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C-Blogs of 07/01/14 + Late Wrenchisms

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Sorry for the late caps! It was Canada day on Tuesday so i went and did Canadian stuff (drinking beer, chopping wood, holding open doors, etc) and on Wednesday I went to go see a live stage production of Welcome To Night Vale at the beautiful Elgin theatre in Toronto. It was a hell of a mid-week weekend and I had a great time.

I'd like to talk about some videogame things, but I'm late enough as it is. If you aren't doing anything else this afternoon, maybe check out this blog I wrote about Risk: Legacy back on Friday. Risk: Legacy is a super cool game with a deft mastery of design and vision. If you're really into "game design" as a thing (and I bet you are since you're the kind of Morlock who reads the C-Blogs) you need to check it out, you'll learn something about yourself as a player and what makes games interesting.

* - Dead Nation sounds like a bummer.

A - Saint's Row is nothing if not honest. The game and characters are what they are with no pretention.

A - Germany is still super weird about it's censorship rules. Guts, limbs, and haircuts?

A - Mojang is laying down the law on grubby Minecraft pay-to-play servers.

N - Ouya is doing a thing.

R - Shovelknight looks spectacular, it's just a matter of when I pick it up.

C - A giant wall of text where a living, breathing thesaurus mopes about his grim dissatisfaction with gaming. Marvel as he openly anticipates being disappointed by a game he hasn't even played yet for vague, pretentious reasons. Please everyone, writing like you're an 18th century Count Chocula doesn't make you seem intelligent or interesting, it's just annoying.

F - Fuck off.


-Wrenchfarm

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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