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SHAKER: An Old School RPG is 1st-person, party-based, fantasy/sci-fi RPG brought to you by award-winning veterans. Read more

7,505
backers
$244,932
pledged of $1,000,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 23, 2012.

SHAKER: An Old School RPG is 1st-person, party-based, fantasy/sci-fi RPG brought to you by award-winning veterans.

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    1. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on May 10

      "COMPLETION NOT SUBJECT TO FUNDING!! THIS GAME WILL SHIP IN MAY 2013 WITH OR WITHOUT ENHANCEMENT!!"

      A quote from Cleve on his Grimoire 2nd funding attempt here:
      https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grimoire-heralds-of-the-winged-exemplar/x/10771550

      Good thing we listened to his advice here for his project over there. :-)

    2. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on May 10

      @Cleve... I see you and this project are still on the same release schedule... NEVER!!!

    3. Creator Maciej Ziębicki on February 15

      Still hoping for another Shaker kickstarter!

    4. Creator OddBall on July 8, 2014

      Been awhile, came across these interviews done the other day with Robert Sirotek, quite interesting, nice to know how it was back then...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch…

    5. Creator Gavin Reading Rainbow KS backer! on May 24, 2014

      Wait, why are we thanking you? What happened?

    6. Creator Cleveland Mark Blakemore on March 30, 2014

      Still waiting on that thank-you from 7,504 people.

      You're all welcome but remember, next time, there may not be a Grimdark hero to protect you from yourselves. So consider wisely before you kickstart and remember if they don't have a very convincing prototype it doesn't matter what else they have.

    7. Creator Corpselocker on January 24, 2014

      Still staying tuned as they requested in 2012...

    8. Creator Corpselocker on December 23, 2013

      Happy holidays, Cleve. To wherever your underground bunker may be.

    9. Creator Gökhan Halil Düzgün on November 30, 2013

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    10. Creator Benny Falestål on November 26, 2013

      If only there was a way to remove this epic fail from my backer history, that would be great. >.<

    11. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on November 15, 2013

      CLEVE!!!!! We need you at Deathfire claiming that it is a knockoff of Grimoire!!! Come on Cleve!!!

    12. Creator Corpselocker on November 15, 2013

      Cleve, go back Deathfire! You can promote over there. We need your genius!

    13. Creator Cleveland Mark Blakemore on November 10, 2013

      This campaign came with a sketch of an action figure and a diagram that showed two labeled spheres. It also had John Romero leaping from his hummer. That proves it was totally real.

    14. Creator Corpselocker on October 2, 2013

      Holy cats! A Cleve sighting! I knew it was worthwhile to haunt here.

    15. Creator Cleveland Mark Blakemore on September 15, 2013

      I got my dollar back. I added another dollar to it and bought some traffic cones off the Unity Asset Store.

      You never know when you will need a good traffic cone to put somewhere.

    16. Creator Gavin Reading Rainbow KS backer! on September 5, 2013

      Oooooh... hauntiiiiiing...
      :P

    17. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on August 29, 2013

      ...And haunt it well you do friend!

    18. Creator Corpselocker on August 26, 2013

      I continue to haunt this project...

    19. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on August 6, 2013

      Wow Ahoy... You should check your facts before posting in the real world. Not only can I program, Cleve is only 3 months late on a guaranteed May release that was only 17 years late!!!

    20. Creator Theodor Mihalache on July 11, 2013

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    21. Creator WeiMi - AoUA on June 10, 2013

      At least I'm sure we'll get Shaker before anybody will get Grimoire ;)

    22. Creator Corpselocker on June 5, 2013

      I don't know, Cleve. They probably figured out a way to keep your dollar.

    23. Creator Daniel on June 3, 2013

      Your card isn't actually charged until the project is over. Since you never paid they don't give you money back.

    24. Creator Cleveland Mark Blakemore on May 16, 2013

      Wait - did I get my dollar back yet?

    25. Creator Blackbeard on May 11, 2013

      @Riggo that's a yes, grow the fuck up :) The dude spent countless years making something that is in all honesty, not worth all those years .. to most people. Here you are, not even a programmer, (probably some fat horny old gamer dude as your bio suggests, my bio suggests that I'm fucking crazy and believe me, I am) complaining about HIS work. Lets just say you were a fucking game programming GOD would it hurt you to be tolerant of him? Let it go, is all I'm saying. Have a manatee on me. go to calmingmanatee dot com. love you Brenda B, I want to have your kids except someone got there first. kidding!

    26. Creator Matthew Hinz on May 8, 2013

      Damn it. This game needs to happen. I learned how to play RPG's by installing Wizardry 7 and playing it. No manual, no internet, just trial and error. I spent so much time learning and playing that game my party began to die of old age(I uncovered the entire map by walking it, including swimming the oceans). How many RPG's are so huge and complex that the developers include dying form old age because they know it very well could take you more than one generation in-game to complete it? This project gave me hope. Sadly, I may never enjoy a game as much as I did W7 ever again as no one seems to want to make games that in-depth anymore. And the Wizardry license is owned by Aeria who keeps crapping out terrible games with the once venerable Wizardry name tattooed on. I wish every day that someone will make another game with the scope and content of the old Wizardry games of yesteryear, but I'm certainly not holding my breath.

    27. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on April 22, 2013

      The final tale of the tape between Cleve and the 9 yr old on KS:

      And now for the battle royale:

      Grimoire totals:
      Days: 180
      Backers: 273
      Pledged: $17,403
      Backers per day: 1.5
      Pledges per day: $96.68

      9 yr Old girl:
      Days: 30
      Backers: 1,442
      Pledged: $24,534
      Backers per day: 48
      Pledges per day: $817.80

      This looks like a clear TKO for the 9 Yr old, but when one pulls back a layer of the onion and looks at the 9 yr Old campaign once the questions about the mother came out, The numbers aren't quite as convincing.

      9 Yr Old post people figuring out what a fraud the campaign was:
      Days: 27
      Backers: 292
      Pledged: $2,927
      Backers per day: 10.8
      Pledges per day: $108.40

      Looking at the data from that perspective backs up the "There's a sucker born every minute" phrase. It looks like a 17 year old piece of vaporware and a scam run by a 9 year old's mother on kickstarter can generate $100 a day regardless of how many people attempt to warn off the "suckers".

      I'll give Cleve a break and call it a draw. :-D

      The individual Grimoire statistics for each campaign are listed below.
      ______________________________________________________

      Grimoire stats

      Campaign 1:
      Days: 120
      Backers: 159
      Pledged: $10,598
      Backers per day: 1.325
      Pledges per day: $88.32

      Campaign 2:
      Days: 60
      Backers: 114
      Pledged: $6,805
      Backers per day: 1.9
      Pledges per day: $113.42

    28. Creator Corpselocker on April 17, 2013

      I'd still like to see them come back and do it. There hasn't been a similar project proposed for Kickstarter.

    29. Creator Daniel on April 12, 2013

      This kickstarter is so much better than so many that DID get funded. It's rather sad.

    30. Creator Corpselocker on April 2, 2013

      Heh, Riggo and his $10k pledge. LOL LOL TROLL LOL.

    31. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 28, 2013

      *one... Damn lack of an edit button!!!!

    32. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 28, 2013

      Guess it takes on to know one!

    33. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 28, 2013

      OK... Sadly, I must give Cleve a little bit of credit here.

      Brenda is a huge backer of this project:
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/susanwilson/9-year-old-building-an-rpg-to-prove-her-brothers-w

      Which smells SO MUCH of scam, that I would probably put it in the Grimoire camp for wasted money. :-)

    34. Creator WinterBlaze on March 27, 2013

      250k would of been a great budget for this type of game, Loot drop shouldnt of been so greedy.

    35. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 27, 2013

      @corpselocker... I know right?!?!

      Updated stats 10 days later:

      Grimoire stats

      Total to date:
      Days: 156
      Backers: 223
      Pledged: $14,513
      Backers per day: 1.43
      Pledges per day: $93.03

      Campaign 1:
      Days: 120
      Backers: 159
      Pledged: $10,598
      Backers per day: 1.325
      Pledges per day: $88.32

      Campaign 2:
      Days: 36 (out of 60)
      Backers: 64
      Pledged: $3,915
      Backers per day: 1.777
      Pledges per day: $108.75

      I am thinking that it really has to chap Cleve's ass that a 9 year old girl has destroyed his Grimoire total in 5 days (and Cleve is at 156 days!!!!)and she is using RPG maker!!!!

    36. Creator Corpselocker on March 25, 2013

      And we didn't even get married or anything :(

    37. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 17, 2013

      Corpselocker and I are posting nothing but facts, not sure why you would ask us to grow up!

    38. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 17, 2013

      Grimoire stats

      Total to date:
      Days: 146
      Backers: 214
      Pledged: $13,963
      Backers per day: 1.65
      Pledges per day: $95.63

      Campaign 1:
      Days: 120
      Backers: 159
      Pledged: $10,598
      Backers per day: 1.325
      Pledges per day: $88.32

      Campaign 2:
      Days: 26 (out of 60)
      Backers: 55
      Pledged: $3,365
      Backers per day: 2.12
      Pledges per day: $129.42

    39. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 17, 2013

      @Scout Leader of your nuts... You are asking others to grow up? ;-)

    40. Creator Blackbeard on March 16, 2013

      Holy crap! Came back here to say that this would've made a good game if two people hadn't decided to get married. But to my delight uh detest there's still some drama going on here! Grow up kiddos! :)

    41. Creator Corpselocker on March 12, 2013

      I've got a pretty rocking computer, so I can only contribute the software failure to one man.

    42. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 7, 2013

      @Corpselocker... I am impressed you took it one step farther than I... Installing it had not crossed my mind yet!

    43. Creator Corpselocker on March 7, 2013

      Well, I bit the bullet and downloaded Cleve's demo. It crashed twice before I even got to game play.

      Cleve, will you need another additional 17 years to get rid of initial crashing bugs? Will you be eating your crow feet first?

    44. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 6, 2013

      @Corpselocker... Considering his ability to deliver, I would think his "Fan" would think Grimoire was the epitome of Torment, so that should have been a natural choice.

    45. Creator Katrar (∞) on March 6, 2013

      If Cleve ran a KS or Indiegogo under the pretense that he'd be paid to go away, it would probably catch fire.

    46. Creator Corpselocker on March 6, 2013

      Cleve should have renamed his project Torment. It seems they pulled in over $500,000 in the first few hours of Kickstarting...

    47. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 5, 2013

      @Corpselocker... I am feeling bad. We should probably take it easy on Cleve. After all, his 2nd Indiegogo campaign is tearing it up. He is averaging 2.5 backers a day!!! That is almost 2x the performance of his first 4 month campaign!!!

      I did notice that the cost of POLISHING dropped from $250K to $25K between the two campaigns. Must have been a typo on the 1st one. ;-)

    48. Creator Corpselocker on March 4, 2013

      Yes, I don't believe I'll be eating crow feet first. I don't think Cleve was providing very good advice. His advice and his ability to product a final product seem to be corrolated in some fashion...

    49. Creator Riggo 2x - AGL 589 on March 1, 2013

      Actually Cleve, instead of following your advice, I will stick with what has helped thousands of species, that eat their food whole, survive for millions of years. I will eat my crow head first. Thank you very much! For being an original caveman and the most brilliant person on the planet, some times you seem to lack the intelligence of an amoeba.

      Are you sure the Mayan apocalypse didn't claim the real Cleve and you are his short bus riding imposter?

    50. Creator Cleveland Mark Blakemore on February 26, 2013

      It will be easier for you all to swallow the crow if you eat it starting feet first.

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