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1 truteal11th Jul 2012 10:05:39 PM from the great southern land
2 DirectorCannon11th Jul 2012 10:11:48 PM from A cornfield in Indiana , Relationship Status: I want you to want me
Prima Donna Director
I donated to this (not Kickstarter, but the same kind of website):

Series Two of The Joker Blogs

edited 11th Jul '12 10:12:26 PM by DirectorCannon

"Urge to thump... rising." -Fighteer
[up][up] Isn't the entire point of Kickstarter pledges that it doesn't matter for you if it is hopeless? You don't lose anything if it falls through.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
4 truteal12th Jul 2012 01:43:31 PM from the great southern land
5 wanderlustwarrior15th Jul 2012 01:38:43 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
I'd like to put out there a couple things:

One from some people I know
and
One from some youtubers I like.

Please support.
Miles to go before I sleep...
6 Psyclone15th Jul 2012 04:26:13 PM from Somewhere else
A Superior Spider-Man
The posters in the latter project look neat but keep reminding me of Powerade ads.
Any child can follow rules. True adulthood is knowing which ones to break and when.
7 TheWanderer16th Jul 2012 10:03:06 PM from New York , Relationship Status: The new Mrs. Reynolds
Student of story
I'm trying to drum up some support for this one: Escape Pod Comics, a nifty idea for a comic book store by someone who obviously loves his comics.
Wandering, but not lost.

Looking into the mirror I see another man's face, and wonder why I don't know him.
8 wanderlustwarrior17th Jul 2012 07:51:37 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
So my friends' kickstarter has had quite a jump lately. Though it's unlikely, I hope you guys had something to do with that.
Miles to go before I sleep...
9 wanderlustwarrior19th Jul 2012 05:48:32 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
I mean a significant jump. If any of you contributed to that, thank you, very much.
They made their target! Hopefully I'm not the only one here that helped.

Now, on to Clandestine, right?

edited 20th Jul '12 9:09:53 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Miles to go before I sleep...
Heaven Shattering Spark
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. Loved Being Elmo and Caroll Spinney's characters are easily my favorites from that whole Sesame Street Muppet cast.

With Flickr action!
11 Bur8th Oct 2012 08:25:55 AM from Flyover Country , Relationship Status: Not war
So... Mannaise just looks super tasty:

So there we were, the men cooking in the kitchen with our family, as usual. (Yeah, we do the cookin’. Modern men do that). The particular batch of garden-fresh jalapenos we were workin’ with that day were just too darn hot to enjoy raw. So, we decided to roast ‘em on the grill to cool off the kick a bit. Yet even after good roastin’, we were left with a seriously spicy batch of peppers!

That's when we had an idea. One guy said, "let's put them in the food processor with some mayonnaise. Another guy said, "I'll bet it would be even better with some garlic and cream cheese mixed in". Holy smokes, it was amazing!

Doesn't hurt that the factory the test batches are being made in is run by the company I work for's former landlord (and customer). We've been all over that place and eaten the delicious food it makes.

...I want some Mannaise.
12 Psyclone9th Oct 2012 06:40:29 AM from Somewhere else
A Superior Spider-Man
Mannaise

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...nope, not going there.
Any child can follow rules. True adulthood is knowing which ones to break and when.
13 Bur10th Oct 2012 05:25:30 PM from Flyover Country , Relationship Status: Not war
14 Ekuran12th Oct 2012 08:50:57 PM from somewhere. , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
It's The Goon.

Fuck yeah.

edited 12th Oct '12 8:51:10 PM by Ekuran

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15 Ekuran27th Oct 2012 10:54:07 AM from somewhere. , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
This parallella supercomputer thing sounds interesting, and it's fully funded. Admittedly, it seems pretty specialized, but I can see it doing some good for the future of parallel processing, particularly with its open source nature in comparison to Intel, Nvidia, and AMD.

Also, we should probably change the name of this thread to Kickstarter, so it won't be weird and slightly off-topic when we discuss Kickstarter in general.

edited 27th Oct '12 10:55:37 AM by Ekuran

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16 TheWanderer28th Oct 2012 09:24:25 AM from New York , Relationship Status: The new Mrs. Reynolds
Student of story
So Corey and Lori Cole, the team behind the Sierra ''Quest for Glory games, have a kickstarter going for a game they want to design much in the mold of their old games.

Link

Also, as an extra benefit for me since I never got to play all the old games, (and the attempt to copy them from a friend's copy wasn't entirely successful) one of the rewards is a copy of all 5 QFG games. I think I can sum up my reaction in 1 word: yoink!

edited 14th Nov '12 7:46:59 AM by TheWanderer

Wandering, but not lost.

Looking into the mirror I see another man's face, and wonder why I don't know him.
Mah Headphones
Prowrestling X has a Kickstarter up after over 5 years of development.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prowrestlingx/pro-wrestling-x-bringing-back-classic-wrestling-ga
I need HoH SiS
18 Ekuran12th Nov 2012 10:26:06 PM from somewhere. , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
The Goon is fully funded.

Fuck yeah.

edited 12th Nov '12 10:26:55 PM by Ekuran

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Hero-U from the creators of Quest for Glory. Which are my favorite adventure game series ever.
20 TheWanderer14th Nov 2012 07:46:42 AM from New York , Relationship Status: The new Mrs. Reynolds
Student of story
I'm really bummed out that it looks like Hero-U won't make it. sad
Wandering, but not lost.

Looking into the mirror I see another man's face, and wonder why I don't know him.
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They say generally project like these tend to get most of the financing in the last week. So its not impossible. But yeah. I'm going to be depressed if it doesn't make it.

There's some good news though. Per backer, people have contributed more to Hero-U than Space Quest's kickstarter or Leisure Suit Larry's. And Space Quest Venture made 35% of its money in the last 6 days. So one can hope Hero-U follows suit...

edited 14th Nov '12 8:15:01 AM by CobraPrime

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23k$ yesterday. Best day since day 2. So there's a chance we might get Hero-U if this trend continue.

edited 15th Nov '12 5:13:31 AM by CobraPrime

23 TheWanderer17th Nov 2012 08:49:42 PM from New York , Relationship Status: The new Mrs. Reynolds
Student of story
Yeah, I've checked the numbers and it seems like they might have a fighting chance. There's only 60 some hours to go right now, but they're finally getting within striking distance and only have around 80K to go.

If anyone reading this has been on the fence about the project, here's something that you may find interesting, it's about with the Coles talking about the sort of immersive, lifelike world they want to try and create in the game:

There are a lot of "black and white" games out there. They give the players two paths – good or evil, etc. That's an improvement over making the player sit through a linear, non-branching story.

But we can do better. Yes/No, Either/Or, Binary pathing is so last century! It's also not the way life works.

Quest for Glory broke the mold of D&D-style games by eliminating experience levels. Instead, players gradually improved each of their skills through practice. In Hero-U, we are doing the same thing for character relationships. All of your actions during the game will affect how others see you, and how they react in turn.

No two players are likely to see the exact same story in Hero-U. Each player will forge their own relationships, and choose where to spend their time. The subtle connection between these decisions will affect many aspects of game play.

This won't as simple as "You're a Thief" or "You're a Rogue Hero." The game – like real life – will be much more complex and layered. Shades of grey mean something in Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption.

Let's say for instance you've been friendly to one of the other students. Maybe that student saw you in the hallway after curfew, but she'll keep quiet about it. Or maybe she'll mention a useful book in the library. If things work out, maybe you can develop a romantic relationship.

Of course, the opposite is true too. Maybe someone else is jealous of that budding relationship, and decides to make you look bad. There are a lot of ways for a Rogue to find revenge. Maybe one of your teachers will stand up for you, or maybe everyone will hang you out to dry. Everything you do in the game will affect someone's attitude towards you, positively, negatively, or sideways. That would be the case when a plot element hinges on your actions, and a character decides you might be useful to them... or not.
Wandering, but not lost.

Looking into the mirror I see another man's face, and wonder why I don't know him.
24 JRPictures18th Nov 2012 06:54:32 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
IZAAAAYYAAAAAAAA!!!!
Axe Cop documentary

A documentary about Axe Cop's creation and it's popularity. They're hoping to release by the premiere of the show on Fox.
I hate violence.
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It's going to be close that's for sure...

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