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#821491 - 07/12/12 07:07 PM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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As others have said, publishers fund the developers. And the story is that if developers want to have their games published they would do well to abide by their suggestions e.g to accept drm on their games.

Kickstarter or the European similarity to Kickstarter makes developers free of these bonds -
or, as we say in Denmark, dance to the publisher's tune...
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#821711 - 07/13/12 11:42 PM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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I don't mind at all to help the developers at all. I just like a disc. No downloads for me.

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#821759 - 07/14/12 08:37 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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I think you can burn the download to disc? If I remember correctly?
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#821769 - 07/14/12 09:07 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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Yes, you can burn the download to a disk. And they're also offering it DRM free, which means you actually own the game. No having to be connected to the internet to to activate and no limited activations. thumbsup

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#821964 - 07/14/12 11:15 PM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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thanks Carla. I am a fan of Pendulo so this looks good to me. thumbsup
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#821989 - 07/15/12 04:16 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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Thanks Carla. I am glad another adventure game may see the light of day.

I have checked out the gamesplanet lab page and am not sure which method to choose for the payment - normally I'd go for Pay pal but it says no amount and 'fture paymentS' which worries me a little as it is not clear from the paypal page that this will be for the amount I want to pledge and only once. What do you guys think?
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#822033 - 07/15/12 10:03 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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Hi vic -- I've used paypal in order to back this game, and so far there have been no charges to my paypal account. I think it would maybe help if they explained the process a bit better, though.

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#822037 - 07/15/12 10:22 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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THe charges should not hit unless the game is completely funded, I thought?
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#822043 - 07/15/12 10:34 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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I can't stand Pendulo games but I actually thought Runaway 1 was rather entertaining. Every game they put out I cross my fingers that they go back to whatever they did to make that game, but always in vain. I'd probably be tempted to give a few dollars too. But as this will no doubt turn out like The Next Big Thing, I'll pass.

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#822049 - 07/15/12 10:44 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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This is the info I received from Gamesplanet Lab via Ulule:

Quote:
You have supported the project Pendulo’s New Adventure: Day One, thank you!

Your [payment] will be given to the owner only if the project reaches its goal.

If you have chosen to pay using a credit card, you will be refunded without any charges if the project misses its goal.


I also got info from something called Semio:

Quote:
You've signed up for preapproved payments plan with Semio .

To view the details, log in on the PayPal homepage, go to your Profile, and click Preapproved Payments.


I haven't managed to find the "preapproved payments" section on Paypal, but in the "all activity" section, there are no withdrawals shown.

I must say, Payal is not a particularly user-friendly site. lol



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#822057 - 07/15/12 11:15 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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I think it is down to the site to give Paypal the info - I just made a pledge for another game trying to raise funds, and it was also using Paypal and the process was very straightforward and the amount I was pledging was clearly stated and it was clear it was a one time payment and the amount of money was displayed. I am going to pass on pledging on this one.

re the game, I have to agree with wincey and say I too did not think the next big thing was that good and I have blanked that one out of mind.

I do realise they are doing this to raise money so they can make games like the runaway series they say, but I do wonder what the game might end up like.

Also I might have given them a few quid if they could have set up the payment info for Paypal in a clear way that meant I knew what I was signing up for - if the other sites can manage it with Paypal in a clear way this issue is down to this developer/gamesplanet lab setup.
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#823281 - 07/16/12 09:40 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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Registered: 10/22/03
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@Vic,

you can trust the site, they are not here to overcharge people but to get the game funded.
We have been working with gamesplanet for many years and they wouldn't play with taking money out of players.

However I agree that the sum should be present on Paypal page, I sent them the link to this topic and asked them if they can correct this for more transparency.


Edited by thehood (07/16/12 09:41 AM)

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#823319 - 07/16/12 11:45 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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Hi thehood -- thanks for checking into the process for us! wave

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#824136 - 07/20/12 11:24 AM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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So this is what programmers do. grin

Is it as glamorous as it sounds?

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#824148 - 07/20/12 12:56 PM Re: New Dark Comedy from Pendulo Studios:Day One [Re: Carla]
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lol That's great!

Ana wave
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