penguinfan Posted November 12, 2012 Report Share Posted November 12, 2012 A fellow backer asked a question on another forum http://www.gog.com/e...e_coming/page16 CoreyCole: So, are we giving up if the Kickstarter fails? We think we should. The lowest-selling of our games reached over 100,000 players. If there aren't even 7,000 players who think that we know how to design a great game, then we're clearly in the wrong business. That doesn't have anything to do with how we feel about ourselves and our skills; it just means there isn't a market for what we do. I've been giving it some thought about whether the project fails and have read some articles about failed Kickstarter projects - there are a lot of posts on the topic if you Google it :). Sometimes seemingly awesome products still don't manage to make it. It's just because there's no market, exactly what Corey said. The number of people out there that want a QFG-like game may be too low. While I would just resign myself to that fact there is something that just doesn't add up: Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded and SpaceVenture managed to meet larger targets with lower average pledges/backer. They actually managed to get ~10,000 backers for their projects for what is essentially a similar demographic (i.e. those old enough to remember Sierra adventure games) yet the LSL and Space Quest games are not as good as the QFG IMHO only because there was so much more replay value in a QFG game (I do love those games too mind you and have backed Al Lowe and the "Two Guys from Andromeda"). So I'm kind of surprised that the 10,000 backers on those projects didn't back Hero-U... I mean why wouldn't you help another ex-Sierra developer get back into business? Even for a small pledge... So, to those of you who are a member of the group in question, why would you not want to pledge anything to Hero U? Did the QfG games kinda suck in your opinion, and you'd just as soon the adventure-tainted-by-RPGish-skills die off? Or is it really big-time kickstarter fatigue like some people are speculating ("no no if I log into my kickstarter account again I'll get malnutrition from all the ramen that follows")? Or something else entirely? Note: this is both for curiousity sake and in case there is something in the Hero U campaign that is giving the wrong impression and could be fixed, do not plan to hard-sell to people who respond ;) torchinomotorino and pcj 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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