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#846363 - 11/01/12 04:23 PM Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game - Kickstarter Cancelled
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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EDIT: Sadly the Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled.

Welcome to the Drake Institute for the Mentally Ill. Once you're committed, it's for life. eek

You can view the trailer, screenshots, game info at their Kickstarter Campaign here.

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How far would you go to save a friend?

Welcome to the Drake Institute for the Mentally Ill. You won't be checking out if the spirits that reside here have any say.

After a fight leads Kelly, an amateur ghost-hunter, to investigate the abandoned building on her own, Delaware has a horrifying vision that she's in great danger. Upon entering the building he knows it's a trap but he has no choice. He must find Kelly before it's too late.

Join Delaware St. John and Kelly Bradford as they explore the rotting remains of an old mental asylum with a past laced with tales of abuse, conspiracy and torture.


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
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#846369 - 11/01/12 05:17 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana.

luck Bryan.

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#846400 - 11/01/12 08:33 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Just walking down those hallways gave me shivers. Thanks Ana! wave

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#846411 - 11/01/12 09:27 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Been there. Did my backing!

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#846500 - 11/02/12 11:12 AM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Im in! smile
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#846514 - 11/02/12 12:43 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: Gamer]
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Thanks, BrownEyedTigre thumbsup
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#846563 - 11/02/12 07:05 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm hoping the game will make its goal, so I'm a contributor.

Thanks, Ana for the update.

Marie wave

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#846574 - 11/02/12 08:03 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm definitely in. Thanks Ana

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#846627 - 11/03/12 04:57 AM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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It's looking good Ana. Thanks for the update!
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#848030 - 11/08/12 08:47 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you to everyone who's contributed. We're on track to hit 10% of our funding goal soon!

If anyone has any suggestions for things they'd like the campaign to offer, I'm open ears!

-Bryan
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#848871 - 11/12/12 10:34 AM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Bryan, my fingers and toes are crossed!

Ana wave
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#848961 - 11/12/12 05:09 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm not a habitual kickstarter backer, but getting the other 3 games drm-free too convinced me.
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#849418 - 11/14/12 03:23 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you to everyone who's shown Asylum of The Lost support.

However, we've made the tough decision to cancel the campaign. We've tried to reach our target audience but since we've stalled pretty much at the same goal as our previous attempt earlier this year, it's clear we either lack the ability to do so or our target audience just doesn't want this project.

Rather than drag it out for the next 6 weeks, we think it's best to just terminate it. We will not run the campaign again.

We are dedicated developers who want to make games people love, not force on them.

Again, thank you to everyone who showed us support, it really is appreciated.

-Bryan
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#849420 - 11/14/12 03:26 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I am so sorry Bryan. Will you be trying to do an Inherent Evil game next?

Ana
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#849438 - 11/14/12 05:11 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Very sorry to hear this. frown I hope an Inherent Evil 2 campaign is definitely in the cards!

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#849447 - 11/14/12 05:50 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Will we ever see more Delaware related media?

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#849474 - 11/14/12 08:47 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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@Ana and Becky, I'm not sure. I was planning on it next fall but if I can't get even 10% success with a "current" game like Delaware, I'm not sure IE will fare any better. It takes a LOT of time and resources to create assets just to get to the point of being able to try and convince people to support your efforts.

@Jarkeld, I won't say "never" but for now, the audience has spoken; they just don't want it.

-Bryan
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#849649 - 11/15/12 03:31 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sorry to hear the news. Better luck with the next one, Bryan. smile

I'm not sure how many of those Kickstarter campaigns actually work out--i.e., result in a game coming to fruition. I'd really be interested in knowing. I think it's an interesting idea, but like so many things in today's economy, I imagine adventure game developers, particularly independent developers, are really feeling the squeeze like the rest of us. Money is just not there nowadays for luxuries like supporting video game habits, or if it is, it rests with an ever decreasing population.

I know there's a massive amount of hard work and long hours that goes into such a project, and I firmly believe that game designers and their teams should be well compensated for their efforts. Personally, I am of the opinion that a good, quality game should be priced accordingly, and in hindsight, I definitely wouldn't have minded paying substantially more for many of the games I purchased in the past--at the time I paid for them. Of course, that doesn't solve Bryan's problem--getting the funding up front to get the game made, which is a whole 'nother kettle of fish...

I hate to think about it, but we might be seeing a slow death in independent game development if the economy doesn't start booming again.


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#849661 - 11/15/12 04:24 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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@Argyle, That's a very interesting take on the situation and I agree with most of it. My personal view however, is this: people want what they want. The ultimate "vote" a person can cast is when they put their money down on something.

However, sometimes people get too much of what they want. For example, a "small" developer posts that they need $100,000 to make a great game. But because they're making a game in a dry, underserved market, people rush to it and pledge and pledge until the $100,000 goal becomes a $1,000,000 success. Now you've got a ton of people who funded a project 10x over and do not have the resources for other projects.

With many adventure games already well funded on KS (And with much bigger names attached) the reality is people have put all their money into the "well known" and have "enough" games coming.

At the end of the day it's business. You can either compete or you cannot. After two poor campaign showings it is clear, in this genre, I cannot. That's just how it goes sometimes.

-Bryan
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#850396 - 11/19/12 09:27 AM Delaware St John Asylum Of The Lost Cancalled?
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Have I been reading this correctly? Has the new game been cancelled? frown
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#850413 - 11/19/12 11:25 AM Re: Delaware St John Asylum Of The Lost Cancalled? [Re: Penny Lane]
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Penny Lane -- sadly, that does appear to be the case. At least for now. frown

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#850420 - 11/19/12 11:38 AM Re: Delaware St John Asylum Of The Lost Cancalled? [Re: Penny Lane]
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I really dont understand the lack of support for this game when there seems to be so many fans. frown
I hope they will still consider an "Inherent Evil" sequel.


Edited by Gamer (11/19/12 11:38 AM)
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#850442 - 11/19/12 01:16 PM Re: Delaware St John Asylum Of The Lost Cancalled? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The interest may be there, but not by frequenters of Kickstarter, perhaps. I would be much interested in a new Delaware game, but I don't use Kickstarter. I do agree that it's difficult to accurately gauge initial interest.
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#850619 - 11/20/12 09:26 AM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game - Kickstarter Cancelled [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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No one can compete with "the big ones"!
But you can kick them sometimes where
it hurts ... eek
Yust remember what's already been
achieved, and wait for the right moment
to strike again .... yes urock

robert, bravo greetings from Holland
(I hope kicked is not a "K" word,
as in,: "do not use the "F" word,
I would hate to do that!)


Edited by FlyingDutchman42 (11/20/12 09:31 AM)

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#850624 - 11/20/12 09:43 AM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game - Kickstarter Cancelled [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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This is a major disappointment for me! I was so looking forward to the new game! Has it been shelved all together?
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#850694 - 11/20/12 02:59 PM Re: Delaware St. John: "Asylum of The Lost" Adventure Game - Kickstarter Cancelled [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I agree with Rushes. I wouldn't use the Kickstarters as a complete indication of interest for upcoming Delaware projects. One area I would look at would be the past history of the Delaware series- obviously there was enough interest after the initial Delaware for Bryan and co to continue making them. Although not to the extent Bryan would like perhaps, he has found a niche in the adventure gaming world with the series. And I, for one, hope it continues.

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