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Posted by Gold_Skulltulla

I'm not a big follower of Kickstarter projects, but this one is through over half of its funding period with only 1/3 of the target amount raised. I figured that an indie game with this kind of recognizability would be faring better. If Sportsfriends flounders, could this signal a tipping point for indie game Kickstarter viability? Or maybe it's the timing of it all (considering the Kickstarter, but also the likelihood that the PS4 will be out by the time the comp would be released). There are still two weeks left, so we'll see what happens.

Posted by ERoBB

Could anyone explain how random hipster hate has found it's way into this? It's just a fun looking party game.

Posted by crazylittle

At this point is there even any hype for the game? They got a lot of buzz but completely squandered it in my opinion.

Edited by aquacadet

Joust is ok, but I personally will never play it. However, this is the first time I've heard of Hokra and man it looks like a great little multiplayer game. I hope this gets funded and actually comes out so I can force my friends to play Hokra.

Posted by SpecDotSign

@Campbell000 said:

Patrick Klepek - I hope you keep writing more articles like this. I am probably not the only one who is super interested in how all of this stuff comes together or for example what a sony pub fund deal entails.

Agreed. I don't understand the hate behind this.

Posted by Campbell000

Patrick Klepek - I hope you keep writing more articles like this. I am probably not the only one who is super interested in how all of this stuff comes together or for example what a sony pub fund deal entails.

Posted by ripelivejam

ok read the article (first one i've read besides watching some video of the gameplay), and yeah it seems like a pretty basic concept, but he's addressing that with additional modes and power-ups, etc. it's not as if it's the first time a (potentially deceptively) simple concept has existed in gaming. i'm not trying to compare it to tetris or anything but at least have an open mind about it. i wouldn't mind trying it but i won't side one way or the other on the legs of the concept. it does sound interesting though, and i'm pretty sure it's more complicated than just playing some pick-up game with random objects in your hands (because of the music component and the fact that there are concrete rules in place). i'm probably more interested in the "super group" concept.

fair enough maybe if you're blaming patrick of oversaturation as this is the first article i read about this, but he's just expressing an honest interest in the project and it's fitting with his tastes (Deep Sea, anyone? nobody poo-pooed him on being ecstatic about that). nice article patrick and i'm interested in hearing more about these projects.

Edited by ripelivejam

some of you are real pieces of shit. at least cut down on the snark when you express your disinterest over and over and OVER again. or have something constructive to add.

or save yourself and everyone else's time and don't read the article/don't comment.

GB community's starting to seem just as bad as most of its peers unfortunately, at least on the article/video comments...

Posted by Stubee

Oh.... THAT joust..... M
Pass!

Posted by Launch

Both Super Pole Riders and Hokra are a ton of fun - in the right situation. I played them at an indie developer shindig and they were pretty awesome in that scenario. I am still curious about JS Joust, seems like it could be fun. Wonder for how long, though.

Posted by jasondesante

sony could have already released joust inside of playstation home...but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by gesi1223

I don't know why people would buy extra controllers or even pay for something that is almost nonexistent. The equivalent would be grabbing a few sticks off the ground and applying the same rule sets, sans PS3. The other games in the collection I don't have a problem with, but "JS Joust" is just.....what?

Posted by Y2Ken

@ProfessorEss said:

I get the impression that the hostility is directed more towards Patrick's obsession with this game than it is towards the game itself.

EDIT: I just realised now that Patrick has written five news articles about a game that only has one other post in it's forum :P

See now that makes even less sense to me. He cares about something enough to write about it, that's cool. And he makes a valid point - in a lot of ways this game could make a bunch of people who bought into Move feel way better about their purchase. It's not like people are forced to read articles on this site - if they see an article is about a game they aren't interested in, they don't have to click on it. I don't get why people complain, personal opinions are what make this site for me.

Posted by CaptRocketblaze

I just checked the Kickstarter & it's almost at $30,000... Which is good, since I'd like to play the games in collection. I don't have much use for Joust, but the other games look solid. As an aside, I'm one of the people who was crazy enough to buy Move just to try it out & have 2 controllers already.

Posted by George_Hukas

Who starts a Kickstarter right before the holidays?

So dumb

Posted by Yorkin

This game seems best suited for young children who enjoy hide and seek, or simply going outside to play.

Another demographic would be drunk college students, but the majority of them wouldn't play it more than twice.

Posted by laserbolts

Im willing to bet out of all the commenters here not one read that whole article. I'm willing to guess its because no one cares about this game. Seriously Patrick you're awesome but let it go.

Posted by warley
@aquamarin likewise I shall say nothing.
Posted by Parsnip

I hope now that it seems like it's going to actually get released at some point, Patrick will stop writing articles about a thing that no one cares about.

Edited by ProfessorEss

@Y2Ken said:

Joust is cool. I don't see what problem people have with it. It's a simple, fun game that gets you dicking over your friends. It's a party game and nothing more, and that's just fine. Probably not worth investing in 4 Move controllers, but still, just fine.

I get the impression that the hostility is directed more towards Patrick's obsession with this game than it is towards the game itself.

EDIT: I just realised now that Patrick has written five news articles about a game that only has one other post in it's forum :P

Posted by nate6858

@zombie2011 said:

Guys save your self hundreds of dollars in move controllers and just play this game with an egg on a spoon.

Nuts to that - have you seen the price of eggs nowadays?!

Posted by Beforet

Not gonna lie, I mostly clicked the article to see if that promo photo was still there.

Posted by loopy_101
Posted by BonzoPongo

I don't think people are aware enough about this game. Probably needs about 6 more articles.

Posted by Y2Ken

Joust is cool. I don't see what problem people have with it. It's a simple, fun game that gets you dicking over your friends. It's a party game and nothing more, and that's just fine. Probably not worth investing in 4 Move controllers, but still, just fine.

Posted by Phished0ne

Great Idea. But like most of the crazy indie ideas, it just wont sell. People will play it for about 5 minutes then get sick of it. Its great that people are working on stuff like this, but these kinds of outlandish ideas dont sell. Especially when there will be no marketing push behind it. No one really knows about it, and the people that do know about it feel somewhere between despising it(for almost no reason) or feeling ambivalent towards it.

Posted by Keeper_Garrett

I love the TWO bottles of wine on the table next to the Super Pole Riders.

Posted by zombie2011

Guys save your self hundreds of dollars in move controllers and just play this game with an egg on a spoon.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@Mechanized said:

Don't understand the hype behind this game at all. Like... at all.

Me neither, seems like an electronic board game you play with for 5 minutes with your family, put it away, and never see it again. Only since this is being marketed as a videogame, all the journalists are losing their minds over it.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@kalmis said:

Don't really see who the target audience for this is.

Hipsters.

Posted by kalmis

Don't really see who the target audience for this is.

Posted by Xbox420

Joust isn't even a videogame doe

Posted by Dezztroy

I can't wait for this "game" to die.

Posted by ramiam402

I'm actually quite excited for this, I played JS Joust at E3 and had a blast with it. With the right group of people the game can be a lot of fun, and for myself at least it certainly didn't get boring after a half hour.

Posted by Terjay

Also: "PUBLISHERS DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS GAME :(" They probably care more about not being sued to hell and back when someone gets tossed through a window or something.

Posted by probablytuna

I don't think I'll be purchasing the game or Move controllers just to play it but I hope it all works out for them in the end.

Edited by RetroVirus

My real question is why Nidhogg isn't part of this. I really want to play it!

Posted by ERoBB

To those asking "Why not just add single player?" ... I don't think you've seen what the game actually looks like in practice.

Posted by Terjay

@Peanut said:

To sum up the comments thus far: Nobody gives a shit.

Did I get that right, guys?

Yep. Well except for Patty McKlepek.

Edited by Peanut

To sum up the comments thus far: Nobody gives a shit.

Did I get that right, guys?

Posted by TwoArmed

@Shaanyboi: But...Indie!

Posted by Shaanyboi

I get Joust. I do. I understand what it tries to do, and it seems interesting and fun.

But seriously, this push to make it like this BIG thing, dozens of articles that are like "THIS is what justifies the Move, man. This NEEDS to get out there to the public..."

No. Just stop. It's not that special. Yes, it's an interesting use of the technology, yes it could be a fun game for people while drunk. But no one is going to buy a Move for it, and if they did, they'd have their 20 minutes of fun and then regret spending as much as they did. It's a cool GDC/PAX demo, and that's about it...

Posted by Thoseposers

@MiniPato said:

@aquamarin said:

I don't have anything good to say about this, so I just won't say anything.

NO ONE CARES ABOUT JOUST!

No one bought a move and no one will buy a move for Joust! It's just an indie game whose 5 minutes of zietgeist has passed!

There I said it for you.

this. i'm sick of these articles

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I would never ask my friends to come over and play Pole Riders.

Just saying.

Posted by Timnoldzim

So does "Joust" rhyme with "Bach" now?

Posted by Mechanized

Don't understand the hype behind this game at all. Like... at all.

Edited by Bobby

Hokra is amazing.

Posted by professording
@BBQBram

@Professor_Ding said:

@Mystyr_E said:

@BBQBram said:

@Mystyr_E said:

Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head...

Found my way downstairs and drank a cup?

Looking up I noticed I was late

A-ha a-ha a-ha a-ha

Wait is that supposed to be the bridge harmony or ironically slow laughter?

I think Paul does a pant of some sort here.
Posted by BBQBram

@Professor_Ding said:

@Mystyr_E said:

@BBQBram said:

@Mystyr_E said:

Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head...

Found my way downstairs and drank a cup?

Looking up I noticed I was late

A-ha a-ha a-ha a-ha

Wait is that supposed to be the bridge harmony or ironically slow laughter?

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