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The Dead State Kickstarter Thing

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 14, 2012

I’ve talked about Dead State several times here on this blog.  I’m pretty sick of the whole zombie thing, but I’m very excited about this RPG – which is billed as more of a post-holocaust survival RPG  where zombies are the primary environmental threat, but not so much an ‘enemy’.

Anyway, I was excited for their upcoming Kickstarter in spite of starting to feel some ‘Kickstarter Fatigue’ myself. Sure enough, they launched it… while I was in the middle of a busy business trip. I was waiting to get home first before funding it and talking about it, but as several people have stridently suggested I make mention of it (or maybe it was just one person under several names and contact locations 🙂  ) I figured I’d use the last remaining minutes of my pathetic hotel Internet connection to bring it to your attention… if you didn’t know about it already.

Yes, I’m gonna be funding this puppy. How much, I don’t know yet (I shudder to look at my funds when this trip is concluded, but before I’ve been reimbursed by my Day Job). I may go part-way from Rampant Games funds (which is really supposed to be funding Frayed Knights 2) and my personal funds to get the T-shirt level, I dunno.

Whatever the case, let me give you my take on it: I have no extra insight into the game beyond following it over the last couple of years (since it was simply called the “Zombie RPG.”) But based on those details released to the public, it seems to me to be an experiment in RPGs to really push the boundaries – in a good way, this time – of what an RPG can be. Seriously, as excited as I am for Wasteland 2, this one has me a little more excited for the possibilities. If you are sick of the current trend in mainstream computer RPGs and would like to see them truly “evolve” or expand in new ways and encompass more potential for player-driven stories, consider supporting this game in one way or another. Even if it’s only telling others about it. It may not be your thing, but it’s at least exciting to see experienced RPG developers tackling the kinds of things we keep claiming that we crave.

Dead State – Kickstarter Campaign

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  • Andy_Panthro said,

    Dead State has been added to a rather long list of games that I’ve backed via kickstarter, and now there’s just a long wait…

    The most recent one I backed is an interesting project called “Quest for Infamy”, which is inspired by Quest for Glory (so it’s a 2D point-and-click adventure game, with various RPG bits).

    The guys working on it (Infamous Quests) are the same guys who did the great remakes for King’s Quest 3 and Space Quest 2 (as Infamous Adventures).

    They need less than $10,000 to reach their goal, and there’s already a playable demo.