The Kickstarter campaign for the underwater adventure, Big Blue, failed to reach its goal. Developed by members of the original Ecco the Dolphin development team, Big Blue was billed as the spiritual successor to Ecco the Dolphin. However, the campaign only managed to raise $55,764 of its targeted $665,000. Ouch.
But fear not fans, because Ed Annunziata, creator of the original Ecco the Dolphin, has a backup plan. Rather than raising money for Big Blue all at once, a new Kickstarter campaign a smaller scale version will be launched. Entitled Little Blue, the game will feature fewer environments and playable characters, but a full game with quests and a story. By scaling down the scope of the game, less money will be required to develop Little Blue.
Once the game is successfully funded, the game will be distributed for free with a link to a new Kickstarter campaign for Big Blue. The idea is that with a smaller game, players will get a better idea of the gameplay and drum up more interest for the full scale game that Annunziata first envisioned.
As of now, there are no dates set for the launch of the new Kickstarter campaign.