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Title: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Uroboros on November 23, 2012, 07:48:31 pm
Given links to kickstarters have become a semi-regular thing now, I guess it makes sense to have a central thread for them for bored browsing.
It's a crying shame when interesting projects slip on by, plus sometimes we could use a helpful reality check when something smells like a scam.
Not limited to games, either.

So, I'll start us off with a generic fantasy-looking game with a fun looking underpinning system, for your curiosity :
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis

As well as a potential (official) Elite game :
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on November 24, 2012, 02:20:35 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22cans/project-godus -Peter Molyneux's new God game..I suggest reading this interview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/22/interview-peter-molyneux-on-curiositys-failings-godus/)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 24, 2012, 02:44:37 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22cans/project-godus -Peter Molyneux's new God game..I suggest reading this interview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/22/interview-peter-molyneux-on-curiositys-failings-godus/)


"Worked on titles such as Theme Hospital"

TAKE EVERY SINGLE MONEY I HAVE
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on November 24, 2012, 03:01:53 pm
Don't get Molyneuxed.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on November 24, 2012, 03:16:14 pm
I'll try not to.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Flisch on November 24, 2012, 03:35:17 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22cans/project-godus -Peter Molyneux's new God game..I suggest reading this interview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/22/interview-peter-molyneux-on-curiositys-failings-godus/)


"Worked on titles such as Theme Hospital"

TAKE EVERY SINGLE MONEY I HAVE
I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE MONITOR BUT NOTHING HAPPENS!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Uroboros on November 24, 2012, 07:25:39 pm
I don't think I'll be going for that kickstarter for the same reason I didn't go for that Planetary Annihilation one...
No in-game footage, just concept talk and buzzwords. Hell, not even concept work beyond stills of a popular blockworld style. The more I hear about reinventing/redefining a genre (on a budget, on a small time limit), and re-envisioning older games, the more I shut off. Also : Molyneux. Sure games with him floating in them tend to be interesting on the surface, but they also have an awful habit of lacking immersion once you work out the skeletal mechanics. Plus I never quite forgave him for The Movies, which is a shining example of this. :I
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on November 24, 2012, 08:15:23 pm
Fable: TLC was pretty awesome....

Eh **** it I loved all three, they're awesome fantasy games.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on November 25, 2012, 07:37:25 am
http://www.indiegogo.com/FalloutLaniusFanFilm -I posted about this in the youtube thread.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on November 25, 2012, 10:23:29 am
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22cans/project-godus -Peter Molyneux's new God game..I suggest reading this interview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/22/interview-peter-molyneux-on-curiositys-failings-godus/)


Quote from: Kickstarter
GODUS will be developed for the PC and Mobile devices

Quote from: Kickstarter
will be developed for Mobile devices

Well at least my thought that Molyneux might be good again didn't last long enough for me to give him money.


But  Maia (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438429768/maia) got funded so I don't care.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on November 25, 2012, 10:33:25 am
Nah, videogame kickstarters are a bad idea.

The only kickstarters I actually went for are the reaper miniatures one and the Dinosaur Comics guy's choose-your-own-Hamlet.


Maia and Godus are going to be super bad, you heard it here first.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on November 25, 2012, 10:43:58 am
Maia and Godus are going to be super bad, you heard it here first.

But Maia at least has some actual prototype footage and isn't being made by Peter Molyneux for Mobile Devices. And the person who is making it has made games before and isn't Peter Molyneux.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on November 25, 2012, 10:48:31 am
Heard this on reddit- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/betadwarf/forced
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on December 01, 2012, 03:07:50 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyphur/predestination-a-turn-based-space-4x-strategy-game/posts/360111

They are almost there..60%
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on December 01, 2012, 10:14:59 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyphur/predestination-a-turn-based-space-4x-strategy-game/posts/360111

They are almost there..60%

All those features make it look like an over ambitious failure in the making.

Speaking of over ambitious failures, the direct Dungeon Keeper rip-off spiritual sequel War for the Overworld (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/subterraneangames/war-for-the-overworld?ref=live), that's been in development for awhile now has started a Kickstarter. Which despite being a spiritual Dungeon Keeper 3 and being called War for the Overworld (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/subterraneangames/war-for-the-overworld?ref=live), it apparently does not actually feature an Overworld. Nor does it take place in space.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 02, 2012, 03:47:04 pm
I hope they work on advancing the Dungeon Keeper formula. Evil Genius added a little spice to the mix but overall the entire genre is stale.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Celdur on December 02, 2012, 04:50:15 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547218311/alpha-colony-an-exploration-building-and-trading-g
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on December 02, 2012, 09:24:53 pm
I hope they work on advancing the Dungeon Keeper formula. Evil Genius added a little spice to the mix but overall the entire genre is stale.
It's stale because it's dead. The best bet to get an advance it is for some rip-offs to generate interest.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on December 03, 2012, 11:25:28 am
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1447560584/more-oldschool-turn-based-4x-space-strategy-game/posts/360480?ref=activity
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on December 16, 2012, 01:07:50 pm
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317934609/forsaken-fortress

Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Didero on December 17, 2012, 12:36:37 am
Could you guys please explain why you think the Kickstarters you link here are interesting to you?
I could watch the video and read the page, but usually they're not too specific (and they can take too much time to watch/read). Plus opinions are fun!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 17, 2012, 07:28:26 am
Could you guys please explain why you think the Kickstarters you link here are interesting to you?

This. A thousand times this. If you're posting it here you should try to sell it to us, too.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Gec on December 17, 2012, 07:52:26 am
Posting this because it might interest Operaghost and Grazony.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14214732/kaiju-combat-giant-monsters-awesome-fighting-onlin

If you throw in $500, you get to submit your own character design.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on December 17, 2012, 04:02:55 pm
Posting this because it might interest Operaghost and Grazony.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14214732/kaiju-combat-giant-monsters-awesome-fighting-onlin

If you throw in $500, you get to submit your own character design.

I want that to exist but wouldn't actually buy it until it's like 75% off in a steam sale I would then probably never play it

:I

Edit: Hey looks like it's going to exist. That's nice.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on May 01, 2014, 09:10:39 pm
Have you ever dreamed up some piece of technology then forgotten about it, only to find out years later that someone is actually making it?  Well, that just happened to me.  I've never wanted something on kickstarter as much as I want this.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PikMini on May 06, 2014, 07:26:41 am
Have you ever dreamed up some piece of technology then forgotten about it, only to find out years later that someone is actually making it?  Well, that just happened to me.  I've never wanted something on kickstarter as much as I want this.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world
a conductive plastic or something would be cool to make impromptu electronics, perhaps even a nylon sheath or something could be extruded over that?  it would be like a bendy wire haha, i can see uses for this stuff

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/297265509/koe-a-jrpg-with-japanese-at-the-core-of-gameplay
this was something which already ended, but is still interesting, basically gamifying the process of learning japanese into a fullfledged JRPG
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on May 06, 2014, 08:56:36 am
Have you ever dreamed up some piece of technology then forgotten about it, only to find out years later that someone is actually making it?  Well, that just happened to me.  I've never wanted something on kickstarter as much as I want this.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world

Every time I see this I think, 'Neat, but what would I actually do with it?'

Nothing. I got nothing.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Celdur on May 06, 2014, 09:33:14 am
draw dicks everywhere
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2014, 09:38:14 am
draw dicks everywhere

(http://i.imgur.com/aasaNqC.gif)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 06, 2014, 09:47:26 am
God why can't people make gifs that loop at a decent frequency? It can't be that hard to not make some useless, jerky piece of crap.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2014, 03:48:06 pm
God why can't people make gifs that loop at a decent frequency? It can't be that hard to not make some useless, jerky piece of crap.

Yeah it was kinda pissing me off too. Here:

(http://i.imgur.com/aasaNqC.gif)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 06, 2014, 03:51:49 pm
Thanks Slinky

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/Macros/guyincognito.gif)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2014, 05:27:36 pm
Yeah, Sam, I have Google images magic.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 06, 2014, 05:45:00 pm
The Obduction/Myst guys sent out an update tonight and they plugged the Storium Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game), which is a online game based around telling stories and making them with your friends.

Sounds like the kind of thing we used to do!

Anyway not really a plug since it's already over-funded. But check it out nonetheless.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on May 06, 2014, 07:32:55 pm
Neat hope it delivers and some of us get a chance to play together.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PikMini on May 07, 2014, 08:20:06 am
Every time I see this I think, 'Neat, but what would I actually do with it?'

Nothing. I got nothing.
use your imagination man

you can literally wrap concrete structures with resins and cloth to make certain areas earthquake-proof, so something like this 3d extruder might prove useful in its own right... like using derivatives of this technology to immediately make repairs, reinforce objects.  think of drawing trusses or just profile tracing something to increase load-bearing capacity

creating flexible/openair casts for broken/sprained limbs, injectable woundhealing/bloodclotting or diy dental casting

what i would really love to see is something which 3d prints using water at below-freezing, that would be so fun and cheap i imagine
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 07, 2014, 08:29:09 am
Dude you can't do any of what you just described with a pen.

The kickstarter isn't asking for a billion dollars to develop a concrete extrusion machine that sets superfast for making earthquake-proof buildings.

Its for a pen that makes wireframe dicks.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 07, 2014, 08:31:37 am
Hm... I also feel similar about the Sorium game, oddly enough. >_>
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PikMini on May 07, 2014, 08:49:12 am
Dude you can't do any of what you just described with a pen.

The kickstarter isn't asking for a billion dollars to develop a concrete extrusion machine that sets superfast for making earthquake-proof buildings.

Its for a pen that makes wireframe dicks.

was speaking of possible derivatives of the technology, not the pen

cyanoacrylates already set fast and i doubt it would cost a billion to improve and scale up
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on May 07, 2014, 09:10:58 pm
I mean, the kickstarter I linked to is basically a usb hot glue gun.  I just think it would be neat to play with.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 15, 2014, 05:32:11 pm
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tvtropes/the-tv-tropes-revitalization-project

So this means they've jumped the shark, right?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on December 15, 2014, 07:43:12 pm
So what kind of feedback loop would they get from the site being listed as a trope on itself?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 15, 2014, 08:55:13 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/gahlmA0.png)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 16, 2014, 03:33:05 am
They jumped the shark years ago dude. I think this is an attempt to reboot the franchise.

The issue tv tropes suffered is the fact anyone can curate it, which meant it got bloated with totally superfluous and un-noteworthy bull****.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on December 16, 2014, 03:57:12 am
That's the same complaint for almost any other wiki out there.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2014, 05:44:21 am
The issue tv tropes suffered is the fact anyone can curate it, which meant it got bloated with totally superfluous and un-noteworthy bull****.

But... but everything I've read on there has always been un-noteworthy. :U
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 16, 2014, 06:12:06 am
That's the same complaint for almost any other wiki out there.

Wikipedia has more consistent and strict editorial policies and standards for articles. The structure of the site is also different. On Tvtropes the way content is presented tacitly implies all articles have a similar value, so to the casual reader it seems like the site is giving as much kudos to some slipshod bull**** a 13 year old put up there as some rigorously researched hero's journey stuff which came out of actual literary scholarship and is hugely influential on the media.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on April 10, 2015, 04:49:59 am
So I just an email saying Playtonic(ex Rare people) are going to do a Kickstarter on May 1st for their new IP

Should be interesting to see how it develops.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on April 10, 2015, 07:43:02 am
Especially interesting to see if they have any talent left...

My 'Insignificant' kickstarter that I backed is cruising along so that's neat.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 01, 2015, 01:26:31 am
Kickstarter projects do not get my attention very often. So far only three have been interesting enough for me to donate to: Grim Dawn, Star Citizen, and Obduction.

But now there's this new project going up very soon that has my interest once more. This one has been bouncing around the rumor mill for a long time but there seems to be life!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GygumNu4S8
Yooka-Laylee

From their website (http://www.playtonicgames.com/games/yooka-laylee/):

Quote from: Playtonic Games
Yooka-Laylee (previously ‘Project Ukulele’) is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. We’ve come together to form Playtonic Games and create a spiritual successor to our most cherished work from the past!

Our new heroes, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Let’s collect some golden trinkets!

They even got Grant Kirkhope (music sample from the new game here (https://vine.co/v/e7Jip3Igt63)!). I think they've confirmed a PC and Wii U release, with the potential to expand to other consoles. Though I hope Microsoft gets told to sit in a corner for this one. :P

Anyway, Jon sums up how I feel every time, always. It's the spiritual successor to one of my favorite games in my favorite subset of my favorite genre. Doesn't get much better than that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y95cRuuGDM

The actual Kickstarter should be up today or tomorrow hopefully.

>mfw wiiu version is cancelled and it becomes microsoft exclusive


**EDIT**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHA-X1SzvyE
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on May 01, 2015, 12:55:24 pm
Here,have some (alpha)  gameplay footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_otBmc6po
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 01, 2015, 02:14:54 pm
oh well i saw this immediately after making a post about it

ANYWAY ISN'T IT COOL
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Gauphastus on May 01, 2015, 07:51:16 pm
the colors
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 01, 2015, 08:03:58 pm
Yeah they're very Pac-Man World 2.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on May 01, 2015, 10:25:19 pm
Well that looks delightful.

Anyway, Jon sums up how I feel every time, always. It's the spiritual successor to one of my favorite games in my favorite subset of my favorite genre. Doesn't get much better than that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y95cRuuGDM

Wait.  Wait a second.  Is this why Jontron has that bird? so he can have it sit on his shoulder and pretend they're banjo-kazooie?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 02, 2015, 06:48:26 am
(http://i.imgur.com/iXQTjnv.jpg)

Speaking of JonTron
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2015, 07:50:13 am
Dang oh man. I left for work and the Kickstarter was to begin in two hours. Got home from work 12 or 13 hours later and the project was 466% funded.

Guess I can wait a bit before pledging. Also very happy to see October 2016 as their release date. Gives them about two years when you factor in time already spent on the project.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2015, 08:04:17 am
HAHA

OH WOW


So before I went to bed last night it was at 400ish grand. When I wake up and go check it just now it's over a million.

Now I ask major developers and publishers around the world, especially Microsoft, YOU FEEL LIKE MAYBE YOU ****ED UP, MAYBE!???!?!?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on May 02, 2015, 08:13:21 am
****ING LEGO CARS????
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2015, 09:35:22 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69BP1uhlMs

:U
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on June 22, 2015, 03:23:15 pm
Minor update on the Kickstarters I am part of.

Grim Dawn is nearing completion and is looking and playing fabulous! Check it out on Steam if you can, it's a nice ARPG with lots of custom stuff and good features.

And Cyan just sent out some more promo stuff today about Obduction. This shot looks real nice! Very excite for more Myst-like adventures. Other adventure games just don't have what Myst has.

(http://i.imgur.com/eHPeE6e.gif)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on June 22, 2015, 03:35:55 pm
TEAL & ORANGE!


I hate teal and orange.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on June 22, 2015, 05:05:55 pm
Said grumpy smurf.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Celdur on June 22, 2015, 05:17:16 pm
Reminds me of spire a lot
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on June 22, 2015, 06:44:41 pm
If we can get a level half as cool as Spire I will be happy.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 10, 2015, 06:57:16 pm
www.bringbackmst3k.com (http://www.bringbackmst3k.com)

Looks like Joel Hodgson is trying to reboot the show. Sounds like he's the only one of the original cast involved. New bot voices are okay, Crow's is passable but Servo's is weird and not very similar to the old one which is a shame because Kevin's Murphy's voice is very unique and funny.

New mad scientist (only one I guess?) is female, my guess is Felicia Day. New host is some funny young guy, word on the street says it's Jonah Ray. If I had money I would kickstart this but alas I am a child. Seems to be doing well on its own anyway.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 10, 2015, 09:57:19 pm
I'm really happy to see them bringing this back, but I'm not sure that we need it when we already have Rifftrax and Red Letter Media.  And yeah, Servo's new voice is way off.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 17, 2015, 12:55:41 pm
Well that MST3K thing got the green light, so they're gonna make at least 3 episodes.

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/ca5ded225a69a3e5624ba07d49ae5c23/tumblr_nxz2rabElO1rgetbio1_500.jpg)

The new guy is in fact Jonah Ray. Not sure how I feel about that but he seems alright. Don't know much about him, but he's from the Nerdist podcast? So there's that.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Tesla on November 17, 2015, 12:58:10 pm
MST3K is one of those things I always hear about but I've never looked into, and now I'm tired so I'll look into it some other day. :P But what is it exactly? Commentary on old movies, right?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 17, 2015, 01:02:46 pm
Yeah, it's basically comedic commentary of B-movies, with periodic intermissions for live-action sketch comedy, usually done by one guy and two puppets. The show operates on the premise that the movie watching is forced upon the main character by one or more mad scientists so lots of B-movie level sci-fi special effects and sets are involved. If you wanna set aside like 10 minutes, they also did shorts, so here's one of those:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUPXVtFcl5U
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Tesla on November 17, 2015, 02:50:38 pm
That was fun. I'll check it out when I'm not EXTREMELY SWAMPED WITH WORK!!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 17, 2015, 07:53:29 pm
I recommend Giant Spider Invasion and Space Mutiny.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 17, 2015, 08:37:49 pm
PACKERS WON THE SUPER BOWL!!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 17, 2015, 09:34:40 pm
WOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2015, 01:02:19 am
How dare actors make a living by appearing in commercials. Don't they realise some people feel way too strongly about brands?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on November 18, 2015, 05:54:32 am
Also check out The Final Sacrifice and The Corpse Vanishes.

They have some really good lines when Bela Lugosi shows up.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2015, 01:59:30 pm
It's almost as if people sometimes need to participate in things they don't agree with just to make a living.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2015, 03:10:26 pm
You think someone would lie just to sell a product?

It must be sad to be so cynical.

glados_sarcasm_quotes.wav
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 18, 2015, 03:21:48 pm
Just repeat to yourself it's just a show, you should really just relax.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2015, 03:29:59 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrRqMHQY7o
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 23, 2015, 02:01:55 pm
So the new mad is in fact Felicia Day. Crow and Servo are some randos named Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn. So we have some guy from the Nerdist and Felicia Day.

It's only a matter of time before Wil Wheaton shows up and ruins everything.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on November 23, 2015, 02:07:15 pm
How does  Wheaton ruin everything?>
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 23, 2015, 02:21:31 pm
His smug little face.

No, actually, I just don't find him that funny. I guess he's not too bad.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 23, 2015, 02:59:10 pm
Well, I was just going to say that I find him a little too preachy and I think he leans too far into his nerd persona to the point where it's annoying, but that works too.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on November 23, 2015, 03:01:25 pm
Wheaton made a career as a nerd celebrity out of being "that guy from star trek". Just because that appeals to legions of stupid nerds that love vague half arsed references doesn't mean Wheaton's ever actually done anything worthwhile.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 23, 2015, 03:31:20 pm
He managed to become a successful minor celebrity despite having played one of the most unpopular roles in genre tv and having received epic quantities of hate mail an bullying from nerds as a teenager. I'm not sure any of us could have done the same so he at least deserves respect for being mentally resilient.

I think we should just make our own MST3K. We can use that thing that synchs up the playing of youtube videos and then crack wise over skype.

Ink, Slinky, Person21, Ultimatum, Pat you're all invited.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on November 23, 2015, 04:13:30 pm
If he had any talent or charisma he could have had a successful acting career instead. He deserves the mauling he gets from the neckbears.


But why would you reboot a show and have completely new people doing it? I thought it would be the same dude as the old show and that was why people even wanted it?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 23, 2015, 04:40:33 pm
Dude if your first acting job was being Gene Roddenberry's wish-fulfilment self-insert and then you got infinity hate mails from comic book guy telling you to kill yourself how charismatic do you think you'd feel?

Nobody deserves death threats for pretending to be a spaceman.

(http://i.imgur.com/1Le1Ym8.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on November 23, 2015, 04:53:40 pm
It's everything he's done since then that he's hated for. He can't blame everything on being cast in one ****ty role when he hasn't ever got himself a good one to make up for it.

If he still blames everything on Wesley, then he deserves to be Wesley forever.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 23, 2015, 04:58:02 pm
I don't think he does blame anything on Wesley. What does he have to blame anyone for, he's doing fine. I was just saying being Wesley was a big obstacle to overcome and he did ok. I don't follow anything he does now, I just think he deserves some credit for breaking the Wesley curse.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on November 23, 2015, 05:08:00 pm
OLD MAN UNITED KINGDOM BEATING UP ON SCOTLAND AGAIN WHEN WILL IT EVER STOP
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Person21 on November 23, 2015, 06:06:59 pm
He managed to become a successful minor celebrity
He's famous for being famous in certain circles. He comes across Guy from Galaxy Quest except desperate for fame and adoration instead of just really liking the show he was in. Speaking of Galaxy Quest, Wil Wheaton wishes he was in it
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 23, 2015, 08:03:26 pm
It was about Kickstarters but also the MST3k reboot.

Lurk, the reason it has new people is because, historically, the show has always cycled cast members to play the same roles. Not a single cast member from season 1 was still on the show for season 10, yet it still functioned the same way. It's kind of like Doctor Who I guess.

Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 24, 2015, 02:09:17 pm
Was the cycling of on air talent for mst3k intentional? I thought there was some kind of falling out. The guys from the later seasons are busy on rifftrax.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 24, 2015, 05:26:17 pm
Well, in the Kickstarter Joel said the show was originally conceptualized that way.

Also, I wasn't aware anyone actually watched Other Space, but Joel isn't the only MST3k guy on that show. Art the robot is played by the guy who originally played Crow.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on November 30, 2015, 07:09:31 pm
So Patton Oswalt is in it as TV's Son of TV's Frank. That's pretty cool, he's alright. I like him enough.

Better than that Neo-Nazi baby-eating furry Wil Wheaton.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on November 30, 2015, 07:39:00 pm
Isn't he the guy from Space Cop?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on November 30, 2015, 09:12:59 pm
I'm significantly more interested in this now that Oswalt is involved.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 09, 2015, 11:34:05 am
Psychonauts 2 (https://www.fig.co/campaigns/psychonauts-2)

Hey guys remember the time Tim Schafer asked for 3.3 million dollars to kickstart a game he wanted to make and then the game didn't come out and the money went IDUNNO?

Just forget about all that, because Tim Schafer is asking for 3.3 million dollars to kickstart a game he wants to make and when it comes out it will be awesome and money well-spent!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Ultimatum on December 09, 2015, 11:48:50 am
will 3.3 million really fund his game?I have to ask this because the most successful game kick starters have had budgets that are double that.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Celdur on December 09, 2015, 12:18:41 pm
Psychonauts 2 (https://www.fig.co/campaigns/psychonauts-2)

Hey guys remember the time Tim Schafer asked for 3.3 million dollars to kickstart a game he wanted to make and then the game didn't come out and the money went IDUNNO?

Just forget about all that, because Tim Schafer is asking for 3.3 million dollars to kickstart a game he wants to make and when it comes out it will be awesome and money well-spent!

he actually asked for 400k, got 3.3 mil and then didn't have enough to finish the game.
and then there was that spacebase game, that they just decided to not finish.

but hey, what could go wrong this time.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on December 09, 2015, 12:32:09 pm
Fool me once?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 09, 2015, 12:33:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/nKxIVBO.jpg)

Quote from: Bobby Kotick
“Tim Schafer. The guy comes out and says I’m a prick. I’ve never met him in my life – I’ve never had anything to do with him.”

“I never had any involvement in the Vivendi project that they were doing, Brütal Legend, other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, ‘He’s late, he’s missed every milestone, he’s overspent the budget and it doesn’t seem like a good game. We’re going to cancel it.”

“And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game.”
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on December 09, 2015, 07:51:33 pm
Yeah that's great but back to mst3k:

http://www.avclub.com/article/dan-harmon-and-justin-roiland-are-both-writing-new-229562
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 10, 2015, 12:54:05 am
"I'll send him ****ty movies Morty. The wo-urrrst I can find!"

"Aww geeze Rick the worst you can find? Th-that, that sounds like torture to me Rick. I-I-I-I'm really not comfortable with torturing people with ****ty B-movies."

"Relax Morty, he's just gonna have to sit and watch them all while I monitor his brainwaves."
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Slinky on December 10, 2015, 02:40:34 pm
"IT'S JUST A SHOW MORTY! THAT'S ALL IT IS, IT'S A SHOW! YOU SHOULD REALLY JUST RELAX M-MORTY!"
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Yokto on December 13, 2015, 09:25:08 am
I just like to say. I liked Brütal Legend. It is a bit niche. That I can agree on. But it was a fun game for me with some great art design and a interesting mix of open world exploring and Sacrifice. (And Sacrifice is a very niche game in it self.)

I will see if I jump on Psychonauts 2. I did like the first game (except the last level.) But we have to see. I have not really been dispointed with anything that comes out of doublefine so far. But I am not super invested ether.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on March 07, 2016, 10:31:57 pm
This showed up on facebook today.  Seems like it could go wrong in many ways.  What do the rest of you think?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/father-io-first-real-life-massive-multiplayer-fps--2#/
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on March 08, 2016, 06:11:35 am
Hard pass
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 08, 2016, 08:46:39 am
Oh my...
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Celdur on March 08, 2016, 09:19:24 am
That's one way to break your phone.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on December 29, 2016, 09:36:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chMa-ta3zkM
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on February 22, 2017, 02:51:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0S5HZwJrxg

Jim is totally gay now. TopFag.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 05, 2017, 09:32:42 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNHcIYyYDhU
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on March 05, 2017, 03:30:04 pm
I'm still waiting on my fidget cube.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on March 05, 2017, 03:59:47 pm
Looks like you can get the official one from their store for $22, or a knockoff from walmart for $10 or like 2 bucks on ebay.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: eropS on March 05, 2017, 05:00:46 pm
Yeah or you can wait like a chump for the one you got from the kickstarter you went in on with your buddies to finally ship 2 years later and 6 months late.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 11, 2017, 10:46:16 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RNXevxH2Dc

HUUUU
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on March 13, 2017, 07:26:04 pm
Forgot to watch this until just now.  It's amazing how truly terrible everything about that kickstarter looks.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Yokto on March 18, 2017, 10:03:34 am
Only thing that would make me less interested of throwing money on it was if it was on indiegogo.

I will stick to Sim Earth and Sim Life instead.

(Spore is not really about evolution.)
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 18, 2017, 10:38:53 am
In my experience Sim Life was about disappointment.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Yokto on March 18, 2017, 11:07:16 am
Yeah... It is not as good as Sim Earth. Which is less about evolution however.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Inkling on March 18, 2017, 12:25:46 pm
Man, kid me was sooo disappointed with Sim Life.  At least it taught me the important lesson of not believing the box art.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: /lurk on March 18, 2017, 01:29:44 pm
Oh man I forgot Kickstarter was even still a thing.

I guess you can still get boardgames?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 18, 2017, 05:57:03 pm
Man, kid me was sooo disappointed with Sim Life.  At least it taught me the important lesson of not believing the box art.

Yeah I was gonna mention that box art.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 18, 2017, 11:45:51 pm
How about Sim Isle? Best birthday present ever. >_>
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Gauphastus on March 18, 2017, 11:54:10 pm
I got that too one year. It was around the time our household got our first ever PC. Coworker sold it to us. It has Simcity 2000 on it and it was the best.
But my folks didn't know too much about buying more games for the thing so they just grabbed whatever. Remember those ENORMOUS PC game boxes? ****ing things were like.. as big as cereal boxes for christ's sake.

Mostly a bunch of garbage, some of it didn't even run, but one of those games was Sim Isle. That ran. Oh god, I wish it didn't. It was the most frustrating thing ever trying to figure out how the hell to DO anything in that game.
So it's like.. yay new games.
Oh god it sucks my life is over.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 18, 2017, 11:55:19 pm
Sim Farm was quality. Just want to say that.

Also I kept all my old PC boxes. Got three boxes full of boxes stored away in Dad's basement.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Gauphastus on March 18, 2017, 11:56:32 pm
I used to love sim farm back then. Just simple fun. Make money and expand a bit and make more money.
Tried playing it again recently. It is olde.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Oviraptor on March 19, 2017, 06:20:00 am
Don't forget SimAnt! The simulation was surprisingly in depth, even compared to modern games. And unlike SimEarth, that depth worked really well even on 90s computer hardware.

Also, the secret to SimFarm is strawberries. Only grow strawberries, you will be beside yourself in money.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Brandonazz on March 19, 2017, 06:54:13 am
I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of simlife that can actually run on this 64bit Windows 10 laptop.

Last I checked http://www.abandonia.com/ (http://www.abandonia.com/), the program wouldn't start.

Anyone want to help ruin some nostalgia for me?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Oviraptor on March 19, 2017, 07:41:06 am
Well, it was released in 1992, so try installing it on a virtual Windows 3.1 machine?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Brandonazz on March 19, 2017, 07:42:57 am
Virtual machines are for NERDS.





So yeah, I'll get on that, good call.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 19, 2017, 12:24:12 pm
You should be able to emulate 3.1 very easily nowadays. Send me a PM if you get stuck.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Yokto on March 22, 2017, 04:30:27 pm
Mutant: Mechatron - Rise of the Robots (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/mutant-mechatron-rise-of-the-robots-roleplaying/description) was the last project I backed. If you like Table Top RPGs you might want to look it up. A bit short notice so be quick.

Mutant is one of the oldest and well know TT RPGs out there. One version of it even got a bit of popularity outside of Sweden. But who cares about that! The game has Robots!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 22, 2017, 04:34:31 pm
Holy crap they blew their goals up!!
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Yokto on March 22, 2017, 05:05:18 pm
People like robots. Also they having a track record helps with selling it. Heck I might even go for the highest tier as I just love the art of Simon Stålenhag.
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: PatMan33 on March 22, 2017, 05:14:56 pm
If you can afford it, you should. The project looks like a slam dunk.

When it is finally released will you give us a review?
Title: Re: Kickstarters of interest
Post by: Oviraptor on March 22, 2017, 05:22:31 pm
Man, this looks amazing! I have a soft spot for robots in science fiction.