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 Gas Powered Games Launches 'Wildman' Kickstarter - briefly
(hx) 04:02 PM EST - Jan,14 2013
Gas Powered Games has taken to Kickstarter in an attempt to fund their latest game, an action-RPG/RTS called Wildman.

Wildman represents the union of our experience working on pure RPG and RTS games, and we're pulling some of the best features from our past games into the Wildman experience.

From Dungeon Siege: The core action-RPG experience. Equip weapons and gear, cast spells. Fight monsters. Level-up. Find loot.

From Supreme Commander: The core RTS experience. Create armies. Explore a tech tree that lets you customize your hero and armies. Adjust your strategy on-the-fly.

From Demigod: You don't fight alone in Wildman. Waves of allies fight alongside you in the War Zones as you push the battle ahead, seize key control points, and destroy the enemy citadels.

last 10 comments:
Tom(09:28 AM EST - Jan,15 2013 )
That didn't say a hell of a lot and that guy got fatter. Glad I'm not the only one.

Csimbi(09:10 PM EST - Jan,15 2013 )
I am in the process of getting slimmer (after three years of getting fat).

gx-x(07:25 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 )
wow, what's next? Blizzard turns to kickstarter because, oh well, why pay something yourself when you can fool others into it?!

RANT:

I don't get it really. There are people with great ideas that deserve funding because they need to invest money to make them happen. What I don't get is programmers and coders. To make their projects happen all they need is a place to live (500$ a month), food and water (200$ month) and they can accomplish whatever game/app they are making. What they think they need is someone to finance them enormous salaries in the lines of 10.000/month so they can sell what they made (out of donations) and earn more money while in the process of making the game they invested - nothing. Go take a 2 million credit and make a game, sell it if it's that good as you say it is, repay loan - profit. Oh right, bank doesnt give a shit...Then make something good for free, put in portfolio, go take a 10.000$ job at some company - IF you are worth that much.

To me this whole deal with programmers on kickster sounds really bad. It's like, I am a designer (I am) now I go on kickster and show people 2000 pixels with colors, two letters and say "hey folks, this looks good (and let's say it does), but this is just 1/100 of what it's going to be but I need to raise 100.000 to finish it, it is going to be a 10x7 meters billboard, pledge and I will send you work updates and A3 framed copy of the final product" and then I sell my design to <insert company name here> and proclaim it a 500.000$ worth design.
Makes sense? ...I thought so.
/RANT

don't mind my spelling...English is not my main...

Csimbi(09:18 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 )
That's how I feel about this in general.

If only there was a way to get them in case they don't deliver... I.e. it's a gamble/scam combination.

gx-x(09:41 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 )
Csimbi> That's how I feel about this in general.

If only there was a way to get them in case they don't deliver... I.e. it's a gamble/scam combination.


I will tell you what I respect: Grinding Gear Games! Whether some like their game or not - they got together, worked on it, got it up and running without asking for cache or salary or anything, and then they put it in closed beta and promoted their work. People were randomly given beta access OR those who wanted to support them could pay 10$ and get beta access (and eventually more beta keys to invite friends) and they will got some game currency when it became available.
Game is obviously good because they raised ~400K in just over two months and they worked around a year and a half up to that point. 3 of them I think. Now, that's what I called good work that pays off. 400K/3 not bad a payday! And they didn;t get a h andout, no kickstarter or anything like that. Open beta will come soon and game will be f2p and servers+development will be supported with microtransactions, such as stash space, pets, skins and such (no pay2win).

Csimbi(11:48 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 )
The thing is that this will come without a single-player campaign.
A campaign is usually needed to learn tips and tricks in the game, enabling more and more advanced stuff as a story unfolds.
Online-only games tend to fail just because of not having a learning path (i.e. new players coming in will be just squashed in an instant, which is quite discouraging).

gx-x(12:55 AM EST - Jan,17 2013 )
Csimbi> The thing is that this will come without a single-player campaign.
A campaign is usually needed to learn tips and tricks in the game, enabling more and more advanced stuff as a story unfolds.
Online-only games tend to fail just because of not having a learning path (i.e. new players coming in will be just squashed in an instant, which is quite discouraging).


I will just add this: LoL has practice with bots. DoTA 2 has not. I have friends with tons of beta keys (send reply here if you need any) for DOTA 2 and none wants them. People play LoL or they hate it and have bought DoTA 2 already.
But, to your point L LoL HAS bots to train with! Good enough for testing chars and stuff...

PS. I don't want to intrude but I plan to cross to USA or Canada by the end of the year. GG mania is a small community and you all k now what kind of bastard I am and you have seen my posts. I am a designer (graphic/web/print/versatile) schooled and etc. I am trying to get away from the hole I am living in atm. I have the money to leave, to house myself, I need a job. If you think you can use me or help me, hit me up on dzunja @ gmail . com we can talk. I don;t look for much, just a living. I am sorry to pollute this thread with this but this is kinda big for me,I will do whatever it takes! :) Cheers!

Csimbi(10:54 AM EST - Jan,17 2013 )
I don't know. Bots are not teaching you anything. Campaigns are usually designed to teach you something.

Don't come to Canada! The internet connections here suck (set back 20 years).
I'guess I'd check in with studios. Spread your CV around.
Finding a job here is very much different from finding a job in EU, so be sure to study the company and the job you're applying for!

gx-x(12:51 PM EST - Jan,17 2013 )
Csimbi> I don't know. Bots are not teaching you anything. Campaigns are usually designed to teach you something.

Don't come to Canada! The internet connections here suck (set back 20 years).
I'guess I'd check in with studios. Spread your CV around.
Finding a job here is very much different from finding a job in EU, so be sure to study the company and the job you're applying for!


bots are just meant to give you some feeling of the game before you jump into real PvP. You can test weapons/items/map whatever. IMO, it's better to play against them and learn fundamentals then to jump into PvP and "guys how do I level up?" :P

PS. Thanks for the advice. :) I know they messed up your internet since last year. I hope that those regulations will eventually prove to be useless and that they remove them.

Tom(02:07 PM EST - Jan,17 2013 )
quote:
Don't come to Canada! The internet connections here suck (set back 20 years).


That's not entirely true. Yes we have some monopolies that our government and the crtc seem to ignore but there are choices for internet and you can get internet for less $ than Rogers and Bell and have it unlimited. Eg. Teksavvy.

Kinda retarded to say too, don't come to canada because our internet sucks. There is a hell of a lot more to Canada than just having internet. :roll:

Csimbi(07:02 PM EST - Jan,17 2013 )
I am on Teksavyy cable. A bit cheaper than Rogers (I have 1M/24M or 1/32M - I am not sure what I was upgraded to the last time -; that's 70 dollars/month). Teksavyy uses the Rogers cable infrastructure rendering it to be a piece of junk. Connections are often dropped, you get hours of blackouts without any warning, when the Rogers network is acting up they tell you to buy a new modem and the worst of it all, connection speeds drop as low as 500k/sec in 'rush hour' (mornings, evenings just when you'd want to have a quick look at mails, news and fresh media).
500k/sec? Tom, you're right. You're set back 25 years, not 20.
I had 10M/100M in EU five years ago; stable, no speed drops or any of that blackout crap.

If you're a web designer, it's all about having the right internet connection!

Edit:
Here, this is right now (see image below; speed is 129K/s).
This is Friday evening, 22:23.
And yes, this is on cable, using a local mirror not far from here!!!

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