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NEO from Qrrbrbirlbel Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Apr 7th 2012 at 10:14:19 AM

My opinion is not much different from his. With so many people doing this already, there's no way that NONE could fund their games with their own money...

I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing Megaman Legends 3 on Kickstarter soon.

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Thorn14 Gunpla is amazing!
Gunpla is amazing!
Apr 7th 2012 at 10:16:02 AM

Never going to happen. Capcom owns the license for Megaman.

NEO from Qrrbrbirlbel Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Apr 7th 2012 at 10:18:31 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see a Capcom game on Kickstarter, to be honest...

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Apr 7th 2012 at 11:00:16 AM

Sterling updated the article to comment on that he was wrong about details so props about that to him.(He didn't know that they HAD tried to get funding but failed)

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Apr 7th 2012 at 9:27:26 PM

Most people don't have pockets deep enough after all of the other stuff.

And Kickstarter is being flooded with projects anyway. Can't expect everything that looks good to get money, even if Kickstarter locks starting projects to US citizens only.

No surprise that a project that isn't being covered by gaming media at all isn't garnering enough support.

Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Apr 7th 2012 at 9:36:29 PM

I know, it just wouldn't be so depressing if they weren't so earnest in it.

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Apr 7th 2012 at 9:51:19 PM

Wouldn't be first interesting game to not get enough money.

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fillerdude Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Apr 7th 2012 at 10:38:48 PM

If I had the money I'd fund Nekro. Right up my alley.

Welp, I only have five bucks. Time for word-of-mouth advertising.

Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Apr 7th 2012 at 10:46:07 PM

Hell, Capcom should put Mega Man Legends III on here. Then their claims of lack of interest would truly be tested.
...
Unless they aim for a ridiculous total.

edited 7th Apr '12 10:47:28 PM by Zeromaeus

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
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Apr 7th 2012 at 10:46:09 PM

I'm still sad that Metacell 2 won't get funding =(

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EviIPaladin Some Guy Or Something from Middle-Of-Nowhere, NS Relationship Status: Noddin' my head like yeah
Some Guy Or Something
Apr 8th 2012 at 12:15:20 AM

I have to say that I think Mr. Sterling has a point. When I noticed something like four different Kickstarter threads in this forum, I looked into it and feared the worst, right off the bat. However, I hope to be pleasantly surprised with the results and be taught that these groups are reliable and not a bunch of asswipes in it for a quick buck scam.

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Apr 8th 2012 at 2:08:31 AM

There were already lots of video game kickstarters before double fine adventure. There is just inclusion of lots of old games getting revivals by their old developers.(which would be pretty much career suicide for them to scam :P)

At most they will be too ambitious and fail at making good game tongue

edited 8th Apr '12 2:08:51 AM by SpookyMask

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ShadowScythe from Australia
Apr 8th 2012 at 2:40:08 AM

Sterling's a twat, as usual he comes off as generally misinformed and is deliberately being sensationalist to get more hits. Hate that guy and his stupid trolling so much.

As far as oversaturation goes, I think Fargo's kicking it forward thing seems it like it'll do a fair bit towards allowing new projects to survive even after the initial buzz starts to die down. The other necessary element is that games like Wasteland 2, Banner saga and DFA need to be really high quality stuff when they come out. If they can pull that off Kickstarter will get a lot more publicity going for it.

But either way, the reason those initial projects have done well is cause they're developers with a dedicated cult following/they have shown a lot of evidence for their game. I think Tortured hearts isn't doing as well is cause it isn't an established developer and the guy hasn't shown any evidence of his game like concept art or screenshots etc.

Banner Saga probably did so well on Kickstarter is cause they had such beautiful artwork and animations to back up their credentials. Meanwhile Tortured hearts comes off like a fan mod that's probably demanding a bit too much money comaparitively.

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Apr 8th 2012 at 3:44:35 AM

I just hope that Sterling's article doesn't slow down LSL's pledging even more =/ I'm worried about whether that project gets funded or not.

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Rebochan I've got Sunshine! from Soaking up Rays
I've got Sunshine!
Apr 8th 2012 at 1:39:01 PM

All right, well, I guess if this exists....

Omegatech

Omegatech is a top-down 3D shooter for the iOS platform. I could go on and on about our lore, but I'll just keep it simple: it's a world where cat people fight each other by piloting mechas.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a designer on this project. I do not get any money from the Kickstarter donations, but the project meeting its funding goals would obviously indirectly benefit me.

http://www.f-d-r.com/blog/ - Filthy Digital Ramblings, musings on media.
Eldrake Rogue Servitor from Australia Relationship Status: Love is an open door
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Apr 8th 2012 at 1:41:03 PM

Of course Jim Sterling wouldn't like Kickstarter. He is on EA's side after all.

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Apr 8th 2012 at 10:32:17 PM

Huh, I'm surprised how well Echoes of Eternia is doing. I guess JRPG fans DO EXIST.

And that Class of Heroes isn't doing as ell because its more expensive plus nobody plays with psp :P

Also, here is unusual old video game developer/writer veteran kickstarter...(Involved with Gabriel Knight series for example) Its not exactly old game revival or new game, its... Well, read it.

Hard Contact apparently game similar to Battle sports.

edited 9th Apr '12 2:47:00 AM by SpookyMask

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Glowsquid gets mad about videogames from Alien Town
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Apr 9th 2012 at 4:45:58 AM

This is a very fast action and high adrenalin game that is a unique take on the 1996 hit video game for the 3DO, Battle Sport

... oooooooooooooohhhhhhh


It's already been successfully funded, but Chris Hallen's true tactical shooter project sounds promising.

edited 9th Apr '12 4:49:12 AM by Glowsquid

SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Apr 10th 2012 at 2:43:39 AM

Hmm, do you guys think that Tortured Hearts is too ambitious project?

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Apr 10th 2012 at 3:23:26 AM

That name always puts me in mind of a NWN mod of the same name. Great mod.

Sorry, I don't have much of an opinion on this game.

[up][up][up]Class of Heroes has a much higher goal; in raw numerical terms it's roughly six times higher.

edited 10th Apr '12 3:24:33 AM by Watashiwa

ShadowScythe from Australia
Apr 10th 2012 at 3:47:18 AM

^that's cause it is the NWN mod but with a new engine and assets.

Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Apr 10th 2012 at 4:07:14 AM

Am I the only one who sees this Kickstarter nonsense as being the next money grab from the industry against the consumers?

"Aw gee, we'd really like to make Cult Sequel, Popular Import, or Unique Non Blockbuster Title but we have no money to do so, if only you'd pay us extra for a product we haven't even started on?"

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
fillerdude Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Apr 10th 2012 at 4:24:10 AM

[up] I'd like to think the backers aren't so gullible as to fall for scams like that.

On another note: Nekro's not getting any love at all, sadly.

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Apr 10th 2012 at 5:52:29 AM

^^Also, that would only work as scam if whatever game they do is made by non original developer of original game. Unless that developer wants to be hated/retire for rest of his life tongue Besides, there are lots of not old game kickstarters even before Double Fine Adventure. Of course, someone WILL do scams at some point and someone has done scams with kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites. Though I guess game scams are harder unless you just whip up good looking story and few screenshots without actually thinking up gameplay and such and nobody notices tongue

^Doesn't help that they post gameplay info updates to backers only tongue

Ok, asked Nekro developers about it, apparently it was accidental. Now you can see update page(thats the link on the update page)

edited 10th Apr '12 9:44:26 AM by SpookyMask

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