Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 06:41 PM

I am going to be silent (I know, hard to believe but I don't want to be exiled permanently to the naughty corner) so I will simply post the link.

You can read It here.

Ana wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 06:47 PM

Ah...
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 06:49 PM

rotfl Love you too MaG. lol
Posted by: Marian

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 07:15 PM

Um...
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 07:22 PM

rotfl
Posted by: MaG

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 07:40 PM

Eloquent - we are! Yoda!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 07:44 PM

I like the way this is going. smile
Posted by: venus

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 07:45 PM

Wow . . . grin
Posted by: traveler

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:02 PM

I spend so much time in the naughty corner I wouldn't know how to act anywhere else, so.... I got that email. You don't have an icon that expresses how badly I'm Steamed.


Gil.
Posted by: Mary

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:16 PM

He can't be saying what I think he's saying...can he?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:21 PM

I too am a backer Gil. I enjoyed the pun of "steamed". lol
Posted by: MaG

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:54 PM

Gil,

Will this work? steamed
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:55 PM

That is wonderful MaG! Love it! steamed
Posted by: traveler

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 08:57 PM

Do you have one that looks parboiled, fried and stomped flat? I'd like to use it on...someone.

You're the best, MaG. grin

Gil.
Shoot, forgot: steamed
Posted by: MaG

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/03/13 09:02 PM

rotfl Gil.

kissy Ana.
Posted by: The Haze

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 07:06 AM

Whew! wink Luckily for me, I just recieved an Email telling me I have inherited 2.5 million Euros from someone I've never heard of, so this doesn't really bother me.
Posted by: Donald

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 11:09 AM

Double Fine's 'Broken Age' Kickstarter mess
Posted by: traveler

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 11:50 AM

I never thought all that well of publishers before this. Now I see the reason for them. Tim Shafer's sycophants see nothing wrong with what's happening here, they write reams to justify his behavior, but what it boils down to is that he makes promises he has no intention of keeping though he got many times the money he was asking for to fulfill them; and the guy who only wanted a game, not perks or video documentaries, who is not fine with long delays or release in parts or on Steam (utilizing their form of DRM which he said absolutely would not happen), who thinks there's something wrong about starting work on a new game before this one is finished, can just go sit in a corner and talk to himself because nobody at Double Fine is interested.

And yes, I splice commas. I'm just as creative in my way as Tim Schafer. I tend to keep my promises though.

Gil.
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 03:01 PM

One of my first thoughts was that this "mess" could hurt the chances of other kickstarters in the future. Trust has definitely been compromised.
Quote:
"What we do know is that one of the most prominent examples of a crowdfunding success story just became one of the most prominent examples of why consumers should be wary of backing crowdfunded projects."
Posted by: Mary

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 03:41 PM

Even though I didn't donate to this particular Kickstarter, I did donate to others.
I'm not so much upset about losing my donations, but the ramifications this whole mess is going to have on future Kickstarter campaigns. Just when it seemed that we could look forward to more adventure games being made by direct funding by the players themselves, this situation with Double Fine could doom future fundraising campaigns.
Posted by: traveler

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 03:43 PM

Yes, I agree, lanlynk. I backed about six games in varying amounts and the only ones I have absolute trust in to deliver are the developers of J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced even though Jan has announced a small delay. At my age, I'd appreciate seeing the rest of them sometime before I'm trying to find a computer with Windows 7 on the cloud I'm assigned. (Most likely it will be Win 8 if I end up further south.) I really doubt I'll be tossing any more money at a crowd funded game any time soon.

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/04/13 10:16 PM

Totally Flabbergasting ................... rolleyes
Posted by: mj2c

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/05/13 07:35 AM

Here's part of a post I posted over a year ago -

"As a sidenote: whilst I think Kickstarter has been great for this sudden boost in interest for adventure games I also get the feeling there is going to be a KS campaign that fails spectacularly and kills the golden goose. A bit like lastminute.com did to the UK shares boom a decade or so ago:-) (Probably wont mean anything to people outside the UK:-))"

Am I a witch?
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Interesting Article on Double Fine's Broken Age - 07/05/13 07:41 AM


Originally Posted By: Mad
Totally Flabbergasting ................... rolleyes

I totally agree!!!!!
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