It’s been slow going this past week, but I’m happy to report that after another week of pledges, the Kickstarter to raise funds for a new Tex Murphy Adventure Game has passed the $300K milestone.
We’re only 66% of the way there and in reality we really want to raise a lot more than the $450K Kickstarter goal, but $300K in two weeks is still pretty darn good.
If all goes well, we can maintain this pace and then far surpass $450K with the (hopefully) inevitable burst of pledges that seem to come right at the end.
If you haven’t already made your pledge, honestly, what are you waiting for?
No, seriously, go pledge. 😀
I am happy to report that in 1 week, the Project Fedora Kickstarter has been able to raise over 50% of their target.
There is still a long, long way to go, but this is a good sign.
It’s no where near what Shadowrun Returns and Wasteland 2 were able to achieve, but we need to first hit our target before we worry about exceeding it.
Actually, now that I think about it, I’m not sure why these previous Kickstarters were so successful. Are there that many more RPG fans out there than Adventure Game fans?
Under a Killing Moon, The Pandora Directive and Overseer were some of the best adventure games produced in the past 30 years. Project Fedora aims to continue the series and it’s being done by the original creators.
In contrast, the Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter was for a remake of a much simpler, shorter game and it raised over $650K. Maybe I’m missing something?
Technically, it took less than 11 1/2 hours, but either way $100000 is a huge number for this type of Kickstarter to achieve in such a short time.
I hope this bodes well for the final number.
As long as they are able to maintain this momentum it should be possible to go well above the $450000 goal; which is a very good thing.
The Pandora Directive cost over $4000000 to produce back in 1996. I realize the technology has gotten better and you can do a lot more for a lot less money, but $450000 doesn’t seem near enough money to make Tex Murphy 6 as good as I would like it to be.
Even though her Kickstarter met their $300 000 target a short while ago, I decided to make a pledge anyway.
Sadly, the Pinkerton Road Studio Kickstarter has served as an example of how not to run a Kickstarter.
The initial pitch was overly complex and unspecific. Although, through dozens of updates they have been able to hammer the idea down to a single game pitch “Moebius” and better explain the idea of a Community Supporter Game system.
I’m a fan of the Gabriel Knight games, so I’m willing to make a small pledge to see what they can do with a new IP.
Well it seemed like forever, but the Kickstarter of all Kickstarters has finally launched.
As of 9 AM, Mountain Standard Time, Project Fedora – the Kickstarter for a new Tex Murphy adventure game, is now up and running.
It’s off to a strong start, but that doesn’t mean anything if the money stops flowing in once the “Die Hard” fans have made their pledges.
I’ve already made my pledge and I will be watching very closely as the days progress.
I just received word that GoG.com is having a sale on the Broken Sword Trilogy. I suppose it’s not technically a trilogy since there was a 4th game released in 2006 and an announced 5th game is supposedly going to be released later this year or next.
The first two games are traditional 2D point and click adventures while the 3rd and 4th are 3D adventure games.
At $3 a piece it’s a pretty sweet deal if you like these kinds of games.
GoG.com wants to thank everyone for their support in helping them achieve their 6 millionth game download. They are doing this by offering everyone a free copy of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (The Director’s Cut).
If you haven’t already played Shadow of the Templars, it’s actually an excellent traditional 2D adventure game from the 90’s that was re-released a few years ago as a Director’s Cut.
You have to hurry though, the offer ends October 1st at 7:59 AM EDT!!!!!
When I was at PAX a few weeks ago, I mentioned to one of the guys working the GoG booth that I was waiting for Tex Murphy to go on sale again since I missed it the last time (I was aware of the sale, but didn’t go for it).
I’m sure it’s just a co-incidence but today I received word that the Tex Murphy series of games were indeed on sale again until Monday.
In a way the deal is not as good as last time, since you could buy all 4 for $14.36 (instead of $17.96). The catch was if you didn’t want all 4 the discount dropped to 30%. This time you get 50% off whether you want 1 game or all 4.
I still have my original copies for UAKM, Pandora and Overseer, but UAKM has one or two bad discs and it would be nice to have digital copies that didn’t require disc swaps. Also, I suppose it would be in bad taste to not buy them since I asked for the sale, though I’m sure it’s just a co-incidence. OR IS IT? 😉
I was just informed by the GoG.com team that they now have a bunch of new games available from Electronic Arts. Three games are available for purchase today with more coming soon. Included in these three are Dungeon Keeper, Ultima Underworld (1+2) and Wing Commander: Privateer.
Wing Commander: Privateer!!!!!
Man did I love that game. I was never much for space sims (other than Star Wars: Tie Fighter, and who didn’t love that game!!!), but I really enjoyed Privateer.
If I remember correctly, I originally picked up my copy in a discount bin at the back of my local Office Depot for $10. Searching discount bins for cool games we never heard of was a favourite past time for me and my buddy. This was a few years before the Internet took off, so it’s not like you could bring up MetaCritic on your smart phone and figure out if a game is any good before you buy it.
While browsing around GoG.com as part of their Tex Murphy sale, I noticed that they now have The Last Express available for download.
If you happened to catch my post the other day regarding Jordan Mechner and went to his site, you might have noticed his section on this game. I have actually yet to play it but I read a fair amount of back story about the making of it on Jordan’s site. As a fan of adventure games, I always meant to give this one a try but previously there was no easy way to get it.
Obviously, that’s no longer a problem. The game is not on sale or anything at the moment but $6 is already a pretty fair price. If anyone reading this has any experience with this game, feel free to leave a comment on what you thought of it.