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@Gary - unfortunately not.
@Lisa - Me too, just email them and they'll change it.
is there going to be another chance to submit our address? I've moved a few times sine I first backed
As a backer, can I get a code for my PS4?
So April, 28 is the release date. Neat.
I think Tim's "jokes" were in poor taste... Why intentionally provoke people? What purpose does that serve? It certainly doesn't mend any bridges or heal any wounds. It just causes more hurt feelings and bad blood.
It obviously can't be that a bunch of industry vets know what they are talking about. It obviously can't be that gamergate is actually a hate movement. no, it HAS to be that it's a conspiracy made up of minorities (in video games because we're not prejudice or anything) and corrupt journalists who want nothing more than to make you buy bad video games.
I honestly don't understand equating GG jokes to the budget.
Yeah, act 2 will have a release date soon. Time to fix my bricked ouya console.
Tim had more sock puppet jokes planned for GDC, but needed another $5 million to finish the other half of his set.
Part 1 of Broken Age was excellent, and I can't wait to play part 2. If Tim does another adventure game Kickstarter, I'll back it immediately.
Yeah, that reminds me of what Bobby Kotick, CEO of Shittyvision said once.
"The guy comes out and says I'm a prick,"
"I've never met him in my life – I've never had anything to do with him. I never had any involvement in the Vivendi project that they were doing, Brütal Legend, other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, 'He's late, he's missed every milestone, he's overspent the budget and it doesn't seem like a good game. We're going to cancel it.'"
"And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game..." /EndQuote
As much as i dislike Bobby Kotick, I can't agree with him more about that.
It is becoming more and more apparent that Tim Schafers problems where never with publishers. But the fact he has no freaking clue of how to run a game development company
Don't care much about gamergate, but I do care about playing the damn game. More delays ? Or by spring did they really mean the beginning of summer ? Also, as others have said, what's up with the beta ? I guess backers only get to beta test part 1 ? I see lots of people asking about that here, and no responses. Nice job stepping up and improving communication like you said you would. Bravo. Never backing another DF project again. Other companies may go a bit over in their time estimates, but it's nothing compared to this - and, those kickstarters (wasteland 2, divinity, etc) delivered a good game - not a watered down product with consolitus.
Uuuuuhhhh... Cool dude.
The people saying gamergate is a hate movement are the same people telling you that they aren't the problem, gamers are, and that gamers are dead.
The entire anti-gamergate movement has been debunked as socially-tied groups of people invested in eachother protecting eachother's interests.
If gamergate is hatemovement then the civil rights movement is a nazi rebellion against socially repressed jew haters.
Its a fucking fantasy in other words.
@Amanda Kirk: You can download the documentary in 480p, 720p or 1080p directly from Humble.(latest episode is no. 18). You also get a VHX key there.
@Jeffery - No, we're not getting PS codes. We're gonna have to pay for it again to play it on that system.
The Documentary was supposed to be released as an HD download to backers, but per the beta update it appears it is partially delivered? Did I miss an email or has it been changed to be the webisodes? I don't care if its released to the public episodically if what was listed in the original kickstarter is fulfilled
And as Yaron mentioned, if we're at beta.. why is there no beta access to backers?
And while were on the subject of jokes and sock puppets. Here's one for ya.
How many kickstarters does Tim Schafer need to make a game?
50. One to pay for the game, one to make a profit, and 40 to make up for his poor math skills.
@mgatelabs Oh i would also like to play an adventure game. But so far were about 3 years over due, with only half of one..
And it seems Tim is too busy playing with sock puppets and insulting minorities, than actually finishing the game he promised.
I have listened to angry joe, Jim sterling and others talk about this gamer gate thing, but I'm still lost and not caring for any of the sides, I'm here to play an adventure game, how about you?
I used to have a lot of respect for Tim Schafer. Even defended the Part 2 delays..
But his misinformed anti GamerGate behavior coupled with the recent sock puppet idiocy. Has caused me to lose all shred of respect for the man.
Don't expect a single cent from me or anyone i know for any Double Fine games, ever.
With the Playstation release, will backers receive redemption codes for Broken Age 1 & 2 for PS4 / Vita?
By politics, I assume you mean female representation in video games.
So explain to how GamerGate is not about fear of a female apocalypse again?
And three years have passed. At least one thing came out of this mess, I will never ever give money to Double Fine.
@Bryy Miller: I see you believe the bullshit the press spews. Good on you for being one of the sheeple. Gamergate is mainly about gamers being SICK of the press forcing their political ideology onto gamers and game devs. The press responded by calling gamers sexist, racist, etc. which is a very old and common tactic. Well done Bryy for believing their word instead of actually doing some reading up on it. I want my games politics free and devs to make the games they want without massive pressure from the corrupt press to conform to certain world views. It's called "freedom".
What the hell are you talking about? #gamergate is a hate movement fearing the rise of Females In Video Games. That you write about "purity" only makes me want to vomit.
Which is kind of obvious when you go over budget with a huge budget. The game was obviously not the goal here, so spending money on your 'dream' is really more about giving you money so you can work with your friends, and have fun dicking around while being 'real' game devs. Whoop d. do.
Honestly this just comes around to small indie teams having to make shady deals with their friends and create their own 'club' to survive and self promote in, and that means the games aren't the goal.
Honestly I'd like a poll of how many people here actually identify with the actual concepts of #gamergate and not the branding defensive media companies try to label it with. Honestly. Kickstarter for me was part of an ideology consistent with game purity of form, in the media, and to see the defense of blatant bullshit in games media by someone pretending to go for that goal of gamers for gamers by game devs for better games, who want to work for them...its a shame to see this from Tim, and company. I supported your company, I supported your artistic vision and I'm not going to anymore. That sucks. I wanted your niche in the game pie chart filled.
I wish there was a time machine so I could go back in time and stop myself from being a backer. Tim showed what a **** he really is today and I want nothing to do with him anymore. He already managed to screw up a project where he was given many times what he asked for taking three damn years to release a point n click adventure!!! And the first part wasn't even that good!!
Its a shame that Tim Schafer is a #gamergate hater, I really like the art style, and I was willing to forgive the delayed part 2, because I thought it came from a place of trust, and not exploitation. I guess thats just plain wrong, and its a shame to feel that way about a product I was hopeful for, and felt some pride in helping come along, to give some young kids something to play... oh well I guess. Another thing in life to be disappointed by, gotta move on.
As someone who thinks Double fine and kickstarter are doing fine here is another project that could use your support:
Underworld Ascendant http://kck.st/1yH1wpv
it's only 100k over it's pledge goal and down to 58 hours, more money in the project could lead to more polish in the final product.
Sheer curiosity, but weren't backers supposed to get access to the beta?
More publicity means more money, more money means another game :D Hooray money!
I backed the documentary edition and I say release it to the general public. The more people that get to see it the better.
@Steven - Looks like that worked. Thanks!
@Steven - Are they handling shipping for DF?
Hey Gabriel and Thomas, feel free to email email@example.com instead.
@thomas - I sent them an email yesterday. firstname.lastname@example.org. Haven't heard back yet.
Like others, I have a question about updating my address. Who can I contact?
So... I take it nobody's checking this thing anymore?
Looking forward to it :)
On a related note: I noticed mention of a PS Vita version. I like this game, but not enough to buy it again at full price. Any chance of a vita key for backers? (or just a discount ^_^)
Yeah, hoping for a new survey. A lot happens in three years.
wow its almost been 3 years.
Hi DoubleFine! I have a couple of questions. When I answered the survey back in 2012, I had a different address. How do I change it with you guys for the disc when all is said and done? Also, is the ps4 version doing to be free for adventure backers? Thanks, and continue doing what you do. (Currently enjoying the hell out of Grim Fandango!)
Hi DoubleFine ! I haven't been playing Act 1 yet because I'm waiting for Act 2 to be released so I can enjoy the whole game at once. But take your time, I like my games polished. I feel I've already got my money worth just with the documentaries which I found both interesting and funny. Keep up the good work !
And when that red yarn pal in Tim's office gets too noisy, just smile at him because everybody wants to be happy and while your games won't change the world, they put small patch of happiness in many people's days :)
@double fine will be available this game on iPhone? Or iPad forever?