Here’s some boring(?) western gaming entries.
Richard Garriott (aka Lord British)
Shroud of the Avatar MMO
after Origin was dissolved within the monster that is EA and Garriott left to do his own thing (somewhat unsuccessfully, see: Tabula Rasa), he has now for the last few years been running a somewhat viable MMO “Shroud of the Avatar” which is in all regards a “spiritual successor” to Ultima / Ultima Online, just without the Ultima trademark and world (still owned by EA).
Shared: basically everything except the logo and trademark.
I’m not even sure if this one counts, but:
Wing Commander series,
Space flying and shooting and trading and whatnot. Wing Commander didn’t have hundreds of millions of dollars in crowdfunding, but maybe that is just an artefact of history more than anything else?
(maybe this doesn’t count because Star Citizen is not released (and will never be released))
Sid Meier’s Civilization (1 & 2)
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
I love SMAC. (see: IC ten games list thread). To me, it is the perfect sequel / extension / continuation of Civilization. It is Sid Meier honing his craft and making the best one of those games he could.