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June 6th, 2012, 15:45
Hehe, yes I posted that there myself, actually
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June 6th, 2012, 16:05
Currently at about 31,000. Not too bad, but keep in mind most Kickstarters have a huge first day, and then everything just drops, with a steady trickle, then a bit of a jump as time starts to run out.

Don't trust those trendlines until you are halfway through.
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June 6th, 2012, 16:16
Also if anybody at Double Bear is reading, maybe you might want to try signing up for Kicking it Forward. Sometimes Brian Fargo will plug projects that are on their on his twitter. Granted there are some strong feelings against the idea, but there is a chance (though kinda slim) it could get some free publicity.
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June 6th, 2012, 16:20
Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
Hehe, yes I posted that there myself, actually
Heh, sorry. My reporting days are done. Screw proper attribution. This is the Internet, right?
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June 6th, 2012, 20:56
I'm backing this game it looks really good.
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June 6th, 2012, 22:37
Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
Stretch goals will be announced when the set goal is in sight:
Cant wait to see them.
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June 6th, 2012, 22:39
Originally Posted by jwmeep View Post
Currently at about 31,000. Not too bad, but keep in mind most Kickstarters have a huge first day, and then everything just drops, with a steady trickle, then a bit of a jump as time starts to run out.

Don't trust those trendlines until you are halfway through.
Anything zombie is selling well these days. They were 45k something and after refreshing, they are 46k.
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June 6th, 2012, 23:55
With the real Zombie attacks happening in Florida this should be a shoe win!! Good luck and I pledged.

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June 7th, 2012, 00:37
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With the real Zombie attacks happening in Florida this should be a shoe win!! .
Eh..? I just moved back to Florida last week. Now I have to worry about zombies?
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June 7th, 2012, 01:57
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Eh..? I just moved back to Florida last week. Now I have to worry about zombies?
Some guy was high on the drug they call "bath salts," got into a fight with another guy, had him down on the ground and was eating his face, when a cop shot him. That's the way I heard it anyway. Think that was in Fla. Not sure where this one was, but some woman split open her baby's head and was eating his or her brain some time after the face-eating incident.
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June 7th, 2012, 02:53
Yeah.. I Googled it. The guy was apparently walking down a highway in Miami completely naked and randomly attacked a homeless man. The victim is in critical condition and will need facial reconstruction surgery. Pretty sick stuff…

Haven't seen anything relating to the other incident.
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June 7th, 2012, 02:59
Welcome to Florida JDR
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June 7th, 2012, 03:46
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Haven't seen anything relating to the other incident.
You asked for it, you've got it. Bon a petit:

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se…ate&id=6934865

Edit: I heard about these both word of mouth. Ever since I left the business, I rarely watch or read the news anymore. Upon further searching, it seems an old story, if you'll note the date on the link I posted above, may have been rehashed and recirculated in error recently. He's one site that has a short note about it. That source happens to be where I live. Probably a local thing:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl…#ixzz1wNxEknvK
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June 7th, 2012, 08:24
Nice, definitely backing this one.

Guy pretending to be a zombie, almost getting shot and is probably beaten up in the end, lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=4awVqRr1eCo
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June 7th, 2012, 20:34
Only two days in, and currently at 42%. Not bad.
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June 8th, 2012, 09:33
Hmm, the game is certainly interesting - but I don't believe their budget! There is no way they can deliver this game with $150k, especially considering the dev team he's currently working with. I'll back the project if they go above $350k.. then there is at least a chance it'll succeed
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June 8th, 2012, 09:46
Why can't they do it with $150k? They have a long way to go - but they also have a reasonable amount to show for $0 (or perhaps some unknown but relatively small expenditure on art), working part-time.

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June 8th, 2012, 10:21
Well - $150k is a nice sum of money if you win it in the lottery or something like that. But trying to run a company, it's not much.

First there's a fee for Kickstarter (around 10%). Then they also have to spend a little on the physical goods (plus setting aside work time to design, produce and order them). Then there is software licenses.

Obviously I cannot know what salary level the core guys are willing to work for, but the point would also be to bring in more people on contracts or full time. Those guys probably expect at least a reasonable salary - for which they also have to pay tax and so on. And insurance for their employees, etc. It just cost a lot of money to run a company.

They have done some impressive work so far, but it takes *a lot* of work to finish stuff up.. getting it polished, making it fun etc. And experience in keeping the right focus and knowing what to work more on and what is good enough. I respect the Iron Tower guys, but no-one can claim that they are known for keeping deadlines!

Anyway, it's just my personal opinion that $150k is far from enough to create a game with the complexity they suggest… I'll be happy if I'm wrong…
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June 8th, 2012, 10:35
Pledged! Thanks for the heads up Dhruin, been following this game but I would have had no idea.

Originally Posted by holeraw View Post
If I keep funding projects that look interesting I will have to start my own kickstarter with the purpose of gathering funds to use for backing more kickstarter projects.
Yo dawg, I heard you like Kickstarters, so…

In my case, I've only kicked in for Dead State and Shadowrun so far.
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June 8th, 2012, 11:05
Oh gawd what do they need the money for? I thought the game was nearly finished.
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