Though I must admit I like the Double Fine promotion video better, as I find it more funny and engaging, I am looking more for the Wastelands 2. I was never huge fan of Adventures – though i ve played many of them. Grim Fandango included.
It has to be admitted that FPS dominate he playing scene now. Followed by MMOs, followed by RPGs. I do miss the time when there were games like Planescape, or Omicron the Nomad Soul. (OMG… if somebody would re-do Omicron…). So it is really nice to see that projects like this are done and from the numbers you can see that there is a great interest in them. I am quite looking forward to see the game that does not fit the, nowadays standard, “do we have more than 10Mil 15 – 25 years old players for this title” type of game – Hello there… all games do not have to work on xbox, ps, etc… PC is enough. Luckily it seems that this will be the new trend for game financing – so in the near future there will be pretty interesting titles to see.
What I would like also to see is when gamers would submit their projects, get the funding and then choose from the array of interested developers and publishers if the idea is interesting. Of course there will be 99,9% who think that if the scored a headshot, or finished Baldur’s Gate that they are gaming development gurus… but thats ok. We are looking for the 0.1% with the actual idea.