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(BBC)   Rand Miller is wondering whether his new Kickstarter will be a hit or a Myst   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-10-21 09:52:46 AM
RAND MILLER!
 
2013-10-21 10:51:26 AM
Oh sure, let me donate to your private, for-profit enterprise. And maybe you have some religious cult pamphlets for me to browse while I buy shares in a ponzi scheme too?
 
2013-10-21 10:56:12 AM
The guy who created the game that has sold more copies than Monopoly wants ME to fund his new project?

Apple should do a kickstarter to fund their next iPhone and Katy Perry should do a kickstarter to fund a new album.
 
2013-10-21 11:01:05 AM

unlikely: The guy who created the game that has sold more copies than Monopoly wants ME to fund his new project?

Apple should do a kickstarter to fund their next iPhone and Katy Perry should do a kickstarter to fund a new album.


You may be surprised to learn point-and-click adventure games don't get funded by publishers any more. And Cyan lost a ton of money on Uru.
 
rpm
2013-10-21 11:12:27 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: You may be surprised to learn point-and-click adventure games don't get funded by publishers any more. And Cyan lost a ton of money on Uru.


Really? Lots of new ones are popping up lately. Nordic seems to be funding them just fine.

/Dadealic whore
 
2013-10-21 11:16:34 AM

StopLurkListen: Oh sure, let me donate to your private, for-profit enterprise. And maybe you have some religious cult pamphlets for me to browse while I buy shares in a ponzi scheme too?


It's not really a ponzi scheme, it's a pre-order.  Pay $20 bucks and you get a copy of the game when it comes out.   If they don't meet their Kickstarter Goal, no one pays a dime.
 
rpm
2013-10-21 11:26:14 AM

aedude01: StopLurkListen: Oh sure, let me donate to your private, for-profit enterprise. And maybe you have some religious cult pamphlets for me to browse while I buy shares in a ponzi scheme too?

It's not really a ponzi scheme, it's a pre-order.  Pay $20 bucks and you get a copy of the game when it comes out.   If they don't meet their Kickstarter Goal, no one pays a dime.


It's not quite a pre-order. Nothing guarantees that anything will come out or that it will be close to what was promised.
 
2013-10-21 11:33:28 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: You may be surprised to learn point-and-click adventure games don't get funded by publishers any more. And Cyan lost a ton of money on Uru.


I'm wondering how well solely puzzle-oriented games (with a single, complex solution) would fare in the age of near-instant spoiler Wikis and such.  Part of playing Myst when it first came out was that most people sort of had to sit down and think things through, even if it took hours.
 
2013-10-21 11:44:12 AM

chimp_ninja: Tyrone Slothrop: You may be surprised to learn point-and-click adventure games don't get funded by publishers any more. And Cyan lost a ton of money on Uru.

I'm wondering how well solely puzzle-oriented games (with a single, complex solution) would fare in the age of near-instant spoiler Wikis and such.  Part of playing Myst when it first came out was that most people sort of had to sit down and think things through, even if it took hours.


that is one of the innovations

there will be a developer-written solution/spoiler wiki interfaced directly into the game so you can get clues/answers at the push of a hotkey

also most puzzles will be replaced with quick time events to cut down on the cost of having the developers write a wiki
 
2013-10-21 12:06:56 PM
I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.
 
2013-10-21 12:19:58 PM

MrEricSir: I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.


It's always interesting to meet a genuine masochist.
 
2013-10-21 12:26:45 PM

rpm: aedude01: StopLurkListen: Oh sure, let me donate to your private, for-profit enterprise. And maybe you have some religious cult pamphlets for me to browse while I buy shares in a ponzi scheme too?

It's not really a ponzi scheme, it's a pre-order.  Pay $20 bucks and you get a copy of the game when it comes out.   If they don't meet their Kickstarter Goal, no one pays a dime.

It's not quite a pre-order. Nothing guarantees that anything will come out or that it will be close to what was promised.


gematsu.com
 
2013-10-21 12:27:18 PM

chimp_ninja: Tyrone Slothrop: You may be surprised to learn point-and-click adventure games don't get funded by publishers any more. And Cyan lost a ton of money on Uru.

I'm wondering how well solely puzzle-oriented games (with a single, complex solution) would fare in the age of near-instant spoiler Wikis and such.  Part of playing Myst when it first came out was that most people sort of had to sit down and think things through, even if it took hours.


Uh, they bundled walk through guides with the game in a lot of places. You could buy them pretty easily.

And if you want that feeling? Don't use the walk through!
 
2013-10-21 12:31:40 PM
Fun fact, the original Myst was programmed in a modified version of HyperCard.
 
2013-10-21 12:52:20 PM

BKITU: MrEricSir: I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.

It's always interesting to meet a genuine masochist.


Hey, I never said I actually beat Riven.
 
2013-10-21 12:56:04 PM

aedude01: StopLurkListen: Oh sure, let me donate to your private, for-profit enterprise. And maybe you have some religious cult pamphlets for me to browse while I buy shares in a ponzi scheme too?

It's not really a ponzi scheme, it's a pre-order.  Pay $20 bucks and you get a copy of the game when it comes out.   If they don't meet their Kickstarter Goal, no one pays a dime.


Shoosh, it's trendy to hate Kickstarter.
 
2013-10-21 02:56:54 PM
I'd consider backing this.  Myst was a lot of fun. I've gotten some pretty great stuff out of Kickstarter.

Totally unrelated, but is anyone playing The Stanley Parable?  It's one of those those games that people will really like or really hate.
 
2013-10-21 03:05:08 PM
Glad to see this. I loved the previous games. As for all the wargl-bargl about it being for-profit, remember that no one is holding a gun to the heads of the people donating money. It looks like they get valuable door prizes for contributing.
 
2013-10-21 04:04:29 PM

MrEricSir: I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.


I quite enjoyed the entire series, except for Uru*. Unlike a lot of adventure games, the puzzles were always logical. But Myst got a boost for being the first adventure game with photo-realistic graphics.

*Although I didn't consider the end of the series to be as optimistic as they presented. Suddenly freed slaves don't have a good history of self-governance.
 
2013-10-21 07:30:03 PM

MrEricSir: I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.


I really, really enjoyed Exile.  I thought it was the perfect successor to Myst.  Never did play Uru though, by the time my parents finally upgraded to a computer that could run it I couldn't find it anywhere.

...man, I want to go back and play those games again.
 
rpm
2013-10-21 07:34:48 PM

Lachwen: I really, really enjoyed Exile.  I thought it was the perfect successor to Myst.  Never did play Uru though, by the time my parents finally upgraded to a computer that could run it I couldn't find it anywhere.


Guess what
 
2013-10-21 07:46:18 PM

Lachwen: MrEricSir: I plopped down $25 for a pre-order.

My main concern is that Cyan never made a game that lived up to Myst. Even though I enjoyed Riven, it's temping to call them a one-hit wonder.

I really, really enjoyed Exile.  I thought it was the perfect successor to Myst.  Never did play Uru though, by the time my parents finally upgraded to a computer that could run it I couldn't find it anywhere.

...man, I want to go back and play those games again.


Thing is, Exile wasn't developed by Cyan.
 
2013-10-21 07:51:41 PM
PanicMan:Totally unrelated, but is anyone playing The Stanley Parable?  It's one of those those games that people will really like or really hate.

I was looking at that on Steam today, it's slightly discounted. I don't want to watch/read too much about it because I don't want the experience spoiled if I do get it. I'd like to know too if any Farkers have played it.
 
2013-10-21 08:09:14 PM

Dragonflew: PanicMan:Totally unrelated, but is anyone playing The Stanley Parable?  It's one of those those games that people will really like or really hate.

I was looking at that on Steam today, it's slightly discounted. I don't want to watch/read too much about it because I don't want the experience spoiled if I do get it. I'd like to know too if any Farkers have played it.


I really like it, there's some cool original stuff going on. Definitely play the free demo. Don't worry, there are no spoilers there. But it puts you on the right mindframe.
 
2013-10-21 08:23:45 PM
I never got to play Myst and by the time I was able, the game was too outdated.  Can we get an updated version of that first?
 
2013-10-21 08:25:56 PM

Oh-Blonde-One: I never got to play Myst and by the time I was able, the game was too outdated.  Can we get an updated version of that first?


I should learn to google before I speak...
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/myst-masterpiece-edition/92753
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myst/id311941991
 
rpm
2013-10-21 08:40:33 PM

Oh-Blonde-One: Oh-Blonde-One: I never got to play Myst and by the time I was able, the game was too outdated.  Can we get an updated version of that first?

I should learn to google before I speak...
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/myst-masterpiece-edition/92753
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myst/id311941991


I think you want Real Myst, not Masterpiece edition. Real Myst is a full 3D world, not a slide show.
 
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