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July 27th, 2013, 18:00
Black Forest Games (the former Spellbound), launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Ravensdale. After a long odyssey from tech demo over action-RPG to a hack&slash game it finally became … a platformer for single and coop play!

They're asking for $500k, which seems quite optimistic despite one successfully shipped Kickstarter. Their last game Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was released late last year and received masses of positive reviews.

There aren't any recognizable RPG elements left in Ravensdale. We only posted this to complete the story.

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July 27th, 2013, 18:00
I remember the old Ravensdale news, but wasn't aware about Black Forest Games being Spellbound. Sadly about turning the game in a platformer..
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July 27th, 2013, 19:17
No idea why they think they can get half a million bucks for that project. Giana Sisters was at least an old and beloved IP, but this? Sometimes I really wonder…
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July 27th, 2013, 19:23
Yeah, really strange. What made them even think they'd have a chance to get 500k? Why not make the next Giana instead ?
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July 27th, 2013, 19:28
Looks competent technically, unlike some recent efforts, just not a genre that interests me. Suppose they are going to suffer for not being sonic or mario.
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July 27th, 2013, 20:40
Nope, no effect, no buy.
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July 29th, 2013, 06:43
Yeah this is not the right forum for this title. but i really really enjoyed playing giana sisters remake. it was simply fantastic. I hope they are marketing it the right way because these guys are solid.
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July 29th, 2013, 14:18
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Nope, no effect, no buy.
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Seems it's one of those phylosophies, you sell a game and then instead of going new stuff, you're cloning the hit. Maybe it'll also be a succes, but not from my pocket (of view).

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July 29th, 2013, 14:26
No, they've tried for years to get funding for Ravensdale as an action RPG (or later action game). Nobody cared about it.
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July 29th, 2013, 14:35
The collapse of Jowood, and ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is probably why no one wanted to invest in any of their future RPG's.

I'm sad that Ravensdale has become what it is.

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July 30th, 2013, 03:05
Yeah, I backed it based on Giana Sisters and it looked reasonable. However, halfway through they are not even up to 10% of their absurd goal.

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July 30th, 2013, 11:10
They may have made it if they made it an rpg but as a platformer they don't even have a chance.
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