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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

(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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

it's called ILG HEYYOOOOOO hey no not really.

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

http://www.formspring.me/femfreq/q/299052505793303521

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

yup, that's the one.

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:24 (four years ago) Permalink

If Ron Gilbert did a fundraiser for making his version of Monkey Island 3 i would totally kick in $$$. The real one was such a letdown after 2.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 June 2012 00:47 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

fascinated by this, $99 for a hackable Android console & controller?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console

zappi, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:19 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ my first Kickstarter pledge ever

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 01:00 (four years ago) Permalink

meanwhile Penny Arcade want their fans to pay for removing their site ads. i don't even ...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575109064/penny-arcade-sells-out

zappi, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 01:09 (four years ago) Permalink

i see no problem with this - there are several long-running webcomics that survived this way long before kickstarter. good luck to them. (it's just kinda weird that they're doing this after publishing a load of books)

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 04:06 (four years ago) Permalink

They come across as dicks in the pitch video. And the items in the pitch are backwards - does anyone care about the advertising on their website? It isn't the intrusive screen filling pop-up blare-y video kind. As I understand it, the real core of this idea is that if they get enough money, they'll be able to turn down corporate commissions and have more time to make additional comics for their website.
It's an experiment really. And they're probably the only webcomic that could do this without a lot of risk - if they don't get the funding they'll carry on as before, if they get funded for a first year but not a second, they'll go back to the model they use now.

second dullest ILXor since 1929 (snoball), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 10:15 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ my first Kickstarter pledge ever

Me too.

JimD, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:11 (four years ago) Permalink

All of the Penny Arcade "joke" gifts are seriously unfunny. It's just like "AHAHAHAHA HE'LL CHASE A DUCK! A DUCK! MY WHAT AN ABSURD NOTION". And I'm having to give them the benefit of the doubt that the "we'll follow you on twitter for a year for $500" is also a joke, because if not... Jesus, man.

emil.y, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

The joke gifts are a reference to this comic.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/5/23/
Not that that makes them any less unfunny.
This article explains things a bit better: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/penny-arcade-kickstarter-creators-aim-for-an-ad-free-site--and-dont-sweat-the-backlash-updated/2012/07/10/gJQA0nS4bW_blog.html

second dullest ILXor since 1929 (snoball), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:55 (four years ago) Permalink

As much as I dislike the Penny Arcade guys, I dislike snarky attention seeking tossers even more.

second dullest ILXor since 1929 (snoball), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22 (four years ago) Permalink

i backed the OUYA as well. cool idea.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:34 (four years 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 (eleven months 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 (seven 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 (two 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 (two 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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