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  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited June 2012
    I think I'm going to back Sam Suede, despite Al Lowe no longer being on the project because it states it was completed by Steve Ince (from Revolution Software, Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso, So Blonde). I really like his sense of humor and art style, and it states Al Lowe and Ken Wegrzyn's original game design remains in tact.
  • edited June 2012
    Moving off of video games to board games, a friend of mine is trying to get a small amount of funding to publish his first board game Zombies, Aliens and Monsters! (Oh My)

    I haven't played this game myself yet, but I have played 'Significant Quest', a Discworld board game that he created and has refined, and it would be great to see him meet his goal and officially become a game publisher. Hope this interests some of you enough to help!
  • edited June 2012
    Gah! Stop posting projects! Every time you do I end up looking through all of them and pledging more money I don't have! Case in point, I'm now backing Sam Suede AND Lily Looking Through. You horrible people you.
  • edited June 2012
    This game is gonna be so nice... Once it comes out:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures

    Has already been funded with over 200% of the cash needed!
  • edited June 2012
    This game is gonna be so nice... Once it comes out:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures

    Has already been funded with over 200% of the cash needed!
    You know that ended last month, right?
  • edited June 2012
    You know that ended last month, right?

    Yup, the forums are up and running on the Winterkewl games website but unless your at least a backer you can't post on em. Backer and Founders also get access to even more closed of sections of the forums.
  • edited June 2012
    Hey guys. I was going through kickstarter and I read a great article about a wrongfully convicted man, Brian Banks, that was recently released from prison after being sentenced at the age 16 over 5 years ago. Anyways, he's been all over the news and he is pursuing his dream of playing football for the NFL (He is currently in talks with the Seattle Seahawks.). The money he's raising will go towards his documentary and his charity that helps other wrongfully convicted people. I'd really like to see him to meet his goal, and you get some cool stuff in exchange ($100 for two tickets to the premiere screening and wrap party). Here's the link.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1681576010/the-brian-banks-story
  • edited June 2012
    To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Portal: Reborn (2.0) has been cancelled since there was no way in hell it was going to make the target. Shame, but sadly not unexpected.
  • edited June 2012
    This game is gonna be so nice... Once it comes out:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures

    Has already been funded with over 200% of the cash needed!

    I know many people have already said this before, but seriously, that looks a LOT like a Minecraft clone. Even the interface is the same.
  • edited June 2012
    My brother's friend made it as a voice actor for that game.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited June 2012
    HeXit is a sci-fi point and click adventure game, which could become an episodic adventure series if the first game is successful.

    This one looks really interesting, the graphic design is phenomenal, and they're only asking for $75,000US, which should certainly be doable. :)
  • edited June 2012
    Dammit, quit making me back stuff! Now I'm backing HeXit and Crystal Catacombs, a retro-styled rouge-like RPG in a Metrodvania-like world that's only asking for 7½ grand and should easily make it. Gah!

    Also, dude has a cat in his video. This is instantly awesome.

    EDIT: I don't normally do this, but the music in the video convinced me to up my pledge so I could get the chiptune soundtrack. So it MUST be good if it actually got me of all people to do it.
  • edited June 2012
    Shit, that cat is an attention whore. Whine whine whine.
  • edited June 2012
    It just wants feeding. Mine's the same way. Actually, my cat looks an awful lot like that one. Hmm...
  • edited June 2012
    Dead State Kickstarter link.

    For those Walking Dead fans...this game is from ex-Troika/Obsidian alumni. Looks to be an attempt to create a more classic zombie survival game. Focus on characters, roleplay elements, defending your base of operations, etc.
  • edited June 2012
    Darthchair wrote: »
    Dead State Kickstarter link.

    For those Walking Dead fans...this game is from ex-Troika/Obsidian alumni. Looks to be an attempt to create a more classic zombie survival game. Focus on characters, roleplay elements, defending your base of operations, etc.
    Wait, REALLY?

    I've been following this game for a long time and I saw this Kickstarter pretty much as soon as it went up, but somehow I missed that Obsidian and TROIKA devs were on this thing! WOW. TROIKA.
  • edited June 2012
    I was a big fan of Troika too. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines was pretty fantastic. And spooky at times. I always marveled at how my character was an epic vampire and here I was running around freaked the heck out by a haunted mansion. ^_^

    Arcanum...I would kill to have a sequel to that. We really lack roleplaying games (or adventure games) that really have that Steampunk feel to it. And Steampunk is so popular these days...what gives?

    But yeah long live Dead State! I do kinda wish they would have a few "pretty" female character portraits though. They all kind of look like female dwarves from what I have seen so far. Haha.
  • edited June 2012
    Okay, this one has to be my favorite unlikely-to-be-successful listing on Kickstarter:

    "FEARLESS: A 3d action game with different obstacles and different worlds that the character must face in order to become the ultimate worrier." :)
  • edited June 2012
    Okay, this one has to be my favorite unlikely-to-be-successful listing on Kickstarter:

    "FEARLESS: A 3d action game with different obstacles and different worlds that the character must face in order to become the ultimate worrier." :)

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  • edited June 2012
    "Oh, crap! Did I leave the iron on?"
  • edited June 2012
    Tabletop Forge: The Virtual Tabletop for Google+ Hangouts - A really cool plug-in for Google+ hangouts for playing strategy and tabletop games!
  • edited June 2012
    Okay, this one has to be my favorite unlikely-to-be-successful listing on Kickstarter:

    "FEARLESS: A 3d action game with different obstacles and different worlds that the character must face in order to become the ultimate worrier." :)
    I'm not surprised it's going to fail if you don't provide a link. :p
  • edited June 2012
    I'm not surprised it's going to fail if you don't provide a link. :p

    I think that's why he's worried. :)

    But you are correct, I have been remiss, so here's a link -- the demo they've posted is early, at best, with visible priority breaks and no real gameplay on display. It looks like more effort was put into the backer rewards than into the game so far. But in case anyone wants to thank them for the unintentional entertainment on the front page summary, here's a link!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alex-davydov/fearless-0?ref=live
  • edited June 2012
    Tabletop Forge: The Virtual Tabletop for Google+ Hangouts - A really cool plug-in for Google+ hangouts for playing strategy and tabletop games!

    Its a really awesome idea.
    But for me personally, I'm not sure if I would want to back it.
    Mostly because I don't think I'd have anyone to play it with.

    (I simply don't see my best friend sitting down and playing it. He doesn't use social networking sites anyway. (Rather text or phone people, or just let others get on with their lives! XD) Despite being an avid gamer like myself!)
  • edited June 2012
    I think that's why he's worried. :)

    But you are correct, I have been remiss, so here's a link!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alex-davydov/fearless-0?ref=live
    Is it just me, or do none of the tiers include the actual game?
  • edited June 2012
    I must concur.
  • edited June 2012
    Well that's why it's going to be unsuccessful.
  • edited June 2012
    I think my favorite bit is about the punching gloves that may be "warn".

    So... they're warning gloves?
  • edited June 2012
    Dead State

    Don't forget this one, guys! I've linked it before, but I find Dead State important to advertise. Alumni from Obsidian and Troika here...focusing on dialogue, character, and well the actual group survival and tactics part of a zombie apocalypse.

    What is there NOT to love about this one?
  • edited June 2012
    Darthchair wrote: »
    Dead State

    What is there NOT to love about this one?
    How about the fact that it's another bloody zombie game? (Heh, I made a pun.)
  • edited June 2012
    How about the fact that it's another bloody zombie game? (Heh, I made a pun.)
    A Troika-style RPG using the narrative genre is entirely separate from the glut of third/first-person shooters that use it as window dressing.

    While zombies are used in a lot of things lately as a mostly aesthetic touch, very FEW games in the zombie glut have actually utilized the narrative conventions of the zombie genre to any compelling extent, which is where ex-Troika devs come in.

    Dead State's pitch includes social/conversation aspects, where you must manage the personal needs and morale of a group of survivors. It has resource management. It has sim-like management of a small outpost of survivors. The difference between a game that truly translates the zombie film experience into game mechanics, as opposed to yet another shooter that happens to have you blasting zombies rather than Nazis or vague Middle Eastern terrorists this time around, is a rather large one.
  • edited June 2012
    You should know by now to take almost everything I say with a pinch of salt. :p

    But thanks for the better description of the game. I still don't think I'll contribute, but I wish the team success.
  • edited June 2012
    A couple Kickstarters I've supported are ending soon:

    Sullivan's Sluggers - a Comics project

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    $10 for a digital copy, $30 for a hardbound, omnibus-size 200-page book with a slipcase and bound-in bookmark. The physical book is exclusive to the campaign!

    Phil Tippet's Mad God - a Film project

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    Stop motion.
    By a special effects GENIUS who did, among other things, the Rancor, the AT-ATs and the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.
    All practical, in-camera effects.
    A film that deals in deep and mature themes.
    A film that is the completion of a 20 year-old 35mm project that got shitcanned due to the digital age.

    If you can watch that pitch and not even get somewhat excited, I'm not sure I can ever understand what you want from movies.
  • edited June 2012
    Okay, this one has to be my favorite unlikely-to-be-successful listing on Kickstarter:

    "FEARLESS: A 3d action game with different obstacles and different worlds that the character must face in order to become the ultimate worrier." :)

    'Jacky Chan and Jet Lee'

    lolwut?
  • edited June 2012
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/232860137/modest-medusa-season-2

    For every thousand over we get an extra bonus comic we're already near bonus comic 2 but with such a limited time left in the kickstarter can we get more?
  • edited June 2012
    We're almost at our next bonus comic only 500 bucks away come on guys tell your friends
  • edited June 2012
    A nudge for Reincarnation: The Root of all Evil, which I would dearly love to get funded. Not just because the game sounds awesome, but also so I can get my hands on a cool t-shirt and two of these:

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    Make it happen people, I WANT THOSE DEMON DOLLS.
  • edited June 2012
    Yeah, I had to pledge for Dead State. It looks like Fire Emblem but deeper and with an intriguing society simulator aspect. Plus I am a big sucker for turn-based strategy combat.
  • edited June 2012
    Space Command

    New science fiction film series created by writer/producer Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Babylon 5, Sliders and numerous others. The project has secured the acting talents of Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: DS9) and Ethan Phillips (Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager).

    Seriously, read up about and back this project. It just looks and sounds awesome.

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