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Thursday, March 22, 2012
 
Kickstarting Banner Saga

I just bought a game that doesn't exist yet. Curiously enough that is all the rage these days. I assume that it has to do with the typical game hype cycle, where every game is great before it is released, and sucks as soon as it is released. Thus it becomes easier to sell a game before it is released, or even created.

Having said that, I was well willing to pledge $10 to Banner Saga on Kickstarter, because tactical RPGs on the PC aren't exactly plentiful. Best case scenario is me getting a game I want for $10. Worst case scenario is Banner Saga never getting made and my $10 just ending up as a faint signal to the game industry that "Hey, people would like to see some tactical RPGs on the PC!". I'm not likely to spend huge amounts on multiple Kickstarter projects yet, but I'm okay with trying it once in this case and see how it works out.
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Thanks for providing the link to this Kickstarter Campaign. I've donated to other Kickstarter projects (e.g., let's fund this art exhibit from a major city to visit lots of smaller towns in the region) but this is the first time I've ever purchased a game through Kickstarter. Here's hoping the game is fun :->
 
You know, the new Baldur's Gate enhanced (and ultimately BG3) developers are thinking about using Kickstarter. There's a turn based RPG for ya!
 
Have you seen the Kickstarter project for Wasteland 2?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
 
As I understand it the money is returned if the project fails to be funded. In terms of that all you payed was that you couldn't spend that $10 on anything else, for awhile.
 
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