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Old 03-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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With the industry perhaps forever altered after Doublefines success, i thought it would be nice to have a general thread for pointing out game kickstarters. Just noticed this one for class of heroes 2. Im not familiar with the game, but it could be the first time a localization makes this sort of funding work, opening the gates wider for more potential.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Well it's not really an adventure game but

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoic/the-banner-saga

looks really good.
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I'm really interested in seeing this JRPG set in the tiems of colonial America: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seltaire/americana-dawn/

They've already met their funding and the game will be free, but if you want, you still have 46 hours to grab an art book to the game.
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neaaat, nice to see that they got the funding even though it was going to be free anyway. Iv definitely got my eye on banner saga too.
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Just noticed this one for class of heroes 2.
Wasn't surprised when the falling bikini pic appeared, why's that?
The puzzle-like battles were neat, not so sure about the rest -- this one seems more of the same.

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looks really good.
The game got some love on IGN and GT if I'm not mistaken, so it'll prolly make it.
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iv definitely soured on CoH2. They clearly have some organization problems and weird judgement choices. I'd like to see it succeed anyway, because if an unheard of title (on a platform thats phasing out physical media), which wasnt very well received with the first game, can succeed, then what cant?
But it doesnt look good.
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I've been reading on The Toonstruck two petition page on facebook it sounds like that Toonstruck will be getting the Kickstarter treatment very soon as the original team want to get the remastered edition with all the cut content that was originally split for the sequel released and hopefully go into production on Toonstruck 2 if its successful.
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...dowrun-returns

I loved Shadowrun on the SNES.
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^oh wow new shadowrun... thats got huge potential.
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lol, it looks like its going to get its funding in the first day. RPG gamers are serious business it appears.

Let's hope the same amount of love can be afforded to more adventure game designers.
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lol, it looks like its going to get its funding in the first day. RPG gamers are serious business it appears.

Let's hope the same amount of love can be afforded to more adventure game designers.
The good thing about it is that RPGs and adventure games are closely related. Especially the story-heavy RPGs. So there's bound to be at least *some* overlap in the crowds...


Here's to hoping Obsidian will start a Planescape: Torment 2 Kickstarter...
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While not a game, I found the Remee Kickstarter project to be a fascinating, albeit not new idea.

It's basically an affordable, comfortable sleep mask with LEDs that are supposed to help you achieve lucid dreaming (being aware that you're in a dream -- yes, like in Inception). Usually, LDing is something you have to train yourself for, but devices like this are known to speed up the process considerably.

It does not automatically detect REM sleep phases, but with a little bit of fine tuning, this should not be a major problem.

Again, sorry for the off-topic, but making a thread just for this seemed like an overkill.
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^we might as well talk about any kickstarter (ill add a line about that in first post, oh i cant still edit NM). And while i dont know much about lucid dreaming devices, i have seen them advertised for hundreds(if not thousands?) of dollars in the past, and they always made me curious as to why they were so expensive.

Also, question regarding shadowrun: how do people feel about what theyr doing with having many tiers with an unusual amount of exclusive in-game content? Clearly its not going to slow them down... but i dont like it... its kindv like a donation form of DLC.
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^we might as well talk about any kickstarter (ill add a line about that in first post, oh i cant still edit NM). And while i dont know much about lucid dreaming devices, i have seen them advertised for hundreds(if not thousands?) of dollars in the past, and they always made me curious as to why they were so expensive.
I know of two competing products, and both are more expensive (180$ and ~500$), both able to detect REM sleep with infrared sensors. The Remee guys said that adding such sensors to their mask would drive the price up significantly (without improving much), so I guess that explains the price tag on other masks.
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Well, I'm sure everyone knows by now, but just in case: Two Sierra alums are back with new projects:

Al Lowe and Leisure Suit Larry 1: Reloaded
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...rry-come-again

And Jane Jensen, with Moebius - a game in the style of Gabriel Knight
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-2012-2013-csg

I'm excited about both!
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Sorry, a bit offtopic here, but I just got a bit frustrated recently watching so many, well, rather strange projects kickstarting, but not this one.

Does anyone know if Tom Hall consider starting Anachronox 2 Kickstarter, or at least has any general thoughts about it? I recently finished the original game, it's a brilliant piece of work, and I already want more, like everyone else. I read that the publisher originally found Anachronox too large, dividing it into two halves, but the sequel never saw the light since the studio closed shortly after the release.

I think Tom is still in business, the license should be available, the game is partly ready, and I'm sure he'll have no problem collecting any amount of money. Does anyone know anything?
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Sorry, a bit offtopic here, but I just got a bit frustrated recently watching so many, well, rather strange projects kickstarting, but not this one.

Does anyone know if Tom Hall consider starting Anachronox 2 Kickstarter, or at least has any general thoughts about it? I recently finished the original game, it's a brilliant piece of work, and I already want more, like everyone else. I read that the publisher originally found Anachronox too large, dividing it into two halves, but the sequel never saw the light since the studio closed shortly after the release.

I think Tom is still in business, the license should be available, the game is partly ready, and I'm sure he'll have no problem collecting any amount of money. Does anyone know anything?
i dont know the licensing details, and i dont think hes commented on kickstarter, but he has expressed really wanting to make it. I imagine alot of devs are having a (well deserved) hesitation about kickstarter. They need to plan their pitch very well, and they have to avoid bumping heads with too many projects at once.. its tricky.
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Heh, seems like I'm not the only one concerned about Anachronox People keep bombing Tom with questions on Twitter. Just five days ago:
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Boy, a lot of folks are mentioning that! Would love it if I owned the IPs. But I don't.
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Unknown, SquareEnix, they won't talk to ya. But trying a few things....
So the IP is really a big deal and the only thing that stops him from starting a campaign. I really hope those IP holders will burn in hell someday
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So the IP is really a big deal and the only thing that stops him from starting a campaign. I really hope those IP holders will burn in hell someday
I'd love to see Anachronox 2 as well. Really enjoyed the first one.

I really think IP thing is overblown. Why not just make a new IP? Will people really care if its MyNewGame instead of Anachronox 2? Its the same game made by the same designer after all. Whats in a name?
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