“… for the cost of a handful of lattes, you can help build a virtual world in which your character could be drinking virtual lattes with a femme fatale (who’s probably a dragon in disguise) while blowing the crap out of everything around you with a smart gun. Isn’t that what we all want?”
‐ Jordan Weisman, Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Video

“What could possibly go wrong?”
‐ Tim Schafer, Double Fine Adventure Game Kickstarter Video

Yes, I have finally uploaded my own video commentary. I’ve always wanted to make one, but I never had the time or resources. So after some careful thinking and feeling the need to experiment, I finally decided to give it a shot. Video editing is a longer process than I thought it would be.

In case anyone is wondering, here is my current setup:

  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum HD
  • Blue Snowball USB Microphone

I mentioned Transformer: Fall of Cybertron and Prototype 2 as Activision-published games that have science fiction elements. I didn’t mention Battleship from Double Helix. From what I’ve seen, it’s a first-person shooter and looks very similar to Call of Duty. However, it is worth noting that Double Helix is using a proprietary engine. Other than that, it gives the impression of a action-oriented shooter with aliens. The movie it is loosely based on received mixed reviews internationally.

Another game developer I wish I mentioned was Wolfire Games. They are currently working on Overgrowth. Their business model works by accepting pre-orders, and releasing a weekly beta version of what they have worked on so far that anyone who pre-ordered can play. In addition, they are behind the “Humble Indie Bundle” sales that pay developers and charity. I hope to make more videos in the future and to improve upon my scripted dialog.

What do you think about the Kickstarter phenomenon?

Kickstarter website
Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Page
Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter Page
Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Page
Star Command Kickstarter Page
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