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#1 Matt Diamond

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 08:41 AM

http://arstechnica.c...-citizen-alums/

Interestingly enough, they were serious about making a Descent-like game long before the idea of negotiating for the actual Descent license even occurred. The Kickstarter is off to a strong start, but has a ways to go.

They say they intend to support Mac and Linux in the FAQs, but they didn't promise a simultaneous release, and I expect Mac will be delayed or chopped if they start to run out of money. The goals for the game are very ambitious. Hopefully they won't over-promise with stretch goals.

Despite some pessimism I decided to back this one. Even if the game itself is mediocre, if it is moddable (as intended) then the community could do a lot with it.

(FYI so far my Kickstarter track record is: of 4 games backed, 2 were delivered successfully after delays, 2 are still in development but looking good.)
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#2 Matt Diamond

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

We're rapidly approaching the final 24 hours of the Descent kickstarter. They seemed to stall out for a while but things have improved. It's going to be close though.
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 01:38 PM

Looks like they got funded!

Hope they can meet that timetable. I can't wait:

- New ships (distinct classes to make up a complete team), new weapons, new traps to set.

- Weapons that can dig new tunnels through rock (voxels).

- Unreal 4 engine.

- Runs on OS X.

- Oculus Rift.


https://www.youtube....h?v=AjjNRpsjsvA
(Jump to 1:30 for game play footage.)

#4 Matt Diamond

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

Yep, I'm excited. Only a proper sequel to Myth would make me more excited, I think.
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:25 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 04 June 2015 - 04:45 PM, said:

Yep, I'm excited. Only a proper sequel to Myth would make me more excited, I think.

Does Deadhold count?

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:22 PM

View PostBifBologna, on 04 June 2015 - 05:25 PM, said:

Does Deadhold count?
Interesting! Needs work, but it looks very interesting indeed. I'll have to keep an eye on it.
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