Plenty of studios have asked their fans to fund a game's development this year, but Interplay's revamped Black Isle Studios is asking their fans to fund a prototype for its next game, Project V13. The studio today launched a fundraising campaign on its official site with a 30-day time limit and no specific funding goal.
"Our goal at this stage is threefold: 1) prove to management that you want Black Isle Studios resurrected - and all the history and tradition of excellence that goes with it; 2) to continue to staff up BIS and complete our PV13 game design; and 3) to develop a tech demo/proof of concept for our design that will open the doors to additional funding."
Unlike Kickstarter, those who pledge money will have their credit cards charged immediately. As for what their money will buy, that would be access to special forums for the game's backers (those are expected to launch in late January) and a certificate of recognition for their contribution.
Source: Black Isle Studios