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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha! that's a good comparison

Nhex, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:05 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remember OGRE?

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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

So now the guys from Space Quest are on this thing too:

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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

JimD, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa, Carmageddon was awesome.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 11:45 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cream will rise to the top.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is that article about

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:07 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

would like to see Day of the Tentacle reboot

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:38 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ron Gilberts non-KS game is revealing soon tho

zappi, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:45 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

(besides this guy

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:29 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

$10,000 to write some gaming columns?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:33 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:52 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

lets start a videogames little magazine

thomp, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heard about this one through a podcast I listen to. Think it sounds quite interesting for a $5 investment:

CraigG, Thursday, 31 May 2012 11:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

thomp, Thursday, 31 May 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Not sure this is the right place to put that, really - not a problem with Kickstarter itself... but I guess we don't have a 'Rolling Misogynist Gamers' thread.)

emil.y, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Black people are scum"
"Jews are cheap bastards"
"Muslims are the root of all violence"
Replace "black people", "jews", and "muslims" with the word "Men" and somehow you get sentences that are socially acceptable within our society.
Funny how sexism goes both ways.
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thomp, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think 'rolling misogynist gamers' might be interesting tbh. or 'rolling gamers are the most disgusting savages', for broadness' sake

thomp, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think we DO have a misogynist gamer thread?

“Argh!” I cry. But I really don’t care. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's called ILG HEYYOOOOOO hey no not really.

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think we did have some kind of gamer disgrace thread? i cannot remember, didn't fat ugly or slutty came up

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

thomp, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

thread started about the reality show where gamers competed and one lady got screamed at about being a fat ugly slut?

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

There was this thread, which mentioned the incident I think forks is referring to (or maybe not - the live-streamed fighting game competition where a female competitor took a whole lot of very ugly trash-talking):

Why is casual racism/sexism more accepted in video games than other forms of media (these days)?

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that sounds pretty cool

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:23 (9 months ago) Permalink

yeah, definitely. much more interesting to me than dear esther or gone home

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:25 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

hey who would have guessed that giving half a million dollars to some Youtube "celebrities" to fund their own Minecraft ripoff would be a bad idea? certainly not the 5 people who backed at the $10,000 level!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

Mordy, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:09 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Ha, didn't realize they already successful Kickstarters for Twilight Zone, ST: TNG and T2

Nhex, Saturday, 20 September 2014 02:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Aviary Attorney, love the art style

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:27 (3 months ago) Permalink

heh - they literally took the character drawings from 19th century cartoons

Nhex, Saturday, 13 December 2014 05:11 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

i'm still pretty excited for this

Mordy, Monday, 16 February 2015 00:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

kinda sorta too, but expectations lowered a bit

Nhex, Monday, 16 February 2015 06:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 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 (4 days ago) Permalink

or will be tomorrow.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:03 (4 days ago) Permalink

you bastard, getting my hopes up

Nhex, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:06 (4 days 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 (4 days ago) Permalink

maybe we should start a new thread for this

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:21 (4 days ago) Permalink

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

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:22 (4 days 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 (4 days ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:31 (4 days ago) Permalink

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

The Thin Blue Slime (kingfish), Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:39 (3 days 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 (3 days 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 (3 days 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 (3 days 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 (3 days 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 (3 days ago) Permalink

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