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Posts tagged “Kickstarter”

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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┬áCinderella 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…

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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,…

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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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!!! 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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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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Heroic: The Banner Saga Funded In Just 48 Hours

Morning, Internet. Lovely news from the West: The Banner Saga has been funded on over on Kickstarter. The collective approval of the internet found its way to over $100k in just 48 hours to ensure that the beautiful-looking turn-based RPG with Vikings would find its way into our game collections. This pleases me. Now let's hope that Stoic - a handful of ex-Bioware staff -…

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Baldur’s Gate III: “We’re Totally Thinking Kickstarter”

Oh boy. Here's my theory - throughout the year there will be numerous Kickstarter projects that people become excited about, pledge money to and then look forward to. Fatigue will set in due to the number of awesome concepts being put forward by wonderful people, but it isn't fatigue alone that will end this fascination. My belief is that one day the perfect Platonic ideal…

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Loot, Pillage, Fund: The Banner Saga’s Kickstarter

Turn-based combat, a low-fantasy approach to vikings and a scenario that is more concerned with surviving a world's end than preventing it. That's what The Banner Saga promises, as well as beautiful animation, conversations with consequences and a changeable world that doesn't revolve around the player. It's the kind of shopping list I so often take to the supermarket, only to return with the ingredients…

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Finalising The Frontier: FTL Footage

You can't spell 'futile' without 'FTL', and demonstrating randomly generated and bastardly tough space roguelike FTL without flicking some special developer switches seems, to me, the very definition of it. But the FTL devs are brave space types, venturing into the depths of their wonderful space-ship management sim to show off the new additions. Their 1000% Kickstarter funded indie game was already amazing, but they're…

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16,000 People Chase The Apocalypse: Wasteland 2 Is Go

It's a Kickstarter miracle! Top-down post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2, has managed to earn its Kickstarter funding goal in 42 hours and 30 minutes. With 33 days left until the end of the world begins, Brian Fargo's dream project has scooped its $900,000 target and is closing in on that first million. Impressively it's sold out all eight of the offered $10,000 reward packages, including a…

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Form(icidae) A Queue To Kickstart The Ant Experiment

The Ant Experiment is one of the more bizarre ideas out there: an MMO in which players will form an ant colony, which means large scale co-operative mandible-ing and ant-based problems, like "Who signed this release form saying David Attenborough was allowed to film us having sex?", and "How did we get in this person's pants?" Indie studio BlackCherry are looking for your help to…

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