When your nine-year old daughter tells you they want to make an RPG, do you tell them no? When that nine-year old girl comes to Kickstarter with a request to pay for her RPG-creating summer camp, do you tell her no? The only solution here is to help little Mackenzie Wilson fulfill her dreams of beating up her mean brothers.
Now, I didn’t know such a thing existed, a week-long camp for kids aged nine to twelve to learn how to build a role-playing game. Reading her pitch, which was obviously edited and cared for her by her mom, someone who could have actually set up the campaign to begin with, it’s clear that Mackenzie is a gamer. When I was nine, the girls I knew played Shaq Fu. I’m not lying. Gaming’s come a long way and it’s great to see such ambition and, as cheesy as some of the merchandise is, parents that are willing to help her out.
In just the time that I’ve written this article, the donations have already shot up five hundred dollars. I wonder if she’ll put her game on Blu-ray now with exquisite CGI at every turn?