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The Kickstarter/Crowdfunding thread

posted by Darth Marsden on - last edited by Jennifer - Viewed by 33.3K users
Since there's probably going to be a fair few Kickstarter projects that aren't done by Tim Schafer, I thought it might be nice to start a separate thread for all the little games on Kickstarter that don't get as much exposure.

For example: Feeble's Fable: The Legend of Runes by Atomic Chimp Games. Another point-and-click adventure game, but this one is going for more of a cute and charming feel. It definitely looks interesting, though they've nowhere near the backing they need. :(

And another: Americana Dawn by one guy, Max K. Lambert. It's a freeware retro-styled RPG about the French & Indian War and the American War for Independence. Kickstarter page is a little bare (he doesn't actually say what he needs the money for, for one), but it looks like an awesome game.

So let's see what other Kickstarter projects you think is worth shining a little light on!
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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff
    Baaaaawww... I want to back Broken Sword at a higher level, but have already spent so much money on adventure-gamey Kickstarters this year! Why must my favourite come so late? :(
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    [Project Eternity] Still "Steam PC", still not backing a single dollar. If they announce that they'll have a DRM-free version, I will remain skeptical. After all, I would have caught the 20$ option early if it wasn't for this kind of backer buttkicking, even WITH PayPal.

    [Broken Sword] Broken Sword is now backed. All that stuff feels really strange. I mean, these are four games I paid for now (although I technically did not "buy" them), and I'll be lucky if I see even one of them this year.
  • If Steam, why not also GOG?

    The rest of the franchise is on GOG, and they seem to be adding recent titles (eg. BTTF) so I would think that would placate haters of Steam's DRM.
  • Chyron8472;679567 said:
    If Steam, why not also GOG?

    The rest of the franchise is on GOG, and they seem to be adding recent titles (eg. BTTF) so I would think that would placate haters of Steam's DRM.
    You got the game he's referring to mixed up. Broken Sword *is* DRM-free and doesn't have a $20 level. He was referring to the Project Eternity Kickstarter, which has yet to come out on one side or the other when it comes to DRM and had a $20 "early bird" price that is five dollars lower than the base cost to get the game.
  • hmm. Well, someone at Obsidian should still look into it, imo.


    Because, really with Steam and GOG the consumer could have it either way: Steam has the community, achievements and automatic patching; GOG is DRM-free and has a ton of extras.

    Depending on which way the consumer leans, it would seem to me that one service or the other would fit the bill for most people so long as said service's library had games to support their interests. Yes, yes I know GOG stands for Good Old Games, but that shouldn't stop publishers looking to them as a potential storefront as the more games GOG has in their library the more money GOG makes.
  • Also GOG has long departed from selling only "old" games. They started it by self-publishing their "Witcher" games, and by now they are selling numerous new independent games (like "Resonance", "FTL", "Gemini Rue", etc...)
  • Good Broken Sword will have exotic back grounds. The other things sound cool but I can live without.
  • hangingwithmonkeys;680852 said:
    Good Broken Sword will have exotic back grounds. The other things sound cool but I can live without.
    ...You do realize that those other things include "Beneath a Steel Sky 2", right? Right!?
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