I should hit up Reddit maybe, but I am fairly certain my co-conspirator is the only person willing to go on record as saying that The Order: 1886 is anything approaching a videogame. He wants me to play it very much, presumably so that I can join his very exclusive cult, but I watched a few YouTube clips and it seems like you don’t hack monsters apart and then make hats and weapons out of their guts and white bones. And that’s all I care about right now. So I’ll have to get back to him on that.
And of course he wants to create some kind of relative shame scenario, but let’s be honest here. There’s probably more people on my team than his.
Kickstarter is a weird place. There have been some borderline inexplicable performances on there recently that manifest (for me, at least) the role its settled into at the top end, which manages - in the manner of the ancient alchemist - to convert social media momentum into cash. I have lost money a couple times on there, spectacularly in one case, but I’ve been mostly okay and helped a lot of cool shit get made. God, that one hurt, though.
If someone wants me to advertise their Kickstarter, though, it puts me in a weird position. I’m trying to feel out what exactly that means. It’s entirely possible that I am advertising a nega-product, which is the opposite of a thing. And so, of course, all responsibility thereto accrues to me and I feel strongly compelled to be a picky-pants. I don’t know how much of an all-the-time-thing I want it to be. I have accepted a couple, and turned down a couple. For example, I accepted Orion Trail (early demo) and Underworld Ascendant. Both games were Greenlit on Steam, but more importantly, they’re both games I want from people who actually know how to do what they’re pitching.