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Re: Delving into Kickstarter. Discussing active crowdfunding campaigns.
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 03:43:53 PM »
A first person horror game from a child protagonist's perspective, Among the Sleep, has launched on Kickstarter today.

The trailer was shown months ago on some of the popular gaming blogs and I had heard before that the studio was considering running a Kickstarter. I am reminded by the reaction this trailer received to how people reacted to the previews of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hopefully it is another indie success story in the horror game genre.



I saw this today and it was intriguing to me. Planet Explorers has also tickled my fancy.

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 09:57:15 PM »
...Surprised I haven't gotten more hyped for Ghost of a Tale, the Redwall vibes should have gotten me to cough up some cash alone but it just... hasn't...
I know right? I both really want to fund it and yet... eh. I've actually never read any of the Redwall books, I'm thinking I should get on that.

A first person horror game from a child protagonist's perspective, Among the Sleep, has launched on Kickstarter today...
Planet Explorers has also tickled my fancy.


Ohhhhhh this thread might not be good for my wallet.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 07:58:15 PM »
This game is so close and I really hope it makes it.

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 04:32:53 AM »
This game is so close and I really hope it makes it.


That is one cute game. One of the main reasons why this isn't funded already might be be because it's for tablets only.

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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2013, 10:18:45 AM »
This game is so close and I really hope it makes it.


That is one cute game. One of the main reasons why this isn't funded already might be be because it's for tablets only.


This is probably true.  Many people have tablets, but it still provides a somewhat lackluster gaming interface vs. PC.

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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2013, 10:43:24 AM »
I'll wait out a bit but I'm thinking of contributing to this. Looks rather polished and their pixelart is lovely. Sadly I hadn't time to test their demo yet.

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2013, 10:44:55 AM »
Looks intriguing, but I have never been fond of "grid-based" rts games personally.  I prefer more massive ones with real time elements.  Would be cool for a tablet though.

Has anyone played the demo for Chasm?  I have spent some time try to level up and dying.  I think they have done really good with perma-death in this game and it is quite a bit of fun overall:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/discordgames/chasm?ref=live
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2013, 10:56:00 AM »
Looks intriguing, but I have never been fond of "grid-based" rts games personally.  I prefer more massive ones with real time elements.  Would be cool for a tablet though.

Has anyone played the demo for Chasm?  I have spent some time try to level up and dying.  I think they have done really good with perma-death in this game and it is quite a bit of fun overall:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/discordgames/chasm?ref=live

Read the whole thread, it's already been talked about a bit. They have these dreaded exclusive for backers only ingame contents (backers of DDrop should remember why that's unpopular). Other than that it's kind of solid.

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2013, 10:59:18 AM »
I had seen that a few people had mentioned it.  I was just asking about the demo.  "Solid" is the only word I found.  Which might be the only thing we get in forums. :D

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2013, 11:15:56 AM »
Well, the way the random layouts are generated in Chasm seems effective, the visuals and enemy animation look nice, hard to get really much else since you don't find many weapons or anything else (don't even get to fight a boss) in the demo. Needs a backdash/downwards attack/some way of looking down.

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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2013, 11:20:35 AM »
Well, the way the random layouts are generated in Chasm seems effective, the visuals and enemy animation look nice, hard to get really much else since you don't find many weapons or anything else (don't even get to fight a boss) in the demo. Needs a backdash/downwards attack/some way of looking down.

You forgot attacking while moving.

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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2013, 11:30:22 AM »
Well, the way the random layouts are generated in Chasm seems effective, the visuals and enemy animation look nice, hard to get really much else since you don't find many weapons or anything else (don't even get to fight a boss) in the demo. Needs a backdash/downwards attack/some way of looking down.

You forgot attacking while moving.

You can't attack while moving? I thought you could.

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Re: Delving into Kickstarter. Discussing active crowdfunding campaigns.
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2013, 03:13:15 PM »
This game is so close and I really hope it makes it.


That is one cute game. One of the main reasons why this isn't funded already might be be because it's for tablets only.


This is probably true.  Many people have tablets, but it still provides a somewhat lackluster gaming interface vs. PC.


I agree that being for tablets only is hurting it's fundraising but I think that the tablet is a surprisingly strong gaming interface. I have an iPad and I'm shocked at some of the truly original game design that is on there. While there's clearly a lot of great indie games on the PC/consoles, I'd say that the tablets is where most of the innovation in gaming is currently at.

And I was one of the people who thought tablets might mean the end of gaming...until I got one and realized that while there may be a lot of "casual" shorter games, what people are doing with them is truly commendable.

Anyways it made it. :)

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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2013, 05:56:03 PM »
Yeah I saw.  Don't get me wrong, I think tablets offer some unique and rewarding gaming experiences.  I do however feel that the touchscreen is not the best for gaming.  I do long for the day when tablet and controller gaming become truly popular and we see some amazing games (talking full console quality of course). 

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2013, 06:19:08 PM »
Yeah I saw.  Don't get me wrong, I think tablets offer some unique and rewarding gaming experiences.  I do however feel that the touchscreen is not the best for gaming.  I do long for the day when tablet and controller gaming become truly popular and we see some amazing games (talking full console quality of course).
The lack of precision when doing something with tables is just too low.

 

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