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post #91 of 100
Yikes!

This thread has turned into a battlefield.
Guys, can we just agree that we don't know enough about the situation to judge?


I'm at work and can't check out the game, but if it is as bad as people are saying then it might have been a bad idea to sell his house.
Not saying that this necessarily applies to this specific case, but here are my thoughts on chasing dreams.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with trying to pursue your dream! The only thing that's important is to go about it the right way.
One good example of this is restaurateurs. It often happens that people from different walks of life decide at some point they would like to open a restaurant. Maybe they were told they make the best meatball sandwiches, or their homemade chili is the best thing ever. So they decide to open up their own restaurant, whilst knowing nothing about what it really takes to run one (read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain if you get the chance--incredible book and touches on this topic).

You have to be smart, learn your business (whatever that may be) and decide/gauge whether or not you learned the specific skills necessary to succeed.
If you want to start your own gaming company, and make awesome games--that's terrific! However, you should make sure that you either have the necessary skills (coding, marketing, business/financial, artwork, design, etc.) or you have surrounded yourself with those that can.

If you haven't learned enough yet, go and learn it before you just decide to put yourself at risk of bankruptcy; whether that means work experience at another game company, schooling, or whatever.

Another (maybe better example) is Dragon's Den or Shark Tank if you've ever seen those shows.

People on there have often re-mortgaged their houses and put themselves in serious debt to fund their inventions--many of which are just dreadful.
You need to know your limitations, and know when something is worth the risk of more debt and that.


Sorry for the huge rant!
Just my 2cents.gif


tldr; If you're going to put yourself at risk to pursue your dreams, make sure you know what your are doing and know your own limitations. If it doesn't work out, know when to call it quits. Then figure out what went wrong and fix it before you try again.
post #92 of 100
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Fine.

Will you concede that the only reason anyone really knows anything about this game is because someone was foolish enough to put his house and general welfare on the line and without that, this guy wouldn't even have gotten 10 seconds of fame with what appears to be a totally lame program?

Pretty much exactly the only reason I've heard of it, yeah thumb.gif lol
post #93 of 100
Welp, he's funded. He beat the goal by over $4k.

Good for him.
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Wow eek.gif

So many posts. I'm not going to address them all but I would like to point some things out

First off: I didn't read the article. I posted from my phone. I'm just going based off what was posted in the OP

  • The thread said "Home" not house. If the developer was downsizing, I could understand it. That being said, it stated home. Implying he's that he's either homeless or living with his parents or relatives. Someone of course is going to tell me wrong for thinking such but that is the way I interpreted it.
  • The video game comment was a tad harsh, I meant to say crappy video game. Not implying making games is a poor decision in life. By the looks of it, it's a generic, pixelated 3d shooter/platformer. Something odd and something that doesn't interest me. Other's have agreed with me. Other's will disagree. It's a matter of opinion. Deal with it.
  • One of the first posts stated something on the lines "I won't play this game but I'll give him 70$". kookoo.gif Why? That is one of the dumbest comments I have read thus far. You are not supporting the developer in anyway. You are giving him false hope. When it comes to his next game, are you going to buy it too? No, cause I doubt you would care. You mine as well give that money to a hobo. If everyone does this, it's just a charity case. Nothing more. If the game actually looks appealing to you, go for it. Don't hand your money to a guy because hes "dedicated". Just a suggestion...

That's all.

p.s I realized it's "livelihood" tongue.gif
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No, that is stupidity. Who would sell their house to fund a game? A dumb*** would. Put your lively hood in jeopardy over what? A video game?

LOOOL

You could have 10 houses and millions of dollars.

None of it means a thing if you aren't happy and fulfilled.

I've never met a single person who is happy and fulfilled. Smoke and mirrors, my friends, smoke and mirrors.
I feel happy and fulfilled you need to surround yourself with better people...
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post #97 of 100
not to be a jerk or anything, but this here does not make sense.

He sold his house. A HOUSE!! How much money is that?

And he wants 17k from kickstarter?


While this sounds admirable, I simply can't understand why the goal is set at 17K. Maybe 170K would have made more sense.
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I don't get the 8bit graphics, but the game does look interesting. Although selling your house seems somewhat illogical. Maybe if he was a master coder and developed an AAA title... but indie games don't really make that much profit.
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post #99 of 100
Gambling your house is insane.
However, using the story of a gambled house to get PR is genius.
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wow good on him I hope he makes everything back and more hes got my money on it
 
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