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I wonder how many here played a Tex Murphy game on the Amiga or even the C64? If you want another retro fix, this project might be for you:
Are there any plans for another game?
there are extra autographed posters available which haven't been folded so if you email firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject autographed poster you can be put on this list.
of course the postage would have to paid for but it will be shipped in a tube.
I must add I haven't even thought about the "Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of Project Fedora" coming in a cardboard box, I was quite glad the way it is. A cardboard box just a little larger wouldn't chance things much.
I haven't pledged for the poster, but I must say that many, many times I got posters torned or even worse from kickstarter's projects. I NEVER ever received one in tip-top shape.
But one thing that always mesmerizes me it the size of clothes in the USA. The medium-sized I've got it's the equivalent for a L size here in Brazil!
I received the package! Amazing!
@Martin: thank you for that detail. I'm glad to hear they understand the disappointment. As stated - I've been very happy in regards to the entire experience this was just a small let-down. I'll keep my eye on the forum.
@Jeroen Dekkers: They are planing on creating a box template so it will be at least possible to (let) print the box on their own: http://www.bigfinishgames.com/collectors-edition-project-fedora
Just got back from a business trip - happy to find my rewards here. Obviously the main reason I shelled out money was to have Tex back but - just as others have stated; a Collectors Box (excuse me: Special Edition Collectors Box) doesnt sound like a DVD case to me. Especially knowing that the majority of all the adventure games that came back through Kickstarter all produced a big box collectors edition.
I also have collected multiple games over the years in big boxes and was looking forward to add another box to my collection. The DVD case now is lost on my shelf among the previous 90s Tex games. I'd almost want to create my own box to give this game the justice it deserves.
I understand that this game was quite expensive and physical rewards are very expensive to produce let alone ship. It would have been nice to have people know what the Collectors Edition would have looked like to set expectations.
Regardless, I'm happy that the project was successful and would truly welcome another adventure!!
I got my physical rewards and most of them are just awesome! ... and then there's the collector's edition box sets.
It's one thing to call a "DVD case" a "box set", but to print the text on the spine upside-down on both said cases? That's just sloppy! No easy fix but to mutilate the sets or accept that, when pulling one off the DVD shelf, the front looks an awful lot like the back flipped upside-down ...
Regardless, I'm happy for Tex's return.
I'm disappointed in the physical rewards, the poster is damaged after being stuffed into the box and what you receive for the $250 level is an extra disappointment.
I've backed other projects for less that $250 and received the poster in a roll which stops it from being crushed and having crease lines where it's folded.
I won't be backing any bigfinishgames future Kickstarters unless they are only for digital rewards and for a lot less money as the game is great.
Just received the pledge rewards and while I share a bit of disappointment, I am still very happy to have a new Tex game, on disc, in this day and age.
That said, the poster, which is not only folded but also crushed to fit the shipping box IS unfortunate.
Perhaps BFG could consider offering rolled posters and empty 'big boxes' at around cost via their site for those who want them? Perhaps gauge interest or take pre-orders to make sure no money will be lost? We could all gripe here about expectation and entitlement, but I would be very happy with a similar solution.
You can say what you want, but the rewards are incredibly disappointing. 250 bucks for such a bad taste in my mouth. Kickstarter is officially dead to me.
I am so thrilled that I got my director's chair and the other goodies, but most of all I am so unbelievably happy that I was a part of bringing Tex Murphy back to the big screen.
Or little; your pixels may vary. Maybe I should buy that big-screen TV so I can get a more enriched experience of Tex flying his speeder over New San Francisco. I was blown away when I watched the intro on a 24" monitor.
Yes! I could quibble about this or that, but I am not going to so don't expect me to me to join in on the "cardboard" vs "plastic" flame wars. Yeah, I got quibbles, but I'll feed 'em to my cat. Won't make a difference as to whether the sun keeps going round and round. I helped bring Tex back; that's what I expected, and it's what I got. I was dumbfounded that my Tex Murphy fedora was actually signed. WOW!
Chris and his crew are doing everything they can to fulfill the promises they made. Tomorrow I'm off to the local Michael's to have my photo-poster framed in the best method I can get. From the day I experienced "Under A Killing Moon" on my first i486 computer, I never dreamed I'd be standing on Chandler Avenue with Tex Murphy. Today, through digital magic I am there. It's beautiful! That's not to mention the absolute knock-out thrill I got when I heard Tex say I was the winner of the Ernest Hemingway look-a-like award when I clicked on my picture. No; I'm not in the Savant School.
IF, or maybe as I hope when, Tex Murphy wants to try again, I'll be there. Count me in.
I will NOT expect any reward structure to be as unselfishly generous as this one. I really doubt they had a good idea of the response they would get. SWAG costs BUCKS! I'd rather they spend the money on a great game, but I am 100 percent satisfied with what I got for what I spent, and that's a boatload. I'm in the game; I'm on Chandler Avenue, and I got to experience another episode in the greatest computer game series ever created. Thank you Big Finish Games, et. al.
And now I'm waiting for Chris Eger's Nashville album release party. Great stuff!
I, of course, am also disappointed in the lack of an old school style cardboard box and was definitely expecting something akin to the prior Tex game boxes, even a smaller one more like the latter years of PC boxed games would have been preferable. For example, The folks behind the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Kickstarter definitely got this right https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-UTRWcIUAA9fF9.jpg and at the 90 dollar tier even.
That said, I am just glad the game was made and I have a hard copy of it for posterity. Look on the bright side, they didn't bungle it up like the Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter originally did by slapping a steam installer onto a disc, because I'm not sure Big Finish Games could have afforded to reprint all those discs.
I knew what I wanted when I went into this Kickstarter, I wanted a new Tex Murphy game. In the end, if I had not gotten any of the incentives for the 765 I put into this project other than the game itself (and maybe my pic in the game, since well, OMG I'M IN TEX), I would still be glad I put the money in.
I got more Tex, something I expected would never happen back in 2010... Four years later, I not only got a new game but an **FMV** sequel to the cliffhanger in Overseer. Personally, I would put the money in all over again had I known then what I received today.
The question we should all be asking instead of "Where's the box?" is, WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER FOR THE NEXT TEX?
Are there any news concerning the documentation? It's still not available in the download section (hoped, it would be on the Special Edition DVDs...).
@Frodo: Believe it or not, there are people (like me) who have the most fun out of collecting boxed games. I have all of my Tex games in a showcase and I draw my pleasure by looking at them once in a while. I definetively look more at my boxed games then I play them - so, of course, this is a huge disappointment for me, too.
I like the shirt, though. It's one of the cooler shirts from the different kickstarter projects I pledged for.
Some people don't value the physical stuff, but Some do, that's why they pledges more money than others. So please respect our disappointment in this dvd tray and posters that our folded into 30 parts. I don't think the physical stuff got the right treatment to such an extent that maybe it should be reported.
Again... it is the GAME that's important, not a cardboard box! We're all fans of Tex. We've been waiting 15 years for this game! And now, Big Finish have finally made it happen. Just think about that for a moment - the day we thought would never happen... HAS happened! Tex Murphy is back! And Big Finish went all out, to give us this amazing new Tex Murphy game. We should be celebrating that, instead of complaining about a piece of card. Thankyou Big Finish!
Was expecting Amazon shipment got Tex rewards...pleasant surprise.
Shirt is great looking, shot glass too. Was expecting a big box but that's no big deal as I don't have much more space anyhow.
However, I am pretty disappointed in the poster. The poster is AWESOME and HUGE and the signatures are great but it was folded so many times to fit in a small box that it completely diminished the allure of the print. Also, the folds really damaged parts of the print to the point of tearing through it. I was planning on framing it but don't think I will now. For something like this, I never expected a 24x36" to be jam packed in such a small space. I would totally spent another $8 to ship it in an actual tube or something. I do really enjoy posters and was really looking forward to finding an awesome frame.
Anyway just wanted to share my thoughts. These things don't ruin it for me because I consider my pledge a contribution to making this thing happen (not necessarily the things I got/didn't get) and that is enough for me. Thanks for the great game and revival of a great series.
From the description from the reward tier I was also under the impression that it would be in a cardboard box.
Regardless, in my opinion some folks are not seeing the forest for the trees, in that the fundamental purpose was to fund the game, which after 15 years was finally made and we have all received.
Additionally BFG has provided a lot of great content for folks across the board and in particular ~$100 tier was the sweet spot and resplendent with excellent content. That outside of the context of KS those products would be priced individually is significantly more than the sum of that pledge level.
Again it is disappointing that packaging does not meet expectations but at least for me at the end of the day BFG delivered by completing and shipping the game, unlike a lot of other Game themed KS, that is solid and great entry in the series and provided a lot of great digital content. -Even upgraded the music from MP3s to FLAC on the site.
PS. I am still awaiting for my package and I live nearly next door but I am not expressing disproportion grievances about it. Things happen and evidently my package was buried behind other folks that received theirs earlier. Cest La Vie.
But whoever said the printing was cheap on the insert is correct. All red with washed out details. Would have been worth a couple more cents per copy to print a nicer quality label. Probably telling of BFG's financial state :/
Paskarl: Yes, it's a shame if anyone pledged their money hoping for something different than what they got. I don't think BFG intended anyone to be misled, but I feel bad for people who expected something different than what they got.
And yes, I think cardboard boxes for games were crappy and I was happy when the industry finally moved on to hard cases.
I was also disappointed tonight when I unboxed the dvd case instead of unboxing a box. (Had intended to place it alongside the other games in the series.) Tshirt is nice.
You didn't just get a physical copy for $100 though. You also got a t-shirt and a host of other goodies from the previous reward tiers.
@ Frogacuda (It's a shame people misunderstood the meaning of the physical copy tier.)
So it´s a shame to pay $115 (100 + 15 shipping) and expect a big box like other adventure game kickstarter projects offered and delivered at $80+ pledge levels?
PS. You don´t understand if you don´t care about boxed games at all.
THIS is SO wrong :(
Here is a pic about the Tesla Effect "box" compared to a real Overseer box:
I think I've asked about the box (size) before I upgraded my pledge level!
Because I always ask to be sure that we´re talking about a real box!
Have to check my e-mails..
So not right :((((((((((((((((((((((
Sorry but I won´t back the next Tex game.
Wait for the digital distribution and by it discounted (because it will be discounted directly at launch like Tesla Effect).
How disappointed I am? THAT MUCH:
Expectations vs delivered:
Game was great.
T-Shirt is ok.
Soundtrack is good.
Soundtrack two (Jazz) is great.
DVD case is crap!
Not only the size but what happend to the print?
Colors (yellow-red-proportion) seems messed up!!
Disapointed to get only a DVD keep case and not an actual "collector's box"
So far i received from KS projects those 'boxes' :
-Larry Reloaded : a big old US 90's sized box. very thin carboard ans only 'paper sleeves' storage for the game disc and the soundtrack CD.... but a big box (and a lot of other goodies : shot glass, pen, fresh oral spray, and a condom !.
-Giana Project/Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams : A 300 copies limited strong cardboard folder containing the game disc, a making of DVD, the soundtrack CD and an exclusve printed manual. Got from lower tiers : the soundtrack CD in its jewel case, and the game in its DVD case).
-Divinity Original Sin : a DVD-case sized strong cardboard box : containing the game in its DVD case, a printed manual and many goodies (stickers, playing cards, cloth map, soundtrack CD in its cardboard sleeve, crafting cards...)
-Battle Worlds - Kronos : I actually backed only for the 'DVD edition', the collector's Edition was a metal box with room for the game DVD box, all the manuals and a card game. The DVD edition came with a classic DVD keep case and a cardboard folder, and printed manuals.
-Wasteland 2 : the 'boxed' edition came as a big carboard box. The collector's Edition was a metal 'ammo case' box.
-Broken Sword 5 : a big 90's style strong cardboard box.
According to 'mobygames' a 'boxed' game comes in a BOX. A DVD case is either a DVD Case or a DVD keep case, but it's not a box.
I like the game and I'm happy it was funded on KS. but when I've choose the 'Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora" tier, I didn't expect a poor DVD case.
Expected an actual box, bitterly disappointed I'm getting a cheap, generic DVD case instead. Ugh.
T-Shirt looks nice at least.
I have to admit I find it utterly absurd that anyone thinks cardboard makes it more collectible or more special, though. A physical copy of this digital only game is a very rare item and a great physical collectible for any fan, made no rarer for the fact that it's plastic and not cardboard.
It's a shame people misunderstood the meaning of the physical copy tier. I never thought I was getting anything other than a hard case copy, and would have been disappointed if I got a big, flimsy, and easily damaged box instead. Kitsch value aside I wonder why anyone would want such a thing. They were horrible back then.
But of course it's always a drag when people expect one thing and get another. So I feel for people that misunderstood, even if I'm glad we got a case and not a cardboard box.
I received my parcel today. I pledged for a "Box" and now I have only an "DVD case" ... that is not my deal guys!
I have a game in a DVD case which I will probably give away. Everything else is ok.
As far as KS is concerned, you should deliver as defined. This counts as another reason why I have given up backing.
Sweet, my copy came in the mail! http://postimg.org/image/7hfw7wr7r/
Thank you for this phenomenal series!
The game is what's important, and Big Fiiish poured their heart and soul into the game. They MORE than delivered on giving us a fantastic game. ( :
I really feel like I need to bring this to the forefront so there's no gray area here (and there really shouldn't have been one to begin with).
As of now, I have already received 4 "Boxed" editions of backed projects at $100 tier or close to it give or take a few $. Listed below are projects and the descriptions that they gave for those tiers.
BROKEN SWORD GOLD MEMBER - All above rewards plus: • Boxed Kickstarter special edition of the Game = Result was an actual game in a physical box.
Divinity Original Sin Kickstarter Box Copy with Printed Manual, Soundtrack CD and Cloth Map = Result was a game in a physical box (and a very nice box at that).
Shadow Gate - The game ships in a never-to-be-made-again COLLECTORS BOX created specifically for displaying the game in all its glory = Result was a game in a physical box (also a very nice box at that.)
Moebius - We have added the big box edition of Moebius to the $100 tier. = Result was a physical cardboard box which contained the game (2 games actually, but that's another story).
Now here is a description that clearly states to expect a game in a "dvd case" should the funding goal be reached (which unfortunately it had not). And this stretch goal was at the $30 tier.
Delaware St. John: Asylum of The Lost"
If $25,000 stretch goal is met, everyone at this tier and higher receive a special DVD edition of the game. This can be easily interpreted as a dvd inside a dvd case and no one would be expecting here to receive a dvd inside a "box".
So I think all the examples above make it abundantly clear as to what is/was meant by a "boxed" edition vs. a game inside a dvd case.
* Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora" at $100 tier and above clearly falls into the former category of the 4 games listed. So as to why this "Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora"" description wasn't honored is anyone's guess. But I can't help but think that myself and others who contributed to the $100 tier and above got a short end of the stick here.
Oh... I'm a bit disappoinrted there was no in-box manual / documentation in the collector edition. But as I read the description, yeah, I cannot say there was any lie in it. Thank you for the journey anyway. :)
Did everyone vote for their favorite adventure games of 2014 in the Aggie Awards on the Adventure Gamers site?
I agree no boxed collectors edition should ever come in a DVD case. Granted the idea here is to make the game but should they ever want to go down this road again the way they handled incentives is going to turn everyone off. (or at least it should) I know I felt they REALLY botched the incentives. As for the game I quit about half way through kinda a snooze.
I have thrown all my other boxes out to save room & I have put them all in plastic sleeves that are filed in a leather box so it doesn't worry me at all. I think I will be disappointed however if I don't receive my detective box in a collectors box as it was worded that way
I'm not fazed by this at all - they put their heart and money into the game and that's where it counted
I was also expecting a big box, or at least a box.
But I'm with Shawn Shinn a little disappointed, but not heart broken.
The amount it cost would lead you to believe it to be a big box, compared with other kickstarters.
But at least its not a steam key like Broken Sword.
Rev did fix that, and sent DRM free Discs to all the backers (at on extra cost) who wanted them.
I, too, expected a box instead of a DVD case. My pledge was mostly to help get the game funded, so I'm not too upset, but I am a little disappointed. The t-shirt is great, though!
I'm also extremely disappointed that we've been given crappy DVD cases being passed off as a "Boxed Collector's Edition". They need to fix this!
1. Other adventure game projects offered (big) boxed copies for less/ same ammount of money.
2. DVD cases were most the time ~$50 or below.
3. Others, including me, were simply naive to think that a "Boxed Collectors Edition" is a (big) box and not a (crappy cheap) DVD case.
4. Producing a big thin cardbox isn´t really expensive at all, it's cheap!
5. Most important one: Big Finish Games did a wonderfull job with boxed Tex games in the past! Others, inclduing me, thought they appreciate their fans not only game-wise but collectore-wise too. This (crappy) DVD case looks so aweful next to the boxed copies of Tex games!
This all is - of course - only understandable when you´re collecting games and care.
With the information we have now, it seems as if they never intended to have a BIG box manufactured for the kickstarter backers. So how did we, including myself, all get the idea that this box was going to be a big box?
Pledge $100 or more , 734 backers , * Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora"
That´s a slap in the face of every boxed Tex games collector!!!!!
So the "boxed" game is a DVD case?
This is so not ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will support a new Tex kickstarter only on a digital level - if I´m going to support it.
Man.. this sucks so bad!
And will look like crap compared to the awesome boxes of Tex 1-5 !!!
Going by that description for $500 tier, it should be no different for $100 tier as far as the boxed copy is being described as "Exclusive Boxed Collectors Edition of "Project Fedora". Both have "Box" in their description, and yet for some reason, I got no box, just the game in the DVD case. So I'm not so sure as to the "Box" making its appearance at $500, if at $100 it was a no show. I could be wrong though and only time will tell.
I think the special box is for $500 and up
"The Ultimate Detective box set of "Under a Killing Moon", "Pandora Directive", and "Overseer" in special edition Collector’s Box"
Alex...yup...that's what I think of when I think of "boxed" as well. A DVD case is NOT a box. Very disappointed in what I received.