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Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans

A Q&A thread on the Iron Tower Studios Website offers a state of the franchise report for Dead State, since we haven't heard much about the zombie RPG since a recruiting post alsmost six months ago. They answer questions about details on how the game will operate, and discuss their upcoming plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help complete the project. Thanks Acleacius.

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6. Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Apr 18, 2012, 13:36 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 13:21:

Ok... this is getting ridiculous.

While I have been eagerly awaiting a completed Dead State, surely not EVERY FUCKING GAME REQUIRES A KICKSTARTER.

How many donations/investments/preorders do these 'companies' honestly expect people to make? How the hell can NONE of these people get any funding through normal channels? Is it truly so bad that the only way to fund games, aside from the next CoD or whatever, is to beg for money?

I'm starting to picture the Indie scene shifting from self made success stories like the Minecraft guy(s) or better yet the Trine guys, to a bunch of Salvation Army bell ringers, standing next to a bus terminal.

Haha, I liked the salvation army bit man but seriously, I don't understand the problem. Fund the ones that interest you and ignore the ones that don't. It's like publishers with preorder spam and marketing except that it's nowhere near as obnoxious. It's a great way for developers to directly connect to consumers and while not every project will turn out as planned at least this gives both parties a shot at a better product.

They're not trying to guilt you into giving them money or something, if you want to just buy the end product then its your cash man. Kickstarter is a new thing for some of these indies so a lot are going to try their hand at it. The traditional indie self-made scene isn't going anywhere nor is the traditional AAA market.

It's like people complaining about the many indie bundles around. Simple solution, ignore them, they aren't forcing anyone to buy it and it's a great exposure for indie devs that lack any sort of marketing budget.

Kickstarter exists so people choose what they want to fund, simple as that. Dodgy projects fail, solid projects advance, as it should be. If there's too many projects is up to consumers to decide which ones fail and which ones succeed.
 
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  1. Apr 18, 09:13 Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans ASeven
  2. Apr 18, 11:10 Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Techie714
  3. Apr 18, 13:01  Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans MoreLuckThanSkill
  5. Apr 18, 13:25   Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Beamer
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  9. Apr 18, 13:56     Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Verno
  13. Apr 19, 00:40    Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Creston
  4. Apr 18, 13:21 Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Verno
>> 6. Apr 18, 13:36  Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans ASeven
  8. Apr 18, 13:54 Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Cutter
  10. Apr 18, 15:44 Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans StingingVelvet
  11. Apr 18, 16:12  Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Bill Borre
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