*sing* and the times, they are a-changing....
i'd say kickstarter
but - like wing commander - some stupid, filthy rich company buys the rights to a game series, which is the death of every hope.
good luck with star citizen, chris roberts and others like elite:dangerous. death to EA, death to DISNEY. and - most especially - DEATH to george lucas!
yea i'm not all serious about that death thingie