Author Topic: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter  (Read 19817 times)

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Offline rubixcube

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
It's looking like this project may be dead. Website is down, and rumor on the steam forums is that little orbit pulled the plug on the project. Hope that isn't true

Will hopefully get an update either way.
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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
If this project is buried--it died a long time ago--they should hand the Descent IP to the Overload team, with apologies.
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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
That's not their choice to make. The cardboard box that is Interplay still controls Descent as a title.

 

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
What's the tl;dr on what happened?  Last I knew they were doing some multiplayer mining clan type stuff which, while it wasn't my cup of tea, I guess they figured the players wanted?  What happened?

 

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
What's the tl;dr on what happened?  Last I knew they were doing some multiplayer mining clan type stuff which, while it wasn't my cup of tea, I guess they figured the players wanted?  What happened?

After doing a bit of reading, it seems like they ran through the KS money, so they partnered with Little Orbit. Unfortunately LO have apparently not delivered on the funding+resources they promised, so Descendant is trying to wrestle control back from them so they can release it.

read this for more info: https://www.descentbb.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=24545
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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but publishers never cease to be evil.

 

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
Wow okay. So (according to the devs) the publishers bought the rights to release, did some executive meddling, and now are pulling support... Why? For what reason?
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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
Why did Interplay screw over FreeSpace 2?  Corporate upitty-ups are supremely retarded (well, to be more honest, many of them are, not all) and think they're the smartest, hardest-working people on the planet.  Legit the reason boils down to whatever tickles their fancy.  It's their idea so it's right, and that's that.

 

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
This can also apply to senior NCO's ;D
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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
And low-level Commissioned Officers.  xD

  

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Re: Descent: Underground on Kickstarter
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