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TAKEDOWN Kickstarter Funded

TAKEDOWN by Christian Allen, Serellan LLC Kickstarter Page has word that this campaign has overcome its early self-admitted mistakes to reach its funding targets. An interesting note is this tweet indicating that Robert Bowling, recently departed from Infinity Ward made a $7500 donation to the project. Thanks Dmitri.

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19. Re: TAKEDOWN Kickstarter Funded Apr 3, 2012, 08:17 Teddy
 
Creston wrote on Apr 3, 2012, 01:35:
I may be remembering it wrong, but didn't this guy basically say that this Kickstart was solely to get enough money so he could build something to take to a publisher? If so, why the hell support that? I'm sure the publisher isn't going to fuck shit up at all. Rolleyes

the game he promised in his Kickstart's not going to get delivered once a publisher gets involved, and I'm somehow doubtful a publisher is going to honor $15 dollar pledges.

tl;dr - fuck publishers.

Creston

There's been some debate on that. What he's said is that he's going to private investors that supposedly don't want and won't have creative input, rather than a traditional publisher to look over his shoulder through the whole thing.

As for the whole "bending to public pressure" that someone said... isn't that exactly the sort of thing we WANT from a kickstarter based project? Someone that listens to the fans? What did he 'bend' on? The original name that everyone said was silly and suggested alternatives? The lack of defining information on what would differentiate this title from games that dub themselves "tactical" these days? Both are things that backers said he needed to sort out if he wanted people to pay any attention, so he did.

I do agree that initially it looked like a half-assed attempt, with no real information about what he wanted to do besides bringing up the holy names of titles of old and using the word 'tactical' a lot. He did put in some effort later on to clarify some things, but there's still a distinct lack of details on what he's planning. I'm of the opinion that he came to Kickstarter WAY too early and should have at least had a conceptual plan, feature list (even if just a theoretical one) and a bit of concept art, though he did talk about the latter and I sort of agree with him to a certain extent, a picture of guys in uniform with guns doesn't really say much these days. We know what uniforms look like, we know what guns look like, but what I'd suggested instead was concept art of a planning map or something like that to show some of the differences.
 
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