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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 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha! that's a good comparison

Nhex, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:05 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

JimD, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

whoa, Carmageddon was awesome.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 11:45 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cream will rise to the top.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

what is that article about

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's this game specific kickstarter alternative launching at e3

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

would like to see Day of the Tentacle reboot

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:38 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ron Gilberts non-KS game is revealing soon tho

zappi, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:45 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

(besides this guy

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:29 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

$10,000 to write some gaming columns?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:33 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:52 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

lets start a videogames little magazine

thomp, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:31 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

thomp, Thursday, 31 May 2012 23:20 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's called ILG HEYYOOOOOO hey no not really.

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:48 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

thomp, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:40 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Double Fine going back to the well (for an entirely different project)

0808ɹƃ (silby), Friday, 31 May 2013 02:54 (10 months ago) Permalink

tbh I totally want the game that I imagine it will be, but considering the ship date is a year and a half from now and it'll reach its goal through the efforts of Other People I don't know that it's worth backing…especially since I've not been digging into the backer-exclusive Double Fine Adventure updates at all.

0808ɹƃ (silby), Friday, 31 May 2013 02:55 (10 months ago) Permalink

man, this looks like the sort of thing i would drop three bills on and then have a hard time figuring out where to put after the first month.

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 02:01 (10 months ago) Permalink

Even thinking about playing Skyrim on that thing is tiring me out. All that running...

Random .mdb Memories (NotEnough), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 07:42 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

As a promo event for their latest Kickstarter, the DoubleFine guys are streaming a Small World(the board game) session, with a thinner Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, and Chris Remo(from Idle Thumbs)

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:07 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

the Kickstarted Shadowrun Returns is out on Steam.

And here's what happened when a dude canceled his project that was fully funded:

turns out I met this dude.

and here's from one of the artists stiffed:

Your Own Personal El Guapo (kingfish), Friday, 26 July 2013 19:22 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

my first reaction was "man, so shameless" but after watching the video and reading the page it's well done... may back this one. no doubt it will be huge by the time it's all said and done (2 days and it's already 55% of the $900k)

Nhex, Sunday, 1 September 2013 17:25 (7 months ago) Permalink

One of the most well-done kickstarter proposals i've seen.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 1 September 2013 23:00 (7 months ago) Permalink

From the guys who brought you Fallen London/Echo Bazaar:

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 18:09 (7 months ago) Permalink

One burly voice screamed and that was one of many. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 9 September 2013 22:00 (7 months ago) Permalink

Currently all the rage:
I do dig the Ico meets Swords & Sorcery aesthetic. it's already tripled its modest goal

Nhex, Friday, 13 September 2013 18:13 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

not asking for enough money for the amount of staff they want to carry for the next year, too many physical rewards for a primarily digital product, not a particularly clear-headed risks/challenges section…smells risky to me.

i too went to college (silby), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 05:31 (5 months ago) Permalink

Mordy , Wednesday, 13 November 2013 19:56 (5 months ago) Permalink

too many minecraft clones

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 21:33 (5 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass... !!!

Mordy , Tuesday, 3 December 2013 20:26 (4 months ago) Permalink

as if

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 22:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

The beta is freely available already

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 05:34 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

the last project eternity update was pretty nerdlol funny

bnw, Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

heh, good stuff.

Nhex, Wednesday, 26 February 2014 21:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

Nhex, Friday, 7 March 2014 05:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

Star Citizen, born on Kickstarter, passed $40 million in funding pledges today.

Congratulations! And my condolences. (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 02:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've never played Shaq-Fu, but it's always had a massive amount of hate directed to it. Seems like it was released too late (fighting games being kinda old post-MK2) and also ahead of its time, like it was already the kind of game that could get funded on Kickstarter.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 02:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Also it starred Shaq as a kung fu master

qwop zapatos (abanana), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 03:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

THIS is how you properly update your kickstarter:

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

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