American McGee, he of Alice in Wonderland and Alice: Madness Returns fame, the man who accidentally kicked up a fuss when he called EA's marketing tactics disingenuous, has taken to the social networks, putting feelers out to see if fans of the Alice games would be willing to stump up some cash to help fund a third instalment.
Here's what McGee wrote:
Questions for you:
1) If we could get the rights from EA, would you play "Alice 3?"
2) If you'd play "Alice 3," would you back it on Kickstarter?
3) If you said "yes" to those two things, make some noise - I'm trying to gauge interest in case I happen to discuss this with EA during GDC in 2 weeks. The more interest there is, the more seriously they'll take the conversation.
We were slightly underwhelmed by the second Alice title, but if McGee can wrestle the rights out from under EA's thumb, we'd love to see what unbridled, unhinged creativity could arise from the chance to revisit the IP.
What do you folks think?