Here’s something you don’t see everyday on Kickstarter. Someone recently put up a campaign with the goal of getting the attention of Lionhead Studios. Back in 2002, Intrepid Computer Entertainment, announced a title called BC. It was meant to offer up a new gameplay experience where players would play through a prehistoric “caveman” world, doing their best to survive the harsh reality. Lionhead Studios felt the project was too ambitious and canceled the studio’s efforts in 2004. Now, in 2015 someone with no rights whatsoever for BC has put up a campaign to “Bring Back BC.”
As expected, the campaign page features no actual useful content (videos, images, etc) since they’re not intending to actually develop the game. This Kickstarter exists purely to show the appropriate companies that there is still a great deal of interest in BC. Unfortunately for the project leader, this isn’t actually the case – and even if it were – consumers are savvy enough to realize this campaign isn’t where they should voice their support. It also doesn’t help that the majority of the page text is just copied word for word from the game’s Wikipedia article. To repeat: This campaign was just meant to draw eyes back on BC… And then maybe the money would be given to folks who could make it happen.
Bring Back BC asked for a massive $300,000 goal. This is hard enough to achieve with an absolutely rocking campaign, and obviously impossible with something of this nature. Thankfully, no one will be losing money to this one. Yesterday Kickstarter suspended the campaign which is 100% the right move on their part.