There are times in which Kickstarter gives birth to awesome projects, and there are times in which it displays some rather hilarious examples of naivety, like the project that asked for $20,000 to smash a 20th Anniversary PS4 to pieces on camera.
This one isn’t as crazy, but it’s still pretty funny. I don’t enjoy making fun of the passion of a fan, but there’s simply no way this is going to work, despite the fact that twelve people already backed the project, proving that there’s (almost) always going to be someone willing to back (almost) everything on Kickstarter.
“Ever wonder what if would be like if you were a Jedi with no boundaries, and could explore the galaxy freely?”
“Like many of us when we were kids we wanted to be like Luke skywalker or obi one kinobi, but like all of us, we do not live in a galaxy far far away. There might be another way though. With all the open world RPGs out there how is there not a good one for Star Wars? I have decided to take matters into my own hands and write a story in the star wars universe that will fit inside a RPG video game. I am currently looking into talking with Disney if I am able to do this. If not then there might have to be a compromise on the name or some other parts. I need your help. I am not a very good programmer, and I’m an even worst artist. I want to put this project into the hands of professionals, but in order to do that I need money to hire them. This was my dream as a kid I hope you can share my same compassion, thank you.
There are many people out there that have the wrong image when they think about this game so I will go into deep detail as much as i can to get people more excited about this. As I know there are other “very good” games over Star Wars, but within the bounds of good taste, I believe that these RPG’s over Star Wars have not reached their full potential. I do not feel immersed in these games. I am not talking about a 1995/2005 game that could be created in a month or two. I am talking about a Star Wars RPG that will completely blow people away; like “Fallout 4”, or “The Witcher 3” did. These RPG’s set the benchmark of how the future of RPG’s should look, and they are a good blueprint to go on. I want to make something that is like this in some respects, but goes even further. It will have the graphics of “Battlefront” or better with the feel of “The Witcher 3”.
The game and story will also have a lot of choice. You will be able to choose which side you would like to be on. You can be evil and reside on the Darkside and rule the galaxy as you wish, or you could also bring peace about the galaxy. Both in their own respects have their perks. Speaking of perks: Like “Fallout 4” there might or might not be perks in the game. At least not the same as they are in “Fallout”. I do not want to give away much about the story, but I will give away that you do not start out as a Jedi, but later become one. As you progress your skills get better as your ability to use the force. It is very exciting that I have already gotten backers. I will be providing updates every couple of days, and answering any questions that you might have. I am still answering others so please be patient.
Also no promises, but the backers that give for the $60 reward will get the game a day or two before original release.”
At least the author is aware of the “risks and challenges,” listing the following: “Copy rights, pleasing all star wars fans, hiring professionals.”
Unfortunately, I believe that he’s underestimating those risks.
In the basically non-existent chance of a successful campaign, there’s no way that Disney and Electronic Arts (that holds the rights for Star Wars video games for the foreseeable future) are going to let this slide, even if the biggest challenge would probably be to please the Star Wars fanbase.
Back at your own risk.