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vangelionite88



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:37 am Reply with quote
horry sheet...... I wonder if big companies are taking notice of this? kickstarter allows what companies promise and fail to deliver, games and media by artists, vision unhindered by various restrictions, mostly...
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Mugley



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:55 am Reply with quote
Big companies don't have to resort to begging for money usually. Wink Kickstarter stuff is generally isn't as good as normally made games at least all the ones I've played. They always feel cheap and amateur in comparison. Hey, who knows, since Inafune is an actual retro game dev unlike most of those retro 8-bit platforming indie devs it might turn out better than other Kickstarter stuff, but 15,000 backers isn't much compared to what actual games sell. I doubt big game companies care much when anything under a million sales is considered a flop usually.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:55 am Reply with quote
Why is Inafune doing this? He produced games and producers are people who fund things, so if that's the case, we're going to assume he has a thick amount of cash in the bank. Why in the hell is he relying on outsiders to fund games, that he can EASILY make himself?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:57 am Reply with quote
YamadaKun wrote:
Why is Inafune doing this? He produced games and producers are people who fund things, so if that's the case, we're going to assume he has a thick amount of cash in the bank. Why in the hell is he relying on outsiders to fund games, that he can EASILY make himself?


You're talking about the guy who had to work on Hyperdimension Neptunia just to pay the bills while his new company was getting started.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:01 am Reply with quote
Inafune seems to have underestimated Kickstarter; he should have asked for more. But I suppose the project should accumulate more than $900,000 when all is set and done. I wonder if it could get to up to $5 millions.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:12 am Reply with quote
Well damn, that didn't take long. Good for Infanue though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:14 am Reply with quote
YamadaKun wrote:
Why is Inafune doing this? He produced games and producers are people who fund things, so if that's the case, we're going to assume he has a thick amount of cash in the bank. Why in the hell is he relying on outsiders to fund games, that he can EASILY make himself?


Ok, it's one thing to pay for development, but staff (a lot of whom have experience to the NES says), promotion, marketing, this all adds up.

Hell, Richard Garriot, who has enough money to pay for a trip to the International Space Station, used Kickstarter to fund Shroud of the Avatar when EA screwed him out of working on Ultima Forever. And he is way richer than Inafune.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:18 am Reply with quote
Ok I know Japan has much less copyright laws which is how we get all those nice doujinshi, but this is so much like Rockman it's not even funny Laughing Not-Rock, Not-Roll, Not-Rush, Not-Wily, Not-Iris, Not-Girl-who-won-that-Capcom-contest, Not-8 Robot Masters.. where's Not-Blues and Not-Forte? Laughing I wonder if Capcom can sue him for blatant copying
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:26 am Reply with quote
Jave wrote:
Ok I know Japan has much less copyright laws which is how we get all those nice doujinshi, but this is so much like Rockman it's not even funny Laughing Not-Rock, Not-Roll, Not-Rush, Not-Wily, Not-Iris, Not-Girl-who-won-that-Capcom-contest, Not-8 Robot Masters.. where's Not-Blues and Not-Forte? Laughing I wonder if Capcom can sue him for blatant copying


Mega Man isn't that popular in Japan, outside the Battle Network Games. It's more of a western thing.


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VORTIA
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:31 am Reply with quote
Jave wrote:
Ok I know Japan has much less copyright laws which is how we get all those nice doujinshi, but this is so much like Rockman it's not even funny Laughing Not-Rock, Not-Roll, Not-Rush, Not-Wily, Not-Iris, Not-Girl-who-won-that-Capcom-contest, Not-8 Robot Masters.. where's Not-Blues and Not-Forte? Laughing I wonder if Capcom can sue him for blatant copying


Who cares? Since Capcom has essentially kicked Mega Man to the curb, I'm pretty happy to see Inafune take his ball somewhere else!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:51 am Reply with quote
Yep, I knew this would be funded quickly but now I'm wondering how much more it can go. I'm planning on funding it myself once I get my paycheck next week.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:31 pm Reply with quote
YamadaKun wrote:
Why is Inafune doing this? He produced games and producers are people who fund things, so if that's the case, we're going to assume he has a thick amount of cash in the bank. Why in the hell is he relying on outsiders to fund games, that he can EASILY make himself?


You really have no understanding of Inafune's career if you actually believe this.

Producers for big game companies fund games with THE GAME COMPANY'S MONEY, not their own.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:42 pm Reply with quote
I really enjoyed BUGS vs. TANKS! bet this will he fun.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:43 pm Reply with quote
How bad are things when Keiji Inafune has to use Kickstarter?
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VORTIA
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:56 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
How bad are things when Keiji Inafune has to use Kickstarter?


About as bad as they've always been since he and Capcom fell out.
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