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Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback now on Kickstarter[message #318315] Wed, 01 May 2013 07:46 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
DaethWalker

 
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Location: Rocky Point, NC
Well ... Let's look at this logically from an investor's point of veiw. Pros and Cons.

Pro
1. They are actually turned-based gamers who want to make turned-based games.
2. They have actually made turned-based games before. This will be their 5th.
3. They have actually played Jagged Alliance and liked it "as is" and don't want to "fix it".
4. Thay have a small dedicated team that will focus on putting out the best game they can with the funds they get.
5. They refused coporate funding to keep full creative control of the product.
6. They're willing to spend a year+ on getting it right before release.
7. They're asking for input and actual help from both the fans and at least some of the original Sir-Tech team.
8. They understand the modding comunity and seem to want to make this game mod friendly. But, admit it will be restrained by the available budget.
9. "Our approach for this Kickstarter funded project is transparency. We will give you the naked truth in frequent updates, as you are our backers and are entitled to know where your contribution ends up."

Con
Well ... There really isn't a list of cons to put down right now ... mainly because we don't have enough information ... on either the company or the game they plan to sell us. At best, I can make an educated guess.

Basically, they are a very small team of dedicated and "highly skilled professionals" who had the JA license fall into their laps, though for only a one-shot deal for one game. They may or may not be able to do anything with the franchise after this initial game, even if it rakes in millions of dollars, because as far as I can tell Bitcomposer still owns it.

Now, considering what we do know so far, I'd have to say they did a "belly-flop" from the high diving board into the deep-end of the pool. Ouch!!

Why do I say that? 2 reasons.
1. "We have to make a living and pay for food for 12 people."
2. Bitcomposer

That puts a time limit on them. First they probably only have so much time to make this game before the license reverts back to Bitcomposer. Second and even more important to them, this is probably how they make payroll for the next 12-18 months.

Now, before I piss everyone at Full Control off (if I haven't already Smile ), nothing is wrong with this scenario. I'd have pissed my pants if I'd been in their shoes and this happened to me.

But, I do think they jumped in to kickstarter to soon. In my opinion I think they should have announced their intention to do a kickstarter and then did pretty much everything they've already done so far without actually starting kickstarter up yet.

They needed more input from the fans, modders and original Sir-Tech members. They needed to put more thought into what they were going to do with this game and what they really wanted from the fans and modders. And they didn't seem to even think about the Sir-tech team until Chris Camfield offered his help in an earlier post.

Really they should have waited until they already had a 1/2 dozen interviews under their belts and had been talking to fans, modders and Sir-tech for a cple of weeks.

Heck, I would have at least waited until the fans were screaming at me and making death threats. That way I'd know they were ready to give me money! Smile
 
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