After numerous rumours, it finally happened. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is coming, and this time, the series promises to be much better. Even more surprising than basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal's return to gaming is the development of the title. Instead of having a big developer take control of the title, The Legend Reborn is trying to get its primary funding from IndieGoGo.
The campaign is hoping to raise $450,000, but it's important to remember that even if they don't reach their goal the company will get however much is funded already.
The original Shaq Fu was released way back in the '90's to horrible reception. This time though, developer Big Deez Productions say "we are gamers, not executives. We know what’s good and we know what stinks. This isn’t about trying to make a quick buck, it’s about creating something that both we and Shaq can be proud of. We want to make a slick, fun, rock-solid game."
Now, what you're all wondering is why does Shaq need IndieGoGo? The page answers this query in the following manner:
"He is the best center ever to play the game. Of course he's got money, and yes he will be investing a lot of his own time and money in this project. We will be investing considerably more of our own money in the game than we are asking for. The purpose of bringing the game to the public is to see how much interest there is in becoming Shaq's partner and in seeing the game happen."
The campaign has already raised $52,294, and still has 44 days left. Also of note are the perks, including things like going to Shaq's house and watching NBA in the TNT studio. But will the game be any good? This all remains to be seen. You can check out the IndieGoGo page for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn here.