I have a serious weakness for game kickstarter projects, especially sandbox style games. My latest discovery is Stonehearth, a project nearing the end of its funding round and which has already made its goal several times over. It looks like a sort of combination of Starcraft, Towns and Minecraft, and looks really fun.
It's currently in pre-alpha mode, meaning it's not actually a playable game yet. There are some pretty cool looking videos of what game play there is though that give me high hope for the final product.
Check out their site at http://www.stonehearth.net or their Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1590639245/stonehearthhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1590639245/stonehearth