Just a day after Tim Schafer announced that Broken Age will need more money than it raised on Kickstarter to complete the game, another developer has come out to say the same thing.
American McGee, lead designer on Ozombie, has said that the $950,000 goal it set won’t be enough. Talking to Strategy Informer he said, “That amount is less than what we’ll need to develop the full game, but enough to get us started and deliver some initial chapters.” He added, “This is the kind of thing we do constantly as an independent studio, so I’m confident we can use whatever funding we secure to make an excellent product and expand on whatever gets built first.”
Ozombie is McGee’s interpretation of The Wizard of Oz and is being produced by Spicy Horse. At the time of writing it had managed to raise $127,229 of it’s target with 32 days still left to go.
With Kickstarter becoming a more popular way for independent studios to raise the funding for their games there is a pressure for the developers to deliver. Recently even the Ouya caused trouble when it was announced that the game had gone to retail before some of it’s backers had received their machines.