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Slapshot

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You guys all probably already know about Kickstarter, but in case you haven't, it's a website that allows indie game developers' — as well as other mediums (e.g. books, movies, etc.) — to put their already started projects in front of the world, letting you, the gamer, to decide if it's something that you'd like to contribute to. You can contribute as little as $1 to the project to support it, but Kickstarter rewards' for larger contributions — usually starting around $15 and exceeding over $1000 — will earn you the game and crazy other things like you, yes you, being a playable character in the game, etc. Only fully funded games' at the end of their time period charge your credit card, and any additional money above their set goal goes to adding extra polish for the game, additional features, etc. This is a great way for you to make a difference in the industry that we love so much, and support games that you think you'll enjoy owning and playing in the future. Of course, once it's funded, it's a wait until release, but until then, you'll usually gain access to 'supporter only' forums that give you exclusive updates on how things are shaping up along the way for the game(s) you're supporting. Pretty cool huh?

Check out the site here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/

Two projects that I'm currently supporting are Legends of Eisenwald and Carmageddon Reincarnation. LoE is already funded and will definitely be coming, but Carmageddon Reincarnation has yet to hit its allotted goal. I had never before played the PC version of the series, which is quite fantastic apparently, but I did play Carmageddon N64, which is abysmal. Another game's journalist that I follow dropped a great Blog Post about his early experiences with the original title, and it changed my outlook on the series, and pushed me to back the project. It's really shaping up nicely and I'm truly hoping it succeeds.

For you DS lovers, the notorious indie developer Jason Rohrer has a multiplayer DS strategy title on Kickstarter right now called Diamond Trust of London. It's currently so close to being funded at 93% and 5 days left to go. You can check it out here.

Are you watching/contributing to any Kickstarter projects? If so, let us know what they are, and why you're doing so.

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When I win the lottery I'm soooo going to be in a game.

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I just knew about kickstarter but I have my eye on this, It's a very hard platforming game for steam & wii u (downloadable). I had my eye on it because I was interested & really wanted to play it. (sorry about the link being too big I'm new here) I do plan to support it though. cloudberry kingdom is 68% funded at $13,772 with 6 days left.

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@Brando67854321 No problem mate and welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing the link. I'm glad to see that they've added Wii U support to The Hardest Platformer Ever. I've been watching it as well, but if I supported everything that I wanted, well, I think my wife would probably get a new husband! Haha

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@Brando67854321 No problem mate and welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing the link. I'm glad to see that they've added Wii U support to The Hardest Platformer Ever. I've been watching it as well, but if I supported everything that I wanted, well, I think my wife would probably get a new husband! Haha

Thanks but how is "one" in your comment box highlighted in blue? (at the bottom) sorry for all these questions but I don't know how to do that.

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A couple of us have been talking DToL in the DS forum: http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/ds/diamond_trust_of_london

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@Brando Check out this thread, it has a lot of great formatting tips: http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/help/helpful_tips_for_form...

@Oddy Ah! Great to see that you guys found that. I've been really short on time lately with Push Square reviews and Vita launch titles, and I've not had much time to scour the forums. I figured that having a Kickstarter thread have a central place to get the discussions started, as well as leads for the threads' for the individual games to continue on the discussions would make it a bit easier. :)

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@slapshot thank you :)

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this has been the only Kickstarter project I've ever been interested in. sucks for everyone who missed out, it's gonna be frickin' epic :3

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Personally, I prefer to give money to developers after they've proven that their game is good.

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Mickeymac wrote:

Personally, I prefer to give money to developers after they've proven that their game is good.

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Hopefully, there aren't too many screw-ups. Anyway, here's an interesting video discussing about this topic:

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I've made donations to Boot Hill Heroes, Fist Puncher (already funded when I made a small donation, but more money in most cases means the developers are inclined to make more levels as a reward) and Starlight Inception which only just scraped through.

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well i have no credit card and have no need for one,but i hope theres a indie company working on a good zombie survival game for the 3ds

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@Slapshot That's great that you started this thread, just pointing out that some of us are already "helping fund indie games", as you say. :) In happy news, it looks like DToL is actually going to get funded! For me as a backer at $40+ level, this is great news.

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Ever since I failed to raise enough money to fund my trashy novel, I've sworn off kickstarter. >:[ I dread going to the RWA conference this year. Nora Roberts is soo smug.

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I'm sorry if this is the same thing It's just a update that cloudberry kingdom on steam & wii u are 79% funded at $15,992 with 3 days to go. So if any of you are willing to pledge & have not already, do it now. Again sorry If I mentioned it twice. This is just a update.

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Mickeymac wrote:

Personally, I prefer to give money to developers after they've proven that their game is good.

Agreed

I'm still suspicious of this kickstarter thing.

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@Oddy Oh yeah, no doubt there are. Not only do we have huge indie gaming fans here, but we have developers and aspiring developers as well.

@Brando No worries man. I'd back it myself, but I've already backed two others this week. ;)

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/863635558/mecha-zone-robo...

I think this is the only Kickstarter I would've funded. :P

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