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The Official Video Game Kickstarter Thread

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  • IoloIolo License Number 137595 Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Lawndart wrote: »
    Speaking of Kickstarter projects I have absolutely nothing to do with and that inexplicably don't have their own threads, the Grim Dawn (aka "the spiritual sequel to Titan Quest", aka "the game with a name so generic you forget it the moment after you say it") kickstarter has hit its initial funding goal with 11 days left.

    Fuuuuuck yes! Just coming in here to say this. I'm very excited for Grim Dawn. Hope they can cover some ground in their remaining time.

    EDIT: Also, Tycho linked the kickstarters only draft rules for Mobile Frame Zero from the main page?

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    grim dawn looks fucking cool

    needs a thred

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    CGSColin wrote: »
    awesome hyperspace jump sound

    Oh hey, I remembered my password!

    Just wanted to pop by and say thanks for mentioning Drifter! I also hope it reaches its goal :)

    My pleasure, man. You're looking pretty good for it at the moment. You get extra love from me for mentioning Frontier first, as that's the game I invested obscenely large chunks of my childhood into. Thanks for making this!

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    EDIT: Also, Tycho linked the kickstarters only draft rules for Mobile Frame Zero from the main page?

    Not sure how "kickstarters only" something can be when it is freely accessible from your website and there is a link to it on your front page. (Via the latest comments area.)

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    Oh hey, a Carmageddon kickstarter. (Apparently Stainless just got the rights back since the company who held them went belly-up.)

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  • APODionysusAPODionysus Registered User regular
    Someone posted this in the Industry thread and I thought I'd drop it here too.

    This seems totally legit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release

    Kickstarter is not doing themselves any favors in terms of quelling peoples concerns by allowing such an obvious prank project on their site.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Someone posted this in the Industry thread and I thought I'd drop it here too.

    This seems totally legit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release

    Kickstarter is not doing themselves any favors in terms of quelling peoples concerns by allowing such an obvious prank project on their site.

    It'll be interesting to see if Kickstarter cancels that one. It's also interesting to see that currently they have $13.37 raised for it. Pretty leet.

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  • IoloIolo License Number 137595 Registered User regular
    Someone posted this in the Industry thread and I thought I'd drop it here too.

    This seems totally legit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release

    Kickstarter is not doing themselves any favors in terms of quelling peoples concerns by allowing such an obvious prank project on their site.

    What? That $300 backer level is pure value.

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  • APODionysusAPODionysus Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Iolo wrote: »
    Someone posted this in the Industry thread and I thought I'd drop it here too.

    This seems totally legit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release

    Kickstarter is not doing themselves any favors in terms of quelling peoples concerns by allowing such an obvious prank project on their site.

    What? That $300 backer level is pure value.

    Yeah Im totally fascinated by this thing now. The Edit he recently made? Yeah, you see its evolution in the comments revealing he basically did next to NO research on price (and still hasn't even considered kickstarter fees).

    His kickstarter video on his youtube page is a rambling mess. Im not saying Kickstarter videos all have to have super great production values, but his isn't even thought out. He just... rambles and its clear that he did no research. As for the martial arts training... he 'demos' his martial arts 'skills' on his channel and... ummm... he's not very good. At all.

    I'll be honest. For a moment, I thought this might be some sort of risky but very inventive trailhead for an ARG, but A) the funding goal is FAR too low - I think you COULD trailhead an ARG on kickstarter, but youd have to have a high enough funding goal that it can not possibly be reached in the time frame before the Cancellation Event and B) His youtube is totally devoid of anything interesting. I tend to see trailheads everywhere due to my time on Unfiction.

    Really, I think its just a really clueless guy. Even a scam would have put in more effort

    EDIT: @Viking and @Dinosaurs figured out the game by the way

    Its Pong

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  • SoralinSoralin Registered User regular
    I haven't seen this one mentioned yet, and it looks interesting: Legends of Eisenwald

    RPG/strategy game, Gameplay looks like it has similarities to King's Bounty, or Disciples.


    Ok, and this isn't a game, but this is just silly: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2092804470/cthulhu-knitted-ski-mask :)

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    That Cthulhu knitted ski mask is sweet!

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  • Goodfella2487Goodfella2487 Registered User
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/732317316/starlight-inceptiontm In its final minutes, a great looking Vita/iOS/PC space shooter!!! Please help and RT where you can!!!!!

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  • IoloIolo License Number 137595 Registered User regular
    Starlight Inception is coming down to the wire.

    $6k and change to go with just 52 minutes on the clock!

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  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    30 minutes and 2.3k to go

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  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    Aaaaand it passed!

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Huzzah!

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    Amazing last couple of hours. A week ago it was struggling to even reach 50% and now it's funded. Crazy. I can't believe how much went into it in just the last three days.

    Guess I better go edit my post from last week saying it wasn't going to get funded.

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  • SoralinSoralin Registered User regular
    Ooo, it looks like Xenonauts has decided to go the kickstarter route to get funding for extra stuff.

    They just launched a kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts

    http://www.xenonauts.com/

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    edited May 2012

    Gary Owens alone guarantees my backing.

    First day and it's already almost sixty grand at the time of this edit. Niiiice.

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  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    Fuck yes, Starlight Inception got the funding. I pitched but I figured there was no way in hell it would ever reach its goal, I'm so glad it did.

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  • IoloIolo License Number 137595 Registered User regular
    Soralin wrote: »
    Ooo, it looks like Xenonauts has decided to go the kickstarter route to get funding for extra stuff.

    They just launched a kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts

    http://www.xenonauts.com/

    That's cool. I already pre-ordered, and son't need a tshirt or poster so I get to sit this one out. Fast start looks like they'll have no trouble meeting their goal and then some.

    Psyched to have Steam confirmed for the game.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Republique is close to hitting 350k, but that still puts them 150k away from their goal.

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  • cckerberoscckerberos Registered User regular
    Soralin wrote: »
    I haven't seen this one mentioned yet, and it looks interesting: Legends of Eisenwald

    RPG/strategy game, Gameplay looks like it has similarities to King's Bounty, or Disciples.

    I've looking forward to this as well, since I saw it on the Banner Saga's update page.

    The makers have described it as being more RPG heavy than HoMM or Disciples, which sounds good to me.

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  • IoloIolo License Number 137595 Registered User regular
    Honestly, I feel like the world has a little less joy in it now...

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release?ref=users

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    Honestly, I feel like the world has a little less joy in it now...

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114022296/multi-platform-video-game-release?ref=users

    He cancelled it about ten hours ago, at 13.37 dollars. Nice.

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Pathfinder Online Technology Demo AKA the Class of Heroes 2 kickstarter failure for the Western set.

    Except this one is already 30% funded so there's a good chance it could get funded. At least you can get a splat book out of this.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Pathfinder Online Technology Demo AKA the Class of Heroes 2 kickstarter failure for the Western set.

    Except this one is already 30% funded so there's a good chance it could get funded. At least you can get a splat book out of this.

    Pathfinder has a weirdly rabid fanbase

    The average backing on that project right now is $90

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    Is this even what Kickstarter is for? Alpha software is one thing, but something that basically VC bait that you don't even get to play?

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Kickstarter can be for basically anything, as long as people are willing to put their money into it.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    Drifter's getting close to 30k and I really hope it keeps ticking upwards.

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  • MegamaniacoMegamaniaco Madrid, Spain (Again!)Registered User regular
    So Republique might not make it. I shall be very sad indeed, it seems like such a good idea :(

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Well, the Republique people said that it's going to be made either way, it's just they would have prefered to have done it through kickstarter.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    A turn based strategy game where you can play ghosts or haunted house intruders in an Edward Gorrey drawing?

    YES FUCKING PLEASE

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066438441/haunts-the-manse-macabre?ref=email

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  • MegamaniacoMegamaniaco Madrid, Spain (Again!)Registered User regular
    @Lalabox Oh really? Well, best of luck to them then. I just hope they don't have to change it to a FPS with birds or something.

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  • CGSColinCGSColin Registered User regular
    darleysam wrote: »
    Drifter's getting close to 30k and I really hope it keeps ticking upwards.

    What do you mean close to? ;)

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    CGSColin wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    Drifter's getting close to 30k and I really hope it keeps ticking upwards.

    What do you mean close to? ;)

    So, just to check something, when you talk about the massive, procedurally-generated, 100,000 light-year-spanning galaxy and that, the player is free just to point their ship off into space and fly off? There's no invisible space walls or nonsense like that?
    Also, for my own curiosity and I don't think I see it mentioned anywhere, is the camera always external to the ship, or will there be some kind of 'mounted to the nose' perspective?
    And lastly, congratulations for breaking 30,000!

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  • CGSColinCGSColin Registered User regular
    darleysam wrote: »

    So, just to check something, when you talk about the massive, procedurally-generated, 100,000 light-year-spanning galaxy and that, the player is free just to point their ship off into space and fly off? There's no invisible space walls or nonsense like that?
    Also, for my own curiosity and I don't think I see it mentioned anywhere, is the camera always external to the ship, or will there be some kind of 'mounted to the nose' perspective?
    And lastly, congratulations for breaking 30,000!

    The systems can't be flown between because they'd be too far apart for the relativistic drives your ship uses to fly in-system. Interstellar travel happens via a hyperspace jump drive, the maximum distance is determined by drive power and your ship's mass. That said what I mean about the size of the galaxy is that it's 10,000+ stars scaled across a diameter of 100,000 light years, here's a screenshot of that: http://celsiusgs.com/images/stuff/galaxy.png

    A lot of people have asked about a first person view, so I've added it to the to-do list :)

    Thanks!

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    Yup, that should keep me busy for.. ever.

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