Mar 6, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
I’ll be honest, I don’t really remember the Shaq Fu video game. What I do know is that people didn’t really like it. Which is putting it kindly.
So Shaq is trying to do a sequel. Of course. Dan Devine at Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie has the details.
O’Neal and his partners at Big Deez Productions, who claim to have worked on popular franchises like the “Halo” and “Street Fighter” series in the past, have just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising $450,000 to support the production and release of the “beat-em-up-style” game, with 5 percent “of all profits from the game [going] to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.” As of 12:50 p.m. ET Thursday, they’d already raised more than $4,000, with the campaign slated to end on April 20; even if the goal isn’t met, though, Polygon’s Samit Sarkar notesthat because “it is a flexible funding drive, the studio will receive whatever money has been contributed to the campaign by [the end date].” (Seems like a smart business move by The Big Game Developer.)
It certainly is possible that Shaq and the Big Deez team could fix the numerous flaws of the 1994 game.
The question is, are you going to pay to see that?
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