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The recent flood of high profile (and high pledge target) Kickstarter gaming projects in the wake of Double Fine Adventure has prompted me to start a thread where we can discuss any and all interesting projects. If you want, you can spin off individual projects to individual threads but please use your best judgement to decide whether or not that's necessary.
We'll start with a project that arguably DOES in fact deserve its own thread: Leisure Suit Larry HD. The original team has teamed up with Replay Games and is asking for 500k to remake the original game, with plans of doing the entire series.
Edit: Some more links courtesy of Spooky Mask:
The Dead Linger
Class of heroes for PSP localization
City Conquest for mobile devices
edited 4th Apr '12 2:49:19 PM by Psyclone
Should we collect link of other projects here?
Sure. I have to step out in a moment so if you find any links, PM me them and I'll add them to the OP.
edited 3rd Apr '12 3:49:55 AM by Psyclone
I am not sure if this has been posted somewhere else, but just in case someone haven't...
^I made thread named "ANOTHER old game on kickstarter", THEN I realized nobody will check it unless I put Shadowrun in the name so I now wait mod to change thread title
Anyhoo, so does Shadowrun has bigger fandom than Leisure Suit Larry or is it because it is a remake?
What is this?
General thread for Kickstarter projects because there are so many of them?
You know, I really don't understand why people are even contributing. What sort of mindset do people take when they pay for something still in development?
@Burnspy: Why do people give money to charity? Or invest to artistic causes if they don't get any money from it? Why would anybody invest art, film, tabletop games, dances, sodas or anything at all at kickstarter?
Without myself answering to questions I just asked, I still answer your questions :P 1) Pre order at cheaper price which goes directly to developers and possible helps to make game better 2) People have been wanting new game on old series that publishers don't count viable or to old genre they love 3) People have demand that mainstream publishers won't answer to 4) People want to help developers they love/support cause. 5) They feel funding a game different from buying a game.
edited 4th Apr '12 10:30:45 PM by SpookyMask
Because people are good? Nahh
If you want to assume "People are jerks" then reasons could be 1) To make themselves feel better 2) To justify feeling entitled
But those don't really work Its kinda more like fanboyism at times. Hence the funding vs buying thing I mentioned before, if people buy over priced games, they feel ripped off, but if its funding then they can give very huge amounts of money to series they love
But yeah, one reason is that it makes them feel like that more they give, better the game they want will be. If they buy finished game then there is no guarantee that money will be spent on making more games.
But yeah, at most basic thing, kickstarter is investing. People are investing in something they want.
edited 4th Apr '12 10:47:26 PM by SpookyMask
Here's a SNES RPG throwback.
Apparently the Yogscast are making a game.
If they keep up with the concept they have presented this could be awesome.
Posting more links.
Devil Gene R
Heroes of forevia
Huh, Nekro seems interesting but nobody has really pledged to it for some reason. You guys have any idea why?
$100k is a bit high.
Hmm, for new game nobody knows about you mean?
Yes. Sure they say they're from Blizzard, Sony, and Microsoft, but they don't even say what specific projects they've had experience with and in what capacity.
I find Bionite and Starlight Inception interesting too, former more because it actually has footage.
Americana Dawn is a completed project that I linked to a while back. It's a jRPG set against the backdrop of the American Revolution.
You can tell that the people behind Tortured Hearts put a lot of effort into it, so it's kind of depressing to see it not get any money.
Also. have a Ender's Game-esque project.
edited 7th Apr '12 8:31:10 AM by Firebert
Oh look, Jim Sterling with a controversial & confronting opinion. Big surprise.
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