Richard Garriott Explains Why He Needs a $1 Million Kickstarter

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wow. what a stupid dick...

1 million could only be a fraction of what this game should cost in total.

So it's a single player game AND an MMORPG with rentable houses and player run shops and such. Costs more like 10X as much, IF the gfx will remain primitive and no little or no voice acting is featured, else it's more like 100X the target amount.

It seems to me then that Lord British is testing the waters. Maybe he wants a loyal fanbase to play his game with.
This project gives me a bad feeling. Seems way too ambitious and unfocussed to me. As for the campaign, what the promotional vid is missing is the rest of the team. It's just LB praising himself basicly.

GamerMage:

Evil Smurf:
Did anyone crack curiosity yet?

That avatar. It's just....so...CUTE!

Thankyou

I'm not KickStartin' someone who abandoned a project and went to space.

You don't give money to people who go to space. They can get money on their own. Seriously.

I don't favor the opinion on "Awareness Campaign". Sick of this crap. As others have said, Kickstarter isn't a cheap commercial gimmick for rich entrepreneurs to play around with to advertise their side-projects. It cheapens everything that Kickstarter stands for.

The spirit of Kickstarter, whether its the original intent or not.. is a platform for Indies or people with original ideas with not enough or no resources to start on their own. (Or the recent trend of devs legitimately shaking off the Publisher Monkey, which I am fine with if they are serious and need help to do so)

Got the money to Kickstart your own project? Advertise it yourself, dude.

Basically what's happening here: You're paying for an astronaut's PR campaign. Let that sink in a bit.

Mylinkay Asdara:
Y'know... I've supported a very select few kickstarters I deemed worthy in the pursuit of human interests - like Allison's operation from EC, for example. A ridiculously wealthy man with a business and... all this guy has, and he's going to get a million dollars from people...

I have some student loans that will cripple me for life y'all could pay off if you get to hankering after throwing your money at people. Just saying.

I'll never understand why America works that way. I didn't have to pay a cent for my education (other than travelling there), education should be there for everyone.

OT: Errr no. These well off famous people starting kick starters are rediculas. It's there to help lesser known get off their feet or games from genres that aren't mainstream enough to get funding by publishers.

RicoADF:

Mylinkay Asdara:
Y'know... I've supported a very select few kickstarters I deemed worthy in the pursuit of human interests - like Allison's operation from EC, for example. A ridiculously wealthy man with a business and... all this guy has, and he's going to get a million dollars from people...

I have some student loans that will cripple me for life y'all could pay off if you get to hankering after throwing your money at people. Just saying.

I'll never understand why America works that way. I didn't have to pay a cent for my education (other than travelling there), education should be there for everyone.

OT: Errr no. These well off famous people starting kick starters are rediculas. It's there to help lesser known get off their feet or games from genres that aren't mainstream enough to get funding by publishers.

If I went into it I might lose my cool, but the short answer is capitalism and the tyranny of the dollar.

RicoADF:

OT: Errr no. These well off famous people starting kick starters are rediculas. It's there to help lesser known get off their feet or games from genres that aren't mainstream enough to get funding by publishers.

Kickstarter is there to crowd fund whatever people want there isn't a monopoly on it that only poor people can use it. Do you have any idea how expensive a game is to make?

If freaking Bethesda wants to make a kickstarter and raise 40 billion dollars and they put every fucking cent of that money into making the most gigantic game ever with 10 trillion lines of scripted dialogue, a world the same scale as Earth that has dynamic AI capable of perfectly imitating real people then all power too them. I don't give a crap if they had a ton of money already, all they are beholden to do when making a kickstarter is to at least try to do everything they said they were going to, and to spend all the money from kickstarter making their product as great as they can get it.

Watched Roosterteeth live stream, game looked and played like shit. Considering his recent exploits i would steer clear from this future disaster.

Evil Smurf:
Did anyone crack curiosity yet?

no. the current cube has lots of photos from backers and i am starting to suspect that they are just secretly adding more layers to it for the lulz.

Mycroft Holmes:

RicoADF:

OT: Errr no. These well off famous people starting kick starters are rediculas. It's there to help lesser known get off their feet or games from genres that aren't mainstream enough to get funding by publishers.

Kickstarter is there to crowd fund whatever people want there isn't a monopoly on it that only poor people can use it. Do you have any idea how expensive a game is to make?

If freaking Bethesda wants to make a kickstarter and raise 40 billion dollars and they put every fucking cent of that money into making the most gigantic game ever with 10 trillion lines of scripted dialogue, a world the same scale as Earth that has dynamic AI capable of perfectly imitating real people then all power too them. I don't give a crap if they had a ton of money already, all they are beholden to do when making a kickstarter is to at least try to do everything they said they were going to, and to spend all the money from kickstarter making their product as great as they can get it.

No there isn't a monopoly, but those are the requirements I set when I decide weather to fund a project. Also I didn't say just the poor either, I said lesser know OR games that aren't mainstream enough (eg: no Call of Duty kickstarter). I funded the space game by Chris Roberts, he's well known etc however he's making a game that has next to no chance of EA etc funding it.

rhizhim:

Evil Smurf:
Did anyone crack curiosity yet?

no. the current cube has lots of photos from backers and I am starting to suspect that they are just secretly adding more layers to it for the lulz.

Maybe the surprise is disappointment?

Evil Smurf:

rhizhim:

Evil Smurf:
Did anyone crack curiosity yet?

no. the current cube has lots of photos from backers and I am starting to suspect that they are just secretly adding more layers to it for the lulz.

Maybe the surprise is disappointment?

YAY!

disappointment is my favorite...

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