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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by YoshiEgg25 Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:46 pm

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If you look at Double Fine's website, they have extra rewards beyond the $10,000 mark that is the maximum on Kickstarter. Ron Gilbert is featured in a couple.

Double Fine website wrote:Pledge $30,000 or more:
Picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.

Pledge $35,000 or more:
Undoctored picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by noiseredux Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Chris Pereira at 1UP wrote an interesting essay about how those in the press should disclose if they donated so as to avoid a conflict of interest when the game comes out and suddently sites that would need to review it have funded it.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by Stark Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:12 pm

noiseredux wrote:Chris Pereira at 1UP wrote an interesting essay about how those in the press should disclose if they donated so as to avoid a conflict of interest when the game comes out and suddently sites that would need to review it have funded it.


Article for those interested: http://www.1up.com/news/double-fine-adv ... e-donating

I don't really see a conflict of interest, because you "investing" in the game on Kickstarter is so that it will get made, not so that it will make money. If Kickstarter-funded Game X makes $10 or $1,000,000 for Tim Schafer, all I get is the "reward" for donating. So how does this affect their review of the title? Me giving it an A or and F doesn't affect my bottom line.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by Gamerforlife Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:26 pm

This sounds pretty cool. I would love to see another point and click game by them. I think Tim Schafer's strengths are more in characters and story than gameplay from the games I have played that he's involved in. Even though I loved Brutal Legend there are ways they could have expanded the gameplay a bit. Point and clicks are perfect for him. If I can get something as awesome as Day of the Tentacle was, I'll be happy
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by AmishSamurai Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:51 pm

The fact this has received so much money is mind-blowing and pretty awesome.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by equalsign Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Not to be that guy, but I wish Capcom would do this with Mega Man Legends 3. They'd never be that cool though :cry: .
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by Flake Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:44 am

equalsign wrote:Not to be that guy, but I wish Capcom would do this with Mega Man Legends 3. They'd never be that cool though :cry: .


You'd think it would occur to them to try or at least explore the idea, given their recent collaborative efforts with fans.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by sabrage Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 am

You'd think any independent developer with a cult following would've thought of this earlier. Hell, can you imagine if Sega put the Dreamcast 2 up on this thing? The fact that they don't have to provide pledgers an investor's stake (in the form of shared return) makes Kickstarter an incredibly profitable to raise funds.
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by GameMasterGuy Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:48 pm

And as a bonus, they'd kill off a pointless Sonic character for every $1,000,000 donated :lol:
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Re: Double Fine Kickstarter for new Point and Click

by Nutty Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:08 pm

It appears Obsidian is jumping on the bandwagon.
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