Games are all spoken for as of now. Thanks for playing.
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I find myself with some extra Steam copies of games. Respond here or message me with your Steam names if you're interested in one of these. I'll check back in a day or two and send them out.
- Portal (I know, everyone has this by now)
- Aaaaaaaaaah! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
- Left 4 Dead
- Greed Corp
- Swords & Soldiers
- Toki Tori
For what it's worth, I really liked Rush and Cogs. Obviously, Portal and Left 4 Dead are great too.
EA has done plenty of bad stuff, but this is pretty absurd. And as for me, I do have some lingering warm fuzzy feelings for them based on my one fairly recent interaction with their customer service.
I also have a bunch of giveaways:
- 50% off Valve (2)
- 50% off Shattered Horizon
- 50% off Hector: Badge of Carnage
- 50% off Scratches
- 25% off Valve (2)
- Super MNC Beta Codes (2)
Send me a message in Steam if you want any of these (user name Mark Z).
@Pinworm45: To be clear, there is a return. Based on the amount you give, you get certain things in response (copies of games, extras in the game, etc.). I'm not sure what kind of ownership interest you'd expect when you're only throwing in $20 or $50. That's just not realistic, and I'm not sure why a developer with any business sense would do something like that. I think it might be better to look at it as a way to make a really early pre-purchase of a game, with the ability to customize the limited edition version that you'll end up getting. And at the same time you're giving the developers the financial freedom to make a quality game instead of having to ship unfinished crap early to meet sales timetables.
@Bruce: I guess you could put it that way. It's not a pure donation, though. Depending on how much you kick in, you get different things in return (like one or more copies of the game, beta access, signed posters, listing in the credits, ability to help design a level, etc.). It's pretty cool, and not a ton of money all in all.
So, I've gotten into Kickstarter lately. It's a very cool way to raise funds from the public for all manner of projects. I was already aware of the service, but Double Fine's recent huge kickstart of Double Fine Adventure prompted me to look more at these. Double Fine already had the resources to put out a good game, but other developers might not be as fortunate. So I wanted to highlight a couple of other promising projects on Kickstarter that also look fun.
1) Party of Sin - This looks like a really cool game. From what I've seen, it seems like a side-scrolling platformer with you taking the role of personifications of the 7 deadly sins. The art style and gameplay both look pretty good. Plus, one of the developers lives in the same city as me (not exactly a game developer hub). Kickstarter link here.
2) Guns of Icarus Online - This is a steam punk themed air combat game. From a FPS perspective, you take different roles in flying machine combat, navigating/steering, fighting, repairing, etc. Looks like it could be a great online experience. Kickstarter link here.
3) Pixel Sand - Honestly, I don't even know what this one is about. By the time I got to this one, I was just fund everything in sight. Since you can pitch in for just $1, that can't hurt, right? Kickstarter link here.
Finally, a friend of mine from college is putting together a baby zombie book using Kickstarter. It's already been funded, but should be pretty great when it comes out (I love the art I've seen so far).
First game I ever beat, on the Apple IIGS in the 80s. Great memories. Incredibly frustrating the first time though, when I thought I had beaten the game and walked over to the girl, who promptly beat me down. Nice trick.