Tell me exactly why you would ever risk your money on a Kickstarter, /v/.
>"50! 1 to do the modeling. 1 to do the material & 40 to tweet NYS"
YOU GAVE THIS FUCKER 3.3 MILLION!
Only one I ever donated to was the coffee table art book of sketchbook work by Doug TenNapel. No regrets. Got it in the mail with a bunch of freebies, and Doug has been a generally cool guy in all my online interactions with him
This guy got outed on scamming people on multiple occasions, asking for money then handling it poorly and then asking for me. How the fuck us he even allowed to host game conferences, let alone attend without being chased out?
Fuck I hate this industry.
whats up with that faggot of a mod deleting this thread all the time
and he hates furries. Solid 10/10 in my book.
Same reason Felicia Day stays relevant to the industry? He's a face and a name attached to popular gamer shit.
I thought that was guro-kun for a moment
>Crowfall broke it's goal a few days ago.
>stretch goals include mounts.
>From the people who worked on TORtanic
I REALLY REALLY
hope it makes it through, becoming a smash hit Not backing it now though, cuse buying a game that might come out a year from now seems silly.
no not at all
>dev with (really) good track record
>pay less than I would after release
Only one I've actually put money in is Awesomenauts: Starstorm, which was completely worth it. I agree that buying a product that does not exist yet is typically a bad idea though.
Spacebase DF-9 was kind of a scam since they took an unfinished project and said "This is costing too much money so we're just gonna call it done and not put in everything we promised in the Kickstarter pitch."
I say kind of a scam because I'm sure they had every intention of delivering but economic realities made it impossible. They're incompetent, not malicious.
It wasn't kinda a scame, it was a scam. Knowing that the game was going to be canceled a week before the announcement they put the game in sale to get as much money as they can before pulling the plug.
>I'm sure they had every intention of delivering but economic realities made it impossible.
This thing was on early access, so they would've have gotten funding as they developed the game more and more.
That being said, schaefer seems REALLY desperate to please someone. Maybe he found himself a progressive young sanfrancisco girlfriend who expects him to do this kind of pathetic stuff in order to get pussy?
The trick is backing things that aren't a pile of bullshit.
I've backed each of Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games, and I've yet to be disappointed, and I see no reason to believe they'll let me down with the next one.
"sock puppets" in this case refers to them being fake accounts used by "le white man"
Christ man how new are you?
Also thanks for reminding me women aren't a race, I also have the pleasure to inform you that you've finally managed to apply for a promotion! Congratulations anon, you've been promoted to Captain Obvious, enjoy your newfound responsibilities and privilege, and a hearty dose of GET THE FUCK OUT.
That feels completely out of context and seems like he's just brushing off actual criticism for something else. Also he can't even math, no wonder the money was misused from his kickstarter.
I can't fucking watch it. I tried 3 times and every time he pulls out the puppet I have to close it.
>Speaking at GDC
>Pull this shit
>Can't even deliver the joke without stammering and tripping over his words
I wanted to, but I was broke at the time. Still going to pick it up as soon as it's out for me. Neverhood/Skullmonkeys/Earthworm Jim are forever in a special place in my heart
I just think he is playing to the press since they allowed him to act like jackass and didn't report or question his increasingly incompetent actions
Serious sam took 500k to be made:
But #notyourshield are sock puppets for #gamergate. They only defend them to get attention. They're like those 12 year old kids you see once in a while who "write" a book about what they think about politics and they become the darlings of their respective political circles for 15 minutes. Then they grow up and recant it all as stuff their parents got them to say.
>But #notyourshield are sock puppets for #gamergate
... No they're not? They're a part of it participating on pretty much the same level as everyone else. The whole reason NYS exists was to counter accusations of racial bigotry and soggy knees, the people posting in NYS didn't magically appear after the idea was created.
>oh man I get to speak at a game developer conference, what should I talk about
>I know! I'll reference a never-ending shitstorm in the most spaghetti, out of place, and ignorant way possible
What a fucking fag. Kotick was right.
because a project already has a solid framework with people that actually MADE games, and didn't just occupy a directors chair without doing any actual work on the software
i would have backed the shit out of thimbleweed park if i had seen any mention of it during the month it was fundable
That's a bit disappointing, Hack 'n Slash isn't that bad of a alter-world zelda clone, it just didn't deliver what it promised.
I was expecting and game that would challenge me with logic and programming puzzles instead I got something much weaker.
Tim Schafer's really incredible imo. He made one good game. Then proceeded to be one of the most inefficient directors out there. Gets booted out of the mainstream and has to resort to crowdfunding. He has one good game, and people know that, they've developed a small following around him and are willing to spend money because he's done good work once or twice before. What does he do? He continues to be an inefficient piece of shit and then gloats about.
Cave Story was made by one fucking guy, without a budget and its better than the sum of every game Tim Schafer has ever made put together. What the fuck does that tell you?
Seeing Nerd2 and the weeb from Best Friends defend this faggot is the wor st shit. Timmy deserves no sympathy
>Giving money to virtual beggars
Literally the only time I'd fund a Kickstarter would be if I personally knew the person behind it and I was sure they actually needed the money.
Though, really, there are dumber things to donate to than to Kickstarter, IE twitch streamers and shit like that.
I don't like the way it works.
Remember that one game you heard early talks of that you got excited for, waited 5 years just to see the release trailer, got even more fucking exited, waited another 2 or 3 years for it to finally come out
and it was a complete and total letdown?
Imagine if you paid for it at the beginning of that 7 year hype cycle.
Games take ages. You put money in early because you're excited, but unless the kickstarter really engages its supporters then you're just left with the sentiment "thanks for your money come back in a few years to see the final product" and the hype just sort of dies by the time the game's out.
Only good aspect is not having to worry about publishers, but that can become a bad aspect if the devs take advantage of the fact too much. Even ignoring the chance of it never coming out, the devs taking your money and running, or the issues you should have as a consumer for paying for something that's in the early stages of existing, I don't like it.
Gamergate is really dumb, but a bunch of minorities managed to get really invested in it because the opposition keeps insisting they don't exist.
Is Tim Schafer a racist? Probably not. Is he a dickhead? Definitely.
"Hey there's another sock puppet. Silly troll. You misogynist, racist. Donate to me".
He probably wouldn't have said much. Schafer looks like a big pussy that wouldn't talk shit in person.
3.3 peso man tried to make a joke and dropped all his spaghetti
wound up accidentally implying black people don't exist
japanese developer ran up on stage and dickwhipped him in the eye before breaking into a freestyle rap
Tim's another Molyneux in the making.
OH GOD YOU GUYS
Tim Schafer worked at Lucasfilm Games. During his application process for the job, he had a somewhat disastrous phone interview in which he mentioned being a fan of Ballblaster. The interviewer, David Fox, informed him that the Lucasfilm Games title was Ballblazer, and that only the pirated version was known as Ballblaster. Schafer was still permitted to send in his resume and a cover letter, so to make up for the phone interview, he sent in a comic of himself applying for and getting the job at Lucasfilm Games, drawn as a text adventure.
>Visual arts for games becomes more and more complex.
>These days, it could take up to 8 people to make a single piece of armor...
... and it could take 3.3 million to make half of a fucking game.
Did you hear him stuttering? He was nervous. Zero chance he'd be able to deal with a heckler.
I think there would have been a huge uproar had someone called him out on how stupid/pointless that 'joke' was. (probably at the person who booed or called him out for "attacking" him)
I don't care about the stupid twitter war much, but it was in pretty bad taste.
Except Molyneux actually gives a fuck but just never realizes his own limitations. He also beats himself up in interviews about his failures.
Schafer has none of those qualities these days
Because I`m not a retard and my kickstarters delivered. Shadowrun was cool, expedition was cool and faster than light was cool. It brought us stuff like shovel knight and Lisa too. The only one that I fucked was MN9.
>SGGWs so colonially catastrophed over how they were depicted on SVU they started a petition demanding Kotaku apologize
I've noticed the opposite. The fucks are in complete denial. Mention Anita "Gamergate isn't about Anita". Same with Zoe.
But the truth is, they ARE involved and they are an issue that needs to be tackled. You don't just let mindless rapid dogs roam unchecked. Sadly GamerGate has lost its balls as of late. They're too busy trying to be politically correct just like their opposition. In the process they're holding back trying to look far more civil than they should be.
Somewhere out there, Internet Aristocrat is just as upset as us, but also smiling. I want to hear his sexy voice talk about Mr Shit Face here. If you're reading this Aristocrat, please come back- literally no one cares that you fucked jayd on stream.
Another not-sjw. Wow so many of you. How the fuck does it make gg look dumb when gg are just gamers in general. Half of them don't exist and the half that do exist don't use real identities.
Reminder he hasn't released a SINGLE good game in just under an ENTIRE DECADE
>Initial release date: April 19, 2005
Dem textures man.
I remember rubbing my face in the walls like crazy in the DLC.
Not your shield is basically a part of gamergate that shows that minorities and women support their movement to argue against their enemies belief that gamergate consists solely of white virgin neckbeard nerds and that they're misogynistic and racist by default.
>Because it didn't accomplish much of anything
For the past half year they've managed to make sjws look like absolutely batshit insane cultists, while most people themselves don't support gg they also have a raging hate for social justice wich is just as good.
Even a number of devs have decided to step out of their comfort zone and speak up, you need to be better informed.
No, this is how a career SHOULD go down the drain, but the now SJW indie-industry loves that he just made an ostensibly racist joke with a literal sockpuppet.
The joke is convoluted and even after an explanation is not funny.
#notyourshield is a hashtag that GG created after accusations of all being "white neckbeards" it was used by minorities in the GG sphere.
The "joke" is that armor=shield and the minorities are all sockpuppets(aka not real) of 3 guys.
#notyourshield was a complementary hashtag for #gamergate, in wich minorities such as niggers, grills, jews, muslims or whatever tweeted with pictures of themselves to prove the SJW the gaming bois aren't all white cis males
SJW's just said "lol, fake accounts (sockpuppets)" and dismissed all of them
Do you think he's gonna have a moment where he realizes he's been wasting his life sincerely trying to oppose something as trivia as gamergate and finally understand that he's a complete buffoon for ever touching the subject?
Or will he live out the rest of his days actually believing himself to be a force for good who bravely defended women from autistic children on the internet?
>tfw did some public math on social media once
>some sperg faggot corrects me
>spend like half an hour having a math-debate.
>turns out i wasn't wrong and he was just being a sperg
>regardless it was awkward
And that is how i learned that you should never publicly do math. Even if you get it right.
>6. We maintain a critical eye towards the e-sports scene and its accompanying machismo.
>We’ve been trying to make careers out of playing what seem like the videogame equivalents of American football (MOBAs) and mixed martial arts (fighting games), in a warped attempt at gaining legitimacy for our pastime.
>Let me assure you that it’s very sad and ugly, and it doesn’t seem like that’s changed much. People passionately and regularly obsessing over brutalizing strangers’ avatars over the internet (in hopes of eventually doing it professionally) is scary and I deeply mistrust it.
The dumb thing is that gamergate wouldn't have blown up if they just gave a token assurance that they would enforce a better ethical standard for their reporting. Not even an apology or sackings or anything.
Their refusal to acknowledge there might be a problem with the cliquish behaviour of the san francisco press and certain segment of indie developers just brought more attention to it.
Well, let's look at all of the other similar cases of hopelessly indoctrinated white knight betas that have flocked to the Anti-GG banner hoping to get laid... Burch, Chipman, McIntosh, Wu, etc.
None of them have ever snapped out of it and attempted to redeemed themselves, so Tim's chances aren't looking too good either, mate. I'm sorry to have to say this.
None of them will ever realize that
They'll keep on stoking the fires
SJW shit will never impact the FGC. It's full of minorities and a handful of top players are transsexuals, and zero fucks are given since people just want to fight and get hyped
This. I honestly don't think you could improve vg journalism by this point. Youtube killed the op ed business and quick looks are generally better than reviews. All that is really left IS clickbait. At best hopefully adblock and attacking readers will kill most in a few years
He's just trying to find a way to market his games, he probably feels it's easy to reject some of his fans in hopes of gaining a different subset that could bring in more revenue for future projects. To be honest I think it's a bad gamble a developers should take the middle road instead of trying to appease one group.
Didn't moot go to XOXO even before Anita did?
In any case, these circlejerk meetings aren't actually accomplishing anything. The palpable tension at GDC was testament to that.
The Double Fine Phil Fish party was in absolute bad taste, and Shafer should have lost any good will he had left for that.
People hated Phil, he cancelled a game that got like 3 times its budget without releasing it, and he threw a big, public party for his insider friends. I'm sure if you asked him he wouldn't "get" why that's bad, but that's part of the problem. It shows how out-of-touch he is.
The sock puppet thing shows how bitter and persecuted he feels, but he brought this on himself. This is indicative of how clueless and insulated big game devs really are in their little club out in CA.
They could've all just shut up and gave some token statements and it would've blown over just like everything else in the past few years.
But nooo. See, this was an ideological political battle for them. This was their chance to expose and get rid of all the sexists in the community! They weren't going to let this die down, no way no how.
There`s really no need to do anything. Devs who aren`t total retard don`t give a shit about this stuff, the game journalism is next to useless and uneeded and youtube lets play will kill these shitters in a while. Since they don`t want to work, they post this clickbait shit and we give them money and attention.
As much as I don't give a shit about Schafer or his crappy games, nor do I understand his stupid joke, what I do appreciate is that he ostensibly shit all over women and minorities, which they utterly deserve.
Christ, 99.99 percent of all games were made by either a white or Asian male, what goddamned right do women or brownies have to bitch about the state of the industry, especially when they would have to have liked the industry the way it was at some point to like video games at all in the first place?
Oh, right, feminism. That thing that's ruined almost everything in western culture since it began.
No but he did attend her XOXO panel. Just cause
When did the internet get a smell function, and do I really want it?
And let me tell you, these grudges run deep.
It's always bothered me that tumblr-social justice is basically first world problems epitomized. Like there are literally countries where gays get lynched on the regular for being gay and women get gang raped or acid thrown in their face for going to school. Yet their biggest complaints are "BIMBOS IN VIDEO GAMES PORTRAY WOMEN IN A BAD LIGHT" and "WHY AREN'T THERE MORE [INSERT RANDOM SUBGROUP HERE] PROTAGONISTS IN GAMES/MOVIES/TV?"
Furthermore, and I haven't read the thread, but I guarantee there's a bunch of people beating their chests over "da evil goobers," but realize that you aren't defending some precious princess from vile misogynists. You're defending an insular, money-bloated culture of excess from their consumers.
You want to fight against privilege? You need to take a good look at who you're fighting for.
>gamasutra being this cuck'd by SJWs
>tfw one of the best and only major resources for careers in gaming is now the lion's den
>literally can't be a gamer in your own hobby