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Tex Murphy Kickstarter

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An IMPORTANT MESSAGE from "ChrisJones", administrator of the forum of The Unofficial Tex Murphy website (it's maybe the most important website for Tex Murphy) - presumibly speaking for Chris Jones himself :

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There is nothing wrong with your computer monitor. Do not attempt to refresh the page.

We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper.

We control your computer monitor - but you control the fate of the Tex Murphy franchise.

Tune in to the Unofficial Tex Murphy website on Tuesday, March 20 to receive further instruction.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled internet browsing.

Chris Jones acquired the rights for Tex Murphy back in the 2009.
Is his franchise ready for Kickstarter???? I think yes!!!!
We'll know tomorrow!!!!

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  • Awesome. This has to happen. People had better donate because this is every bit as worthy as the DoubleFine adventure.

    'Under a Killing Moon', 'The Pandora Directive' and 'Overseer' are amongst the greatest adventure games of all time. I only hope that they can raise enough money to maintain the FMV of the previous games.

  • HORRAY!!! :D :D :D
    TEX MURPHY ON KICKSTARTER!!! :D

    Here's the link:
    http://www.unofficialtexmurphy.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3702

    Video Announcement:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodOPoyNIYg

    Hello FOT,

    Well, as many of you have suspected (or possibly read in “GamesTM”) we are working on a new Tex Murphy game. (Better late than never, right?... right? )
    We made a decision within the past few months that now was the time to complete the Tex Storyline. We could not wait any longer. We agreed that we needed to finish the story, although it had to be a more "modest" game design since Big Finish Games is a small gaming studio.

    However, with the recent Kickstarter success stories for other Adventure Games - Double Fine Adventure & Wasteland 2 - we saw an opportunity to create a game of a larger scale. So, with that in mind, we hope to bring the next Tex Murphy game to an a much bigger, dare I say, epic level - More actors, locations, broader stories and yes - even meaningful, varied story paths. With these elements, we have a better chance of expanding the audience and a better chance of commercial success and continuation. All of this would allow us to make a true Adventure game with Immersive 3D world, Full Motion Video, and longer game play.
    On May 15, we are going to launch a Kickstarter page to help raise funding for the project. As we prepare to film the Kickstarter video, we’re interested in feedback from you guys about what fundraising incentives you would like to see. Old Games? New Games? Tote Bags? T-Shirts, Posters, Artwork, Autographs, dinner for two? Dinner for three? Carl Kasell’s voice on your home answering machine? Let us know!

    We also to get you involved in making the video. We want “Tex Murphy Testimonials” – written or video testimonials about what you loved about the prior games. We will incorporate some of these testimonials into our video and post others on our website or YouTube page.
    If you would like to send us feedback or get involved, please fill out the form on Big Finish’s contact page: http://bigfinishgames.com/contact

    Thank you for sticking with us! We've really appreciated your patience and loyalty and hope to give you guys an awesome game!

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • The youtube pitch video is awesome, everyone should watch it.

  • I guess now would be a good time to play the first two games which I got at GOG over two years ago. I think I may have at least thought about playing them back then but I guess I never got around to it. Before that my only experience with the series was getting a demo of Under a Killing Moon and then just trying to get it to run but I could never get it to work at all despite many attempts over a fair period of time.

  • Almost two months just until the launch? Bummer.

  • It was so cool to see Chris Jones playing the part of Tex Murphy again in the Kickstarter video. He's aged pretty darn well. Also, the news that if enough money is raised then they'll be going down the FMV route warms the cockles of my heart.

    @Johro said: Almost two months just until the launch? Bummer.

    It actually concerns me slightly. I wonder whether such a pre-emptive press release will have a negative impact on the amount of funding received. Surely it would have been wise to announce the Kickstarter at the same time that it went live, in order to best cash in on the initial wave of excitement. Ho hum.

  • @Davies said: It was so cool to see Chris Jones playing the part of Tex Murphy again in the Kickstarter video. He's aged pretty darn well. Also, the news that if enough money is raised then they'll be going down the FMV route warms the cockles of my heart.

    It actually concerns me slightly. I wonder whether such a pre-emptive press release will have a negative impact on the amount of funding received. Surely it would have been wise to announce the Kickstarter at the same time that it went live, in order to best cash in on the initial wave of excitement. Ho hum.

    I think that their video was a announcement for an announcement really. I'm sure I saw something saying that they haven't film the actual kickstarter video yet (which makes sense as there is nothing about the game or how much money they need.) So I think this video is simply to get the word out and hype it up.

  • Check out this Tex Murphy testimonial video.

    The last part of this video sent shivers down my spine (in a good way; like listening to a great piece of music that reaches your soul).

  • Little confused by the $50 Tier. Is it saying we get one GOG.com download PLUS all three of the games mentioned?

    Just need to know so I can judge which tier to go for. :)

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