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View Poll Results: How many kickstarter video games have you supported?
0 41 52.56%
1 10 12.82%
2 9 11.54%
3 3 3.85%
4 6 7.69%
5 6 7.69%
6 1 1.28%
7 0 0%
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #21
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None. I have a hard time buying into this movement. I like it in theory, but I don't think it is for me.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:53 AM   #22
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4 on my end. Shadowrun, Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland: 2 and Republique.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #23
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Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun.

And I will mention that I was happy that the Class of Heroes 2 one failed, because I don't want their BS.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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Eleven Videogames (or videogame builders, in the case of Storybricks).

SpaceVenture (by the Space Quest guys)
Storybricks
Nekro
Grim Dawn
Match and Magic
Shadowrun Returns
Leisure Suit Larry
The Banner Saga
FTL: Faster Than Light
Double Fine Adventure
Unemployment Quest

Also quite a few non-videogame game ventures, mostly pen and paper RPG or storytelling game stuff, or game journalism stuff.

Idle Thumbs Videogame Podcast
Always/Never/Now
Bhaloidam
Writer's Dice
Indie Games: The Movie
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple
Kill Screen

Since I've funded a wide variety of stuff, I generally do it at the lowest reward tier - enough to get a PDF if it's a printed thing, or the lowest "digital copy of the game" option for games.

So yeah, I kinda love Kickstarter.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #25
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None so far.

I'm waiting to see how many of the already funded games actually happen. If it's even 10% of them I'll be surprised.
I can't speak for videogames, since none of them have been completed yet and obviously that's a complicated venture.

But I can say that of the non-videogame things I've funded (some listed in my post above, some not - I've also chipped in on films and books), over 80% of them have already produced results I'm proud to have helped fund, and I expect all 100% of them to.

EDIT: Holy crap, Republique made it. I did not expect that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #26
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EDIT: Holy crap, Republique made it. I did not expect that.
Yeah. Kudos to them. I never thought they'd make it.

Of the non-video game projects I've funded, 4/5 completed with great results, and the last is a very long-term project that only cost me $5.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #27
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There hasn't been a thing I really wanted, so none. I like the idea but I'm not paying for anything That doesn't exist yet. If i like it I'll buy it then.

I know this is reverse engineering, but I see to many bumps in the road.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #28
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There's certainly nothing wrong with that - Kickstarter isn't a model where you purchase a finished product, so it shouldn't be viewed as such. And if that's the model you prefer, there's nothing wrong with sticking to it.

Me, I like the idea of putting dollars towards ideas I hope come to fruition. If they never make it, they never do, but if I can make it more likely I'm happy to pitch in.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #29
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Just one, a podcast on vinyl. It's my favorite podcast and a guest of the show said it that it was a stupid idea that would never work.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #30
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FYI: If anybody missed out on the Double Fine Adventure and wants in on the action, they're letting people donate at the lowest tier after the fact.

In theory you go here http://www.doublefine.com/dfa to do that. Site seems hammered right now, though.


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Old 05-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #31
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I have done 4 (3 video games).

Wasteland 2
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #32
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0, I put my money towards star ponies so that Diablo 3 has godly levels of production.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #33
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I need to get on the Grim Dawn kickstarter before it ends.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #34
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I need to get on the Grim Dawn kickstarter before it ends.
Yes, yes you do.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #35
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Eleven Videogames (or videogame builders, in the case of Storybricks).

SpaceVenture (by the Space Quest guys)
Storybricks
Nekro
Grim Dawn
Match and Magic
Shadowrun Returns
Leisure Suit Larry
The Banner Saga
FTL: Faster Than Light
Double Fine Adventure
Unemployment Quest

Also quite a few non-videogame game ventures, mostly pen and paper RPG or storytelling game stuff, or game journalism stuff.

Idle Thumbs Videogame Podcast
Always/Never/Now
Bhaloidam
Writer's Dice
Indie Games: The Movie
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple
Kill Screen

Since I've funded a wide variety of stuff, I generally do it at the lowest reward tier - enough to get a PDF if it's a printed thing, or the lowest "digital copy of the game" option for games.

So yeah, I kinda love Kickstarter.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #36
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #37
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A new episode of the documentary released today and I'm still loving it.
If all I got to do is watch the videos and didn't even get to play the game at the end it would still be worth it. Watching Tim talk about how much he loves to do what he's doing makes me unbelievably happy.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #38
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Here is a question for you kickstarters. Are those games going to be free when they come out? They need to be. I'm not about to help out and then have to pay again to get the game if it ever comes out. I also think kickstart games will have a high probability of never coming out. With funds that may keep coming in and no publisher demanding a finish date, what is the motivation to release? The paying community? And is a paying community more or less annoying than some heavy handed publisher? I imagine the message boards are full of demands from paying customers. I think these kickstarts are just a fad and will die out in a few years when the majority of them produce absolutely nothing. People will stop supporting them in the future after having wasting money on earlier projects that didn't pan out.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #39
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I believe all supporters of these video game kickstarters do get copies of the game. It's certainly the case with the double fine adventure. I'd be surprised if any game didn't do that. (I'd be way more surprised if such a game got its funding.)

Also, I don't know why you say the funds will keep coming in. For the most part they get their kickstarter money, and that's it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #40
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Kickstarter programs are like investments. You look who's behind it, what they've done, what they are promising and weigh the options, risk VS reward. With a little intuition and common sense there's not much danger... unless $15 for you is the difference between starving and eating every month.

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Here is a question for you kickstarters. Are those games going to be free when they come out? They need to be. I'm not about to help out and then have to pay again to get the game if it ever comes out. I also think kickstart games will have a high probability of never coming out. With funds that may keep coming in and no publisher demanding a finish date, what is the motivation to release? The paying community? And is a paying community more or less annoying than some heavy handed publisher? I imagine the message boards are full of demands from paying customers. I think these kickstarts are just a fad and will die out in a few years when the majority of them produce absolutely nothing. People will stop supporting them in the future after having wasting money on earlier projects that didn't pan out.
I know you like "hearing" yourself "talk" but seriously, take 5 seconds to research what your talking about, it really is annoying when people go off when they have no clue what they are talking about. There are even links, you don't even have to type the url yourself. Developers are doing this because they want to make the games they would like to play without having to deal with big publishers.

Most people funding these games understand how the real world works and know that by funding these games they are saying they trust the developers to make the kind of game they want. Of course there are questions, and ideas and the good ones will be used, the bad ones won't. The few bitching, over demanding/ignorant backers are mostly likely subtly brushed off and/or ignored.

Are all games going to be successful or even get finished? No, does that mean Kickstarter is a bad idea or is going to fail? No. It just means that, like with everything in this world, people need to put a little thought into their actions, this goes for both developers who want to make video games and the backers who want them made.
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