Rise of the (Project) Gorgon?
Posted by Player Versus Developer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 October 2012, 9:24 pm
As has been reported at various fine news and blog outlets, Project: Gorgon has hit Kickstarter.  I've been tracking this project via the blog of its creator for over a year now, and the effort is fascinating in how transparent the development process has been. 

As I mentioned last week, I have some concerns about the planned business model, but to some extent these fall into the "Kickstarter claims not to be a store" camp.  The plan is for a sandboxy, quirky, creative world where a class named "Dark Geologist" barely failed to make the cut and players must learn to die in creative ways if they wish to become a necromancer - who may or may not also be a werewolf (I'm not clear on what happens if you combine the two).  This project is on Kickstarter precisely because it's not the sort of thing that's making it to stores these days.

It's going to be interesting to see where this project shakes out - they are aiming at a sizeable sum when viewed in terms of the numbers of small contributors they would need to hit the mark, but working in their favor is the fact that the project is unique enough that it's hard to put an objective value on it.  Between respect for what they're trying to do and general enjoyment that I've gotten as a reader of Elder Game over the years, I'm definitely rooting for them.  



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