Kickstarter

Discussion in 'General Chit-chat' started by infernovia, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. infernovia

    infernovia Well-Known Member

    Hey, is there any chance you guys would be interested in keeping a list of kickstarter projects to keep track of? This stuff has some serious potential. Or maybe just link me to a bigger community that already has a pretty decent list going? I am pretty excited about Wasteland 2, but there are probably even more cool things out there, and more cool projects that will be created, and I would like a more centralized place that I can check out every month to check up on updates or something.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
     
  2. Claytus

    Claytus Well-Known Member

    I feel like I read that Kotaku was going to keep a list around a while back. I never cared enough to go find it myself, but I know they have a "kickstarter" tag you can search for posts on... might turn up something.
     
  3. link6616

    link6616 Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd post another kick starter in here...

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dinofarmgames/auro

    It's Keith's Auro. And while not everyone here sees eye to eye with him, 100 rogues was actually pretty darn good, and Auro is shaping up to be quite the interesting little game.
     
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  4. pkt-zer0

    pkt-zer0 Well-Known Member

    Understatement of the century.

    Anyway, the kickstarter video/page is not terrible this time around, so things should work out better now.
     
  5. Mililani

    Mililani Well-Known Member

    Rock Paper Shotgun do a weekly article on the kickstarter news of the week every Saturday(but only of those that involve PC games)

    Last week's
     
  6. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    Yo keith... This yours? Seems cool, but I'm having a bit of kickstarter exhaustion. I'll still donate the lowest tier.

    Also this weeks.
     
  7. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    Keithburgun you sneaky dog. Congrats on your kickstarter.
     
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  8. Logo

    Logo Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see how much retweaking the kickstarter made a difference.
     
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  9. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    Well I'm glad it worked for them :)
     
  10. Mililani

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  12. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    MacroBots needs your love. Things like this MUST exist. Support it if you like it :)
     
  13. Lenbo

    Lenbo Member

    Here's the potential new "Godzilla 4" Kickstarter project by Simon Strange and the team who made Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, Godzilla: Save the Earth, and Godzilla: Unleashed.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14214732/kaiju-combat?ref=live

    Those were rather well-balanced asymmetrical fully 3D fighting games. Godzilla: Save the Earth was tournament-worthy and I played it competitively online for years. Definitely worth looking into.
     
  14. infernovia

    infernovia Well-Known Member

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  16. infernovia

    infernovia Well-Known Member

    Man, I don't know how they are going to make a full fledged RTS game with only 1 mil. Sounds insane. Currently, their plan is just one race type and low variation of maps to get this out, but they still planning to have full AI support and everything. Yeah, I know they worked on Supreme Commander and Total Annihilation, but I feel like that's a huge undertaking to have both a competent AI and interesting mechanics. Apparently the graphics are going to be stylized that way to keep things on the cheap side, and it does look good despite it's cheapness.

    If they do manage to make a decent chunk of money to fund this (5 mil), I hope they can spend some time refining and creating interesting variance. But for better or for worse, I think they are just going to go do the Mount and Blade route and rely heavily on the community for content and just have it out of the door quickly rather than build an interesting product for release. I think they really should publish their stretch goals (up to 3 mil at the very least) so that they can get a ton more cash.
     
  17. Star Slayer

    Star Slayer Well-Known Member

    The Relic Knights kickstarter is approaching its final week:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/relic-knights

    It's a diceless anime-based sci-fi skirmish tabletop wargame (whew, that's a mouthful). The miniatures look cool, but some of them are too fanservice-y for my taste. Still, the first couple of stretch goals have yielded a lot of free additional minis for the starter sets and the optional extras, so you get some good value by pledging. And the 460k stretch goal will most likely bring even more free minis. The rules (links to the beta rules can be found in the upgrade section) look fine, too. The card based combat is intriguing, the game is fast paced, has a few unique aspects and a bit of resource management.
     
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  20. mustcode

    mustcode New Member

    Yes, that is a typo indeed. Unbelievable how many people on our team missed this... Thank you sir!
     
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  22. infernovia

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  24. infernovia

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  26. pkt-zer0

    pkt-zer0 Well-Known Member

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    zem Super Moderator Staff Member

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  29. BarnabyTJones

    BarnabyTJones Active Member

    I'm deciding if I'm a bad enough dude to shell out for the Cyberdwarf body pillow.
     
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  30. link6616

    link6616 Well-Known Member

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  31. Lemmingrad

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  32. Mililani

    Mililani Well-Known Member

  33. Caphriel

    Caphriel Well-Known Member

    You have to point out that the $1 reward is exactly the same as the $999 reward, or it loses something.
     
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  34. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    Okay, anyone following Kingdom Death?

    Should be relevant to this forums cause boardgaems!

    Also, every single fetish and depravity you can think of.
     
  35. Star Slayer

    Star Slayer Well-Known Member

    I follow the updates closely, but I am not pledging. The game somehow fascinates me, but in "poke it with a stick, see how it reacts, yet don't come too close" kind of way. When I say "the game", I don't mean the boardgame though, I mean the setting and the miniatures. Most of the monsters are pure nightmare fuel fused with body horror. I knew that putting squirming tentacles, monstrous mouths and additional eyes on humanoid bodies creates repelling creatures, but putting (a seemingly random bunch of) human hands and faces on bestial creatures turned out to be even more horrific.

    The female pinup miniatures bother me a lot less than other in-your-face fanservice figures that I've seen. Must be because they are overall well-endowed, almost rubenesque, instead of thin super models with giant tits. This puts them closer to art and further away from cheap softcore porn.

    (Link for reference: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poots/kingdom-death-monster?ref=live)
     
  36. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    The monster designs are amazing. I find the pinups so jarring exactly because of this. It's like you make a gritty, Berserk-like world and then and these impossibly endowed female eyecandy characters. It just ruins the seriousness.

    Then again, the main game itself seems to be devoid of this stuff and the most armors are the same for both genders. So it's almost as if it's limited to pledgers.
     
  37. infernovia

    infernovia Well-Known Member

    I agree with LoneKnight. The monsters look fantastic, the girls look devoid of soul and do not seem to be related to the world.
     
  38. Star Slayer

    Star Slayer Well-Known Member

    The pinup models are completely optional and don't have any game rules attached. They are, as LoneKnight said, just eye candy.
     
  39. infernovia

    infernovia Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am just commenting on the reaction to the art.
     
  40. Caphriel

    Caphriel Well-Known Member

    That game actually looks pretty fun, once you get past a lot of the off-putting thematic elements. I'm not terribly sure about models that need to be glued together when you're going to be changing gear during the game, never mind additional games...
     
  41. -Y-

    -Y- Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna skip this one, looks incredibly fun but: a) saving money b) not sure who I'm supposed to play it with. I might make a note for future.
     
  42. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    On models and glue and stuff, if I'd buy the game I'd use magnet paint/magnet strips instead of glue.

    You are supposedly each playing and leveling up a single survivor as far as I can tell. The game has 2 phases, one where you got out and hunt some monster for materials, and one where you build your settlement.

    Also, I see no reason why there wouldn't be a single player mode. It may not be that much fun but it should be difficult enough to be challenging.
     
  43. Fry

    Fry Well-Known Member

    It sounded like a campaign type game, so you probably decide how you're upgrading your guy at the end of the session, and take your bits home with you to assemble and paint before the next game.

    Did I miss a link to the game rules somewhere on the page? Because that seems like #1 most important thing to me to figure out whether it's even a type of game I would like to play (and should at least be in top 3 most important things for normal humans)
     
  44. Caphriel

    Caphriel Well-Known Member

    Yeah, theoretically you go home and assemble and paint between rounds. But it looks like if your survivor dies, you just take over a new one from the settlement, and you might even opt to leave your main survivor home if his or her gear isn't appropriate to the current hunt target.

    I don't know why Kickstarters for games don't supply the rules. I guess they're afraid of knock-offs or something? This applies to video games as well, and to more than Kickstarters. I want to know what the gameplay experience will be like before buying a game.
     
  45. Lemmingrad

    Lemmingrad Well-Known Member

    Well, they got 2 videos (one for demonstrating combat, the other for settlement and hunting events) demonstrating a very brief summary of the gameplay rules on that kickstarter page.

    I was curious about magnetic paint cause never heard of it before. How effective is it? My search into it being not very strong (most often best people get is magnetic poetry kind of stickage.) My research on rare earth magnets seems to be a better choice.

    EDIT: Found this as I was researching rare earth magnets on miniatures. http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.ca/2010/03/magnetizing-tyranid-warriors.html?m=1
     
  46. Caphriel

    Caphriel Well-Known Member

    I did watch the videos, but they left a lot unexplained.

    Magnetizing is a clever idea. A cleverer idea is to just use tokens and save yourself ten bajillion dollars on overpriced miniatures, of course :p But yeah, that would probably work if these figures are large enough.
     
  47. Lemmingrad

    Lemmingrad Well-Known Member

  48. Fry

    Fry Well-Known Member

    Not a 40k person, but I think the tyranids as a species are basically the zerg, and the warriors mentioned in the thing about magnetization are ultralisks
     
  49. Caphriel

    Caphriel Well-Known Member

    The Zerg are actually Tyranids. Warhammer came first. Zerg are Tyranids, Protoss are Eldar, and Terrans are Space Marines.
     
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  50. LoneKnight

    LoneKnight Well-Known Member

    Weeeeell, afaik original tyranids were basically all gene-stealer greys. Ther's some debate if new-school bug tyranids or SC zerg came first.
     

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