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Tofu Man
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Person: Bryan Mitsoda | More info on Company: DoubleBear Studios | More info on Game: Dead State

Et tu, Brian? Not a week goes by nowadays without another RPG developer coming out of the bushes with Kickstarter fever. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not complaining. Well, not about this game, at any rate. Dead State is the title in question, the zombie apocalypse survival RPG being developed by DoubleBear Studios, led by Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines writer and all 'round good malkavian Brian Mitsoda. He posted the following on his site's forums:

"(...) Some of us were keeping an eye on this newfangled Kickstarter service that was featuring more and more interesting projects all the time. While there were a few games on there, nothing was really pulling in the money needed for an RPG with a 10+ person team. We were pretty sold on the possibilities, but ultimately it came down to whether or not we thought we had the game in a state where we’d be comfortable asking people to fund our continued development.

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There is now both an awareness and excitement over the possibilities, and some pretty big projects (way higher than our budget) getting funded through Kickstarter. I’m not so sure it’s “the future” yet and I expect Kickstarter fatigue to set in as every short-on-cash dev tries their luck at the crowdsourcing game. The last thing we want to do is look like a “me too” project trying to ride the gamer goldrush (dolla dolla bill, y’all!) – but I expect that there are going to be quite a few projects that have no such hang-ups.

I still don’t think we’re quite ready for a Kickstarter launch, but we’re starting to head in that direction. I think putting a bit of distance between any possible launch and the massive projects being funded right now is probably a smart move, though I’m not a bizdev guy, so who knows. (...)"

As with many of his or his dev team's quite bloggy entries on making the game, this Kickstarter matter is up for discussion at their forums, so if you want to chip in some advice, be sure to head there.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dead State has always been looking good, to me. It'd be great to see this game get the recognition it deserves on Kickstarter.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's turn-based, it's a RPG and it's got zombies, so it should look good for *a lot* of people. Mitsoda's a nice foot in the door, VtM:B is well respected and all, but people need to know about this. Unfortunately, RPGs don't make for very spectacular trailers.

Quite curious as to how this one's gonna turn up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If anything, a kick starter for this game would be best as they actually HAVE something to show. I support Wasteland and all, but Fargo hasn't actually shown us anything aside from some artwork and the promise of a product (That I fully believe he's intent on delivering.) These guys have screen shots and shit to back up everything. So. Overall - I hope they get some cash.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wolfman Walt wrote:
If anything, a kick starter for this game would be best as they actually HAVE something to show. I support Wasteland and all, but Fargo hasn't actually shown us anything aside from some artwork and the promise of a product (That I fully believe he's intent on delivering.) These guys have screen shots and shit to back up everything. So. Overall - I hope they get some cash.


Except Brian Fargo is an industry icon (except to modern Bethesda and Bioware fans of course) who's career spans since the early 80's whilst only a handful of sites actually know about Double Bear. They need a bit more to go on. They've already stated that they are gonna post a video and give out more info before they launch.

Now back to taking your anger out on inmates, Jack. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Id give them moneys
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Seems he's on a roll there in the picture!
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