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Topic   198X (kickstarter) - 24 hours left

MrBean
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* 4-May-2018(#1)
Yet another nostalgia grab... But I'm interested!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1103388577/19...
citizen_zane
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4-May-2018(#2)
Ah dammit. I'm a sucker for these things.
AlphakirA
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4-May-2018(#3)
Looks pretty neat, wonder if they'll be able to hold onto that style though. I'd be surprised if the makers of the originals don't try to squash it.
Finn
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5-May-2018(#4)
I have never backed a game before, but I am thinking about this.





benstylus
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* 5-May-2018(#5)
If they were working on one game, maybe, but I don't have faith at all that they can pull off multiple great games in various genres, particularly with the time frame and funding goal they're looking for.

$56,000 spread among 11 people isn't going to go very far. And a March 2019 release seems like a very short development period.
AlphakirA
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5-May-2018(#6)
benstylus wrote:
> If they were working on one game, maybe, but I don't have faith at all that they
> can pull off multiple great games in various genres, particularly with the time frame
> and funding goal they're looking for.
>
> $56,000 spread among 11 people isn't going to go very far. And a March 2019 release
> seems like a very short development period.

I didn't fully read up on it, but gathering what I can from the trailer makes it look like something out of Ready Player One (the book). I'm guessing you have to go through one or two stages to complete an objective. I'm sure it won't be large games within the game.
Kommie
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5-May-2018(#7)
Don't think any kickstarter video game has ever released on its expected delivery.
sixteenvolt420
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6-May-2018(#8)
I really wish that there was a physical game option.
benstylus
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* 6-May-2018(#9)
AlphakirA wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> If they were working on one game, maybe, but I don't have faith at all that they
>> can pull off multiple great games in various genres, particularly with the time
> frame
>> and funding goal they're looking for.
>>
>> $56,000 spread among 11 people isn't going to go very far. And a March 2019 release
>> seems like a very short development period.
>
> I didn't fully read up on it, but gathering what I can from the trailer makes it
> look like something out of Ready Player One (the book). I'm guessing you have to
> go through one or two stages to complete an objective. I'm sure it won't be large
> games within the game.

Retro Game Challenge on the DS did something similar - complete an objective to move on. But you could then go back and keep playing the full game they made. Back in the 80's, a non-rpg game often took only an hour or two to beat, anyway. If they're only making 10-15 minute chunks of these 80s-inspired games to stick in a larger game, then that would be a pretty big disappointment.

Kommie wrote:
> Don't think any kickstarter video game has ever released on its expected delivery.

So because it's common practice for Kickstarter creators to be "overly optimistic" (i.e. blatantly lie) about their expected release date, that makes it totally fine?

Honestly, KS creators need to be more realistic about their dates (and probably be transparent about other things as well). I know it's hard to tell people they won't see anything for 2 years, but as long as you set out a realistic timeline and maintain regular progress updates, people tend to be pretty understanding. I've never heard of any programming project that ran perfectly with no snags. If they put a realistic date out there but somehow ended up with everything falling into place perfectly, then they could shock the world by releasing it early.

Kickstarter is close to 10 years old now. Any new developer wanting to use it really should look at what's been done in the past, what works, what doesn't, etc. Because having a successful video game Kickstarter is HARD.

For every video game project that reaches its funding goal, there are at least 3 that don't.. Being this company's first Kickstarter certainly doesn't help their prospects at all.

And things get more difficult if you do succeed, because then people expect you to deliver not just the game promised, but to deliver on the hype the KS campaign promised. People who are good at programming, art, or design are usually not the same people who are good at budgeting, deadlines, and business dealings. So when the money runs out, they have to finish it quick and release what they've got, so they can at least say they did something.

DefaultGen
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6-May-2018(#10)
I love Retro Game Challenge and the authentic feel of the games. This is doing HD pixel art thing so they look more like remakes of retro games than what's actually evocative of retro hardware. I'll wait for reviews to see how it is.

Admiral
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9-May-2018(#11)
This looks like a cool little mashup of genres and styles. yes
sa330206
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12-May-2018(#12)
Looks cool, I'd be in if they offered a physical copy!
MrBean
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15-May-2018(#13)
They're really close to hitting their numbers.
citizen_zane
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15-May-2018(#14)
Posted by Hi-Bit Studios (Creator)

Legendary video game composer Yuzo Koshiro returns to his chip-based roots with brand new, retro-inspired music for "198X".

Yuzo Koshiro is the composer behind such classic video game soundtracks as "Streets of Rage", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Actraiser" and "Ys". He's been hailed as "the greatest game-music composer of the 16-bit era" and "the king of FM synthesis chiptune music".
MrBean
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18-May-2018(#15)
They're almost funded. They added more stretch goals.
MrBean
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1-Jun-2018(#16)
24 hours left, they've hit their first stretch goal.
thatfootballguy
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4-Jun-2018(#17)
I love these type of games. Backed and ready to play (in a year :).
Kommie
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4-Jun-2018(#18)
You mean 2 years +
MrBean
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27-May-2019(#19)
New trailer + release date, looking forward to this!

https://youtu.be/Avbkptw6mSM
Kommie
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27-May-2019(#20)
Color me shocked it's coming out the same year it was expected to.
MrBean
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29-May-2019(#21)
MrBean
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24-Jul-2019(#22)
Anyone else back? PC/PS4 codes are available. Debating redeeming now or waiting for Switch.
citizen_zane
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24-Jul-2019(#23)
I backed it and am waiting for the Switch version. I haven't read any reviews of it yet. I'm hoping that it's at least decent. At least this one actually saw the light of day.

MrBean
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24-Jul-2019(#24)
I got the physical version from IGG too. So I think I may get digital PS4 now and collect the switch physical. Really want to play this!
citizen_zane
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24-Jul-2019(#25)
MrBean wrote:
> I got the physical version from IGG too. So I think I may get digital PS4 now and
> collect the switch physical. Really want to play this!

What is IGG?


MrBean
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24-Jul-2019(#26)
Indiegogo
citizen_zane
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24-Jul-2019(#27)
I had no idea that they were doing a physical copy! wince

proudtobelatino
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25-Jul-2019(#28)
don't expect too much, the story is meh
MrBean
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30-Jan(#29)
Just got my copy on switch haven't yet played, has any one else?

https://youtu.be/ywK4frAoPnc
Kommie
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30-Jan(#30)
I'd be interested to see actual gameplay
Kommie
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30-Jan(#31)
Saw gameplay, it's just every imaginable gameplay from 80's games and is only an hour long?
BloodPuppetX
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30-Jan(#32)
Yeah, too short for a $9.99 game. Might check it out when it goes on sale at some point.
citizen_zane
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30-Jan(#33)
They sent me a code the other day, but I won't get to play it until this weekend.

MrBean
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9-Feb(#34)
So I loved the game for what it was... But WTF, why is it so damn short? Man, that was disappointing... I really hope they do keep it going.
Frank
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13-Feb(#35)
MrBean wrote:
> So I loved the game for what it was... But WTF, why is it so damn short? Man, that
> was disappointing... I really hope they do keep it going.

Pretty sure they announced a sequel
MrBean
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13-Feb(#36)
Frank wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> So I loved the game for what it was... But WTF, why is it so damn short? Man,
> that
>> was disappointing... I really hope they do keep it going.
>
> Pretty sure they announced a sequel
>

Yah and it's when they'll release the physical version too.
Frank
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13-Feb(#37)
Can't see myself getting the physical... Or honestly this game at $10 for 1 hour of gameplay. Maybe once it drops to $7 or less


Kommie
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13-Feb(#38)
Untitled Goose Game was longer, 3-4 or so hours

Topic   198X (kickstarter) - 24 hours left