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VomKriege

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Re: The Kickstarter Thread
« Reply #2040 on: March 12, 2016, 02:51:57 AM »
The guy who did the above video may be catalogued as a GG type to be fair, judging by some of his other videos (although skimming through I didn't find outright heinous stuff). I don't think it has any bearing on the content of his Fig video though, which is almost completely based on facts & official documents that he seems qualified to comment on bar the ending about Schaffer playing the media to hook suckers.

I don't have any emotional attachment to Tim Schafer but I don't doubt he is a fine designer or that Double Fine is a quality developer. His patchy history with fund management plays into this but the main point here is that the whole Fig system (in which he and Double Fine people are involved in some capacity) seems to be pretty shady and everything wrong with crowdfunding going deeper and deeper into the gray zone of (not )investment (though I guess we can be glad that regulations to be do force Fig to show their hand).
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread
« Reply #2041 on: March 13, 2016, 04:35:07 PM »
Schafer isn't involved with the financial/business side of Fig, he sits on an advisory board [along with several other crowdfunding luminaries, who advise about which projects to put on Fig] and took advantage of Fig as a crowdfunding platform. Fig might be a bit of a scam and a bad business, but not because of anything Schafer is doing himself.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2042 on: March 13, 2016, 07:06:14 PM »
Apparently one of the founders of the Fig company is a former Double Fine COO... And well Schafer is somewhat invested in the financial side by virtue of being the first to try to profit from it and lending it his credibility. I'd have a hard time believing he's oblivious to how this is set up.

Without going as far as fraud and scam, the investment scheme in Fig does seem to be a rather lousy bargain. But I imagine a lot of the investors are not expected to be rational but rather the same fan-driven types than in more "traditional" crowdfunding for which the actual RoI may be secondary.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2043 on: April 25, 2016, 01:25:50 PM »
FPS Kickstarter from John Romero [and Adrian Carmack [not John Carmack]]:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nightworkgames/blackroom-a-new-fps-from-romero-and-carmack

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2044 on: April 25, 2016, 02:47:52 PM »
Is there enough people out there foolish enough to give John Romero $700k total? LET'S FIND OUT!
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2045 on: April 25, 2016, 08:51:40 PM »
Best thing Adrian ever managed to do was steal Simon Bisley's signature style for Quake III.

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2046 on: April 30, 2016, 02:24:07 AM »
Mighty N9 now being "a Summer release"

 :neogaf
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2047 on: June 20, 2016, 07:27:05 PM »
Dreamfall Chapters has finally been completed. Time to play it.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2048 on: June 20, 2016, 07:33:37 PM »
Not a game, but I got my copy of Otaku no Video Bluray in the mail today and it's pretty great. :whew
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2049 on: June 20, 2016, 08:29:07 PM »
Mighty N9 now being "a Summer release"

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What a shitshow. SO much wasted promise.

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2050 on: June 20, 2016, 09:52:06 PM »
Mighty N9 now being "a Summer release"

 :neogaf
What a shitshow. SO much wasted promise.

It's finally out tomorrow, right?  I watched Jim Sterling's play through of the beginning and it looked so bad.  We got better Mega Man successors with Shovel Knight and Shantae.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2052 on: June 21, 2016, 01:53:32 AM »
http://www.pcgamer.com/reroll-the-crowdfunded-game-that-wanted-to-scan-the-world-is-abandoned/

Map the entire world, this world, our world: "Two Ubisoft devs try to strap more extraneous shit into their games, film at 11."

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2053 on: June 21, 2016, 01:58:56 PM »
Yeah, my reaction to that line is a befuddled "Why?"
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread
« Reply #2054 on: November 30, 2020, 02:40:26 PM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omocat/omori



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The cool weeb-to-the-max 2D Earthbound-like horror RPG I backed... *checks* six and a half years ago, is finally releasing on Christmas this year! Very excited.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2055 on: November 30, 2020, 02:56:29 PM »
Wow, I had just checked to see if it was abandoned yesterday... stay safe guys...
Anyway, I hope it's good but my enthusiasm for it has lessened over time. There had better be some substance to go with the style after all these years.

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2056 on: November 30, 2020, 02:58:06 PM »
Wow, I had just checked to see if it was abandoned yesterday... stay safe guys...
Anyway, I hope it's good but my enthusiasm for it has lessened over time. There had better be some substance to go with the style after all these years.

I get the impression there's a lot of content, and the trailers still look unlike anything I've played outside Earthbound Zero (the only Mother I've played, so far.) I'm less excited than I would have been five years ago but I actually think this is coming out at a great time for me, personally. :)
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2057 on: November 30, 2020, 09:36:15 PM »
Also I've been buying various Omocat merch ever since the KS so it was a double success for them lol. I really dig the style, weeb shame be damned. :blessup





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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2058 on: December 24, 2020, 08:22:15 AM »
First and third messages are me. I realized I made a mistake when submitting my survey five years ago.







:goty  :mjcry :rkelly :juchesad :walkaway

The release of the "3DS" (now Switch) version, being worked on by some third party, is... TBD.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2059 on: December 24, 2020, 08:24:22 AM »
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2060 on: December 24, 2020, 08:47:05 AM »
Man that sucks. I would buy it for you if I wasnt fucking broke as well :S

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2061 on: December 24, 2020, 08:47:28 AM »
I'm literally more broke than I've ever been and I was really looking forward to getting at least one game on Christmas, even if I technically paid for it 5 years ago.

Oh well. :shaq2
Send me your paypal info fam :heart

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2062 on: December 24, 2020, 08:48:39 AM »
Good guy Nintex

I didnt even see a price on Steam so I couldnt check

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2063 on: December 24, 2020, 09:01:18 AM »
:heart I really appreciate it Nintex but it's cool. Thanks anyways man, you're a good guy. :)

Edit- I realize now my sad sack post is kinda asking for a handout :lol Don't worry about it. :heartbeat
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2064 on: December 24, 2020, 09:04:27 AM »
Plus I *am* getting the Switch version.

Eventually.

If it exists.

Whenever it manages to comes out.
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2065 on: December 24, 2020, 09:13:15 AM »
:heart I really appreciate it Nintex but it's cool. Thanks anyways man, you're a good guy. :)

Edit- I realize now my sad sack post is kinda asking for a handout :lol Don't worry about it. :heartbeat
Don't feel bad friend. I'm glad to help out and give you a nice gift in the spirit of Christmas.

 
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2066 on: December 24, 2020, 01:20:47 PM »
There's a Borean in real need of some help for real, PM me if you want PayPal info.

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2067 on: December 24, 2020, 01:33:02 PM »
Cant we setup something so we can all chip in a few bucks

i can paypal a few euros at least

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2068 on: December 24, 2020, 01:43:00 PM »
There's a Borean in real need of some help for real, PM me if you want PayPal info.
Send a PM
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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2069 on: December 24, 2020, 02:06:35 PM »
Cheers guys, sent some PMs.

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Re: The Game Crowdfunding Thread
« Reply #2070 on: December 26, 2020, 06:45:23 PM »
Cheers guys, sent some PMs.

Send plz thx
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