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Woot! My roguelike is on 8BitFunding!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by ido, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. ido Novice

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    Ok, it's not really an RPG but a roguelike...

    Anyway, in response to all the positive response Cardinal Quest has received (>15,000 visitors, mostly within a couple of days), I have decided to try to get some funding in order to finish up the game.

    I am using a new crowd-sourcing funding site for indie games called 8BitFunding.com, which just went online today and has Cardinal Quest in their first round of games being funded - check it out!

    Some screenshots:
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    Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEopZAmMd1E

    Concept art:
    http://i.imgur.com/Hcfvy.jpg

    -Ido.
     
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  2. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    Gratz I guess. But what do you need 6 grands for?
     
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  3. ido Novice

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    So my partner & I could work on it full time and release the final version in 1-2 months of intense work instead of 1 year of working on weekends and evening.

    Also to contract out some more graphics, music & sound effects.
     
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  4. Gwendo Augur

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    So, if 11 people donates 1000$, what would happen?
     
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  5. shihonage Subscribe to my OnlyFans Patron

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  6. ido Novice

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    10 will get refunded since it means there is a bug in 8bitfunding.com - I set the limit to 1 person for the $1000 donation.

    But you can try and put it to the test if you like :)
     
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  7. zeitgeist Magister

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    Describe some of the reasons why your target audience would choose this game instead of an actual roguelike.
     
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  8. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    I think it would be enough if 10 Codexers donated $1000. Then we'd get 100% of profits. Who's up to it?
     
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  9. laclongquan Arcane

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    Because roguelike does not grow on tree? Especially recently.
     
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  10. 7hm Scholar

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    I like the graphics.

    Looks very simple. Not a bad thing for a roguelike. Just don't dumb it down too much.
     
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  11. ido Novice

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    That's definitely the challenge - keeping the interface simple without over-simplifying the game-play.
     
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  12. Gwendo Augur

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    Taking in account that you're the one who have the responsability to market your project and that 8bitfunding is starting, so it's hasn't yet great exposure, what's the benefits of being in that site, instead of making your own site/blog and put there a paypal donation button? As it is, you have to pay 5 to 10%, plus paypal fees (2,9% + 0,30$/transaction). They even say that if you don't get 100%, they will charge more (10% instead of the 5%).
     
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  13. ido Novice

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    I'm giving Geoff the benefit of the doubt - going with something new is always a risk.

    We'll see how it turns out in a bit over a month.
     
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  14. ido Novice

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    Holy crap!

    $1205 in the first day - thank you all so much!
     
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  15. 7hm Scholar

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    I'd say the benefit is:

    That's absurd for an indie roguelike. Someone actually put in 1000$.
     
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  16. ido Novice

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    Crap, I just realized I'll now have to fly to meet one of you weirdos.
     
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  17. ido Novice

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    Maybe there is a way to see who donated what on 8bf, but i haven't found it yet.

    So for now it shall remain a riddle wrapped in a mystery.
     
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  18. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Fascinating stuff.
     
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    Actually, why it isn't 8bit?
     
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  21. made Arcane

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    Another one of those web 2.0 money grabbing schemes that make me wonder "why didn't I think of this?". Fucking jews.
     
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