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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #683
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Originally Posted by After a brisk nap View Post
The other projects (DFA, Tex Murphy, LSL) are all about bringing back a beloved creator/character who hasn't done an adventure game for more than a decade. With Gray Matter having been published quite recently (and to mixed reception), there probably isn't that much pent-up demand for a new Jane Jensen adventure among the public at large.

Besides, I really think Tim Schafer's rules for a successful KS pitch are true, and they really come down to telling an attention-grabbing, simple story to get people excited and convince them that supporting your project is important. The CSG campaign didn't really do that, particularly in the initial announcement.
Youre making the rather unfortunate assumption that Tex is going to produce faster than jane.
Also, Larry's KS doesnt adhere to "tim's rules" at all. They just said "make larry come again!" and thousands of people giggled and gave the minimum tier. Theres nothing "critical" in the least about making a remake of a remake that they already announced last october.
Schafer's success is largely thanks to a combination of: the recent reputation theyv built with doublefine, his fame from lucasarts, the cult following of psychonauts and the buzz about a psychonauts 2 directly before the KS started (with an icon like notch tweeting about it).

EDIT: more on ranting about larry.... i just saw that they set the new goal of 750,000 and what theyd do if they got that much includes... adding an animated intro! 500,000 isnt enough to add an intro video to a remake!!!! Embarrassing.
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