THQ is in a fair bit of financial trouble, so much so that they decided to give the recent “Humble Bundle” craze a try in order to raise some much-needed cash. Now, to be fair, they have managed to raise a couple million dollars…not bad for what is essentially a pack of older games. Still, the company’s future is rather in doubt…which means that South Park: The Stick of Truth’s future is in doubt…which means that Obsidian Entertainment’s future may be in doubt as well, even with their recent Kickstater success.
That said, according to a tweet from Geoff Keighley, The Stick of Truth will officially premiere at the upcoming VGAs, so…maybe everything will work out.
On the interview front, TotalBiscuit sat down with Obsidian’s Adam Brennecke for a chat about Project Eternity (video interview), Koobismo at DeviantArt chatted with Chris Avellone (audio interview), and Gamasutra also published a lengthy interview with Avellone entitled From Torment to Eternity (which is evidently about narrative design in RPGs).
And on the inXile Entertainment front, Colin McComb had some excellent thoughts to share concerning crowdfunding and Kickstarter and what they mean for indie developers (he also shared his thoughts on Planescape: Torment). Oh, and GameStar.ru interviewed Brian Fargo about Wasteland 2…which is progressing very well indeed.