Construct project asking for donations - Warriare

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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:28 am

I advice you when you release the game and ask for donations if they like and want keep updating the game.
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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:02 am

I don't get why you need the money so early in development? Why don't you start making the game first, or at least prototype the game to see if the idea is worth developing, let alone worth asking for funding. If it works well you could still make a lot of the game without needing a Nexus. I bet the time it takes to prototype your idea and design the base principles for your game will be long enough for you to save up for the tablet with your own money.

Comparatively you're not asking for much money next to a lot of crowed-funded projects but I don't think you've really thought about if this is really worth it, at this stage.

Yes some developers are able to say 'I want money to make my next game' - but this is usually only when the developer asking for the money has an established track record of good games.

I'm sorry to rant but I think you're just missing the point.

I think you should read this http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1376466869/lore-0
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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:25 am

What a strange topic...
I thought it was a joke when I saw the screenshot on the previous page !

So, good, good luck to get your Nexus or 1000$ on the rockethub.
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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:24 pm

There are reasons why I probably won't be able to buy that Nexus with my own money. I thought about explaining them but meh.

While you guys do have a point about not needing the Nexus now, I also enjoy technology and having it now would give me more time to enjoy it. But it's your hard-earned money and I can kind of see how this is going where no one wants to spend hard-earned money on this.

Our artist actually might need a computer and if I get enough money, the money will also be spent on that. But he is such a guy that he will make me get the money for what I want first before he'll allow me to do anything.

I just wish that I could offer you a bit more with your potential to donate.

Also this is a small detail, but you guys have probably funded Kickstarter projects, many of which didn't meet their goal and lost the money. But if you fund mine, I will actually get money either way. It may not matter to you but just an observation.thetrue2013-01-11 14:25:13
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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:45 pm

About the game not working well, we'll pretty much copy a few of the mechanics of a game which got positive feedback on here, Decision Remark 2: http://www.scirra.com/forum/decision-remark-2_topic39197.html

You can't play it anymore but it did get good feedback from scifidave. I will also greatly try to address his concerns.thetrue2013-01-11 14:47:06
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:20 am

It sounds a little bit like you just want a Nexus so you can have fun with it. This isn't critical to you developing the game, why would we buy you a nexus to play with?

I want a new monitor, does anyone want to buy me a new monitor?

Your artist might need a new computer? That sounds like it could be more critical to getting your game developed.

Ask yourself if you even need an artist at this stage? I thought for a long time that art was holding me back because I didn't have an artist but then I saw an early prototypes of Braid - be bascially made most of the game before he even thought about what it would look like, he did it all with stick figures and no animation.

Like I said before, try actually making the game, I think you'll realise that you don't need these things your after at such an early stage. When you've got some prototypes together - then you can show these and then properly break down any funding requirements you have.

Look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uFvAMPsO-NA
This is a new game idea from the guy who made Love - it's all prototype art, everything is so simple - mechanically too - but it does a good job of showing off a core idea. If I saw this video on Kickstarter or whatever and he was like, look I have this idea - check it out - I need 5,000 to pay a freelance artist and sound designer to generate assets for me. I'd find that a much more reasonable proposition to your offer where it just sounds like you want a Tablet for no real beneficial reason to the development of your game at this stage.
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:13 am

While I may also "want" a Nexus 10, there are reasons why I can't buy one with my own money. While some game development costs, I can cover myself. If you want more details on this, I can pm you.

I pretty much do need an artist. My art skills are too impractical. My artist isn't perfect but he is better at art than me, I think.

I actually might buy you a monitor if I had the money to spare. It doesn't matter to me that you would want rather than need it. More people need to ask for things in my opinion, and a monitor probably isn't a silly request in my opinion.

Why should you buy me a Nexus 10? Well I can post a review of it with my iPad 4 comparing the two. Then in the coming months, if I can and have the time to make a benchmark, I will post a Construct benchmark of the two. But I can't guarantee that, I want to but it just depends on whether I have the time and stuff.
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:29 am

I'm forward-looking to this new game because I'm fairly passionate and optimistic about the project. While I have been passionate about projects before and they haven't turned out well, I've picked up on how to make a better game gameplay-wise. Even if some of the projects I play around with, like the one I posted the screenshot of, isn't' following them. I learned that two things I need to make a good game are action and combat. The second is optional but a great addition.

I think everyone has said what they needed to say though. I might still ask for donations despite of the points brought up but if I don't get any, I won't drive it into the ground.thetrue2013-01-12 11:32:57
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:37 am

I don't think you're getting what I'm trying to say. Anyway good luck to you.
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:49 am

Sorry. I'm on an iPad right now so my concentration is limited, between the lack of physical keyboard and other stuff.

I'm just kind of tired of discussing the subject. I wasn't at first but we have discussed everything now. Is it enough that I'll say I'll keep your comments in mind? Because I will. I still remember constructive criticism from years ago.

Besides being a novice game developer, who admittedly doesn't understand things like arrays until maybe when he goes to school, I'm also a technology buff. So asking for a Nexus 10 with the intent of trying it out, posting a review, and having a real game development reason for having one, doesn't really bother me. But I see your points, and I probably won't get bought a Nexus 10 due to your reasons being true and accurate. And oh well, it's not the end of the world, but if people were to chip in on it, I would still be grateful.thetrue2013-01-12 11:50:16
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