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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby tak197 » 08 Mar 2013, 00:00



And they are paired up with another game: Story War
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby JustAName » 11 Mar 2013, 16:59

While I'm fairly sure everyone who would want to be aware of it is aware of it, there's a Kickstarter for Tomorrow Girl, a book form of the first five years of Dresden Codak, a beautifully illustrated webcomic. It's one of those comics famous for rarely updating, but being so gorgeous that it's worth it. Check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1

Aaaaand to my delight, the knitting webcomic Worsted for Wear is also doing a Kickstarter for their first volume (with lower goals and lower donation levels): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sketchlayer/yarnvalanche-worsted-for-wear-volume-1 !
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby tak197 » 12 Mar 2013, 21:25

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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby AlexanderDitto » 13 Mar 2013, 10:21

VERONICA

MARS

MOVIE

KICKSTARTER


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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Metcarfre » 13 Mar 2013, 11:02

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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby psychopez » 13 Mar 2013, 11:56

I know, right?

Hit a million dollars in a bit over 4 hours...
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Metcarfre » 13 Mar 2013, 11:57

Keab had a good point on twitter; what if Joss Whedon did this for Firefly?

Of course, he probably wouldn't have to, now...
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Jenelmo » 13 Mar 2013, 14:23

Was about to post this when i saw that it was already posted.
One of the most interesting things besides the movie itself is what this means for other shows that didn't get a proper send off.
Shawn Ryan who was behind the Terriers tv series has already taken notice as he tweetet "Very interested to see how this Veronica Mars kickstarter goes. Could be a model for a Terriers wrap up film."
All this depends on the movie getting funded but it is at 1,5 million in under a day


Edit: I am hearing on twitter that the $10.000 donation with a speaking role has gone to Steven Dengler

Edit number 2. We have just hit the 2 million mark
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby AlexanderDitto » 13 Mar 2013, 17:03

Haha holy fucking shit it just passed 2 million dollars in less than a day.

I am very excited that there is going to be a Veronica Mars movie, but

I am more excited about the fact that this proves that a big "real life" project can really happen via direct fan-sourced crowd-funding. Like, this is not an internet thing, or a video game thing, or an arts project in someone's garage. This is a film based on a media property owned by Warner Brothers.

This is really bad news for studios and middlemen, and really great news for basically everybody else.

Welcome to the waste-bin of the future, traditional movie studios.
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby tak197 » 13 Mar 2013, 22:49

I was not into Veronica Mars when I was younger. It just never interested me. However, of all the properties I'd love to see more of as a movie, it would be Gilmore Girls. YES THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT!

But then I see a tweet today from Lauren Graham:
"Lauren Graham ‏@thelaurengraham
Dudes, I hear you, and thanks! But I can't be the #GilmoreGirls @kickstarter. Only Amy can start that kick."

MUST. MAKE. THIS. HAPPEN!

EDIT: and to make this even more ridiculous: Guess who just paid for a speaking role in the kickstarter...

Here's a hint.

I wonder if it will be shot in High Denglervision...
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Metcarfre » 14 Mar 2013, 05:59

Ehhhh... Veronica Mars is a great show that was cut short. GG was a great show that withered on the vine. It had its run.

I'll never argue against more of Alexis Bledel, mind you.
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 12 Apr 2013, 10:44

There's a Roller Coaster Simulator needing Kickstarter aid.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1011099242/theme-park-studio-create-the-ultimate-theme-park

It seems to be a cross between Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise with NoLimits (a sophisticated roller coaster simulator).

It seems to support casual Coaster enthusiasts and hardcore CAD enthusiasts alike. You can build like you can in Theme Park (or Sim Theme Park) or Roller Coaster Tycoon. Or build with numerical values like you do in physics simulators. Or in between.

Basically the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise won't expand on the PC. Atari sees no money for that. So if you're like me who has to make do with modding Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (which is a decade old), this game will be awesome.

On top of building your own coasters, you can build your own flatrides (basically those fairground-type rides). You can build parks. Highly customisable scenery. Sharing content is encouraged.

I'm super psyched.
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 25 Apr 2013, 14:09

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonyevans/glowing-plants-natural-lighting-with-no-electricit?ref=category

Goddamn international shipping restrictions on possible biohazardous materials, safeguarding ecosystems from foreign invaders.

That looks like an amazingly cool plant
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Metcarfre » 25 Apr 2013, 15:23

Wait, you can make money sticking luciferase into a plant?

Dammit, I could do that right now (probably).

Why are they using a fancy-pants "DNA printer" instead of a mega-prep or some such?
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 25 Apr 2013, 15:39

Damnit, I want to do that, having a plant as a natural light source would be fan-damn-tabulous.

Anyone in the UK got access to a lab, Arabidopsis, fireflies and a lightning rod?
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Postby Master Gunner » 25 Apr 2013, 15:42

It does seem rather gimmicky, and useless. Replacing lights with plant does not seem feasible. Sure, they may not use "electricity", but they still use energy that has to come from somewhere, namely photosynthesis. Florescent bulbs hooked up to solar panels, or other natural energy source, is probably going to be more scalable and efficient.

That said, as far as gimmicks go, there are certainly worse ones.
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 25 Apr 2013, 15:44

Ah, but I spend a fair amount of time helping out in a primary school, where that kind of gimmick would be big news
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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby LogicSword » 25 Apr 2013, 15:49

I would just be annoyed that you couldn't switch it off.
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Postby Sieg Reyu » 25 Apr 2013, 15:53

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/295 ... -the-movie

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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Mums » 25 Apr 2013, 15:55

First person adventure horror where you play as a two year old. Sounds interesting.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krillbite/among-the-sleep

Jim Sterling shows the some alpha gameplay of it:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/7174-Bonus-Jimquisition-Among-the-Sleep-Preview?utm_source=videos&utm_medium=index_carousel&utm_campaign=all

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Postby AlexanderDitto » 25 Apr 2013, 16:08

Oh nooooo your links are borked! Make sure to surround them with url tags!

Also:

LogicSword wrote:I would just be annoyed that you couldn't switch it off.


You could... put a blanket over it. XD
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Postby tamaness » 25 Apr 2013, 20:30

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Re: The Kickstarter Thread

Postby Kortanios » 26 Apr 2013, 07:06

Master Gunner wrote:It does seem rather gimmicky, and useless. Replacing lights with plant does not seem feasible. Sure, they may not use "electricity", but they still use energy that has to come from somewhere, namely photosynthesis. Florescent bulbs hooked up to solar panels, or other natural energy source, is probably going to be more scalable and efficient.

That said, as far as gimmicks go, there are certainly worse ones.


I agree, it is really a been-there-done-that thing and as to feasibility as light source:

- How are they going to get tissue specificity? (becomes a problem when you move to bigger plants especially as this won't emit light through bark and has no use in roots) Without tissue specificity it would be quite a wasteful process in bigger plants that are more long-lived e.g. trees. The same would be the case for winter (i.e. every cell still producing bioluminescence even when there is no photosynthesis during the day, at least for most plants in moderate climates)
- The ATP supply. It has to come from somewhere, during the night that means from carbohydrate stores most likely. This will lead to partial depletion of these stores and massive losses of fixed carbon AND loss of CO2 at excessive rates (relative to normal respiration during the night) for the entire night (unless a CAM photosynthesis-like mechanism is included which would require MASSIVE changes to the metabolism and physiology of the plant that we definitely cannot do yet) i.e. odds are for more long-lived plants this would mean severe reduction in growth rate.
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