Chris Avellone Escalates Feud with Obsidian Over Xbox Deal

Fallout writer Chris Avellone left Obsidian Entertainment under inauspicious circumstances and has held a grudge against the company since. Avellone recently escalated the feud on Twitter over Microsoft's possible decision to license the company as part of its recent studio grab bonanza. Obsidian is the next studio rumored to be in sight for a buyout by […]

Unpublished Gary Gygax Works to Become Video Games

Indie game company Fig announced today that the company has come to an agreement with The Gygax Trust to produce a series of video games based on the unpublished works of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax. Essentially, the trust which is run by Gygax's family would lend the company usage of works he never got around […]

Nightmarchers is the Latest Game to Host a Fig Campaign

Wyrmbyte has taken their post-apocalyptic Hawaiian RPG to crowdfunding platform Fig. The open world hybrid RPG shooter Nightmarchers plays a bit like Far Cry meets Zelda, and is set on the island of Oahu after a cataclysmic event leaves the archipelago cut off from the rest of the world. You play as Kai, a man blessed (or […]

Swery's The Good Life Is Debt Repayment With Cats

At PAX West, Swery, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, and his merry team of mad men at White Owl, announced The Good Life, a debt repayment life simulation RPG. It's part murder mystery, part life simulation where all the townspeople operate on a 24-hour life schedule, and at night, under the moonlight, they take […]

Fig Game Shares For Wasteland 3 Have Been Approved By The SEC, the video game crowdfunding site that allows you to invest in a video game's future sales through Fig Game Shares, announced today that the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has approved Fig Game Shares for Wasteland 3. Wasteland 3 is one of the first successes for Fig, with it's campaign meeting 113% of […]

Fig Finishing Fund Commits To Helping Indie Devs Access Steam Direct

After the closing of Steam Greenlight and announcement of its replacement, Steam Direct, Fig the gaming crowdfunding site has announced their Fig Finishing Fund initiative. The Finishing Fund will commit up to $500,000 USD to help developers "access Steam Direct and build fan awareness through paid marketing. This is a counter measure to help indie […]

Fig The Video-game Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform Raises $7.84m

Fig, the gaming crowd funding site (founded by CEO Justin Bailey) has raised $7.84M Series A funding led by Spark Capital (Oculus, Tumblr, and Twitter) and Greycroft (Maker Studios, Scopely, and Venmo) to increase their ability to provide more game projects for investors and backers. Unlike several other crowd-funding sites, Fig also functions as a publishing platform. […]