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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1365 on: May 23, 2015, 03:49:44 AM »
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Hero-sama's famous! I'm gonna see if I can get mentioned on IGA time too :D What's this weeks' theme?

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1366 on: May 23, 2015, 04:04:43 AM »
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"Monsters and Boss Battles", I believe.

I wonder if there going with the secret history angle like the Castlevania series, or go full-blown Megami Tensei with demons taking over the world. IGA also said in one of the podcasts he wanted to make both Miriam and Gebel have gray aspects to their charcters instead of making them just good and evil. I wonder how deep they are going to delve into that, though I expect probably not a whole lot. I wouldn't want them to copy Castlevania series too much so I think adding a Belmont Clan expy would probably be a bit too derative. Also don't forget IGA mostly tried to dance around the issue of the Belmonts having to be the protagonist, so might as well avoid that from the start this time around. 

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1367 on: May 23, 2015, 05:15:29 AM »
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i dont think there will be a not-belmont clan a family bloodline, but rather a holy organization/team thats tasked to fight these monsters throughout the generations. like ecclesia

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1368 on: May 23, 2015, 06:08:54 AM »
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Thanks nagumo, I sent Iga-sama an ask :D let's see if I get featured!

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1369 on: May 23, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
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Spriters! Get to work. :)
Yeah, gonna give this a go.


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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1370 on: May 23, 2015, 02:39:54 PM »
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Hey, how do you get in contact to ask one of those questions to IGA? Is it on Twitter or the comment section on the Kickstarter page?

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1371 on: May 23, 2015, 03:07:28 PM »
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Hey, how do you get in contact to ask one of those questions to IGA? Is it on Twitter or the comment section on the Kickstarter page?
The Q&A videos use tweets. ;)

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1372 on: May 24, 2015, 09:51:02 AM »
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Hmm...though this may be a little pessmisstic, here's an interesting post I found on how big kickstarters like IGA's might hurt smaller indie producers:

http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/19/8624665/big-indie-kickstarters-are-killing-actual-indies

It raises many of the points Uzo did earlier, like the amount of money kickstarter/publicity fees eat up, as well as the rapidly multiplying costs of producing even non-AAA games. Still, I'm not entirely sure I agree with all its points. The reason "big" kickstarters from people like IGA or Inafune get so much money is because those folks have a very proven track record of accomplishment, while the sad truth is that lesser-known indie devs are much more of a (perceived) risk. Which group would be more likely to see a return: A team of experienced developers led by someone with literally decades of experience and who already has 4.5 million dollars of investment, or some indie devs asking for just 10 thousand dollars but who have 5 years worth of experience working on unknown indie games? It's thereform understandable that 'big indies' get so much more attention than little ones.

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1373 on: May 24, 2015, 10:51:16 AM »
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THANKS A LOT, IGA

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1374 on: May 24, 2015, 10:52:24 AM »
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Nobody fall for Polygon clickbait, please. I'd much rather have people who were in the industry but left because the niches they made games for just weren't "big enough" for the publishers who only have eyes for AAA (or mobile in Konami's case) use KS combined with other funding to make mid-budget games rather than have unknowns put only the amount they raise toward making a "symbolic" puzzle platformer or a narrative adventure game. Mid-budget games are generally the best of both worlds, at least to me, and are in far shorter supply than indies. They have enough budget to make something that is rather professional and up to a certain level of quality, while small enough that they can still have far more freedom in making the game and not catering to the widest audience possible like AAA games must. Every once and awhile an unknown will catch lightning in a bottle and make a good game with very little budget but it seems depressingly rare to me.

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1375 on: May 24, 2015, 11:33:06 AM »
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Hey, who made that Miriam sprite in the banner? Looks good!
http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/19/8624665/big-indie-kickstarters-are-killing-actual-indies
No kidding? Big name, experienced devs are gonna get more attention and clout than, well, newbies? Who'da thought it..?

Polygon and Kotaku are click bait sites, I actively avoid both of them.

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http://www.thejimquisition.com/2015/05/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night-interview-koji-igarashi/

There are a lot of other great comments by IGA too, I really like his rule on bosses. :)
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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1376 on: May 24, 2015, 12:06:21 PM »
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lol Polygon.

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1377 on: May 24, 2015, 02:30:18 PM »
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Nobody fall for Polygon clickbait, please. I'd much rather have people who were in the industry but left because the niches they made games for just weren't "big enough" for the publishers who only have eyes for AAA (or mobile in Konami's case) use KS combined with other funding to make mid-budget games rather than have unknowns put only the amount they raise toward making a "symbolic" puzzle platformer or a narrative adventure game. Mid-budget games are generally the best of both worlds, at least to me, and are in far shorter supply than indies. They have enough budget to make something that is rather professional and up to a certain level of quality, while small enough that they can still have far more freedom in making the game and not catering to the widest audience possible like AAA games must. Every once and awhile an unknown will catch lightning in a bottle and make a good game with very little budget but it seems depressingly rare to me.

I would say that just shows how problematic the industry is; basically devs can't stand the idea of doing mid-grade stuff, they have no idea of what middle ground is. It has to be either huge and loud or small and personal and because of that variety has gone to hell and anyone who just wants to do something different now has to turn to outside sources instead of traditional publishers. Pretty much the only company that runs the gamut of everything from small to "AAA" is Nintendo and one company can only do so much.

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #1378 on: May 24, 2015, 03:02:43 PM »
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Yeah, I know Polygon's clickbait, but that article raised some of the points I'd seen others here mention, so I thought it wasn't that bad. But yeah, Aiddon, I think you also raise another good point--it seems that in recent years, the market's become increasingly polarized between triple A titles and "budget" ones, with the middle ground declining from what it used to be. :/

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
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