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@Brent I believe alpha is mid/late fall of this year and beta would be spring of next year.
Anyone know when beta is supposed to start?
@lotharbot: sweet! It's been so long honestly I forgot you could do multiplayer.
I wish I could stay for the end of the campaign, but I have to get to work. Congrats to everybody in advance for a successful run. Great job!
@Klaudijus Zekonis I know just what you mean. Descent was a key part of my introduction to gaming. Along with Myst and System Shock 2, it's the reason I'm a gamer today.
That's why were here Klaudijus :D
Klaudjius, I even talked myself up to upping my pledge by 25 bucks, so I hope I'm right, too. :D
I know ...I know but at the same time theres a little fanboy in me that wants this to succeed
I'm just waiting to see it get to 598k, and someone plunck down the remaining 2 grand at once. That would be awesome.
@Klaudijus Zekonis Glad to hear it, though don't let anyone here pressure you into doing something you don't want to do. It's your money, after all.
It's certainly healthy to be skeptical. I have some worries about the goal of this project (though they've mostly cleared it up, the campaign page still lists a lot of aspects I can't say I'm behind), but I'm still really interested in seeing something happen with the Descent IP, and I feel the Material Defender pledge level is about the level I'm comfortable with here.
@Sean Cregan you can still play D1/D2 multiplayer. Setup instructions: http://descentchampions.org/new_player.php
well f*ck it,uped my plege,lets just hope i won't turn out like before
Less than 4800 to go!
This is happening people! Can't wait! Got wingman copy for my dad, he loved this game too. Now we can play it on multiplayer. :)
@Klaudijus Zekonis Yeah, I can understand that. I do agree with Adam, though. The guys who are forming this team are definitely not newcomers to the video game world. If anyone can pull this off, I would think it would be them.
Upped my pledge $10 for the digital soundtrack.
is there anyone who's going to hit the reactor with a 5k mega-missile? :D
I've never been burned on a KS pledge, knock wood. Have had some unexpected delays, but never a flame-out. If the team behind a project looks solid and has experience -- and this one definitely does -- that's 90 percent of the battle.
after droping a 1k for planetary annihilation....yeah...
@Matt Stortz There's nothing wrong with that concern. I was part of the Towns disaster and I felt rather burned by the whole thing.
Finally took the plunge. Some of my very first multiplayer memories were from playing Descent in highschool over dial-up with friends (that and Diablo).
decided to jump in :D its the closest kick starter Ive seen for a while
I would but i still want to support the game
Hey Klaudijus, how bout you just drop your pledge to 0. Then you can't complain the whole time about being "burned"
Almost there!!! 99% of the way to the finish :)
Add a few bucks on people! We're so close! And boo to the fools that have dropped their pledges, boo I say!
This Descent II track was always my favorite, hoping to hear more like it in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
So, if everyone chipped in 1 dollar, we would fund!
My first exposure to Descent was in middle school. The computer lab teacher would set up a LAN party every day at lunch for some of us kids. He'd destroy us with his mad skills. The world needs this game again!
Just upped my Pledge for a Descendent Studios T-shirt.
Everyone should be pumping this soundtrack out of their speakers right now :)
Get pumped! Now's the time to back and up your pledge if you're on the fence. The franchise will live on!
Can this be played on a local LAN, or this an online game only?
Whoa, looks like this is actually going to happen!
I hope you'll get the original Interplay musicians back on-board too. Johann Langlie, Ronald Valdez, Mark Morgan, Peter Rotter, Larry Peacock and Brian Luzietti did amazing stuff for the previous games.
They have the licensing for the name, but not the Pyro GX (which is why there is a ship called the Torch and not the Pyro) or any other part of the Original Descent Trilogy.
@Klaudijus Have you watched the demos they have done? Seems like work is at least somewhat functional. Even if it doesn't get a huge single player campaign it still will be nice to have an updated multiplayer.
@Phil I remember those days. Everything seems a lot harder when you're a kid. Then you come back and play those games 10+ years later and you wonder why they were so hard. Sometimes. Some games are actually that hard.
Just upped my pledge... Been a long time Descent fan, been hoping Descent would hit the mines again.
My first introduction to the Descent series (D1 to be exact) was when I was a 11 yr-old kid by a friend who just started the game and left me there to figure it out. Didn't have a clue what I was doing, just started hitting keys to see what happened. Couldn't figure out why the robots were so difficult to kill... Once my friend came back he informed me that flares don't make great weapons... Oh there's lasers and missiles on this thing? Sweeet!! That should make a big difference in game play, would hate to have to use flares on a boss...
Pledge upped + t-shirt + soundtrack
just lowered my pledge to $5,rather not get burned by ks again.But hey at least ill still suport the game.
Less than $8k left! We're on the home stretch, people! Let's bring it home!
@Subnet: I also understand that they have permission from Interplay. So I think we're safe in that regard :-)
Just bumped my pledge! So close now! You can do it, folks!
@subn3t I'm pretty sure they have Interplay's blessing to use the Descent IP. I could be mistaken.
Just bumped my pledge. Should be enough for the ArtBook+Soundtrack and a Gift Copy (so I can beat up on my brother).
This Material Defender uped to bring in a Wingman (30$ to 55$) Keep it going
Perhaps a dumb question, but I'm assuming the licensing/IP for the Descent brand have been acquired? You never know with Kickstarter! :-)
It's happening! Just upped my pledge from 30$ to 100$. I want to pwn you all, just liked I did with D1 & D2 back in the days of Kali. Muahahaha!
One of the programmers is a Linux guy! That helps my confidence.
I mean Torch, ahah.
I guess we will be getting a Wasp :o]