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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:22 am

How appropriate that I just finished listening to Trouble Every Day a few minutes ago.
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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:44 am

So I'm watchin' and I'm waitin'
Hopin' for the best
Even think I'll go to prayin'
Every time I hear 'em sayin'
That there's no way to delay
That trouble comin' every day
No way to delay
That trouble comin' every day

Yeah, that seems about right, even before getting to the verse about race riots.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:06 pm

Another Ditko Kickstarter is up, featuring 2 new books.

I got the $55 tier last time and I think I will again on this one; it's a great value (both new books plus $50 worth of other books of your choosing; there's a list of books in print over at the Ditko Blog).

I'm still working my way through the last bunch of books I got. Avenging World is the most Ditko thing I have ever read. It's got a little bit of everything, from offbeat superheroes like D. Skys (an actor who uses a different costume every time he appears) to lengthy and digressive essays about how "creators' rights" is a flawed concept if you don't define it as a subcategory of property rights.

Meanwhile, since it's the last thing we were talking about in the thread, I'll add that Dweezil Zappa's campaign on Pledge Music has passed 100%.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Silversong » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:46 am

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51 ... d-by-armor

Damn, the question is do I get one of them, or all of them. Too bad they aren't actually armored enough to wear for fencing.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Büge » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:04 am

Those look amazing and I want them all.
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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Silversong » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:05 pm

They're very close to making the men's leggings stretch goal, I think they'll probably hit it at this point.

I backed for the Scudamore leggings. I'm excited that these are meant to ship before Gen Con.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Büge » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:31 pm

Silversong wrote:They're very close to making the men's leggings stretch goal, I think they'll probably hit it at this point.


:I

I'm not looking for men's leggings.
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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Silversong » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:09 am

Sorry, I wasn't really paying attention. I just want everyone to wear armor clothes. Knight-punk can be the new steampunk.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:45 pm

Suikoden’s creators are crowdfunding a spiritual successor

Cautiously optimistic. Sometimes you get Bloodstained, sometimes you get Mighty No. 9, and a lot of the time you get nothing at all.

I mentioned this before, but I heard on Retronauts that Suikoden 1 was conceived as something of a dry run for Suikoden 2 -- 2 was the game they really wanted to make, but it was massively ambitious so they decided to make a smaller game first to see if they could pull it off. If we're talking about the same folks here, let's hope they've remembered that lesson and can set achievable goals for their first project.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm

The Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter opened today and it's already hit its goal.

There are still stretch goals. If they hit $1.25M, they're adding a cooking minigame. These guys know their audience.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby MarsDragon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:30 pm

Backed for about as much as my first pick for Bloodstained.

I feel reasonably confident in them - if you actually read the entire thing, they have a long list of mistakes they've seen other KSes do and how to avoid them, so at least they're trying to learn from others. And they have the folks that really worked on a lot of the games people liked on board in good positions, and all of them spent time in the depths of Konami, which teaches everyone but Kojima how to economize. Plus they're basically just remaking Suikoden II, which...sure, I believe they can do a decent job of SII. They look like they're trying to work within their limitations (and props for explaining upfront that good pixel art is as or more expensive than 3D), they have a publisher handing out the real cash, I think we're at least going to get a game out of this. How many times it's delayed...that's the part I'm not willing to bet on.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:21 pm

MarsDragon wrote:I feel reasonably confident in them - if you actually read the entire thing, they have a long list of mistakes they've seen other KSes do and how to avoid them, so at least they're trying to learn from others.

Yeah, the part about "Look, it's probably going to be too expensive to port to Switch; hopefully we'll be able to release on Nintendo's next console but if we can't we'll give you your money back" seemed particularly well-thought-out. (Bloodstained promised Mac and Linux versions and then didn't even offer refunds when they were canceled, which is a blemish on a campaign that otherwise is one of the great crowdfunded game success stories.) Rule #1 in crowdfunding campaigns is to set achievable goals, and they seem to have put a lot of thought into that.

...Looks like it's passed $1M, which means there'll be a PS4 version. Wonder if it'll play lefthanded like Suikoden.

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Re: Kickstarter

Postby Thad » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:09 pm

Started wondering "Is Smash playable with a fight stick?", looked into it, and discovered the Kickstarter for the Smash Stick, an analog fighting stick specifically designed for Smash Bros.

I'm not the kinda guy who spends $250 on a controller, so it's not for me. (Guess I'll just have to experiment with my standard 8-direction fight stick.) But I respect the engineering.

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