People have a long and illustrious history of launching Kickstarter projects for properties that they don’t own. From Half-Life 3 to Battle Toads, and everything in-between, it doesn’t seem that minor things like intellectual property or reality will stop people from asking for other peoples’ money.
The latest example is a campaign to make a new X-Wing vs TIE Fighter space combat sim. For the princely sum of $1.5million someone is promising that they’ll make a new game in Lucas Art’s classic Star Wars fighter in time for the release of Star Wars Episode 7.
Obtaining the rights from Disney to make a new X-Wing vs TIE Fighter game? The campaign organizer says it’ll happen, and if it doesn’t then he’ll just make something else.
The developer’s qualifications to take on such a massive undertaking? Don’t worry; it’s not even worth mentioning.
Has any actual work on the game been done yet? Who knows!
Like a stranger in a van offering you candy, this guy wants you to give him a bunch of money and just assume that everything will be all right. And why wouldn’t it be, it’s not like anyone has ever failed to deliver on their Kickstarter promises.