The Times has an interesting article about a book (now becoming a game) called Metro 2033. Read the article here.
The book has been hugely successful and the game is quite well anticipated. Here are three interesting things about the project - none of which could have been true 5 years ago - and what makes it relevant to us.
1 - The book is by Dimitry Glukhovsky. He started publishing it on his blog with comments and criticisms from blog readers prompting a radical rewrite and a whole new second half. The rewrite was then also published on his blog.
2 - The book then got published in book form and has sold well. However, the free version can still be downloaded.
3 - The book then got picked up for adaptation - not into a film, but a PC game (for now). The game meant Dmitry could be more closely involved.
All 3 of these represent our changing times and prove that the project plans you had in place a few years ago may need looking at again.
A couple of links...