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The kickstarter watch thread

croxiscroxis I am the walrus
There are a lot of projects on kickstarter, and similar sites, that may interest us, even if they are not the super popular making multiple millions. Here is a list of some I think this group may find interesting. Feel free to contribute

[URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mostwanted/nexus-2-the-gods-awaken"]Nexus 2[/URL] - Needs no introduction
[URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1035580424/blackspace-plan-dig-defend-survive?ref=category"]
Blackspace[/URL] - Base builder on a deformable asteroid
[URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/660532831/scrumbleship?ref=category"]
Scrumbleship[/URL] - Voxel based ship combat

[URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1286842883/the-keep-system-for-game-storage-and-travel"]The Keep[/URL] - Board/rpg/tabletop game traveling storage

Comments

  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    I believe the Nexus 2 project is trying to get $650K in funding. Funny how Minecraft was able to get by with so little. But then look at those visuals. ;)
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Minecraft's funding model is totally different though. It was not "released" for almost two years. However those who pre-ordered the game were given access to developer builds. This gives a decent string of funding without needed upfront money traditionally given by a publisher.

    This works for some game designs, like minecraft and ksp, where even the simple, initial gameplay prototype is interesting. For other games, like story driven games or mission games, this would not work as well or even be detrimental.
  • C_MonC_Mon A Genuine Sucker
    I wish I had spare money, then I could back these interesting projects.
  • Entil'ZhaEntil'Zha I see famous people
    Kind of off topic BUT, i used Voxel in words with Friends the other day for a Crapton of points!
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    :D
  • Random ChaosRandom Chaos Actually Carefully-selected Order in disguise
    I haven't heard voxel in years :D
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    I hear it quite often actually. In CT and MRI, which I both do, a voxel is a basic unit in any imaging sequence
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    [URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22cans/project-godus"]Project GODUS[/URL]: God game from peter molyneux and 22cans
    [URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438429768/maia"]Maia[/URL]: Dungeon Keep meets Dwarf Fortress on an alien world
    [URL="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshparnell/limit-theory-an-infinite-procedural-space-game"]Limit Theory[/URL]: Very gorgeous procedural sandbox space game
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    I really like the look of Limit Theory.
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    It reached it's funding goal today! :D
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    So did maia!
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    Just saw the [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzHrpptj5vQ"]in-game ship editor of Limit Theory[/URL], it's deceptively simple to use and creating interesting ship designs seems like a very easy thing to do.

    I'm keeping an eye on that one.
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    One thing that keeps me from pledging any cash for Limit Theory is the sole fact that it's a one man operation. He does compensate this a bit by making video updates that show what he has accomplished. Still, it's only one guy working on this. What happens if he looses interest, gets distracted because of real life issues? He could even be in a relationship for all we know. :D

    Scary isn't it? ;)

    He could be the next John Carmack or Chris Roberts fer Kryst's sake. Which makes me wonder why hasn't anyone hired him yet?

    He does appear a bit young... he might actually be too young to get hired. ;)

    Anyway, I'll stay tuned.
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Rogue System -- a hard core space flight sim: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298800608/rogue-system[/url]

    Example of start up sequence: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nohF6uLkvvQ[/url]
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Rouge System looks like it could have a lot of potential, but altho I've backed it, I'm dubious it'll make its target.

    Another game that I really like the look of is Project Awakened [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312036782/project-awakened[/url]
  • BigglesBiggles <font color=#AAFFAA>The Man Without a Face</font>
    Here are a couple more.

    [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iridiumstudios/there-came-an-echo-0]There Came An Echo[/url] looks very innovative and fun.

    This one's for any [i]The Longest Journey[/i] and [i]Dreamfall[/i] fans:
    [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey[/url] ([url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsIkNrRUMEg]trailer here[/url]).
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Here's an interesting Kickstarter: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teampix/homeworld-touch-ios-android-and-homeworld-3-pc-mac[/url]

    They're looking to licence the rights to Homeworld to make HW3, as well as bringing it to iOS and Android. Interestingly they're only looking to raise $50k to "supplement" their existing funds, which is I think a very reasonable target to achieve. 16 days to go, I think they'll make it
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    It will be interesting to see what Richard Garriott does with his new game. Met him at Dragon*Con 2011, although he was mostly talking about his experiences in space.
  • Random ChaosRandom Chaos Actually Carefully-selected Order in disguise
    Homeworld!
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Dominion: Another sandbox spaceship game

    [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maksw/dominion-fight-for-your-future-amongst-the-stars[/url]
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Tug - Voxel based game: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nerdkingdom/tug-1/[/url]
    Stonehearth - Sandbox city building strategy game: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1590639245/stonehearth/[/url]
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Buy a glowing plant: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonyevans/glowing-plants-natural-lighting-with-no-electricit[/url]
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    ARKYD - A space telescope: [url]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0[/url]
    [url]http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/05/29/space_telescope_asteroid_mining_company_crowdfunds_an_orbiting_observatory.html[/url]
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