I was checking out Kickstarter tonight because I saw Obsidian funded a Kickstarter project for a new RPG called Project Eternity. It is supposed to be a combination of Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planscape: Torment. Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to help this project, but I found some others worth funding.
HD Interactive is trying to make a sequel to its popular space game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken will pick up where Nexus left off and expand on many of its features. It should be available for PC and Mac.
Tom Hall (of id fame) and Brenda Brathwaite (of the Wizardry series) are trying to make Shaker: An Old School RPG. It will be available for PC and Mac. Linux support will be available of they get enough support. If they almost double their support they will make 2 RPGs!
For those who love 4X strategy games, there’s M.O.R.E. In the spirit of Master of Orion 2, M.O.R.E. will be an old school turn-based 4X strategy game available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Finally, Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame is making Star Citizen, a sandbox space sim where you are free to be or do as you please.
Please check out these great projects and lend your support to the continuing effort of people and companies trying to make the games we gamers want but publishers won’t pay for anymore. Disclaimer: I have personally backed all of these projects.