 10 February 2012 · 140823 views

All of Double Fineís success from Kickstarter has been inspiring.


The idea of player-supported funding is... well, itís proof certain genres arenít 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.)

* I only use all caps for sarcasm and shouting. And for the Think Tank in Old World Blues for comedy value.

  • mkreku, maia, Adam Brennecke and 90 others like this

If you would go Kickstarter I would just trust you guys since you always made great cRPG !. So instead of asking what we would like to see ask yourself - what would be your "dream come true" game you always wanted to create and just put it on kickstarter :) We will support it as loong as it will be something good.

And if it's from you - it will be good!.
Mamoulian War
Aug 22 2012 12:33 PM
After getting my hands on Pathfinder RPG, reading some of the Core books and playing the game, I now wish that Obsidian would make kickstarter for singleplayer game based on these rules :(
I remember an old campaign I used to run that had an ancient hero brought back from the dead, this was shortly after i'd first played Torment and I was undoubtedly very heavily inspired. This ghost man reborn into flesh after over a millenia of rest in the spirit world, had almost entirely forgotten everything but the vaguest notions of what and who he was. There was very little left of humanity or personality within him, so I had to litter the gameworld with triggers that would unlock his joi de vivre.

Scenic vistas and unchanged locales, pleasureable and painful sensations, and of course written records of his past were all tools in reminding him of what life was. It was somewhat of a mix between the perks of Alpha Protocol and the memories of Torment, and though it necessitated a lot of work and planning (often ignored, overlooked and at the expense of some of the other players characters) it was hailed by my friday nighters as genuinely touching in its denouement.

Your thought on a theoretical Torment successor just brought all this to mind, somewhat prominently. I'd love to see one of these deep and eminently moldable characters brought to life once more in such a fractured setting as you describe.

But whatever path you guys choose to take, i'll be keenly anticipating the finished product.
Looking at the success you have with Project Eternity, and all praise for past work, I think the chances of success for kickstarter projects to remake the old classics in an improved and moddable form are high.

Planescape: Torment (buy it back!!!) is highest on my list, then come Fallout 1 & 2.

Personally I prefer the gameplay of F:NV to isometric turn based combat, maybe some compromises can be found here. (I think of elements of Dungeon Keeper, Okami, Mount&Blade)

The stories of those games are top notch, and I for one am so nostalgic about them that I'd buy remakes on principle.
Just polish them up, flesh them out a little more, give them a little more love. I'd play them in any form they come.

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