Ok, since the boards got short term amnesia and threads disappeared, let's get up to speed:
1)Double Fine Adventure's campain has ended, smashing every crowdfunding record ever with a final total of 3.45 million (including a few off-Kickstarter contributions). It's more than double what any other Kickstarter has raised and more than six times the number of backers.
2)The day DFA closes, Brian Fargo launches a Kickstarter for Wasteland 2, with the highest goal of any Kickstarter up to that point, $900,000, with Fargo pledging $100,000 of his own money to meet his $1 million target if need be. It blows past this goal in less than two days, and is now the third biggest Kickstarter of all time, and is pretty much guaranteed to finish as second. $2 million+ seems very possible at this point. This pretty much cements that the Double Fine thing was not an isolated incident and this is going to continue to be a viable way for gaming projects with name recognition to get real budgets.
3) The next day, a fat retard who won a $43,000,000 lottery jackpot in 2007 and has no game development experience whatsoever and no team behind him, launches a Kickstarter with a $1.1 million goal to develop an MMO.
4) A new team of ex-Bioware leads are working on an original S-RPG called The Banner Saga, with a modest $100,000 goal. It seems like this will be reached by the end of its first day.
5) The creators of Under a Killing Moon and Pandora Directive, two of the best adventure games ever made, tease an announcement about the Tex Murphy series for tomorrow, March 20. This is generally expected to be about a Kickstarter project developed by Big Finish games, a studio founded by the series' creators a few years back.
6) I emailed Greg Johnson to ask what was up with doing a Toejam and Earl and/or Starflight Kickstarter. He said once they finish their current project, he's definitely thinking about TJ&E