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Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstart

A new Crowdsourced Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstarter Page looks to generate funding for a hardcore, close quarters battle first-person shooter for Windows PCs from Serellan LLC. This is the brainchild of Christian Allen, who has been a design lead on Ghost Recon and Halo titles before going indie. There's an interview on Ghostrecon.net talking with Christian about the project, and here's a bit on his approach:

For years, fans of tactical shooters have been crying out for someone to make a quality, hardcore, tactical shooter. But in contrast to these requests, game publishers eschew realism and tactics in exchange for ease of use and “cinematic” flavor. This campaign aims to see if my theory that real tactical shooters aren’t dead, and that enough people want one to justify the cost of development.

I’ve been in the video game industry working on best in class shooters for ten years now – designing and leading teams creating Tom Clancy games and Halo Reach. Now I’ve struck out and formed a new company for indie game development, Serellan LLC.

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40. Re: Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstart Mar 5, 2012, 07:05 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 05:06:
I named someone further down in the comments that fits that bill. His title has floundered. You can argue it's all about this particular guy not being able to sell this kickstarter all you like, in the end it comes down tac shooters being dead.

The biggest issue with that guy is nobody knows his project exists. I'm not going to argue that the tactical shooter genre is thriving but as with any indie project, creating consumer awareness is essential. That's one of the reasons why Schafer's Kickstarter was so successful. All the major sites posted news about it. Conversely, I don't think I've read a single headline (aside from on this site) pertaining to this tac shooter Kickstarter or that project from the other guy.

Schafer's was carried everywhere. Outside of that game and the game that teaches you to program I haven't seen any game kickstarter mentioned anywhere but here, and here I think waited until Schafer's before really mentioning them.

But that's because Schafer's wast noteworthy - you had a big names doing it. So anyone that played DOTT discussed it. Then you had such a huge response that EVERYONE covered it, even non-gaming non-tech sites.
This? This is some guy that once did a GBA R6 standing in front of a green screen telling you how if you pay $1000 he'll include any garbage map you make in the final game.
 
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