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February 21st, 2013, 20:14
Originally Posted by jwmeep View Post
I think I have a right to be cynical about the new post, thank very much. Reasons why: 1. This isn't his first crowdfunding attempt it's the second. 2. The crowdfunding isn't to fund the game, it's to give him the desire to actually finish. 3. The ten thousand he got from the last crowdfunding attempt apparently isn't enough to make him want to finish the game. 4. Since he's using Indie Gogo, he keeps all the money even if it doesn't hit goal. He kept every single dime from the first attempt.
You sir, are grossly misinformed.

1. See point 3
2. The crowdfunding campaign is to (a) give Cleve at least a little recompansation for all the money he has put into the game over the years (b) finance improvements that Cleve wants to make to the game, some of which (notably the higher resolution and bigger game window) are finished as proven by the demo

3. That's simply not true. Cleve has stated multiple times that he is determined to finish the game and fullfill all pledges, no matter whether the funding goal is reached or not. When he started his first campaign, Cleve gave his guarantee to all backers that he will deliver the game, the second campaign is just to earn some extra funds and has no influence on whether the game will be finished.

4. So what? The man guaranteed that the game will be finished and that all pledgers will receive their pledge rewards, no matter whether he reaches the funding goal or not. So of what importance is it to you whether he gets 250 or 10k out of his campaign?

And lastly. You're calling Grimoire a parody of a kickstarter project, which is pretty baffling. Most kickstarters have little to show except for some concept art and some story ideas that often look like they have been written down on a piece of paper during the last coffee brake.

In contrast, Grimoire is almost finished, has a working demo, a beta scheduled for release soon and a guarantee from its maker that he will finish the game no matter how much money he raises. So uh…care to explain how that is worse than any other kickstarter project?
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