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Kickstarter Games

Discussion in 'Online Game Development' started by ogreman, Apr 30, 2014.

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    Ok, we are going to start covering more of these here in this forum:). If anybody wants to make a thread about a Kickstarter game, place it in this forum (Online game Development) with Kickstarter in the title.
     
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    Does anybody here not know what Kickstarter is?
     
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    I do and am keenly watching Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, which seems to be flunking.
     
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    Ah, how far is it from its goal?
     
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    It failed it's Kickstarter goal and moved onto doing it's own thing, which was actually doing decent until the head guy took 35k for personal reasons like bill, medical etc, problem being it wasn't his to take and now they don't have enough to pay the rest of the developers so he wants them to work for free.

    Imagine making a triple A MMORPG with very little money and a volunteer staff, it was apparently a good ways along before the fall out so they might stand a chance but wow it's a big mess and after the stunt the guy pulled and has pulled similar stuff in the past who would fund them? Even if they pull it off I don't know how anyone could trust them enough to buy anything. The guy could pull the plug and run at any minute.

    I was really intrigued by this game but they have a REALLY tough road ahead of them.
     
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    The biggest issue here is not so much the volunteer staff as many of these type of games do have phases where wages sadly can't be paid. The real issue is as you say Brad McQuaid taking funds that are not rightfully his and having a shady history in the past. They don't even have a solid and synergized team at the moment as they are completely restructuring and rehiring. Overall the game is plagued with administrative issues, a restructuring volunteer team compounded by a questionable leader and relying on Unity engine which does not have a lot of MMOs under its belt (can only think of Gloria Victis). Finally, they are serving what is definitely a niche market of gamers and this chaos only serves to aggravate the plight of this market.
     
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    Indeed, even with ideal circumstances they have a tough road ahead. I feel bad for the team that have poured so much into this. They didn't have much to begin with and I've heard many where working two jobs to get this done while surviving. I really hope it works out for them and I really hope if they pull it off Brad doesn't somehow screw it up.

    Vanguard was SOOO amazing and this was gonna be the Vanguard done right, the game this niche market has been waiting for since Vanguard turned out to be a technical disaster. Heck the guy is for all intensive purposes a crook and they STILL managed to raise over 100k, a lot of gamers are well aware of his past and were still willing to risk it just because they want this game so bad. If nothing else maybe it will bring more interest in bring a game to this niche market.
     
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    Getting more emails about Kickstarter games:). We may start adding some of the ones that hit their goal on the directory:).
     
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    what happens when someone backs a game but it does not meet the goal? do they get a refund?
     
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    Kickstarter doesn't take money until the end of the funding deadline, and if the goal isn't reached it doesn't take money or give any to the person requesting funds.
     
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    According to an email from today, Red Goddess has been funded:).
     
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    We may have a quiz on these soon for codes:).
     
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    Will be following another Kickstarter game soon:).
     
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    Is anybody following any Kickstarter games?
     
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    Hmmm, may try something for us soon:).
     
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    Alterverse will be doing a KickStarter campaign.
     
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    there's one kickstarter game that may interest me when it comes out of production. it's kingdom come deliverance. The youtube gameplay vids look great and its so much more different than the usual rpg games as it has no magic. Its mottto says it all. Here be dungeons, no dragons.
     

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