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Psyclone A perfect representative of the breed from Portugal
A perfect representative of the breed
Apr 2nd 2012 at 1:48:29 PM

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:

Shadowrun

The Dead Linger

Vigrior

Class of heroes for PSP localization

Fist puncher

Tempus Chronicle

Metacell 2

City Conquest for mobile devices

edited 4th Apr '12 2:49:19 PM by Psyclone

Any child can follow rules. True adulthood is knowing which ones to break and when.
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Apr 2nd 2012 at 10:15:55 PM

Should we collect link of other projects here?

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Psyclone A perfect representative of the breed from Portugal
A perfect representative of the breed
Apr 3rd 2012 at 3:49:17 AM

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

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Apr 4th 2012 at 7:53:52 AM

Posted links

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Eldrake Rogue Servitor from Australia Relationship Status: Love is an open door
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Apr 4th 2012 at 8:08:08 AM

I am not sure if this has been posted somewhere else, but just in case someone haven't...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns

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Apr 4th 2012 at 8:10:49 AM

^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 tongue

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Apr 4th 2012 at 10:06:30 PM

Anyhoo, so does Shadowrun has bigger fandom than Leisure Suit Larry or is it because it is a remake?

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Apr 4th 2012 at 10:09:01 PM

General thread for Kickstarter projects because there are so many of them?

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Apr 4th 2012 at 10:15:57 PM

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?

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Apr 4th 2012 at 10:28:01 PM

@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

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Apr 4th 2012 at 10:43:01 PM

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 tongue 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 tongue

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

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Mukora Uniocular from a place Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Apr 6th 2012 at 6:39:03 PM "It's so hard to be humble, knowing how great I am."
Apr 6th 2012 at 7:07:03 PM

[up]If they keep up with the concept they have presented this could be awesome.

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
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Apr 6th 2012 at 9:42:10 PM

Posting more links.

Startlight inception

Nekro

Ravaged

Bionite origins

Devil Gene R

Infinite Warrior

Dark meridian

Heroes of forevia

Huh, Nekro seems interesting but nobody has really pledged to it for some reason. You guys have any idea why?

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
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Apr 6th 2012 at 9:57:51 PM

Hmm, for new game nobody knows about you mean?

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Apr 6th 2012 at 10:01:03 PM

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.

Support Gravitaz on Kickstarter!
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Apr 6th 2012 at 10:04:48 PM

Hmm, ok.

I find Bionite and Starlight Inception interesting too, former more because it actually has footage.

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
Apr 7th 2012 at 12:47:44 AM

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.

Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Apr 7th 2012 at 8:29:35 AM

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. sad

Also. have a Ender's Game-esque project.

edited 7th Apr '12 8:31:10 AM by Firebert

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Thorn14 Gunpla is amazing!
Gunpla is amazing!
Apr 7th 2012 at 9:41:06 AM

http://www.gamefront.com/kickstopper-how-kickstarter-made-the-video-games-industry-greedy/

Oh look, Jim Sterling with a controversial & confronting opinion. Big surprise.


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