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Posts tagged “Kickstarter”

Kitching Up With Catchstarter’s Big Names

We've posted about exactly this many Kickstarter projects recently: a few. But what's been going on lately with the likes of The Banner Saga, Leisure Suit Larry, Shadowland, Starlight Inception, Wasteland 2 and Bionite: Origins? In order to find out, I've just turned up unexpectedly at each of their doors, stared creepily at them for a few seconds and then wandered on to the next…

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Jane Jensen’s Next Game Is Moebius

And still they come. Jane Jensen's Kickstarter has been going for over a week now, and is steadily bringing in the cash. She's after $300,000, and has almost reached $173,000 with a month to go. It seems pretty likely she'll hit it, but what is it going to be? Well, a cannily released email has finally made me take notice by saying it's a "spiritual…

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Will It Fly: New Crimson Skies Nigh?

Kickstarter is feeling like this quote from Blues Brothers. No, not the God part. The "we're putting the band back together" bit. Jordan Weismen has already managed to set-up a triumphant stadium gig for Shadowrun, and he's told ShackNews that if it's a success it'll have a major impact on the potential for the return of the sky-pirate alternate history flight thing, Crimson Skies. I…

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Post-Kickerstartpocalypse: Fargo Swats Wasteland Fears

Wasteland's rags-to-riches-to-reuniting-Black-Isle tale has been one for the ages, but - with the Kickstarter account four days from ascending to Money Heaven, where the streets are paved with people - what happens now? If offered millions of dollars and one (1!) Chris Avellone, I'd do just about anything someone told me - so has Wasteland 2 taken on an out-of-control life of its own? Not…

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Feature: Interview

Happy As Larry: Al Lowe On Remaking His Classic Game

As infamous adventure creator Al Lowe puts it, the Kickstarter craze kicked off by Tim Schafer has, for many, been a lot like getting the band back together. So many names most famous for their games released in the 80s and early 90s are reappearing, some even coming out of retirement, with the promise of crowd-sourced funding. Many, stung by their experiences with publishers in…

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Reopening The Battlezone – Bionite: Origins

At this time of resurrection and rebirth, it seems apt to look at yet another Kickstarter project that aims to roll back both a stone and the years in order to bring glories from the past to walk our digital hallways once more. Bionite: Origins, already two years in the making, is an attempt to revive the play style of Battlezone '98, a hybrid of…

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Feature: Rabbit is reduced to a thin red paste

Interview: Obsidian’s Chris Avellone on Wasteland 2

It's happening. An astounding $2.1 million later, Obsidian Entertainment is getting the Black Isle band back together with Brian Fargo to make Wasteland 2. It's like some kind of Cinderella fairytale comeback story, only everyone dies in a radioactive pain puddle at the end. Or the beginning, really. But anyway, happier things! Shortly before the big news broke, I had a chat with Obsidian chief creative…

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Team up! Wasteland 2 Hits $2.1m, Obsidian On Board

Let there much be rejoicing. Go on, rejoice. Well, at least smile. No? Well, how about a smiley instead? You won't have to use your face at all. You only have to press two buttons. Come on, let's do it together. On three. One, two, three : And again. One, two, three )There now, that wasn't so hard, was it? The reason for this rejoicing…

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You Blinked: Shadowrun Passes Kickstarter Goal

At this rate, I'm beginning to think the only way to halt Kickstarter's charging bull stampede of success stories is to start a Kickstarter with the express aim of stopping Kickstarter. Kickstopper, as John calls it. Maybe I'm exaggerating a teensy bit, but Shadowrun's not-so-shadowy run right past $400,000 in 28 hours is - as these things typically are - absolutely incredible. As of writing,…

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Space Race: Starlight Inception’s A Kickstarter Space Sim

I'm amazed that no-one's managed to really nail the space combat genre since Freelancer. Ships and explosions, then more and bigger ships and bigger explosions. It's not astrophysics... okay, a bit of it is astrophysics. So hire an astrophysicist, but one that allows you to have fiery explosions and lasers. Sheesh. Newly Kickstartered space combat sim Starlight Inception probably doesn't have an astrophysicist working on…

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Jordan Weisman Aiming To Kickstart Shadowrun Returns

Excuse me... sorry, coming through... pardon me... hi, sorry, can I just get past... Uughhh, phew. Hello, gosh, sorry about that - just trying to get past all the Kickstarter projects to drink my coffee. Hang on, what's that sound? Oh no. Oh God no! It's a Kickstarter AVALANCHE!Can anyone still hear me? I'm typing through this tiny hole in the piles of Kickstarters, to…

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Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Kickstarters

We need to create a master document of old PC gaming franchises and genres and tick off everything that announces a resurrection via Kickstarter. I suspect there'll be quite a lot of them by this time next year. Next to take a swing at recapturing past glory and the hearts and minds of elder gamers is Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe, who wants to…

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This Is Hardcore: Takedown Takes Off

It was touch and go there for a while - which I like to say because it makes me sound like I'm a hotshot heart surgeon from California, hero to all, lover of many ladies, astonishingly high wage and once-in-a-generation talent - but Takedown, the game formerly known as Crowdsourced Hardocore Tactical Shooter has met its Kickstarter funding goal. It passed the $200k target with…

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Feature: Wastescape

!!! Obsidian Joining Wasteland 2 – On One Condition…

Here's a big, bouncy ball of unexpected good news for you. Brian Fargo and his studio inXile Entertainment are, as you well know, working on a sequel to the seminal RPG Wasteland, and have successfully Kickstarted it to the tune of $1.6 million. Since exceeding their initial target of $900,000, they've been able to add Mac and Linux versions to their masterplan for the post-nuclear…

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A Happy Tune: Auditorium 2 Is Going Ahead

Last night Alec mentioned that Auditorium 2 was narrowly short of meeting its necessary Kickstarter funding to spring into existence. Well, the good news for them is that they made it, just. With 67 hours to go, they've sneaked over the $60,000 target, so it looks like the sequel to a well-loved indie project will be going ahead. It's fair to say that Cipher Prime…

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Auditorium 2 Sings For Its Supper

Remember atmospheric, reflection-based music game curio Auditorium? Presumably, despite being received with hugs and even awards the world over, it didn't rake in quite all the readies it could have done, otherwise sequel Auditorum Duet perhaps wouldn't be Kickstarter-funded. With three days left to go on its crowdsourcing, it's at $51,000 of its $60,000 goal, so odds of pulling it off are reasonable at this…

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Feature: A question of duty

Kickrestarted: Will You Take Up Takedown’s Cause?

Let's face it, there are going to be casualties in this Kickstarter-fought battle for a post-publisher age. The game formerly and rather boringly known as Crowdsourced Hardcore Tactical Shooter does not want to be one of those. With not too long left on the clock, it's been relaunched as Takedown, with lead dev Christian Allen (of GRAW fame) admitting that the initial promotion pulled a…

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Kickstarter Evolved: Fargo Wants To “Kick It Forward”

The Wasteland 2 Kickstarter page, which has a goal of $900,000, currently shows over $1.5 million pledged with 25 days left to go. This means the game will release on Mac and Linux as well as Windows but there's more to the story. In an update, Fargo shares some of the "nice human moments" that appear to have been as pleasing as the vast amounts…

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Kickstarting Corpses: Dead State

I post about Kickstarter projects more often than I post about indie bundles, which is alarming and is also the reason I'd pledged not to cover any more of them this week...and yet this may not even be the last such post today. The proposed zombie survival RPG Dead State is a concept that sends shivers down my spine like a gentle caress every time…

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Big Finish Games Talk Up A Tex Murphy Kickstarter

Ah, FMV. It used to be the most exciting thing in the world to watch our PCs spin up interactive movies, but now you can do it in a web-browser. That's the world Big Finish games are looking to bring FMV-led adventure game Tex Murphy into, a world where various little tricks pulled off using Youtube's annotations can cobble together an interactive movie. But if…

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