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lefantome
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(02-09-2012, 06:06 PM)
As you know the kickstarter campaign of double fine was a huge success in only one day, but kickstarter (and other similar websites) sometimes hosts other interesting projects, so let's post the projects you think they deserve our money.

Four Double Fine was easy, they already have an huge amount of fan, but for an unknown indie developers I think it's hard sometimes.




My pick of the week:

UPDATE:
$8,374 PLEDGED OF $10,000 GOAL

33 HOURS TO GO




UFHO2 a turn-based Strategy Game

I tried the pre-alpha available here and I think it has some potential.
It's a strategy game between , but could also be a table game, I'd like to play it on a ipad.

http://youtu.be/8SNff_GXP5E
I like the art style and the xbox 360 controller reward is awesome.

Only 52 hours left and 2500$ needed

This game has also some famous indie characters in it like: gish, goo balls, commander video & more
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carnefrisca
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(02-10-2012, 11:14 AM)
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I've backed UFHO2 and now i feel a better man.
Jocchan
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(02-10-2012, 11:16 AM)
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UFHO2 is also made by a GAFfer.
Gez
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(02-10-2012, 11:26 AM)
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Guns of Icarus Online, first game was on Steam and this one sorta looks like Bioshock Infinate. Afew people pilot airships with like 3 to 5 crew members each.

10bucks gets you a copy of the game. 11 days left.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-icarus-online
lefantome
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(02-10-2012, 01:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Gez

Guns of Icarus Online, first game was on Steam and this one sorta looks like Bioshock Infinate. Afew people pilot airships with like 3 to 5 crew members each.

10bucks gets you a copy of the game. 11 days left.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-icarus-online

I like the idea! But I'm not sure it's working properly, but it's only 10 bucks!



@jacchan: I didn't know they were registered here.
Green Slime
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(02-10-2012, 01:31 PM)
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I'll look into backing UFHO2 after work today.
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(02-10-2012, 01:33 PM)
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I really suck at Hexic and other rotational puzzlers so I don't think I'd play UFHO2, but it does visually look cool and that Xbox 360 controller skin is really nice looking. Great job, team who is working on it.
CiroContinisio
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(02-10-2012, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

UFHO2 is also made by a GAFfer.

Correct! And thanks to lefantome for the mention!

Originally Posted by Green Slime

I'll look into backing UFHO2 after work today.

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

it does visually look cool and that Xbox 360 controller skin is really nice looking. Great job, team who is working on it.

Thanks guys, any support is appreciated: we're almost there... 33 hours to go!
catabarez
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(02-10-2012, 03:32 PM)
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This is a great idea for a thread!
mediapulp_wes
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(02-10-2012, 04:56 PM)
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I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

FloppyDelux
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(02-10-2012, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category


:( thats sad..
lefantome
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(02-10-2012, 07:49 PM)

Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

did you stop the development? can you try again in the future?
subversus
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(02-10-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

these guys are russians it seems? do you represent them on Kickstarter? if so have they contacted Sergey Klimov (former Snowball, 1C)? He's at Larian now and he's pretty open-minded about funding interesting projects.
CiroContinisio
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(02-10-2012, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

... ... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Your game looks awesome, it has an interesting concept, lovely graphics, cute characters, it's perfect for tablets...
And you had a good video, a good page, loads of rewards... what went wrong? Were you ignored by the media, maybe?

What about retrying? I guess if the word goes around, you'll make it. Mmmm... I would give at least 50$ to it, had I known about it.
outunderthestars
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(02-10-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by CiroContinisio

Correct! And thanks to lefantome for the mention!





Thanks guys, any support is appreciated: we're almost there... 33 hours to go!

I will gladly back GAF member projects. Donationg made.

I hope an ipad version gets made! :D

Also, I would really like to see some of the people who have already donated to the Double Fine project divert some of that attention and/or money to smaller projects like this. DF clearly has more than enough money for the project now...
Last edited by outunderthestars; 02-10-2012 at 08:55 PM.
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(02-10-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

._.
I can't believe it.
No fair.
Trevelyan
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(02-10-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Why are they using Kickstarter? I've been using wepay.com for my little donation campaign I have going on, and the fees are a hell of a lot less harsh than kickstarter.

Anyway, I fully support stuff like this. It's truly awesome
outunderthestars
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(02-10-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by udivision

._.
I can't believe it.
No fair.

That is the heartbreak of being a kickstarter backer. I've seen some incredible projects get completely ignored.
JoshuaJSlone
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(02-10-2012, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trevelyan

Why are they using Kickstarter? I've been using wepay.com for my little donation campaign I have going on, and the fees are a hell of a lot less harsh than kickstarter.

Anyway, I fully support stuff like this. It's truly awesome

Visibility, I'd think. Go to Kickstarter and you can browse games (or whatever) and see what's worth money. Go to WePay and just see information on how to receive payments. Go to 8-Bit Funding and see a more Kickstarter-like setup but with almost no exposure.
outunderthestars
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(02-10-2012, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoshuaJSlone

Visibility, I'd think. Go to Kickstarter and you can browse games (or whatever) and see what's worth money. Go to WePay and just see information on how to receive payments. Go to 8-Bit Funding and see a more Kickstarter-like setup but with almost no exposure.

kickstarter is easy to browse and has a great community aspect building up around it.
Vince McMahon
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(02-10-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

I'm sad too. :( It looks cool.
Svafnir
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(02-10-2012, 10:10 PM)
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God I love kickstarter, so many cool projects to help.
Green Slime
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(02-10-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

You should restart this. You may get a better result now.
CiroContinisio
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(02-10-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoshuaJSlone

Visibility, I'd think. Go to Kickstarter and you can browse games (or whatever) and see what's worth money. Go to WePay and just see information on how to receive payments. Go to 8-Bit Funding and see a more Kickstarter-like setup but with almost no exposure.

Exactly. That's why we went with Kickstarter in the first place, we got quite a lot of pledges from the IGDA Kickstarter page, from the "Staff Picks", the "Popular this week" section, the "Ending soon" (in these hours). And people are more attracted by the name when they see it in Twitter or on websites.

On a side note, this morning we got featured by IndieGames.com! But the chain of RTs and mentions on Twitter and FB have pushed the project for the past couple of days, so we got 3,000$ and now we're at 9,890$! I know there are some GAFfers among them too! Thanks all!
Green Slime
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(02-10-2012, 10:51 PM)
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Here's one I found that seems like it has great potential to be quite awesome:

Pixel Sand

"Pixel Sand is both a game and a fantasy-physics simulation where you can take tons of different elements and mix them together to make your own ridiculous concoctions. More importantly, Pixel Sand will be shipped with an entire epic single-player and multi-player campaign!"

The game is in the works for Xbox 360, PC, and Windows Phone 7.
outunderthestars
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(02-11-2012, 12:05 AM)
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UFHO is now funded! :D
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darkblade77
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(02-11-2012, 12:14 AM)
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Congrats to you guys at Tiny Colossus!

It's a bit late but I'll show some financial support here as well. :)
CiroContinisio
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(02-11-2012, 12:24 AM)
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Thanks everyone! I wish I had you all within distance to thank every person one by one! :D

Originally Posted by outunderthestars

UFH20 is now funded! :D

Just a note: the article on IndieGames is wrong, it's UFHO, not UFH0 :D
ArjanN
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(02-11-2012, 12:31 AM)
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Congrats to the UFHO2 guys.

Originally Posted by Green Slime

Here's one I found that seems like it has great potential to be quite awesome:

Pixel Sand

"Pixel Sand is both a game and a fantasy-physics simulation where you can take tons of different elements and mix them together to make your own ridiculous concoctions. More importantly, Pixel Sand will be shipped with an entire epic single-player and multi-player campaign!"

The game is in the works for Xbox 360, PC, and Windows Phone 7.

That looks like it could be pretty neat.
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(02-11-2012, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArjanN

That looks like it could be pretty neat.

Yeah. I never really liked Falling Sand but dude seems to have some cool ideas, so I pitched in my $3. I don't think he'll make his funding target though. :/
Jocchan
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(02-11-2012, 12:48 AM)
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Congrats, Ciro :)

I pledged as well.
kyubajin
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(02-11-2012, 01:37 AM)
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Damn... Molecat looks AMAZING! You guys should really try again!
Raide
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(02-11-2012, 01:46 AM)
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I need to get working on something to get funded first. :D

I do love the Kickstarter idea but I wonder who will be the first major publisher or developer to utterly abuse it i.e. Kickstarter for more DLC.
Green Slime
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(02-11-2012, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Yeah. I never really liked Falling Sand but dude seems to have some cool ideas, so I pitched in my $3. I don't think he'll make his funding target though. :/

I chipped in $20. Hopefully he ends up meeting his target. 8 days is an eternity, and most of his support came recently, likely due to Double Fine.
Black Lawn Finale
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(02-11-2012, 05:57 AM)

Originally Posted by lefantome

As you know the kickstarter campaign of double fine was a huge success in only one day, but kickstarter (and other similar websites) sometimes hosts other interesting projects, so let's post the projects you think they deserve our money.

Four Double Fine was easy, they already have an huge amount of fan, but for an unknown indie developers I think it's hard sometimes.




My pick of the week:

UPDATE:
$8,374 PLEDGED OF $10,000 GOAL

33 HOURS TO GO




UFHO2 a turn-based Strategy Game

I tried the pre-alpha available here and I think it has some potential.
It's a strategy game between , but could also be a table game, I'd like to play it on a ipad.

http://youtu.be/8SNff_GXP5E
I like the art style and the xbox 360 controller reward is awesome.

Only 52 hours left and 2500$ needed

This game has also some famous indie characters in it like: gish, goo balls, commander video & more


I would have contributed the $500 but I'm going to be in America! I dropped $10 in the bucket but I'll probably up it to $80 when I get the money.
dock
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(02-11-2012, 08:31 AM)
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The majority of games I've seen that were funded on Kickstarter have amounted to nothing, despite receiving the money.

The only exceptions are when the game is 90% done, and the funding is often used as a pre-order routine.

I really hope some developers can buck this trend, but too often people promise too much too early.
Hypertrooper
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(02-11-2012, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by dock

The majority of games I've seen that were funded on Kickstarter have amounted to nothing, despite receiving the money.

The only exceptions are when the game is 90% done, and the funding is often used as a pre-order routine.

I really hope some developers can buck this trend, but too often people promise too much too early.

Don't you get the money back at kickstarter if the project couldn't be realized?
disappeared
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(02-11-2012, 08:49 AM)
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So can you start a kickstart project and then use the money to hire people to help you with the game?

How does it work exactly?

I mean if somebody had a great idea but needed help with it, could the funds go towards hiring a small team?
dock
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(02-11-2012, 09:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

Don't you get the money back at kickstarter if the project couldn't be realized?

I think you get the money back if the project doesn't reach its goal. If the project reaches its goal then the project receives the total sum.

Double Fine aren't contractually obliged to do anything. They could take the money and run, but they won't.
Fare Godmace
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(02-11-2012, 10:09 AM)
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I found a very interesting project: Code Hero, a game that teaches you to code games!

It's an FPS where you shoot code (I think it tries to teach Javascript and Unity) in order to change the world. For example, in this picture:

You'd have to write "hitObject.transform.position.y-=2;" so the platform goes down and you can cross to the other side.

Everyone who pledges (minimum 1$) gets access to the beta, which you can access right now. Looks very promising, and I've always wanted to do something like this myself. Currently people have pledged 7.5k $, but they need 100k $ and only have 12 days to go.
AdventureRacing
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(02-11-2012, 10:16 AM)

Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

Wow that game actually looks pretty awesome.
Kuran
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(02-11-2012, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

Why, this looks beautiful. Can he try to kickstart it again?
Firefox
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(02-11-2012, 10:28 AM)
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CiroContinisio
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(02-11-2012, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Black Lawn Finale

I would have contributed the $500 but I'm going to be in America! I dropped $10 in the bucket but I'll probably up it to $80 when I get the money.

Thanks mate! Funnily, the two 500$ contributions we had were from America and Canada :D
But the backers knew in the first place that I was not going there, so it was fine.
If you want to up your pledge don't forget there's only 10 hours. Yes, we're that close to the end :D
JoshuaJSlone
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(02-11-2012, 12:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by disappeared

So can you start a kickstart project and then use the money to hire people to help you with the game?

How does it work exactly?

I mean if somebody had a great idea but needed help with it, could the funds go towards hiring a small team?

The funds could be used for whatever you wanted, though if you're somebody with no team you might have trouble convincing people you're worth putting up as much money as you'd need.
Gaspode_T
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(02-11-2012, 12:48 PM)
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I would have given money to the devs behind the Shadowrun and Mechwarrior projects - in hindsight those are good examples of games that no one in publisher world believes in ( and sometimes NeoGAF seems that way besides Brimstone and a few others...) but have potentially huge communities that have just been waiting for the right thing to come along.

I was just looking for some project that one of my Twitter pals was doing and I saw that it already passed deadline without reaching goal :|
orioto
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(02-11-2012, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

Yeah i would definitely buy that...
CiroContinisio
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(02-11-2012, 12:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gaspode_T

I was just looking for some project that one of my Twitter pals was doing and I saw that it already passed deadline without reaching goal :|

Link it anyway, may be interesting in case they put the project up again.
itxaka
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(02-11-2012, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by mediapulp_wes

I'm still sad that my game of show at Eurogamer Expo 2011, Molecat Twist, never got anywhere near the funding it needed. Even after being advertised on Kotaku:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category



Kickstarter again, naow!
Black Lawn Finale
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(02-11-2012, 01:36 PM)

Originally Posted by CiroContinisio

Thanks mate! Funnily, the two 500$ contributions we had were from America and Canada :D
But the backers knew in the first place that I was not going there, so it was fine.
If you want to up your pledge don't forget there's only 10 hours. Yes, we're that close to the end :D

Pledge upped to $80! Now I'm all excite. :D

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