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>> No. 67923
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>> No. 67924
Good God. I used to joke about this, but didn't think it'd actually happen.
>> No. 67925
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Thought at first that it would use all those characters seen in the print in the game, making Hussie keep all of them alive for $$$$$

But it seems like it's up in the air for what it'll be about exactly. It's called an adventure game, but it would be nice if it made use of all the comprehensive mechanics that Sburb has, instead of being a point and click one.

Still though, the nature of Sburb makes it very flexible to whatever OC someone has, and translating that to game form would be possible, so on the spectrum of make-your-own-fanfic to basically one massive flash update, I'd much prefer a tighter game.

Also, I love Hussie. These god tier rewards are the best.
>> No. 67926
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This scares me more than anything else. Pray that we never see this image deviate from the site in even the slightest way.
>> No. 67927

See >>67925
>> No. 67928
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>> No. 67929
So that's the reason for that "you're become an adult website" thing. Making sure people don't think it's just a dumb ad.
>> No. 67930
i want to see this 0 of ten left by the end of the week.

also want one of each of these.>>67925
>> No. 67931
I hope whoever pledges God Tier makes Herpus Derpus canon
>> No. 67933
You sold out, Hussie. Weren't the books good enough for everyone? At least you can actually read those. Who wants to stare at a computer screen all day? NOBODY.
>> No. 67935
700000 seems like a lot of money to make a dating sim B)
>> No. 67936
How would that work if you want >>67928>>67925 to happen?

Anyway it's already 10/10.

>> No. 67937
No, no. That's the number remaining. 0/10 would indicate that all of those prizes have been taken.
>> No. 67938
yeah this.

I want 10 fantrolls to die in one panal, anther one too last two and another to be the most important character in homestuck
>> No. 67939
>someone plonks down a million for the "most important character" prize
>fantrolls dying panel
>second tier fantrolls dying panel
>third panel, only one fantroll remains
>removes disguise
>it's gamzee
>> No. 67940
>It's a lime blood.
>> No. 67941
He's even a sparkle troll on the inside.
>> No. 67942
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Can we talk about perfection?
>> No. 67943

She's staring right into my soul

Sweet jesus
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>> No. 67946
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Fuck donating to this. The fandom needs to make their own campaign, so this lady can have her dream come true.
>> No. 67948

Really, Anon?

>> No. 67952
the homestuck adventure game: or how hussie made a million dollars in a week.
>> No. 67953
It's still awaiting the last $125,000, but yeah, it is the 14th most-funded games-related project on Kickstarter at the mo. If it succeeds, then it means more people want a Homestuck game than a Leisure Suit Larry game...which isn't terribly hard to believe, but yeah.
>> No. 67954
More like 4 days
>> No. 67955
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I dont even have a comment
>> No. 67957
So, any guesses what the game will actually be about?

I mean, a human SBURB session is probably obviously going to be involved, but I don't think just playing a "game" of SBURB lends itself very well to the adventure game genre, plus anyone who're read the comic would already know the plot, so there's likely going to be some sort of twist to it.

I also wonder if Hussie's going to incorporate trolls in some way. I mean they've proven to be ridiculously popular, but I don't see how he'd incorporate them, canon-wise.

Another question would be whether the game will be set before, during or after the comic, or indeed if such a question even makes sense to ask, considering the temporal mechanics of the Homestuck universe.
>> No. 67958
The kicker, I think, is that the average donation is something like $96 at this point, and it's gone UP since the last time I looked.
Which basically means that more people have thrown MORE money at it than have thrown less between now and last night when I checked it last.
>> No. 67960
Apparently, a soul portrait costs like $4000
>> No. 67961
well sburb was a game that was sold in the beta session wasn't it? the game could just be another set of kids who managed to all get in. Obviously the true course of sburb never does go smooth and shit hits several fans, which is more than enough for an adventure game I think. Character swaps and instigation of time shenanigans could make things more interesting.

As for the trolls, I don't think they could be joined in, as in the A2 session, only Karkat and co actually had the game.
>> No. 67962
As of RIGHT NOW (the time I am writing this, is has probably changed since then because there are SO MANY FUCKING DONATORS), the average donation is 94.13$.

It's been up for about a day and around this time is when I first heard about it, so I'm going to assume it's been around for 24 hours. That's [b]268 people donating 25, 285$ per hour[b].

4 people donating 421$ per MINUTE.
>> No. 67963
Also, from the time of me taking the screenshot of the numbers I used to posting this took 8 minutes. In that short span of time it increased almost 6000$. This is fucking insane. I don't even understand it.
>> No. 67964
Well, Meenah was the one who found the Frog Temple in A1. Being a filthy rich princess and all, there's always the possibility that she made it available to the people.

And otherwise there's still the very real possibility of Kanaya resurrecting the race, which could be how Hussie plans to show us all those canon fantrolls anyway.
>> No. 67965
it'll be a new race in a universe made by the trolls and humans. They'll play the game all while being harassed by these weird human aliens and troll aliens.

Also i bet whatever the main gameplay is like that hussie will add a bunch of minigames that are entirely different. like how the comic keeps switching it up once in a while with games and animation and banner panels and such.
>> No. 67967
>she made it available to the people.
Except think about who it is you're talking about here.

It would be cool to have mini-games for using the sylladex like how Jade had a bunch of different game-based ones, but I can see that getting tedious awfully fast.
>> No. 67968
attn: three people have donated $5k
one has donated $10k

i can't wait to meet this new dead fantroll
>> No. 67969
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Guys, the deadline is closing in and I'm not sure the project is going to make it. :(
>> No. 67970
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...someone actually fucking did it.
>> No. 67972



I never wanted this.
>> No. 67973
Chill, man. The Huss has a plan.
>> No. 67974
let us all take a moment to Hail Gay Satan
>> No. 67975
Crowd scene. Beforus. Is to the con-going part of the fandom as Kankri is to SJWs. Ends with large-scale destruction.
Mark my fucking words.
>> No. 67976
Can't wait to see the fantroll unceremoniously killed off in one panel.
>> No. 67981
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False alarm, people, false alarm.
>> No. 67982
Not gonna be the last one.
And at least one of them is going to stick.
>> No. 67983
three people already plonked down $5k, not too hard to imagine someone (or a group effort maybe?) doubling that.
>> No. 67984
I'd fork over $10,000 for a really well made homestuck adventure rpg (much like river city ransom involving the present story.
The last fucking thing homestuck needs is more characters especially if it involves a completely new cast.

Oh, and only if it utilizes the music from the albums.
Only then would it be worth giving a fuck.
>> No. 67985
>The last fucking thing homestuck needs is more characters
There is a difference between adding characters to an existing story and creating a new story with new characters.
>> No. 67986
yeah, right now I'm construing the project as "new story set in the homestuck cosmology".

which, honestly, is about what I'd be looking for from an adventure game. trying to adapt the canon story to an automated interactive format is basically a suicide mission - it'd be a herculean effort very unlikely to actually result in a satisfactory product.
>> No. 67987
Hussie concurs.
>It'll be based on Homestuck, of course. But this doesn't mean it'll be anything close to a direct adaptation. That would be impossible! Homestuck is a pretty huge story.
>Something that draws from the elements already established in the vast Homestuck universe, applied more selectively to a shorter, self-contained story.
>I'll use elements from Homestuck that I think will be interesting to expand upon in something new, likely with minimal relevance to Homestuck comic canon.
>> No. 67988
>This new work had better not have any new material in it because I'm afraid of trying new things and I hate anything that I don't already know that I like!

With that mentality, Hussie would still be doing stories in the old Problem Sleuth format.
>> No. 67989
Hopefully there will be some references to the Homestuck story we know, in the form if history logs, mythologies, and such. There is endless room for new sessions and species if cherubs and that one alternate session album have anything to say about it.
>> No. 67990
Let me rephrase that.
All I want is an adventure game featuring the present characters, I've wanted this since I began reading the comic.
I'm just not as interested in a game based around the homestuck universe that doesn't include the characters I've already grown so attached to and invested myself in.
>> No. 67994
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We're doing it, man.
>> No. 67998
>> No. 68024
These are the only things I want, and good god, I want them with such a burning desire and herculean need.

But can I justify plunking down $200 suckers just for two shirts....? And I guess everything else, but I really honest to god do not give any shits about this game.
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Check again.
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I want to kiss and punch this fucker. If only I was houmustakku waifu material, they could be my sugar daddy/momma
>> No. 68040
hahahah one of the 5000 guys upgraded to the 10000

dont wuss out guy!!!
>> No. 68047

You sure? There's still two $5000 dollar backers. But I suppose either way that's another ten grand in about two mouse clicks. I wish I had that kinda money to blow on things I actually like, never mind the most vague video game outline ever.
>> No. 68050
yeah, there used to be three 5000 guys but one of them dispersed when the 10000 came. Also he guy said thats what he did in the kickstarter comments.
>> No. 68051

Oh, right. Well good to know he could scrape together another five thousand dollars in such short notice.
>> No. 68057
Soldier in Afghanistan.
>> No. 68058
Is it truly worth it to own a physical copy? I've kind of been wondering if I should honestly shell out $80.
This feels really insignificant to say after the guy who took the 10,000+ plunge.
>> No. 68084
everyone's marginal utility per dollar is different, man. don't be ashamed to be careful with your money.

(900k is linux support so I might be donating soon.)
>> No. 68090
>Mac version at $800,000
Setting the bar so low is a terrible mistake. It shouldn't be discussed at all until they've DOUBLED their original goal. You have to start over from scratch when making something for Mac and literally every person in the world who pays money for games is running Windows anyway.

>Linux version is even on the list
Fuck it, Hussie just has no idea what he's doing. This project will be a total failure.
>> No. 68095
Right, it's not like he did anything like consult a game developer on what would be possible for the game and oh wait
>> No. 68096

>> No. 68103
For some reason my initial presumption on seeing "Homestuck Adventure Game" was that it was some kind of tabletop game. So yeah, just saying that should exist too probably.

Also, what if someone has a fan thing that isn't a troll? I wouldn't lay down the several thousand or more to get it, but I'm curious.
>> No. 68107
And then I realized the RPG thing is the other thread is a tabletop game. So I guess I'll go read up on that.
>> No. 68117

He has some idea what he's doing. Donate another 50k to "unlock" more reward tiers, so more people will donate to receive overpriced merchandise?

It's a clever tactic, even if people are donating towards a game that shows no concept art, no designs, no basic premise, just a "best of" montage in the headlining video.
>> No. 68134
It's like you've never seen a kickstarter before.
>> No. 68139

Even the Yogscast -- a pair of no-talent non-celebs who I vehemently despise -- at least had a developer lined up and managed to present a several minute long video demonstrating the basic outline of the game, paired with a handful of pieces of concept art. Even the guys on Kickstarter who are going to swipe all your money have at least something of substance there to try and fool you.

Hussie's "we have stuff but it's up in the air/we're not telling" approach is amazingly dumb, but I'm not in the least bit surprised nobody cares about the distinct lack of material because the MSPA fandom will throw money at any horrible shirt or highly derivative song he decides to sell.
>> No. 68144
They're probably expecting something like the walk-around flashes, or Jane's adventure game flashes.

But really, it's kickstarter. Land of Pitches and Ego. Can't really blame Hussie for knowing he's got a golden goose here. I'd milk it too!
>> No. 68150
banking on reputation in this scenario isn't completely crazy. merchandise quality aside, as an artist hussie has done a lot of stuff before mspa that implies he can finish a project. and having professionals involved instead of random forum volunteers (as in the music team) will help with that as well, I think.

that said, I'm also sort of annoyed that the development house they're going with is so hush-hush. ideally before helping to pay a development house, I'd want to know I could trust them more than I trust the competent amateurs who are currently helping for free.
>> No. 68152
ick, I hope not. if you're just using the same engine you already have, what's the point of hiring a development house?
>> No. 68158

There's the Tim Schafer kickstarter, which was pretty vague on what it was going to be, as well, and it was massively successful. Now of course Hussie isn't a professional game developer, but as >>68150 said, he can probably get it sometime done, and as long as it's still has the same soul as Homestuck, it'll be great fun.
>> No. 68161
If it's anything like "On A Rainslick Precipice of Darkness" I'll have a lot of fun.

I just hope it isn't a total clusterfuck.
>> No. 68166
It doesn't matter what rep kickstarter has, Andrew has already shown restraint in the face of tumblr and still hasn't given in. He is just using kickstarter as a tool.
>> No. 68176
It doesn't need to be same engine to be the same type of game. I expect something where different areas of the game use mechanics from the various game segments, with possibly the only overarching similarities being the inventories and maybe using the character's computers as menu screens/chat log archives. I doubt any of the flashes were made to plug together for the purpose of making a larger game, so it'd make sense to start over in terms of engine development.
>> No. 68307
>Slick pack doesnt come with a signed copy of the physical game

Well i might as well just kill myself
>> No. 68308
Oh shit

I need those cards to live, but I don't want any of the tacky bullshit that comes with it. Then if I wanted the physical game too I'd need to get the $325 tier and subject myself to an even greater deluge of tacky bullshit. At that point I might as well go for the $500, but then I'd be wasting $500 on this ridiculous thing. FUCK.


That's just the thing with these kickstarters, ain't it? The lack of a la carte rewards. I just want a game and a deck of cards and a dragon. Is that so much to ask?
>> No. 68309
you know how the comic constantly switches between multiple characters?

I hope the game does that, and they all have slightly different mechanics except for like one or two minor ones who are basically an entirely different gimmicky game like a rythem game or a dateing sim or some shit.
>> No. 68310
Hussie did say some of these things could be available from the store after this whole thing comes to a close, but won't say which ones. Clever bastard.
>> No. 68316
It's what I'm going to do. I can live without a signed physical copy.
I'll just buy one sometime later if the downloadable version proves nice.
Just for novelty's sake.
>> No. 68323
Will hussie work well with a developer? He seems like a dude who couldnt give up any creative control
>> No. 68324

Well, he's been collaborating with all the art team members + Gankro for mad codes for a while. I would think that whatever dev team this is would understand something about Homestuck, as it would be very strange for Hussie to put all this work into the Kickstarter, just to shell it out for a Homestuck licensed game.
>> No. 68325
That's my #1 concern. Hussie pretty obviously doesn't know much about game development and seems to be a bit of a lone wolf, so I'm a bit wary of what he's going to do with this game. I'm assuming he's going to be the writer and let the developer take care of the gameplay and puzzles and whatnot, but gameplay and writing are so closely intertwined in adventure games that I'd think the writer(s) would have to have some knowledge and experience about how to construct a real game. Not walkaround flashes, those don't count. Maybe he will only supply the mythos and let the team's writers make their own characters and story, but that might get sticky too.

I just don't want this to be in development hell forever because the creator has some mad $$$ and a vision, but doesn't have any experience or knowledge of the actual development process. I'm not ragging on Hussie personally, it's just a situation that could easily, EASILY go bottom up. Even if he's competent it doesn't mean the team members will be either especially if they are Homestuck fans themselves--too much bootlicking tributes and trying too hard to emulate the feel of the comic chokes out their own voices and makes games come off as derivative, stupid, and probably inaccessible to non-Homestucks.
>> No. 68365
so betatesting the next walkaround flash should be neat.
>> No. 68366
So, how many seconds until it'll be leaked all over the internet?
>> No. 68373
ten, maybe 20 seconds? How long does it take to make a mediafire?
>> No. 68381
People have been pretty good about not leaking the purchasable wallpapers, so I doubt finding a demo leak will be that easy.
>> No. 68393
4chan was talking about making $50 dollar donations to get the beta and then cancelling them like the unscrupulous buttheads that they are, so I think that beta's gonna be leaked pretty fuckin' fast.
>> No. 68395
Well, I've seen plenty of those posted in HSG, so I wouldn't be too sure about that.
And I mean, we're talking about, what, six thousand people here? It's practically a certainty that at least one of them will be willing to upload the thing.
>> No. 68396
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I almost hope Hussie doesnt reveal much about the game, so we dont end up like pic related
>> No. 68398
Considering how long it took for just the sprites to leak...
>> No. 68400
Um, how did pic related end up?
>> No. 68402
Welp, there's now a second 10k backer.
>> No. 68403
Most of the paid wallpapers on HSG were comically altered though.
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