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ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today

The Kickstarter for ROAM will end in a few hours, so your last chance nears to take it hip to hip and rocket through the wilderness. This procedurally generated online co-op action game has already collected more than double its initial funding goal, and the project is just a few thousand dollars shy of its final stretch goal, which, in addition to "substantially improving the quality of the game," will also trigger additional backer rewards. Thanks nin.

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19. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 25, 2013, 05:29 Bob
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 18:46:
Just going by the screenshots, it almost looks like a FTL ripoff.

Well he does say that he played FTL and wanted the same game with more RPG elements:

"Like many people last fall, I found myself playing way too much FTL (Faster Than Light) and loving the experience. But every time I played the game I found myself thinking, “I would love to have this experience in a more traditional RPG setting”. So after a lot of thought, I decided to focus all my efforts into making such a game."
 
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18. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 25, 2013, 02:07 saluk
 
Good job for ROAM! It's a strong project, and nice to see them reach their goal and pass it.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298800608/rogue-system?ref=category looks really cool. I don't know if I want to play it, but the personal appeal is very strong. I really like how much effort he is putting into it! I'm on the fence, I don't know how much fun I would find it personally, but I would be sad if he doesn't raise the money.

eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 16:36:
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 16:27:
More interesting KS projects:

http://kck.st/VVo87T - FTL 2 by any other name...
http://kck.st/VZYEXb
http://kck.st/TGEsYc

Aurora Rising -> http://kck.st/VVo87T

I am very on the fence about this.. 15k$ is not exactly much, but seeing the same approach to the ship overview as in FTL doesn't make me hopeful.. I had hoped for a much more detailed crew and ship management aspect, maybe even turn based... FTL got way too chaotic sometimes.

I'm not even on the fence here. Yeah, so what if he takes FTL and runs with it. It's called game development... I too really enjoyed the combat system of FTL but wished that the framework surrounding it was a bit more interesting.

On the other hand, the graphic style is too similar. I would have liked to see some more effort done in selling it and differentiating it from it's predecessor. He doesn't really make a strong sale overall.
 
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17. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 23:25 Digitalfiend
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 18:46:
Just going by the screenshots, it almost looks like a FTL ripoff.

Just as FTL could be called a "ripoff" of the board game Battlestations. FTL was also likely influenced by video games like SunDog: Frozen Legacy and Starflight as well.

 
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16. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 20:53 jdreyer
 
datachasm wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 11:54:
looks interesting but i dont really need it and its making goal.

i would however like to see Rouge System get made!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298800608/rogue-system?ref=category

maybe a small story here could help? hmmmm....


That looks like a game I would have loved 15 years ago, but these days I just don't have the time to put into learning something like that. Still, I appreciate what that guy is doing, and I wish him all the luck in the world.
 
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15. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 18:46 nin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 16:36:
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 16:27:
More interesting KS projects:

http://kck.st/VVo87T - FTL 2 by any other name...
http://kck.st/VZYEXb
http://kck.st/TGEsYc

Aurora Rising -> http://kck.st/VVo87T

I am very on the fence about this.. 15k$ is not exactly much, but seeing the same approach to the ship overview as in FTL doesn't make me hopeful.. I had hoped for a much more detailed crew and ship management aspect, maybe even turn based... FTL got way too chaotic sometimes.


Just going by the screenshots, it almost looks like a FTL ripoff.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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14. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 16:36 eRe4s3r
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 16:27:
More interesting KS projects:

http://kck.st/VVo87T - FTL 2 by any other name...
http://kck.st/VZYEXb
http://kck.st/TGEsYc

Aurora Rising -> http://kck.st/VVo87T

I am very on the fence about this.. 15k$ is not exactly much, but seeing the same approach to the ship overview as in FTL doesn't make me hopeful.. I had hoped for a much more detailed crew and ship management aspect, maybe even turn based... FTL got way too chaotic sometimes.
 
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13. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 16:27 ASeven
 
More interesting KS projects:

http://kck.st/VVo87T - FTL 2 by any other name...
http://kck.st/VZYEXb
http://kck.st/TGEsYc
 
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12. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 16:24 Silicon Avatar
 
Roam looked fun but I saw it too late and the KS is closed.

I guess I will check it out on Steam.

BTW if any of you are going to SDCC this year the Two Guys from Andromeda are going to be there at a booth somewhere. I may have to dig out an old Space Quest box and see if they will autograph it. I just hope I still have the boxes.

 
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11. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 15:51 Dev
 
datachasm wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 11:54:
looks interesting but i dont really need it and its making goal.

i would however like to see Rouge System get made!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298800608/rogue-system?ref=category

maybe a small story here could help? hmmmm....

Submit it to blue (submit news link on left) and he probably will put it up.
 
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10. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 15:22 nin
 

Good finish! Also backed Delver's Drop.

 
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9. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 14:32 Techie714 ©
 
Backed!  
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8. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 13:32 nin
 
Other KS projects you guys should look out for:

http://kck.st/XYC2QP


That one looks neat!


 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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7. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 13:20 ASeven
 
$99,300 with 2 hours to spare. Guess it'll be very likely they'll make the $100K goal.

Other KS projects you guys should look out for:

http://kck.st/XYC2QP
http://kck.st/VlnMSs
http://kck.st/VVPEio
http://kck.st/YBny00
 
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6. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 12:39 Fibrocyte
 
I kicked in $40. I like the concept and the dev team.  
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5. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 12:07 gilly775
 
I donated and then retracted. I found War of the Overworld more enticing so decided on that one instead.  
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4. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 11:54 datachasm
 
looks interesting but i dont really need it and its making goal.

i would however like to see Rouge System get made!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298800608/rogue-system?ref=category

maybe a small story here could help? hmmmm....

 
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3. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 11:35 nin
 

I kicked in as well, would be nice if they could hit $110 or so, to cover KS and PP expenses. Wonder how much PP has generated for them?

And is it me, or does ending a KS on a weekend hurt your end spike a bit?

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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2. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 11:04 ASeven
 
Funded this one. Has the potential of becoming something quite special but then again I'm a sucker for sandbox-style games like this one and Forsaken Fortress.  
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1. Re: ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today Feb 24, 2013, 11:03 Cutter
 
Roam by Wil Mimnaugh.
 
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