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How much would you contribute towards a Kickstarter aimed at acquiring the FreeSpace licence from Interplay?

< $10
14 (20.9%)
$10 - $100
38 (56.7%)
$100 - $250
7 (10.4%)
$250 - $500
5 (7.5%)
$500 - $1000
1 (1.5%)
$1000 - $10k
0 (0%)
$10k+
2 (3%)

Total Members Voted: 67

Author Topic: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?  (Read 18134 times)

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Offline Rga_Noris

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
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Lock time.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Just cause of that post, I'm going to unlock this thread if anyone locks it. No one tells me what to do. :p Oh, and for those you thinking of spamming in order to get me to close it, the ban button awaits. :p



Seriously though, don't backseat moderate. Obviously some people want to try this, so the thread stays open.
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
I prefer the term side car moderate.
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Just cause of that post, I'm going to unlock this thread if anyone locks it. No one tells me what to do.

I used to do that kind of thing to my parents when I was a kid... What's that Dad? Don't hit my brother? K... WHACK.  :rolleyes:
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Terrible sibling!  For shame!  :lol:

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Oh people are definitely entitled to try and fail at this.
Definitely.

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Srsly tho shark tank.
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 05:27:54 pm by jr2 »

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Seriously. Back on topic.
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Make a kickstarter campaign for a Freespace II spiritual sequel called Truespace III and then make it yourselves, then sell it for $30 per copy and go home wealthy.

Problem solved.  Hell, with the standard of writing in BP, you might as well be Obsidian except with far fewer bugs.  Hell, I bet Battuta could write a better FS3 than Volition could.

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
lol, truespace. i think that name is taken up my some of our more archaic mod tools.
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Wow, this thread is still going? I'm surprised that it's not been locked. *Looks at Karajorma's earlier post*...Or is going to be... :doubt:
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lol, truespace. i think that name is taken up my some of our more archaic mod tools.

How about 'GleeSpace' where instead of fighting with lasers and missiles, you bombard the enemy comms with corny highschool teen angst, poor musical acts and fire large mannish looking cheerleading coaches at enemy ships?
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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Obsidian's Kickstarter is at $3.8 million, and with Paypal pledges it may be over $4 million. Chris Roberts' Star Citizen may move to it as well.

Kickstarter crowds would be definitely able to fund a FS3. The question I guess is getting the rights and the people back together.

 
Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Obsidian's Kickstarter is at $3.8 million, and with Paypal pledges it may be over $4 million. Chris Roberts' Star Citizen may move to it as well.

Kickstarter crowds would be definitely able to fund a FS3. The question I guess is getting the rights and the people back together.

It's not a question of whether or not there are enough interested people, it's finding those interested people and saying "hey give us some money!". Just look at the Nexus 2 Kickstarter for proof of that. I'm sure there're enough people who want Nexus 2, they just don't follow Kickstarter religiously, and nobody is really talking about it.

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Solution, send mail to Penny Arcade/[Favorite popular VG Webcomic] and hope for the best.

 
Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
FreeSpace has a lot more prestige and nostalgia than Nexus. Sorry, but to me Nexus is as interchangeable as X3 in terms of "real-time space tactics game that I really do not want to get into because it looks like one-player EVE Online and I'd rather have a Homeworld sequel, thanks." Freespace is a space sim, which was probably a bigger genre back in its heyday, anyway.  I really doubt that funding is any issue; it's just a matter of getting the license into the right hands of the people who can make an FS3.

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
FreeSpace has a lot more prestige and nostalgia than Nexus. Sorry, but to me Nexus is as interchangeable as X3 in terms of "real-time space tactics game that I really do not want to get into because it looks like one-player EVE Online and I'd rather have a Homeworld sequel, thanks." Freespace is a space sim, which was probably a bigger genre back in its heyday, anyway.  I really doubt that funding is any issue; it's just a matter of getting the license into the right hands of the people who can make an FS3.

Nexus is really distinct from X3 and EVE. It's closer to Homeworld crossed with the old Starfleet Command games.

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
Nexus is actually much closer to Freespace than to X3 and EVE in that it is made of separate, strongly objective-oriented missions instead of working in an open world.
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good luck negotiating the rights from interplay.

The biggest hurdle , but how to approach a kickstarter campaign to make it possible I think is on par with to the get the rights from interplay.
Solution theory; make a Hard-light publishing studio comprised of hard light members, have a fund raiser or use some money that WE all have and buy the rights to freespace from interplay (which would cost an ass ton of money), say hey Volition we want you to make fs3. done.  :nod: They already said they would commit murder to make freespace 3.  ;)

If there was a hardlight publishing studio wanting to make a space sim...  why would you at this point limit yourself to a sequel and not make something new and unique instead?

Freespace 3 has so much baggage at this point that it would never please *all* or even a majority of the old veterans... and being a hardcore space sim (hardcore by todays gaming standards) it would very likely not fare well with the rest of the gaming world.

I doubt it would even be possible to make it a success...  too much paradoxes involved in that lol.

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
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good luck negotiating the rights from interplay.

The biggest hurdle , but how to approach a kickstarter campaign to make it possible I think is on par with to the get the rights from interplay.
Solution theory; make a Hard-light publishing studio comprised of hard light members, have a fund raiser or use some money that WE all have and buy the rights to freespace from interplay (which would cost an ass ton of money), say hey Volition we want you to make fs3. done.  :nod: They already said they would commit murder to make freespace 3.  ;)

If there was a hardlight publishing studio wanting to make a space sim...  why would you at this point limit yourself to a sequel and not make something new and unique instead?

Freespace 3 has so much baggage at this point that it would never please *all* or even a majority of the old veterans... and being a hardcore space sim (hardcore by todays gaming standards) it would very likely not fare well with the rest of the gaming world.

I doubt it would even be possible to make it a success...  too much paradoxes involved in that lol.
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