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It's no scam. The guy probably decided since the game had done so well, it didn't need his 10k to be made.

 

Sorry but if you are right that kind of thinking and behaviour is disingenuous and is unacceptable for a system like KS. It should be unequivocally condemned :bat:

 

If a person bothers to understand how the structure of KS works they would know that it is this kind of action that can effectively destroy the hopes of thousands of fans and lead to huge disappointment for the developers or creators of the particular KS. This is not a game for some people but there livelihood and aspirations.

Also I'm not talking about changing a relatively small pledge like $100 but a person who commits $10 k knows if they can afford and is serious about it. You can't change a pledge of that much unless you weren't serious about it in the first place


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Oddly enough, I was going to suggest Bester as the culprit.
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Well, folks, here's the last and final call for backers over at the Lords of Xulima KS!

And you can always throw in an extra $4,44 and join the 5th Lord of Xulima pledge club. :)



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Oddly enough, I was going to suggest Bester as the culprit.

It...i-i-it wasn't ME!!!!!!!!!


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http://www.kickstart...-paper-airplane



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Updates on two solid Kickstarters ending in the next 24 hours:

 

Paradise Lost: First Contact

Retro-art 2d-platformer with heavy inspiration from Mark of the Ninja and a vibe somewhere between Alien and ET

Funded and has met its first three stretch goals: Localization, achievements, and a bonus chapter; another 17k will see improvements to the graphics

 

The Mandate

Space opera on a grand scale but with an X-Com approach to building your crew/fleet and a distinct Tsarists-in-space appeal

Funded and has met its first stretch goal: Away missions; another 65k will see starbase boarding operations

 

Update on longer-term projects:

 

Stasis

2D isometric horror sci-fi adventure - no need to try and explain, he did it perfectly already

About 7k short of its 100k goal and should handily reach its first two stretch goals in the remaining week

 

Bloom: Memories

An action-adventure RPG in a world torn between the mechanical and natural with a mother and her child at the center of the conflict

About 3k short of its 40k goal with 9 days left - their first stretch goal at 50k is a very reasonable localization to Russian, German, and another language



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Bloom looks very interesting. I especially like the fact that you will be able to do a non violent playthrough.



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Without knowing anything about it at all, I'm going to assume that Bloom is very bright.

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And it's finally made its goal! 3rd times a charm!

(Bloom)



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Heh, from people being worried about The Mandate not making it, it has even made some stretch goals :)


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Wonder why they didn't reach out to the people with sheep like following earlier!



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They claimed to have a plan; they may have wanted to hit the "easy come, easy go" crowd late in the campaign so there'd be less time for them to drop.



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I think they had paid some marketing firm for advise. May just be the advise wasn't all that great, so they had to adapt ;)


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Well, here's hoping they manage the money better :p



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http://www.kickstart...e-game?ref=live#

 

Guys take a look at this and support this KS.

 

The developer is a South African who actually still lives in South Africa (my home town to be exact) so I admit to being biased :biggrin: . But the real reason to support this KS is if you believe in the concept, and it does look good :)

 

I am going to contact him on a private capacity and introduce myself. I am excited about this home grown project :dancing:  


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Say hello from me, Bruce! :)

 

I'd like to plug a bit for this recent KS-project:

http://www.kickstart...s/?ref=kicktraq

 

 

CAT: Launch a Water-Propelled Satellite into Deep Space

 

Join the first crowdsourced mission to explore a destination of your choice in the far reaches of space.

The Big Idea: Inexpensive CubeSat Propulsion 

Our vision is to enable extremely low-cost access to deep space. We are developing the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT), a new rocket propulsion system powered by the Sun and propelled by water, which will push small spacecraft like CubeSats around and far beyond the Earth. New propulsion technologies can cost billions of dollars and take a decade to build and launch. CAT will be one of least expensive and most rapidly developed deep-space-capable systems ever built.

Why CAT Matters: The Future of Space Exploration 

Space exploration has traditionally been expensive, many spacecraft launched today are the size of a truck and can cost over $1 billion dollars. CAT will be tested on a CubeSat, a small satellite the size of a loaf of bread. CubeSats cost 1,000 to 10,000 times less to develop and launch than conventional satellites. As scientific and commercial space technologies get exponentially smaller, it becomes easier (and less expensive) to place small but powerful sensors on a CubeSat platform. The CAT engine can propel this miniaturized equipment to exciting new locations previously unreachable at such a low price.

 

Hey, you get the chance to send a message out into space as well. The possibilities are endless... "Kilroy was here." "Jimmy Hoffa, come home!"


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And it's finally made its goal! 3rd times a charm!

(Bloom)

 

Just the second try, IIRC...



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I played the Bloom demo and really enjoyed what I saw so far.



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And it's finally made its goal! 3rd times a charm!

(Bloom)

 

Just the second try, IIRC...

 

The first time they tried to raise $150K. That was a year ago. It had a few pieces of artwork, 2 very early concept screenshots and no traction and only raised $6,571.

Then they put some more work into it and had the much better second attempt with a much smaller goal.

And now it's their 3rd go around.


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Maybe Deathfire can make a second go of it and succeed?  It's looking increasingly like it will fall well short (41% with 4 days to go).  I guess it could still get a big push and make it, but it looks rather unlikely.  I feel the initial pitch really hurt the campaign as it made it sound like just a dungeon crawler. Maybe in a few months' time, with some more in-game footage to show and a better, clearer pitch, it can succeed on a second attempt?







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