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KickStarter Fig - a new equity-based crowdfunding platform

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Crazy Justice, not-Fortnite funded via Fig:



    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/crazyjustice

    It only got $32K of investment. Will be fun to watch how this fares in the investment front.
     
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  2. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Looks like 100% cancer.
     
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  3. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

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    Why did Fargo want Fig again?
     
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  4. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Because it's an easy money making scam.
     
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  5. Lord Romulus Arcane

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    What's even going on with Psychonauts 2? That was announced in like 2015 and there still isn't even a release date yet.
     
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  6. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I was buying groceries in my favourite shop yesterday, and suddenly I noticed Tim Schafer at the counter. I was a bit nervous meeting him, but I thought what the hell, this is a now or never moment. So I said Hi to him. He looked surprised and greeted me with a confused Hello. Then I asked him about the state of Psychonauts 2, and questioned him about the lack of updates. He still looked confused, and while he was mumbling something about a vertical slice, and pre-alpha, he was constantly looking left and right, as if he was hoping somebody will save him from this conversation.

    But I persisted, and pointed my finger to his chest. I said to him: Hey Tim, you better deliver Psychonauts 2, because I defended you on the RPG Codex, and I don't want to look a bigger fool than I'm already am. As soon as he heared the name RPG Codex, he turned pale, and started sweating like a big. He said nervously: haha, of course I will deliver, just tell your friends on the Codex that everything will be allright, I don't want to make them angry again.

    With that, I let him on his way. But I noticed that he continued to look back over his shoulder until he left the grocery store.

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    LOL, I wanted to ask Tim about the updates on twitter, and I just realized that he muted me. XD I think he got butthurt when I called him out on some SJW shit earlier.
     
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  7. 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
    Indiegogo flexible funding rediscovered: https://gamedaily.biz/article/846/f...nded-funding-option-for-indie-game-developers

     
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  8. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Whoever wrote this simile should be humanely euthanized.
     
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  9. TT1 Cipher Patron

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    The idea is pretty good but I think the overall eficiency depends if the project is waterfall or agile.

    Could work nicely!
     
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  10. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Fig et al. don't even exist in my personal universe anymore.

    I was a true believer in the Kickstarter revival when I registered here at the Codex in 2012, which is why I registered in the first place. Prior to that, I had little to no motivation to discuss cRPGs, because I'd already played through almost all of the good ones during the 1990s and early 2000s.

    Unfortunately, it's turned out that absolutely none of the best RPGs (and tactical, strategy, management, and immersive sim games, which Codexers tend to enjoy) developed from 2012-2019 were the products of crowdfunding. Factorio, Underrail, Age of Decadence, and Prey were developed without crowdfunding, for example, and Prey was AAA. Instead, crowdfunded games have an incredible track record of being terrible, mediocre, or vaporware.

    I've said this before and I'll say it once again: We need to get the greedy corporate suits back into the offices and breathing down these nerds' necks. Throwing money at Californian hipsters only to watch them mismanage the fraction of said funds that escapes California's extravagant costs of living is bizarrerie in the extreme (I've been reading Lovecraft again lately, it's my vocabulary word this week, fuck off).
     
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  11. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    The corporate suits are still in offices and still producing garbage.
    I don't know what Prey is, but neither of the other 3 games you mentioned had corporate suits involved.

    You won't get anything better from Obsidian or inXile no matter how many of them you get breathing down their necks. There's just nothing left there.
    And the corporate suits will deliver what the market wants and the market is shit so you won't get the "90s gold games" just because someone throws more money at the developers.
     
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  12. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    It's Arkane Studios' swan song (they developed Arx Fatalis), an immersive sim that involves ink monsters taking over an alternate-future corporate space station.

    The other three games were developed by enthusiasts and/or loose-cannon programmers on shoestring budgets, which is also how many great and innovative games were developed in the 1980s and early to middle 1990s.

    All true. At least they won't be wasting my money making games I don't want to play, though.
     
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