Double Fine's record-setting 2012 Kickstarter was premised on the argument that its proposed game could not be made under a risk-averse publisher model. Other developers such as Obsidian have appealed to fans using much the same line. However, Massive Chalice illustrates that crowdfunding can be a means not just to resurrect old genres, but to push for better and more equitable representation as well. While Muir says he does not have an idea locked in quite yet on how same-sex relationships will be implemented mechanically, Massive Chalice has already surpassed its funding target and is set to be funded on June 27th. You can check out the Kickstarter here.
If somebody did think about it during that whole thing, they would've probably just killed it because it is such a controversial issue. They'd probably not want to have it associated with the game at all. And then they'd give me a PR company line that I'd have to tell in every interview, and it'd be super, super shitty. And then any gay gamers who are coming to the game and playing it and wanting to see themselves represented would just be really disappointed.
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Massive Chalice will have same-sex relationships, thanks to donors
Massive Chalice project lead Brad Muir says the team hadn't considered same sex relationships before taking to Kickstarter, and a publisher would likely have vetoed the idea if they had.