InXile made one of my favorite games, The Bard's Tale (Remake, not the old old one) a long time ago. They.. haven't really been doing too much after that. A lot of little games and such, But they just.. don't have the capital for a big game that they'd love to make.
But it's hard to trust a publisher, who WILL pay you.. but then make a zillion demands of your game, most constraining of all being TIME. I can't count the games that I had high hopes for that became ruined because of time constraints. And how many games have YOU played that was awesome in the beginning, but then just... sucked at the end? That's usually a publisher's fault, pushing a date on the Devs.