stars a a mollusc protagonist.
is getting ready to launch.
Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows
is an adventure game sequel
set in a medival land populated by animals.
matt wrote:I guess that means Lobster has more responsibility than before!
Lobster - it seems like you were previously checking out every new game project every day. Is there such an increase in volume that it's infeasible? That seems to bode poorly for the new release actually being helpful... :-/
From December 2011 to March 2014 I had scrolled over the entire Recently Launched feed clicking on any of the projects that stood out. I click on every Video Games project. I still go over the Recently Launched feed, but much faster and with more of a focus on the Film and Games categories. I will also do searches for the last 24 hours of Kickstarter related posts on the Internet.
I've backing projects on Kickstarter since May 2011. It has never felt this bad for a surge of poor quality campaigns before. More than half are not expected to make it. Many are grey about how they fit in the guidelines. I notice that a lot of them uploaded images for their thumbnail images that weren't even formatted to fit. Both Summer months and the last half of a month attract poorly researched campaigns.
In 8 days it will have been a year since the last posted episode of Lobster's List for Kickstarter
. It was intended as a way to help aggregate the small campaigns that deserved attention. Kickstarter Katchup
also ended about a year ago.
I've been messaging crowdfunding analytics/tool sites trying to get someone to adopt my way of tracking campaigns. If I could get graph creation (I manually stitch with GIMP) and projections automated then it would free up enough time that I could potentially resume producing episodes. It could also mean expanding the analysis to more categories than Video Games. The server costs look like they would be an issue because of the larger CPU demand per project than what Kicktraq needs. It would make such a site much more difficult to be profitable.
Kickstarter's curated pages
is an idea with potential. It would work similar to the developer lists on Ouya
's store. It would need some way for people with Kickstarter accounts to subscribe to a curated page (Not the RSS system) so that a notification would go out when a new project has been added to the page.
at $86,000 is the biggest active campaign for the category followed by InSomnia
at $77,000. There isn't a million dollar project right now to be excited about. Sunset
was the closest thing to a superstar class campaign for July for Video Games. Superstar campaigns bring more visitors to the platform which helps the smaller projects. The lack of one right now is worrying.
didn't make its goal. I did not see much mentions of it in a last 24 hours search on the day it ended. It only had 8 comments on its last day. The Bitly analytics
showed very little activity.
I was a backer on Yogventures
that has run into a development nightmare
Last week we announced that everyone concerned will get a copy of TUG
. Nerd Kingdom's game is still in alpha but is shaping up to be everything we wanted Yogventures to be. In addition, we have organised for Nerd Kingdom to have the source code, assets and designs of Yogventures to ensure we're making best use of Winterkewl's work.
There was a GDC talk
linked to on Reddit that can be applied to making Kickstarter pitch videos.
I've been looking at the effectiveness of ThunderClap
for Kickstarter campaigns. It might be something I recommend in the future.