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Offline mangoman

Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:40:17 AM »
Anyone remember the classic Dizzy games?

A game called Spud's Quest that tributes them is being funded on Kickstarter, and the project has the backing of the creators of Dizzy, the Oliver twins

Only 7 days left to save it!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/409406442/spuds-quest

 

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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 03:48:40 PM »
I liked dizzy, even if not my favorite series of games I'll drop 30 buck's for the sake of it after work :)
 

Offline gaula92

Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 04:01:44 PM »
Huh... Windows only, it says. Bad, bad mr programmer. A good game for a BAD OS I don't even have at home is not good!

This makes me wonder: I suposse (I could be wrong) most players who can appreciate these games are somewhat technical skilled, tinkerers, etc.. So why those indie developers choose Windows as a target? Most interested people would be using Linux on the desktop and Android on the phone.
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Offline mangoman

Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 01:31:30 AM »
Yo this ends in a couple days, get in quick if you want it :laughing:
 

Offline alexh

Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 10:31:31 AM »
Quote from: gaula92;715973
Huh... Windows only, it says.
Actually it says Windows to start. Then iOS, XNA and Android later.

Quote from: gaula92;715973
This makes me wonder: I suposse (I could be wrong) most players who can appreciate these games are somewhat technical skilled, tinkerers, etc.. So why those indie developers choose Windows as a target?
Because 90% of casual desktop/laptop gamers run Windows as their main OS?

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Most interested people would be using Linux on the desktop and Android on the phone.
Linux users... are there any?? Android & iOS I agree. Far more likely to get casual users spending $2 or so on a game like this on a mobile platform than on a Windows PC
 

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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 01:20:49 PM »
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Actually it says Windows to start. Then iOS, XNA and Android later.
 
 
Because 90% of casual desktop/laptop gamers run Windows as their main OS?
 
 
Linux users... are there any?? Android & iOS I agree. Far more likely to get casual users spending $2 or so on a game like this on a mobile platform than on a Windows PC

Also , dont know about everyone, but I personally find XNA very good at what it does
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Offline chris

Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 02:16:32 PM »
There's the "proper" Dizzy Kickstarter too: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theolivertwins/dizzy-returns
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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 02:59:24 PM »
what the..?! 350.000??
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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 03:02:42 PM »
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what the..?! 350.000??
I was thinking that wasn't very much for a commercial game!

6 man years work + overheads (building rent/heating/electricity + computers depreciation + software tool licenses etc.)

If it all gets covered with £350k then they must be very low paid that's all I can say!
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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 03:39:29 PM »
Well, I guess.. but isnt kickstarter meant for.. kickstarting projects? As in, not totally financing them? Surely they will make more money than this from sales afterwards?

(I havent read the description very well I must admit)
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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 06:34:26 PM »
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Well, I guess.. but isnt kickstarter meant for.. kickstarting projects? As in, not totally financing them? Surely they will make more money than this from sales afterwards?

(I havent read the description very well I must admit)

I cannot help but notice rvo_nl in your signature there where you showing off your A1200. THere is one item missing in your collectable item.....USB.
 

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Re: Urgent call to all dizzy fans
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 07:24:34 PM »
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I cannot help but notice rvo_nl in your signature there where you showing off your A1200. THere is one item missing in your collectable item.....USB.

I have no need for USB :) And currently the only thing I need is a way to get my system up&running again. But there's a few threads on my issues already :)
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