It seems that even the disasterpiece that was the protracted development of Duke Nukem Forever can keep 3D Realms down. The studio has laid out the first scant details of their next project, the crowdfunded FPS Earth No More via the new video game-centric crowdsourcing site Gambitious.
Here's how they're describing the project:
Mankind’s relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet’s crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse.
According to this Eurogamer piece, it's a collaboration between 3D Realms and an unnamed developer. Right now, it doesn't look like you can actually put your money towards the project--one of ten on the Gambitious site--nor is there any information on what platforms we can expect to see Earth No More appear on.
That's actually a quirk/feature of Gambitious, it seems, curating the number of titles that are actively up for sourcing. Currently seven of the ten projects on the Kickstarter competitor's front page are available to fund, with the usual project pages with details relating to goals, milestones, arts, etc. So why Gambitious and not Kickstarter? 3D Realms' Scott Miller is on the five-member advisory board for the site, so that might have a little bit to do with it.
Unlike Kickstarter, though, Gambitious allows investment with equity in projects meaning prospective investors could potentially get more than a digital copy of a game and some concept art--they could actually get a stake in the final product.
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