3D Realms Looks to Gambitious to Crowd-Fund New Project
While this past year has been dominated by video game projects finding their crowd-funding fortunes on Kickstarter, a rival crowd-funding site, Gambitious, is the choice of 3D Realms for their new project, Earth No More. According to a post on Eurogamer, the studio originally behind the Duke Nukem franchise is working with another studio to co-develop the new first-person shooter project.
The official description reads thusly:
“Mankind’s relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet’s crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse.”
The Eurogamer post also points out that Scott Miller, the founder of 3D Realms, is on Gambitious’s advisory board, helping to explain why the game wound up on the relatively unknown site as opposed to the far more visible Kickstarter. The post also reports that the game was set for a 2009 release, but 3D Realms’ infamous financial troubles kept the game from coming to completion. Aside from the platforms it’s been developed for—PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC—not much else is known about the game. The project’s listing on the Gambitious website doesn’t list a funding goal, nor a start or end date to the fundraising which, I would imagine, is forthcoming.
What do you think? Personally, given how Duke Nukem Forever shook out, I wouldn’t be too thrilled about committing my money to a studio that famously took 15 years to NOT finish a game. But then, maybe this funding would be just to get Earth No More finished? Hmmm…