Seems like it was just yesterday that I was thinking of this game. Oh wait. It was just yesterday. I mentioned Imagination Is The Only Escape as an example of a game idea that was killed due to publishers who were unable to deal with mature themes in games. The publishers which had initially considered the game thought that the holocaust theme was just too touchy of a subject to allow in a game.
Sure it is fine to shoot Nazi soldiers all day long, but show World War 2 through the eyes of one of the millions of victims of the holocaust and suddenly you have a controversial game on your hands. That is a lousy way to advance an art form.
Lucky for us though, the recent wave of crowdfunding has allowed for controversial games to find a way to the public. That is what Imagination Is The Only Escape creator Luc Bernard has done. He has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to bring that original vision to life. He has done this in spite of the publishers who wouldn’t touch the game with a ten foot pole. Continue reading