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KickStarter Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road Studio & Moebius Closed Down

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Outlander, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    Backing this. Seems people are being a bit... cautious on backing this. But we shall see. Hoping for the best.
     
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    Are these people really this stupid? I mean really. How many more overlapping projects can people possibly take? Someone needs to say a STOP to this madness. Fucking goddamn stupid fucking bandwagon-whoring morons. One at a time, dammit! It's already stretching it at two.
     
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    Does Jane Jensen have enough "star power" to fund a $300,000 kickstarter like this? It's not even going toward a game, just helping her launch a new business. If this was "Kickstarter for Gabriel Knight 4" I would be throwing money at my monitor in a heartbeat, only because I have faith that she can still produce an excellent GK-style story.

    I'm not at all interested in what she's proposing with this, though.

    Oh.. oh boy.

    A 3rd person adventure? Great.

    Not to mention Gray Matter was delayed for what seemed like eternity. How is she going to put out a good game in a year or less when GM took like 8 years?
     
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    I'll assume you didn't watch the video.

    The one project Moebeus was mentioned as being a GK like adventure game with history, historic places etc...

    Maybe if she succeeds at this THEN possibly she could try to go acquire the GK trademark from Activision.

    I'm backing her on this hope as well as the Moebeus one.
     
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    Why do you need to pay more than three times the lowest amount to get two games instead of just one?
     
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  8. Stabwound Arcane

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    Interview time: http://www.gamespot.com/news/gabriel-knight-designer-launches-pinkerton-road-6369623

    :yeah:

    It's too bad that the game she works on is going to community vote, but I have faith they'll pick this one and not Gray Matter 2 or the other game.
     
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    The mere mention of Gray Matter 2 is probably the hindrance of this whole project on Kickstarter.
     
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  10. Ringhausen Augur

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    The whole reason she's starting the company is to get control over the production.


    What makes this one iffy is that JJ has been talking a lot about these hidden item and mobile phone games merging with adventure games. And they're promising to release 3 games in a short span. What exactly are we getting?

    All the people demanding yet another sequel make me sad. Though Moebius and Anglophile Adventure are terrible names.
     
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    Man, what I wouldn't do to see GK4. I would give away half of my fortune. But anyway, although this is no GK4, it's the first kickstarter that got my money and that means a lot. Since I really don't believe in investing in a project that nothing is revealed about it and could turn into a massive shit. But i would do anything to see GK4 and I think the success of this project opens a way for that.
     
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    Anglophile Adventure shouldn't have even been there, nor should've been GM 2 imho. She should've just said "Help me make a spiritual successor to Gabriel Knight" and provide some (better) concept art, and more people would support it, the way I see it at least.

    Thanks for linking the interview, Stabwound and Outlander.
     
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    I want to fund a lot of these projects but I can only afford one.
    I believe(and secretly hope) some of them will fail to reach their goal. This will teach them a lesson.
     
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    I'm very much on the fence when it comes to GK4. I love Gabe and I'd love see him, Grace and Mosley again but I also thought GK3's ending was really good even though it did leave the series pretty much wide-open for another sequel.

    Whatevs. Jensen is cool. I'll be keeping an eye on this.
     
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    Nah, the more likely outcome is some of the better known ones will go just over the goal and some will fail just below the goal and nobody will learn anything when they could soar if given some space between them.
     
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    I guess you are right. Humans have a hard time learning from their mistakes. They will probably blame the video they made/kickstarter model/media coverage/players not knowing what they want/some-other-stupid-thing.

    At least I hope the 'Dead State' fellows took the advice and will make some delays with their "masterplan".
     
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    A few more clarifications:


    I'm still going to back this......
     
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    Was Grey Matter so well-received that a sequel is warranted? I didn't do more than watch 5 minutes of an LP but I didn't like the style.

    Moebius sounds more like a GK game. Do want.

    The casual/true adventure mode is pretty :decline: sounding, but it makes me think back to the difficulty selector of Monkey Island 2. I don't think many people would say that MI2 was decline. Then again, Jane Jensen has been mostly doing casual games since GK3, so yeah.
     
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    In general, the Adventure Game Community Hivemind™ is generally split. Some love it, some hate it.


    Agreed.

    The point people keep missing is that the lukewarm reception to GK3 (by then Marketing was more than likely stepping in and making demands of it) as well as all the other games Jane worked on were where she did NOT have a full hands on development capacity (like in Gray Matter) AND it was Publisher Funded. Which is the root of all evil in the shit games we get now.

    She now has a chance to bypass the fucking shit Publisher model and fully develop a game written and developed by her. No shit Marketing or Publisher bullshit will be present. THAT is something I will bet on and fund. Period.
     
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    GM was shit. Started out interesting but even the initial premise relied on obsolete pseudoscience. Then you met the extra characters who were all stereotypic shit. Game quickly turned into a shitty summer B movie for teenagers. It lowered my opinion of JJ a lot but I guess one should cut her some slack because the game has been in development in various forms for such a long time, under different publishers.
     
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    Did you even read the article with Jane Jenson?
     
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    20% in 2 days seems pretty good to me ;)

    I'm scouring for more information on whether the "packaged DVD versions" are just a regular DVD box or something more intricate, like Wasteland 2's. If it's got enough goodies I'm probably going for this. I also can't figure out if they're making 2 or 3 games given all the funding - some pages say 2, others 3.

    I don't understand why, to be honest. It was a good game, in terms of puzzles it was miles better than just about anything else I can think of released in the past 2 or 3 years, and about on par with what would've been considered a "good adventure game" back in the early 90s. Not great, but good. Certainly worth the, what, $20? it retailed for.
     
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    I think it is more of a... HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!! Jane jenson is working on Gray Matter!!! HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

    And then the game get's released. The expectations were too high (and most people don't understand how games are made as well). As explained in the Gamespot interview she did work on it, but was in NO full development capacity on the game. And not to mention the development/publisher hell it went through. That's pretty much my guess.

    I have yet to play it as I just want a fucking STEAM version FFS.

    Still, JJ doing some adventure games where she is is FULL control? This is a good thing, and I'm willing to back her money on this. Period.
     
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    There is a certain small, but very vocal segment of the adventure game community that *really hates* Jane Jensen. Well, maybe that's not quite fair. They really hate The Silver Lining, and fairly or not Jensen is linked to that due to it being set in the KQ6 areas, and crediting her as inspiration. I've never played Gray Matter, but I do know that I love Gabriel Knight 1 & 2 and King's Quest 6, so I will give some money to this project once I have a bit more to dole out.
     
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