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never mind, i'm sure there's nothing better $10 million could do than continue to gratify the ego of the man who gave us 'Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work'

thomp, Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:10 (four years ago) Permalink

i know, it's a drop in the ocean, it's .1% of video game revenue in the US, whatever, i just find it ... eh

thomp, Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:11 (four years ago) Permalink

enh, if it results in a worthwhile game, and improved infrastructure for future game funding from newer gamedevs with worthwhile ideas, so be it.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:14 (four years ago) Permalink

one of the things people point to as a failing of the game industry is a preponderance of and a reliance on established properties and sequels, so it's sure nice to see that what the fans really want is a marginally different set of established properties and sequels

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okay, there are also games being funded which aren't. hum.

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i don't see how direct funding of games that aren't going to turn a profit otherwise is going to improve the infrastructure of the industry proper. i also don't understand how games companies have trouble making money, it seems kind of a no-brainer, i don't know whether that's unrelated.

thomp, Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:29 (four years ago) Permalink

making things and employing ppl costs money iirc

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Excited about this one... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:20 (four years ago) Permalink

what has surprised me about these - and it held true for the first couple high profile ones at least, i haven't checked every one - is that it isn't loads of people giving small change, but for the most part a few people giving loads of money.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:28 (four years ago) Permalink

There are rumours of a kick-started Thief 4 too, a game I've been hoping for for a looong time. I'm pretty hopeful about this restoring something like a decent games mid-list.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:54 (four years ago) Permalink

never mind, i'm sure there's nothing better $10 million could do than continue to gratify the ego of the man who gave us 'Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work'

that's unfair. he also did Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

super excited for wasteland 2 btw

Mordy, Sunday, 22 April 2012 15:11 (four years ago) Permalink

I didn't realize there were so many of these, it's kinda awesome, though I fear it'll end up like Pixies reunion recordings or other stuff I would have prayed fervently for years ago then found I didn't give a shit about when it actually happened

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 22 April 2012 15:53 (four years ago) Permalink

haha! that's a good comparison

Nhex, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:05 (four years ago) Permalink

i figured someone would start this thread

ditto. I'm actually too lazy to even join kickstarter; let me know when they join forces with paypal

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Remember OGRE?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition?ref=category

One of the things I like about these projects is that while the big ones are established names, usually, I get a much more personal/hands-on vibe from the creators. It's like, you can have a cool weird niche experience that doesn't have to go thru the AAA publishers or get contarded out or be some megablockbuster. I'm happy with an experience that goes for the vibe i want, but I'm a particular kind of niche hardcore type, as voluminously detailed on countless threads here.

The personal appeals filmed by the creators add to that sense of "here, we're a smaller team, we want to do something cool, and it's more pure & authentic & handcrafted(etc) and not dictated by Sony or EA's marketing departments."

I'm just hoping that these projects firmly establish crowdsourcing/funding as a thing; a valid source of game production outside of the megacorps and giving indie gaming a proper amount of resources to pull out a developed vision. Is this going to fund a 5-year AAA game? Probably not. Does it need to to be valid?

I'm assuming that there's eventually going to be infrastructure developed so that newer gamedevs get their stuff noticed and thus funded, but I'll take the fact that we need to establish stable capital channels first.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:27 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm kind of curious about the reception when some of these games turn out to be stinkers

the acquisition and practice of music is unfavourable to the health of (abanana), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:17 (four years ago) Permalink

So now the guys from Space Quest are on this thing too:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que

which tbh I can't really see being any good (I think I gave up on SQ6 after about 10 minutes, and I spent money on it) but might still throw some money at for nostalgia's sake, and also because I didn't pay money for the Space Quests which I actually enjoyed as a kid

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:10 (four years ago) Permalink

The Carmageddon guys want 400k to do a reboot. They've got 14k.

JimD, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:25 (four years ago) Permalink

haha, ouch. even 400K seems a bit low though

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:27 (four years ago) Permalink

whoa, Carmageddon was awesome.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 11:45 (four years ago) Permalink

This is quickly going to reach the point of 'everybody uses it now, so now it's useless'.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:05 (four years ago) Permalink

if it hasn't already. i think the window passed with shadowrun

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:44 (four years ago) Permalink

eh, lots of projects funded already, don't think enthusiasm will run out for the right project
shadowrun raised $1.8 million, carmageddon already at £112,000 in 24 hours

zappi, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Cream will rise to the top.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:00 (four years ago) Permalink

what is that article about

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

there's this game specific kickstarter alternative launching at e3

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

would like to see Day of the Tentacle reboot

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Another Maniac Mansion game will probably happen in time, but given how all the principles are currently working on other KS projects, I wouldn't expect any announcement for the next 2 years.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Friday, 11 May 2012 06:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Ron Gilberts non-KS game is revealing soon tho
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/05/10/we-solved-this-double-fine-puzzle.aspx

zappi, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:45 (four years ago) Permalink

is it too late to declare a vintage-game-revival-kickstarter bubble

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Idk where I got that rumour about Thief 4 from, but it was nonsense. It's still languishing at Eidos Montreal, no news from them since 2009, though they still say it's 'coming soon' on their website. Bum.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Saturday, 19 May 2012 09:57 (four years ago) Permalink

i think a more realistic goal for once they reach $100k would be 'hire a coder', but what do i know

thomp, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

really wonder how many of these are going to end up with an actual finished game

(let alone a good one)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:27 (four years ago) Permalink

(besides this guy http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120873716/your-world)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:29 (four years ago) Permalink

man it's a shame because that concept artwork for zombie playground is awesome, but i'm with thomp, 100k seems mad unrealistic

Nhex, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:38 (four years ago) Permalink

well, they have a good team at least

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:02 (four years ago) Permalink

$10,000 to write some gaming columns?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Crowd funding is the new AdSense

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:37 (four years ago) Permalink

They made $500 per article? I need to change careers

Nhex, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:52 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't know Computer Gaming World's advertising numbers from then, but $500 per article is not really a shocking amount for a long piece in a big media magazine (of course video game journalism is mostly horrific so even if normative it's generally undeserved...)

Mordy, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:20 (four years ago) Permalink

they made $1000 (split), and i was under the impression that it was like, a back-of-book column and not a long feature

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:30 (four years ago) Permalink

still even so, raising $10,000 to write 10 wacky video game articles just seems... misguided

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

lets start a videogames little magazine

thomp, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Heard about this one through a podcast I listen to. Think it sounds quite interesting for a $5 investment:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066438441/haunts-the-manse-macabre

CraigG, Thursday, 31 May 2012 11:06 (four years ago) Permalink

ahah, it looks like ZOMBIE PLAYGROUND is going to make its money. oh god

thomp, Thursday, 31 May 2012 23:20 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Pillars of Eternity is live!

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

or will be tomorrow.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

you bastard, getting my hopes up

Nhex, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:06 (one year ago) Permalink

well i thought i had it! I'm preloading on steam now and i recommend you do.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe we should start a new thread for this

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't been this excited about a release since fallout 3

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I would be more into it if i hadn't just ordered bloodborne, but yeah
Pillars of Eternity: Obsidian's Kickstarter RPG

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

xp yeah, good point. i went to the backer portal and got my steam key

Nhex, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh look, you can pre-load it, too.

The Thin Blue Slime (kingfish), Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought I'd be able to roll a character before work but it's not unlocked yet.

JimD, Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, having the character creator as an early demo plaything would have been a neat advance promotional item

The Thin Blue Slime (kingfish), Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:29 (one year ago) Permalink

i... don't have the 18 gigs free to install... need to delete a lot of stuff.

Nhex, Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:36 (one year ago) Permalink

That was odd because it told me I'd need 18Gb but then once it was downloading it only pulled 6Gb. So either there's more to come once it unlocks, or that initial 18Gb estimate is wrong.

JimD, Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

from the PC Gamer Review:

Almost an hour had passed, and I was still on the character creation screen. That s how I knew, before I d even started, that this homage to classic computer role-playing games like Baldur s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment was authentic.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Little Devil Inside:

"Little devil inside is a story about a college professor who investigates paranormal activities. With you! "

This game looks doooooope, and just got Greenlit.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ldi/little-devil-inside

I dig the cheery little tophatted cyclops dude backpacking his way thru the wilderness.

Doktor Van Peebles (kingfish), Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:05 (one year ago) Permalink

that does look pretty cool

Nhex, Monday, 20 April 2015 06:27 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

8 hrs to go on Bloodstained

Nhex, Friday, 12 June 2015 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

$3.3M USD with 27 days left to go.

Coming for Ps4 & PC.

Curious how much Sony will kick in for completion given the fact that this met its (pre-sales) goal the day it was announced.

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Saturday, 20 June 2015 04:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Considering the first game cost $47 million to make...

Nhex, Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I mentioned in the E3 thread that a lot of the stuff in the first game had to be made from scratch, but all of that is included in modern, off-the-shelf game engines.

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Saturday, 20 June 2015 14:50 (one year ago) Permalink

And oh man they should break out Ryo's original character model, just for kicks

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Saturday, 20 June 2015 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

the majority of funding for this game will assuredly not be from the kickstarter

jennifer islam (silby), Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:53 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

These guys seem like the four guys who could pull it off

http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/18/bailey-schafer-fargo-and-urquhart-create-a-kickstarter-competitor-built-for-games-and-equity/

Justin Bailey has launched Fig, a new crowdfunding site built specifically for games. The former chief operating officer of developer Double Fine partnered with some big names and studios who previously had success on Kickstarter, specifically his old colleague, Tim Schafer (The Broken Age), Brian Fargo of InXile (Wasteland 2), and Feargus Urquhart of Obsidian (Pillars of Eternity). Each has pledged to launch campaigns for new games on Fig.

Fig also stands out from other crowdfunding sites in that you buy equity in a game or developer, meaning you can actually make money from a successful project...

Also, Justin Bailey is actually a real name?!

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Wednesday, 19 August 2015 02:36 (one year ago) Permalink

bound to succeed, born a cheat code

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:13 (one year ago) Permalink

so that's where Masi Oka went!

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

2D sidescroller inspired by Valkrie Profile, by the team that did Skullgirls.
Mostly notable for the high amount they're asking for...
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indivisible-an-rpg-by-lab-zero-and-505-games

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 01:01 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Psychonauts 2 https://www.fig.co/campaigns/psychonauts-2

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 4 December 2015 12:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Broken Age is the only game I know of that had a 50% off sale before it was even finished. I'll wait.

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Friday, 4 December 2015 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I think so too, though i am interested in this whole "Fig" thing

Nhex, Friday, 4 December 2015 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Right now it's at $894K investment and $995K rewards - wouldn't have thought the ratio would be so close.
Kinda tempted to go on it as a lark, but probably not worth it given it'll take several years to recoup.

Nhex, Monday, 7 December 2015 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

So, Hyper Light Drifter finally launched today. Backed it back in September 2013... Hard to be all that excited after such a long time. On the plus side, I'm finally down to just 1 outstanding Kickstarter (the Bitmap Brothers book) that I've paid for.

CraigG, Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like Hyper Light Drifter a fair bit after an hour or so of playtime, but it's a little tough to tell what to do or where to go since the game works so hard to avoid giving verbal directions. some of the checkpoints are are frustratingly placed, too, although that may just be me learning how not to die. the good stuff (the art style, the controls, the level design, etc) is all really impressive, though - so far HLD feels like a game which occupies the precise midpoint between Another World and Bastion, although I'll obviously need to make more progress before I can decide whether it deserves to be compared to games as good as either of those.

grinding like a jolly elf (jamescobo), Saturday, 9 April 2016 05:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So is Mighty No. 9 really as bad as everyone says? Watched a LP and was kinda shocked that it didn't look that much better than that GameCube version of Megaman from a decade ago.

Nhex, Friday, 24 June 2016 07:59 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Bloodstained pushed to 1st Half 2018. Bummer, but I'd rather see a great game late than a mediocre one on time.

Nhex, Friday, 9 September 2016 03:00 (three months ago) Permalink

if u happen to have an Xbox for some reason, earthlock released on 9/1 as September's free game for live. it's surprisingly fun if you enjoy basically cookie cutter jrpg types. there are a couple of interesting twists on usual mechanics (addicting if mindless agriculture) and the art style is pretty good. im estimating 30 hrs for playthrough.

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Friday, 9 September 2016 03:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Obduction, a true sequel to Myst, was excellent. The scenery was beautiful and the story was interesting. The weirdest thing was when I first started this game and realized I couldn't jump and I didn't have an inventory menu. But damn this game was beautiful and it gets you hooked right away. Though, if you aren't much of an adventure gamer or you plan on using hints I might not recommend this game to you. There could of been more puzzles with more variation. Slow load times are noticeable in a couple locations. Overall, I can't complain too much.

PastoralCollage, Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink


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