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Biff The Understudy May 8th, 2012 15:37

Kickstarter Section
 
With kickstarter hopefully here to stay i thought i would bring up the idea of a kickstarter section to help keep track of all current and future projects.
Could also be helpful in alerting people to possible scams or unlikely projects since theese are likely to happen more and more often as word of kickstarters succsess gets around.

Gorath May 8th, 2012 22:54

Interesting idea. Many kickstarter projects are RPGs. Or based on stuff so old that many of us remember it well. ;)

Corwin May 9th, 2012 00:07

I deliberately avoid all Kickstarter threads!! :)

xSamhainx May 9th, 2012 08:56

i dont know why it annoys me, but it does.

Synival August 17th, 2012 11:19

Well, it looks like I might as well post the first official Kickstarter in this thread - hopefully you won't tear me to pieces if I at least provide a demo first:

Harmonia v0.0.2pre2 (Windows / Linux / Mac OSX) - Development Build
http://www.harmonia-online.net/wiki/Play

And here, of course, is the link to the Kickstarter project:

http://www.harmonia-online.net/kickstarter

Kickstarter's a cool thing, but I understand the knee-jerk reaction against them. I honestly hate advertising, and I feel a bit dirty every time I make a post and spam the Internet, but I also like the idea of being able to develop this game full time and get a small team together to make the artwork, the music, manage the forums and website, etc. It's also a really nice way to cut out the middle man and support the developers directly, which is especially cool for projects in the Arts that rely on donations or philanthropy. What I personally want out of the Kickstarter is to have just enough to stay alive while heavy development is underway. Quite a lot of the game is already done and I feel the need to finish it.

Anyway, about the demo - it connects you to the server using the old text-based interface. The new 3D interface is still a work in progress, so until the game is fully playable from there, it's rendered in the background. A 3D map viewer is available in this latest version. We're still working on compatibility and fixing a lot of bugs, which will be the focus of the next build.

Enjoy!

Lucky Day August 23rd, 2012 07:01

Yeah, its odd thing. They are promotions so I'm not sure they can really count as news.

Since they are works in progress they remind me of the numerous remakes of old RPG's in modern engines starting with Ultima I. Some of them (two I think) actually got made. And two others ended up as entirely new games.

Anyway, they are like any software. I think its a bit of a risk with low return. That said, one of these days I'll post my board game.

IronAgeFRP November 2nd, 2012 23:56

We wanted to go on kickstarter but we're in Europe so we had to go with Indiegogo.
Hope you'll still check it out!

http://www.indiegogo.com/IronAgeFRP

Cm November 5th, 2012 13:32

I think you do a subforum under indie games. It is sort of news. But also adverts and having a sub marked as such would keep it sorted out IMHO.

TheWharfMaster December 26th, 2012 18:05

Thats where I ended up looking for the kickstarter section, in Indie games.

But what would be the problem with a kickstarter section?
Is it because people would be spamming the hell out of it with their projects?

Im new to the whole deal, dont mind my clueless questioning :D
But I would really like to know why we dont have one up.

Myrthos December 31st, 2012 11:53

I've created a forum for it here: http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=59

Lucky Day January 12th, 2013 20:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Myrthos (Post 1061177683)

nice. any mroe thought to the idea of an iOS/Android(RPG) section?

rjshae February 6th, 2013 18:24

BTW, here's a shortcut to the Kickstarter video game summary page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/…es?ref=sidebar


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