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KickStarter Keep the Peace : in-depth police strategy

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Zombra, May 18, 2018.

  1. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    This looks pretty great.
    Look at the stats, for crying out loud! STATS!! There's even a "Diversity" stat so Codexers can ruthlessly fire proven liberals. Numbers don't lie.

    Anyway, back the game so the KS succeeds, punks. I want to play this.
     
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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Graphics look a bit like something out of 2003 but I don't even care.

    I hope this gets backed.
     
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  3. Agesilaus Arcane

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    I would only back this if the dev confirms that your law enforcement agency is allowed to overthrow the other branches of government and rule over Americans as some sort of neo-Spartan elite.
     
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  4. Mark Richard Prophet

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    No wonder they need all that money, this is a hugely ambitious project. Hope this game sees the light of day.
     
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  5. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Here are the updates so far.

    The Kickstarter isn't on track to fund ... which is all the more reason to pledge. If they don't fund, pledging is free! What a deal!
     
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  6. Raghar Arcane

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    You understand I wrote something similar single handedly when I was high-school dropout (because high-school rather violate law than keep disabled on school)

    Actually my research project was bit more complicated because it was to create proper story. What they are doing can be done by a simple genetic variation.

    Actually they can still fail. There are several caveats, which are somehow complicated to solve when people didn't make several games already, or don't have enough talent.
     
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  7. Raghar Arcane

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    No Zombra, my disability causes 1/3 muscular activity, or heart problems thus. I didn't commit suicide by doing so.
     
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  8. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    I meant "lift" as in "do anything with your ideas". An unemployed teenager thinking about video games is a far cry from a developer who actually puts a prototype engine together and mounts a public campaign to make it happen.
     
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  9. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Customization teaser. Hire officers based on stats and traits, select uniform style, then build your units' cars and equipment loadouts.

     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Not averse to backing it but has the team's prior experience or any such been mentioned?
     
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  11. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    No prior releases that I know of, the guy has been working on this one idea for 20 years around his day job. There's been no mention of prior project management experience which makes me concerned. He lists out his whole budget on the kickstarter page though so he's apparently thought it through.

    Kickstarter looks doomed to fail, right now the plan is to get as many pledges as possible so he can show consumer interest to a publisher ... so pledge generously because odds are you won't be charged a cent, and you can always pull it at the last minute if this thing succeeds by some miracle. Even a $1 pledge is a big deal because it's one more person he can show on # of backers.
     
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  12. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Simple preview about assigning patrols. Pretty cool, you can block out districts however you want, and set different kinds of patrols: emergency response, community policing, and traffic control. Then assign units to those patrols. So your badass gunslingers might be your emergency response team, your socially skilled cops might be good community outreach officers etc.

     
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    Hopefully there's going to be a Malmo DLC.
     
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  14. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Mailing list cheerleading:

    PLEDGE YOU FUCKS
     
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  15. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Also, the new gameplay teaser:

     
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  16. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Surprising no one, the kickstarter didn't make it. THANKS A LOT CODEX FUNDRAISER

    There's still a lot of tantalizing talk in the Discord. This will be the best game ever, get on board now.
     
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  17. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    New video update:

     
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  18. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Mailing list alert. 15 minute gameplay livestream coming on July 14th:

     
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  19. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Weird new support model: patreon-style subscription, $1/month starting in September. I was prepared to back the game for $20, but what if development takes 5 years?

     
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  20. thesheeep Arcane

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    Yeah, that's precisely why Patreon doesn't work for most game development purposes.
    At least not as the primary source of income.
     
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  21. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    From the discord:

    The original KS had $20 as an "early bird" buy-in price, expect something like that for the "early bird lifetime supporter".
     
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    Indeed, only the developers of Dwarf Fortress seem to get a sizeable amount this way, and it is not even that much ($5905 per month) for a team of 2 people after you pay taxes.
     
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    Yeah Patreon really only works as a platform for degeneracy. Some of those weird fetish games got ~20k a month. Granted that might have more to do with them getting in on the initial wave.
     
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    Yeah, that is one of the cases where I can see it working out.
    One absurdly large product, continually being improved. But it only works out because Dwarf Fortress has been around for so long and is so well known, and open to modifications, and just simply a unique game, and so on and so on.
    Many pieces have to fall into place for Patreon to make sense for game development. Well, or you make porn in game form, porn always works.
     
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  25. Silva Arcane

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    You mean a pot-belly donut-eating "elite".
     
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