Posts Tagged ‘Sportsfriends’

JS Joust & Co Sportsfunded By Its Friends

By Alec Meer on December 10th, 2012.

It appears to be global law that most every Kickstarter success story must now involve the phrase “down to the wire.” And so the same must be said of Sportsfriends Featuring Johann Sebastian Joust. The four-game indie collection today went down to the wire with hours to spare on its $150,000 campaign, after an extended, Twitter-based flash mob did its best to cajole the world into backing an apparently struggling effort. Congratulations to all involved – may you all hold your Moves aloft in neon-hued celebration.

I’m very glad Sportsfriends got a second wind and made its target as it contains several most excellent game concepts from several excellent developers, and is definitely a concerted effort to do new things rather than suckle knowingly on the teats of the past (Oh lord, did I really just write that?). That it had a bit of a tough time and won out apparently only as a result of social network begging perhaps raises an awful lot of discussion points, though.
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Whee! Sports! Joust & Chums Go Crowd-Funded

By Alec Meer on November 9th, 2012.

Friends! Sports! Sports Friends!

One of the great tragedies of the last couple of years, other than that Meat Loaf is Republican and America cancelled space, is the continued inability for the common people to lay darting, sweaty hands on OSX/PlayStation Move-based live-action multiplayer game Johann Sebastian Joust. It’s toured festivals, events and gatherings of people who wear retro spectacles and don’t shave much (i.e. more confident versions of me) for a long while, but has until now had no public availability.

All that changes, as the free-form duel of glowing dildoes has taken to the Kickstarters, in the company of some other fine, vaguely sports-centred indies, as is promising a PC and Mac release in addition to the headline making ‘first crowd-sourced PS3 game’ version.
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