Obsidian’s CEO Feargus Urquhart has revealed on the company’s Project: Eternity Kickstarter page that they have previously been approached by publishers, asking them to do a Kickstarter — but turned them down.
“We were actually contacted by some publishers over the last few months that wanted to use us to do a Kickstarter,” said Urquhart. “I said to them: ‘So, you want us to do a Kickstarter for, using our name, we then get the Kickstarter money to make the game, you then publish the game, but we then don’t get to keep the brand we make and we only get a portion of the profits.’ They said, ‘Yes’.”
Urquhart was quick to stress that he didn’t think the publishers really understood what they were asking. “I think they were trying, honestly, to be able to do something with us and they felt that was the easiest way to do it. They would then not need to go get budget approved and deal with the challenge of that. What I don’t think they did was to think about our side of it and what they were really asking.”
Obsidian’s Project: Eternity Kickstarter has now reached $1.7 million of its $1.1m goal.