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KickStarter Kickstarter Watch.

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Kz3r0, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Turjan Arcane

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    No idea. I only went for the digital games rewards with all projects I backed, but I assume I'm not a representative Kickstarter pledger.

    I think there are a lots of pitfalls with physical rewards. One obvious rule is to let the backers pay for shipping. Including shipping costs in your pledge sum is just plain stupid. The other thing is to stick to rewards you know the costs of. Something like T-shirts is quite safe, as you know the costs pretty well. Admittedly, tees are not really exciting. Even a physical box for your game is already somewhat tricky. An established developer/publisher might have some idea here, but these things can get expensive.
     
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  2. stony3k Augur Patron

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    Yes it can. It depends on how much you want, of course.
     
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  3. Stabwound Arcane

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    Also, ADOM raised $90,000. A 20 year old freeware roguelike.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/resurrect-adom-development

    The game will always be freeware and backers get early access to beta versions. He even made older ones available to everyone, including non-backers. Impressive for a freeware game, especially considering the game itself and the developer's reputation.
     
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  4. stony3k Augur Patron

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    Yeah forgot about that one. I'm eagerly waiting for it to be completed
     
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  5. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    :? That is not good.
     
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  7. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Oh.

    Then everything is fine.
     
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  8. buzz Arcane

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    Kz3r0 The Tangiers developer has posted gameplay videos, I think that puts it above many other projects by default.


     
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    Are there any plans for 1st person perspective?
     
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  15. kaizoku Arcane

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  16. kaizoku Arcane

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    Apparently there was KS for a life sized hologram product.
    I think this was the pitch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF83SjtsDgk

    The funny thing is that the KS was suspended because it had clips of some blockbuster movies.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/dmca/holovision-a-life-size-hologram-submitted-by-hollywood-pictures

    fair use no longer possible?
    jews gonna jew?
     
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  18. Stabwound Arcane

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    It looks like Cult: Awakening of the Old Ones AKA Empyrea, which got $34,000 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dhagar/cult-awakening-of-the-old-ones) is dead in the water. He didn't post it on the kickstarter itself, but from the forums. He offers a token suggestion of refunds, but that sure isn't going to happen. I doubt a kid who was magically granted $34000 a year ago is going to give it back out of the goodness of his heart even if he had the means to.

    http://empyrea.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2126

     
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  19. Stabwound Arcane

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  20. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Classy, working doesn't seem to be his thing, yeah, you work only when you are motivated, all successful people do so, doing a work you not enjoy is for losers.
    This basically is the mentality of many Kickstarters, you know, the true spirit of crowdfunding.
     
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  22. The Vanished One Prophet

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    This is apparently the second iteration of the same project:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eimim/eimim-pen

    Which apparently used scavenged components from $2.50 commercially available pens:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Hi-Tec-C-0-4-One-Pen/dp/B006CQU3XU/

    And the manufacturing quality wasn't even that good:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eimim/eimim-pen/comments

    And look at all the people praising the looks and writing qualities of what is a cylinder on a magnet with a commercial Japanese design doing the actual *writing*.
     
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  23. skacky Prestigious Gentleman 3D Realms Developer

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    @Kz3r0 Tangiers was successfully funded a minute ago.
     
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