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The Kickstarter thread

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Since there's probably going to be a fair few Kickstarter projects that aren't done by Tim Schafer, I thought it might be nice to start a separate thread for all the little games on Kickstarter that don't get as much exposure.

For example: Feeble's Fable: The Legend of Runes by Atomic Chimp Games. Another point-and-click adventure game, but this one is going for more of a cute and charming feel. It definitely looks interesting, though they've nowhere near the backing they need. :(

And another: Americana Dawn by one guy, Max K. Lambert. It's a freeware retro-styled RPG about the French & Indian War and the American War for Independence. Kickstarter page is a little bare (he doesn't actually say what he needs the money for, for one), but it looks like an awesome game.

So let's see what other Kickstarter projects you think is worth shining a little light on!

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  • It's the old adage:

    People will only give you money if you look like you have a lot already or have none.

    Also, it helps to avoid statements referring to the product as already made. It just looks like you're selling through Kickstarter at that point and pisses off a lot of the website regulars and entrepreneurs.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @MtnPeak said: Where's the hentai?

    As I said, absolutely nowhere. Certainly not in Sherlock grabbing Watson's red undies. Certainly not in the incorporation of an artist who does practically nothing besides slash fiction. Nonononoooo.

  • To Vainamoinen:

    I see. But isn't that more like Yaoi?

    It's the old adage:

    People will only give you money if you look like you have a lot already or have none.

    Also, it helps to avoid statements referring to the product as already made. It just looks like you're selling through Kickstarter at that point and pisses off a lot of the website regulars and entrepreneurs.

    Good points!

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    @MtnPeak said: I see. But isn't that more like Yaoi?

    Poyaoito, potahto.

    In this semantic field, I refuse to gather expertise in nomenclature.

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    @Darth Marsden said: So hey, Tom Hall (one of the founders of id Software) wants to make a spiritual successor to Commander Keen. [...] Just to clarify - in the video he's talking about creating what is essentially a Platformer Creation Tool.

    Can there be anyone with less luck at kickstarters than Tom Hall?!?

    This is his second project in a row which fails big time. And this time, I even have to wonder why... nice idea, reasonable goal... pas de supporters. :(

  • Well as many people pointed out, it's a poor Little Big Planet.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Black Saturday for the Dreamfall kickstarter yesterday.

    Looks like a bunch of idiots have "withdrawn" their high pledges. Kicktraq counts a raise of a mere 3.700$ total yesterday, but at times, yesterday's counter was even negative. :eek:

    This 'withdraw' nonsense has got to be abolished. Withdrawing pledges, that is something for indecisive children. I mean, what does "pledge" mean anyway. :mad:

    @DAISHI said: Well as many people pointed out, it's a poor Little Big Planet.

    Oh, it definitely is. Still, it's not as if PC players ever had a Little Big Planet to begin with; and after all, kickstarters work through name dropping just as much as the suggestion of an interesting project. Tom Hall's name should carry a bit more weight than that. Poor guy.


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  • I get you. I just wonder how popular Commander Keen really was, and remains. You hear the names of Guybrush and King Graham because they've been kept alive over the years. Keen not as much.

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    @DAISHI said: I get you. I just wonder how popular Commander Keen really was, and remains. You hear the names of Guybrush and King Graham because they've been kept alive over the years. Keen not as much.

    Same for me. In fact, I only ever encountered Hall's name in connection with Anachronox. And a game in the same vein is about the only project of his that I'd personally back. (A direct Anachronox sequel is almost impossible as Tom doesn't have the rights; and needless, as in my opinion the original only ever needed another fourth or fifth to make a satisfying ending. An extended REMAKE, that'd be the dream).

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