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    Epic RPG on Kickstarter

    Just stumbled upon this onee

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...universe-again

    epicly epic, I like that :)

    I love the toons and the commitment :)

    After reading the description I hope its gonna bring some good memories back

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    Kickstarter destined to fail.

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    You mean the site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpg_fann View Post
    You mean the site?
    I mean this Kickstarter.

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    The fan-funded method seems to be working

    See Wasteland 2 for instance

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    Well, it works for established industry luminaries and for well-known franchises. It remains to be seen if it can work for normals.

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    At this stage the RPG parody seems as dated as the games they tend to make fun of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpg_fann View Post
    The fan-funded method seems to be working

    See Wasteland 2 for instance
    1. I have no idea who the person is.
    2. This person is asking for $300k.
    3. I have no idea who this person is and they are asking for $300k.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    Well, it works for established industry luminaries and for well-known franchises. It remains to be seen if it can work for normals.
    It wouldn't even be bad if they were a minor bit player, but every other one has an established studio that people know if not trust.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corpekata View Post
    At this stage the RPG parody seems as dated as the games they tend to make fun of.
    I don't know. In a lot of ways, Planescape Torment and KotOR2 were RPG parodies. But they had more meat behind them.

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    1. The amount of games that are genuinely funny from beginning to end is very close to zero.

    2. The subtitle appears to use comic sans.

    3. No.

    Quote Originally Posted by R-F View Post
    I don't know. In a lot of ways, Planescape Torment and KotOR2 were RPG parodies. But they had more meat behind them.

    Those were not parodies, they were deconstructions of the genre, partially anyways and KotoR 2 much more so.
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    It's managed $20.

    I looks like the sort of game I see on Steam and think "cba, it wants to be funny, how tiresome is that gonna get?" , besides I already have Dungeons of Dredmore.

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    It boggles my mind that this project is seriously asking for 300,000 dollars.

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    This is clearly the best Kickstarter project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy View Post
    It boggles my mind that this project is seriously asking for 300,000 dollars.
    Ya, I don't see how they'll reach that. I could just maybe see them swing 100 000 if they got enough buzz going. 300 000 is unreasonable.

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    I don't mean to be rude. But have you seen the game's webpage? Seems like it emerged from the depths of geocities. It even has a pageview counter.
    Also it boggles my mind that I can't find a single in game screenshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikey View Post
    I don't mean to be rude. But have you seen the game's webpage? Seems like it emerged from the depths of geocities. It even has a pageview counter.
    The webpage is actually the only part of this I like. I find it quaint and charming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthile View Post
    2. The subtitle appears to use comic sans.
    I knew something about that image disgusted me at the basest of levels - I thought it was the generally amateurish look, but I think it was the comic sans that pushed it over the edge.

    I couldn't be bothered wading through all those cutesy words, but do these guys actually have any experience making (as in completing) games? It's like they put in a whole bunch of work and then went "making games is hard". Now, normally this is where they would give up, but this new-fangled Kickstarter thing is taking off... And here we are.
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    I got an email from an international conference I'm attending that included Comic Sans. I was tempted to withdraw my paper in protest.
    Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanH View Post
    I got an email from an international conference I'm attending that included Comic Sans. I was tempted to withdraw my paper in protest.
    When will they learn?

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    Come on, guys, it's not really that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy View Post
    It boggles my mind that this project is seriously asking for 300,000 dollars.
    umm did you have a look at what they are offering? It's supposed to be as big as Baldur's Gate.. lol
    How much do you think it would cost by a Big Studio?

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