Someone has turned to Kickstarter in order to raise $1.5 million dollars in order to make a new X-Wing vs TIE Fighter game.  Seems legit.
Seems legit

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.

Greg Micek

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