avatar! Mar 8, 2013 (edited Mar 8, 2013)
I think we might be entering another golden-age for gaming. Sure, with crap produced by EA such as SimCity, this may be hard to believe.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/e … ty-buyers/
However, we have Kickstarter. What Kickstarter does, is it allows game designers to bypass companies such as EA, and actually produce the games they want and publish it themselves. Of course, there are risks for backing said designers, but apparently not less risky than purchasing a game from Evil...er Electronic Arts.
Anyway, all that said, I thought it would be nice to either have discussions, and/or a thread where we can list projects we're excited about or have backed.
Currently, I'm really excited about the next game in the Torment series. Apparently a few others are too, since in about three days it's been funded to around 2.2 million. Other than evil dictators and oil companies (basically the same thing) who else makes 2.2 million in three days?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inx … f-numenera
and now, on to the project I'm currently quite disappointed with. The next Avatar/Ultima-like project by Lord British
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/por … -virtues-0
I love Ultima! Some of the best games ever made in my opinion, and the opinion of many producers here in the US, in Europe, and in Japan. This series influenced numerous people... so I expected something special. However, instead I see a project that says Avatar in the title but what is this game? Supposedly it has an "offline" solo campaign, but what does that mean? Also, why is it you can NOT purchase a physical copy of this game, but must resort to a download only? Sadly, I'm disappointed. Maybe I expected too much... although I don't think so.
Anyway, that's it for now.