[Kickstarter] Genesis! - by Covenant Media

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  1. Primoz

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  2. Based Xatu

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    The marketing for this is all wrong. He should have done this as a pc game and then port it to mobile. Mobile games do awful on kickstarter.
     
  3. Primoz

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    #3 Primoz, Mar 24, 2015
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    There are quite a few mobile games that got more than this game's funding goal, so there is hope. The problem is that it's not really that original, since there are hundreds of such games already on PC, making it mobile makes it more unique.
     
  4. Hafiz Pon

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    I've been lead tech for a few decent-sized games studios before and part of my job besides coding and running a team is budgeting and scheduling. The funding requested feels to small for an open world RPG with minecraft-like abilities.
     
  5. Primoz

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    It's true that a lot of the developers set lower goals to reach them more easily, but later find themselves development hell. But this game has been in development for 2 years and the developers seems to know what he is doing.
     
  6. Jamesrooney27

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    Looks good count me in if you need an testflighter :)
     
  7. Primoz

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    I'm not in any way associated with this project, so don't bother. Besides this game still has to go a long way before it's even ready for an alpha test; if ever. The most you can do right now to make this game a reality, is to throw some money at their kickstarter campaign. If not that, you can at least spread the word about the project.
     
  8. Nullzone

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    This looks really good, what they show in the trailer is gorgeous.
    Don't think they'll make it, though ... only 110$ so far?
     
  9. Primoz

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    Well, there is your mobile gaming community and it's support for quality games for you. I haven't really looked at games which goal was met and was way higher than this game's goal (the link I posted earlier) and it turns out that the most funded kickstarter mobile game is a match-3-puzzle game. This game really didn't have much of a chance at its start.

    It's pretty sad because this really does look fantastic. Crafting, survival and mining for those who love that kind of stuff and exploration, story and all other RPG goodies for others. No idea who wouldn't like this game.
     
  10. Primoz

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    Uhhh.... So this "update" was posted by the developer 6 hours ago...

    Um...
    Huh....
    Why...
    Uuuuuh....

    My boner for this game simply dissapeared by reading those 3 sentences, sorry dev.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. qdiddy

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    Wow, just wow. Looks like we needed a Jew to head this project if we ever wanted it finished.
     
  12. cofunguy

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    If one went to their website and read it, you would understand. But I guess since they do have some morals and values and held to them (and assuming the update was true since it no longer is there], that gives you the right to criticize them due to those values??
     
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    I've had a look on the website and see the story about the game is about the world after Noah's flood. I can't see anything about why they can't accept help from a non christian and if I'm honest I don't understand the logic. I mean, are they going to ask every potential donater if they are christian? I'd imagine people who try to help being told they can't because of their religion being offended. Like I say I haven't read all their website yet so if I've missed something I'll come back and correct myself.

    I couldn't see the comment either so I'm hoping it was a mistake.
     
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    #14 cloudpuff, Mar 25, 2015
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    The comment is on their Facebook page.

     
  15. Opheus

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    I'm atheist so maybe I don't have any saying in these religion discuss. But to refuse an offer because the client is not Christian ? I don't get it, what kind of reason is that ? Is this the norm in American these day ?
     
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    I'm Christian, and I think it's a stupid not to accept money to achieve your goal. Did he forget that if it doesn't get made, then the kids will never see it? However, I'd understand if they didn't want to do it because the non-Christian donor wanted to advertise their non-Christian organization in their Christian game. That'd be worth turning down a donation.
     
  17. Nullzone

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    I'm an atheist myself, and a staunch and outspoken anti-religionist. Yes, of course we have a saying in discussions like this.

    If they want to turn down a sponsor for whatever reason, that's their business.
    The one thing I don't like is that they didn't state this upfront. Wouldn't this look good on a Kickstarter page: "Only accepting donations from Christians, Mexicans, Women, ideally you are all of the above." -> Outrage, discrimination lawsuit upcoming :p
     
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    #18 SwipeNova, Mar 25, 2015
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    I take it they dont want my money then as im not Christian either

    On a serious note.. if this has religious connection im not interested even though it looks decent
     
  19. covenantmedia

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    Hi!! Thanks for the post!! We're the ones making the game!!
     
  20. covenantmedia

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    The problem we had with that deal was that they would become our partner, it wasn't just a donation. We'd accept donations from anyone, ha ha. They wanted, in essence, to buy our game/idea. And, if you know anything about rights and investors (which we do), we know that if we sold it like that, we'd loose creative control and the ability to fully realize what we'd envisioned. :)
     

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