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Vapourware Barkley 2 - the new Codex vaporware champion

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by eric__s, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Tito Anic Magister

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    It is dead.


    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...pg-sequel-to-barkley-shut-up-and-jam/comments
     
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  2. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
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  3. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    Kickstarter work ethics hard at work.
     
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  4. Grauken Divide and Confuse Patron

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    I assume they were also paid in imaginary potential revenue instead of real money, hard to remain interested at that point
     
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  6. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Where is the money?
     
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  7. lightbane Arcane

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    Well, it's sad but it was obvious what was going to happen. Now then, the dude behind Routine must step up and admit it as well.
     
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  8. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    not much drama, just KS business as usual
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    still - pity cuz still a great game, e
     
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  9. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    Unless someone says otherwise, I'm going to assume that the people who got bored and walked off were also the same people who took the kickstarter money.
     
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  10. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Look, the first game was some silly and goofy RPG that because of how intriguingly stupid it was made it easy to keep playing to see what exactly happened next. For fuck sakes, guys, you're not making the sequel to some deep, rich, beloved RPG. It's a game about Charles Barkley having performed a chaos dunk and sending the world into a dystopian dream. Within fifteen minutes of the game beginning I'm introduced to his kid who is using the sprite of Skate from Streets of Rage 2, and Michael Jordan is some evil police detective that has his face sloppily fit on an MS Paint body.

    I don't know what the fuck they're trying to accomplish with this game. I don't even know why they needed a Kickstarter in the first place for it. The humor and absurdity of the whole situation is why people gave attention to the first title at all. People liked your first game, which was ultimately a stupid fun game. So just make that. Just make a stupid fun game. Don't feature creep the fuck out of it, don't try to make some deep detailed world that is probably going to be ignored and bloat things up or make things confusing. Just look at what people liked about the first game and do more of it. Throw in some more beat 'em up sprites for characters, have Lebron James appear as a Terminator robot or whatever the fuck, just have fun with the stupid concept that lead to the first game. Do drugs or something for inspiration.

    It's too late now because they went the Kickstarter route and have been talking about this like it's the Second Coming with Jesus riding a unicorn to save us all so everyone that invested won't accept anything less. But that's what they should have done to begin with, that's just my perspective on this whole shitshow.
     
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  11. CyberWhale Arcane

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    They probably felt entitled to it because of their previous pro-bono work. Not having a single, preferably responsible, person in charge is a huge mistake if you're making some kind of a project (video game in this case). Instead of sharing it, he should have given it out only on delivery. If the old team wasn't interested in working on those terms, find freelancers who are.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    More from SA: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3519798&userid=103527

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    Maybe it should have been obvious long ago, but it's now clear this game is in That Which Sleeps borderline scam territory. It's going off the List of Incline. Goodnight sweet prince. :salute:
     
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  13. CyberWhale Arcane

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    eric__s shame on you (guys). I understand having other obligations like a regular job and social life, but spending time posting shit on forums and watching series, playing games and reading whatever instead of working on the game is utterly fucking disgusting, especially after taking money from the fans. Should have made necessary cuts in vision, cut it in several episodes or preferably both. Instead, we got nothing.
     
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  14. TZ3K Arcane

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    You gotta give Eric a special tag for this.
    How about..

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    More development hell: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...19798&pagenumber=236&perpage=40#post495599774

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  16. Grauken Divide and Confuse Patron

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    How about "Sporadic Conman"
     
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  17. CyberWhale Arcane

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    That's The Joke seems most appropriate to me.
     
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  18. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    cboyardee is a betrayer of gamerkind
     
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  19. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  20. Higher Game Arcane

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    I can remember when Somethingawful was truly edgy and ironic. Failing to make Barkley 2 is their final curse and those goons are now forever Chris Chan tier to me.

    Or maybe I was young and retarded. :dealwithit:
     
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  21. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    poasting in an epic sad thread
     
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  22. Murk Arcane

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    "Mystical greetings everyone"

    This is an edited cboyardee song for space station 13, but I think it is a fitting send off to this fiasco.

    (also, didn't back ;D)

     
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  23. Werdna's Revenge Erudite Patron

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    Ah, it's hit that wonderful failed kickstarter state where it's obvious it will never be complete, but the one guy left will never admit it for fear of having to send out refunds.
     
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  24. Modron Arcane

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    Can't really fault Eric for abandoning that ship of unpaid work for years to go do paid work on other games.
     
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  25. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    No surprise.

    The only thing I wish is that someone from the team would come in and confirm that it was all a lie that the game had amazing quests, or, if it was not all a lie, explain what made them so amazing. I recall eric__s having posted something about how revolutionary they were and how other RPGs would be significant influenced by the new ideas they had developed.
     
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