For the past week or so I’ve been in the addictive grip of Just Cause 3. Flying around a beautiful island country while I try and set my oppressed people free by blowing up everything they own is fantastic. In addition to that, I’ll be heading to the movies tomorrow to see Star Wars Episode VII : The Force Awakens (helloooo SEO!) for the fourth time. Wouldn’t it be great to mix those two worlds together, but with a better frame rate? A new project on Kickstarter aims to do just that; check out the sure-to-be-DMCA’d-to-oblivion Star Wars Open World RPG.
The developer, known only as “Devin,” has brought his lack of coding experience, artistic ability, and of Star Wars copyright to bear in order to raise $200,000 to make millions of gamers dreams come true. Given that there’s almost nothing to the campaign, and it’s surely moments away from being shut down, here’s the entire thing:
Looking past the delusions of making an open world Star Wars RPG for $200k, or even getting the rights to do so in the first place, I can appreciate that Devin doesn’t seem to have completely lost touch with reality. After all, the Risks and Challenges section does call out “Copy rights (sic), pleasing all star wars fans, hiring professionals.” So, basically every part of the project is a risk.
How long before the Star Wars Open World RPG Kickstarter is shut down? I give it three days, tops.