Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Telepath Tactics Kickstarter

A new Kickstarter Campaign is underway for Telepath Tactics, Sinister Design's multiplayer game set in the Telepath RPG game world that was announced earlier this year. The game just recently suffered a likely delay, and the explanation of why they are seeking a relatively modest $25,000 kickstart ties into that:

Every single thing you read in the section above is currently in-game and working. There is no question about whether this project is too ambitious to complete: it isn't. The lion's share of the really tough stuff is already done. I just need more resources to give the game all the content and polish it needs.

SO, WHAT DO YOU NEED $25,500 FOR?

I've crunched some numbers, and $25,500 is the bare minimum amount of money it will take to finish Telepath Tactics to my satisfaction. (Please note that I am not counting wages for myself in this figure. I don't want a salary; I just want the money to get this thing done right.)

View
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >

12. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 29, 2012, 11:51 Xil
 
peteham wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 04:21:
Xil wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:57:
I ran across Thorvalla yesterday, that looks like a more promising RPG to me, with Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor) and Guido Henkel (Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2), they asking for a lot which giving the scope of the game sounds realistic.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g3studios/thorvalla-an-rpg-by-guido-henkel
Looks somewhat interesting, but with 19 days remaining and not even 50k raised of 1 million goal, it doesn't look as if it's going to make it short of a major earth quake. It's an interesting side of Kickstarter, really.. Get off to a slow start and you're screwed, because only the biggest enthusiasts are going to bother chipping in when a project seems unlikely to reach- or exceed its funding goal.

Meanwhile, it seems like GODUS will make it. A more modest goal than the above, but still, it's surprising to me that people are actually backing that one with Peter Molyneux name being attached to the project.

totally agree, amazing how things you personally feel you should stay away from take of like a rocket (like godus) and others which really interest you don't even get to 10%.

but things can change fast on kickstarter, Forced also looked not to make it and then bang it went into overdrive
 
Avatar 12935
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 29, 2012, 04:21 peteham
 
Xil wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:57:
I ran across Thorvalla yesterday, that looks like a more promising RPG to me, with Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor) and Guido Henkel (Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2), they asking for a lot which giving the scope of the game sounds realistic.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g3studios/thorvalla-an-rpg-by-guido-henkel
Looks somewhat interesting, but with 19 days remaining and not even 50k raised of 1 million goal, it doesn't look as if it's going to make it short of a major earth quake. It's an interesting side of Kickstarter, really.. Get off to a slow start and you're screwed, because only the biggest enthusiasts are going to bother chipping in when a project seems unlikely to reach- or exceed its funding goal.

Meanwhile, it seems like GODUS will make it. A more modest goal than the above, but still, it's surprising to me that people are actually backing that one with Peter Molyneux name being attached to the project.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 17:45 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 17:40:
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:42:
I adore strategy, I hate tactics. What's the difference? Hard to say

Not really.

Strategy is on a macro level, while tactics are micro level. So your overall plan in a war is considered strategy, while the assignment of each combat squad in any given engagement are considered tactics.

Creston

Yeah, for me it depends on whether it's pure tactics or not. X-COM and JA work for me because they aren't in a bubble.

And, when I played RTS games, I loved anything that required building, hated anything that involved only having units that are given to you (Gettysburg remains my least favorite Sid Meier game.)
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 17:40 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:42:
I adore strategy, I hate tactics. What's the difference? Hard to say

Not really.

Strategy is on a macro level, while tactics are micro level. So your overall plan in a war is considered strategy, while the assignment of each combat squad in any given engagement are considered tactics.

Creston
 
Avatar 15604
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 16:32 Beamer
 
DarkCntry wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 16:27:
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:42:
"as well as 2-to-6 player multiplayer with support for hotseat play (i.e. you and your friends playing together in the same room, Super Smash Brothers style)."

That's more or less a lie. Smash Brothers is NOT hotseat, and hotseat is NOT Smash Brothers.

While grammatically the sentence is sound, the end result is that people misinterpret it as how you read it. What is meant is that 2-6 player multiplayer support is akin to the SSB style, which is quantified by the "you and your friends..together in the same room" statement.

I still say it's a blatant misstatement. They could have picked any game, but they deliberately chose one of the single most popular single-screen multiplayer games of all time. One that's also frantic.

There are a million other ways to phrase that without deliberately misleading people. Choose a better game. Describe what happens. Anything.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 16:27 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 13:42:
"as well as 2-to-6 player multiplayer with support for hotseat play (i.e. you and your friends playing together in the same room, Super Smash Brothers style)."

That's more or less a lie. Smash Brothers is NOT hotseat, and hotseat is NOT Smash Brothers.

While grammatically the sentence is sound, the end result is that people misinterpret it as how you read it. What is meant is that 2-6 player multiplayer support is akin to the SSB style, which is quantified by the "you and your friends..together in the same room" statement.
 
Avatar 24330
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 13:57 Xil
 
I ran across Thorvalla yesterday, that looks like a more promising RPG to me, with Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor) and Guido Henkel (Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2), they asking for a lot which giving the scope of the game sounds realistic.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g3studios/thorvalla-an-rpg-by-guido-henkel
 
Avatar 12935
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 13:42 Beamer
 
"as well as 2-to-6 player multiplayer with support for hotseat play (i.e. you and your friends playing together in the same room, Super Smash Brothers style)."

That's more or less a lie. Smash Brothers is NOT hotseat, and hotseat is NOT Smash Brothers.


I'm out on this. I adore strategy, I hate tactics. What's the difference? Hard to say, and maybe this game fits my definition because it's turn based, but while I love things like X-COM I hated things like Freedom Force.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 13:38 jdreyer
 
Good luck to them. I can't chip in (Spent WAY too much on the Autumn Steam sale). But more strategy is always a good thing.  
Avatar 22024
 
"It's just a bunch of mystic bovine scatology to me." - 1badmf
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 13:10 avianflu
 
they are a talented group but their last game required Adobe Air of all things. Pass.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 11:20 John
 

$255 for a multiplayer game? Hmm..
 
This space is available for rent
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Telepath Tactics Kickstarter Nov 28, 2012, 09:59 nin
 

$255, baby!

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo