, androidi wrote

I originally intended to post a concept for a hybrid genre sci-fi game (Like ME meets SF/SC2 [1992] + Elite) but as long as the financiers to publishers see that it is comparatively less risky to re-use a Gears of War type "game production recipe" because of the linear/predictable/simpler to test nature of these sort of games in comparison to more open world games, why bother.

You could try to get funding via Kickstarter. Double Fine needed $400.000 to create an old school adventure game no publisher would touch with a ten foot pole and they raked in over three million dollars for it.