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Game News Gamedec now on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Mar 25, 2020 at 5:03 PM.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Anshar Studios; Gamedec

    The Kickstarter campaign for Gamedec, the cyberpunk virtual world detective RPG from Anshar Studios based on the novels of Polish author Marcin Przybyłek, has gone live. Anshar have put together a rather straightforward pitch with a brief but thorough pitch video. There isn't any new information here that we didn't know already, but the video does offer a glimpse of Gamedec's third virtual world, which is clearly some sort of medieval fantasy roleplaying game.


    The Kickstarter tiers are pretty nice. Right now you can get the game for just $20. All the tiers come with beta access, and there don't appear to be any exclusive in-game rewards at the higher ones. Anshar are looking to raise $50,000 towards Gamedec's development, which is entirely doable for a title with these sorts of production values, even if the campaign has flown completely under the radar. The game's estimated delivery date is December 2020, with the beta due out sometime in Q2 2020.
     
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  2. Ovplain Arcane

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    Backed for 20, why not. But does it even say anywhere why they need this 50K exactly? I'm assuming, by the way it looks, by them shooting for a beta launch in Q2, this thing's coming out no matter what, whether this campaign reaches the goal or not?
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Just this:

     
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  4. toro Arcane

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    Wow, 2 posts in a gamedec thread. Guys please keep it civil and tone it down.

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    Infinitron why do you shill for this game?

    It's mediocre in all aspects and nobody really cares about it.

    It will get funded but the requested amount is just "nothing" these days. If the game really depends on those 50k potatoes then maybe it's not worth developing.
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    PCGamesN has a succinct description of what should be this game's appeal:

    That seems like the kind of thing Codexers should care about (Disco Elysium just won GOTY you know), so I'm making the call to devote some attention it. People do seem to have a low attention span these days - this isn't the only game that's falling between the cracks of the Baldur's Gate 3 thread's 500+ pages.
     
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  6. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I can't climax without the anticipation of inflicting pain and torment.
     
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  7. Mordru Novice Patron

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    The chick in the picture looks woke AF!!!
     
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  8. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Can't think of a worse time to try and Kickstart a game... :?. So many not even knowing if/when they'll get their next paycheck.
     
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  10. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Why do you disagree with me? Just curious...
     
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  11. The_Sloth_Sleeps Learned

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    Kickstarters are not rational people.
     
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    50k looks like the game is almost done and just looking for extra exposure (which isn't bad right now - some bigger outlets reporting on it already for some months, including prestigeous magazine rpgcodex.net[NOT COM:argh:])

    Wonder if there is some co-publishing company involved that forked out some money beforehand? (potentially from Polish stock market, keeping it hush for time being)?
     
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  13. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    We're not on the stock market and we don't have an external investor who brought cash to the table and told us what to do ;) We know it's a hard time for a lot of people, also in Poland, but we decided to go with the campaign as planned.
     
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    Do you understand what isometric means?
     
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  15. TrueNeutralPaladin Educated

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    No mention of DRM-free.

    Devs are Polish... GOG is Polish... Make some calls, send some emails, sit down and hash out some kind of promotion for the game. Well, not now, with everything locked down - but if they wanted my dosh, that's what should have been done before the Kickstarter.

    And even if GOG pulled their "too niche" bullshit (against the odds), Humble is always an option for DRM-free delivery if devs care about anything other than Steam.

    I mean I get it - Steam dominates the market. But when asking for pledges, DRM-free is a bare minimum for me to even consider it.

    All that said, the game does look interesting.
     
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  16. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    We're in talks with GOG for quite some time. Hopefully, we will close the deal soon.
     
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    will it bring determinism back into cyoas?
     
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  18. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    I hope you are joking. Comparing Przybyłek's writing with Disco is just insulting. And comparing the game to CP2077 is downright delusional.
     
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  19. toro Arcane

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    Please don't use Fallout's name in your promotional videos. It makes me sick.

    Next time please don't use a ruined concept. I don't think you realize how ruined is the concept of virtual worlds. (thanks Obama Hollywood)

    But if you actually want to implement this shit then make sure that you have at least one outstanding quest which makes use of the narrative context.

    Remove the grinding from the game. Either you implement a RPG or a farming game. Don't be retarded. Don't pad missing content with time sinks. Be honest.

    That being said, I don't think I will play your game even when released but I will support you just because maybe your next game will not be retarded.

    This one is not salvageable in my opinion. It reeks of mediocrity. Prove me wrong.

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    Your $20.00 pledge brings this project one step closer to becoming a reality. If the project reaches its funding goal, your card will be charged on April 28, 2020. Check your email for more details.
     
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  20. flushfire Augur

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    So "detective RPG" is going to be a thing now?
     
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  21. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    What grinding are you referring to? If you're talking about the Harvest Time, it's an option - when you go into a virtual world [like Harvest Time or Twisted & Perverted] you might "go with the flow" and play the game as the rest of the players to unlock some additional info or just go with the case and don't care about the specific in-game interactions.
     
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  22. toro Arcane

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    Yeah I was talking about Harvest Time. You did a pretty good job because the farming part looks like a real soulless farming simulator ... and, personally, I hate those and I cannot imagine exploring those "virtual" worlds.

    It's just my opinion but try to keep the narrative as much as possible off the virtual worlds shit. Smart gimmicks in virtual reality are not really satisfying. You need an exceptionally good narrative to reach a larger audience.

    Anyway, thanks for answering. Sorry for the abrasive tone. Good luck.
     
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  23. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    Any feedback is welcome! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    My feedback is that you should ignore Toro's feedback
     
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  25. Lacrymas Arcane

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    That line I quoted is kinda cringe-y. Maybe that entire conversation.
    I physically feel cringe and if the entire writing is like this, ooff.

    That is all.
     
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