This is awesome: Kickstarter Open Source Death Star.
Only 53 days to go for funding, pledges of £75,603 so far.
My favorite game of all time, Elite (I played on Commodore 64), has just been kickstarted by David Braben.
Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
I backed this. I am absolutely ready to do drug runs and large scale pirating again in 2014.
Kickstarter: Elite: Dangerous
Another kickstarter for an old game: Wings. I loved the original but, just like the others, I am not sure why I would really want to invest in a remake.
A kickstarter for “GaymerCon: Everybody Games”
Just like most gamers, queer geeks and gaymers want that same sense of community and belonging. Therefore we intend to create a space where all gamers and queer geeks can come together in a welcoming and safe space.
This space is GaymerCon.
I don’t understand this. Admittedly I am not gay, and maybe that explains why I don’t understand this, but I really don’t get why a gaming convention for people of a certain sexual orientation is a good idea.
In my world we want to break down barriers. Not build them. I would also not understand the meaning of a gaming convention for people with a certain skin color. Since this kickstarter has raised $15,484 (of $25,000) with 28 days to go, I would say this is a successful kickstarter project.
But I wish I understood this..
“iD was so pleased with all the slaving away we did that they cordially asked us to do it again. For free. We’d like to continue dramatically undercutting the value of our own services because we get nerd chills from being associated with iD and this event, and (*foot shuffle*) we’ve already basically committed to doing it again this year, but we don’t want to keep doing it out our own pocket, so we’d like you – the esports community at large – to underwrite our nerd chills.”
I spent 2 hours the other day talking with Chris on Skype, which was a very pleasant experience. I really wish eSports had more commentary and blogs like his, even when I don’t agree with his viewpoints I find them intelligent and rational.
Also: Cyber Sports Network go way back, and I respect them for still being around. But man, talk about a name that needs a refresh.. Cyber? Cyber Sports? *shudder*