Every once in a while Chris Roberts posts news about new kickstarter projects for the star citizen community to see as it recently happened with everspace. Would I-novae have an interest in this?
Any publicity is good publicity.
Once again, no, and there was already plenty of detailed arguments against that.
You’re assuming that “publicity” has only a positive connotation. Let us agree on its definition:
Given that, we can also agree that gaining attention from the public can be done in various ways. Heinous crimes, serial kills can gain you much attention. But not in a positive way.
On a less extreme comparaison, the same goes for a game. First impressions can be long-lasting and hard to correct on a perception level. Don’t kill them with wild claims (“this game is a wow-killer!”) or with hasty communication that you have to back-off afterwards.
I’m not sure to understand the implicit concern you’re making in this question. Is something wrong, or nice, with the SC community? Or are you only refering to the base number of fans / backers?
Actually, that depends on your definition of “positive”. According to mathematical analysis, 20-30% of mass killing cases are clustered in patterns similar to what you’d expect if a contagious disease could be spread through mass media. Heinous crimes, with the help of cable news, are a highly effective marketing strategy provided you objective is to kill a lot of people and/or make yourself infamous - and for the people committing the crimes, it often is.
You’ll notice that, by your own definition of “publicity”, it has nothing to do with what information is disseminated. Wild claims, hasty communication that you later have to back off on, and bad first impressions is how numerous Presidents of the United States have been elected. Just look at how well Trump is doing right now.
Certainly, I dislike being lied to by game developers and don’t think INS should do so, but historically it’s great publicity.
I’m just wondering if it’s something we should set as a goal, get Chris Roberts to write about infinity battlescape so that the kickstarter gets more funds.
Hmm, that’s not something you “get” someone to do. Either Chris Roberts will be compelled to do so, or he will not, I don’t think it’s a “goal” that anyone here sets. IMO.
First he has to hear about it though.
It seems that there are some inovae related threads in the sc forums every now n then, to the point of people seemingly getting annoyed by them… I think it’s safe to say that Chris Roberts know of inovae and the engine.
He has, iirc he was asked many years ago why he didn’t use the I-Novae engine. Both David Braben and Chris Roberts are for sure aware of our project. How much they care about it, is another matter.
For a game engine as significant as this, he is more than likely going to post about it.
I would say most people who know about space games know about Infinity. So they just need a reminder that it’s finally happening.
I’d be willing to wager CR is far too busy trying to ship SC to worry about us unless our KS becomes so wildly successful as to cause significant damage to his narrative within the media. I hate to be a negative nancy but that seems unlikely
I would like to mention that CR did a Note from the Chairman for Everspace, the result was them getting more funding on that day than any other day of the campaign…
Everspace is a rogue-space game. CR probably sees the game as occupying another niche in the space games. Unlike I:B most certainly.
If Chris can take time out after a tennis game to have a photo with a fan in the street, I think he can make time for a Chairman letter
Damage to his narrative? Why would your success cause him damage, battlescape isnt even the same genre anymore.
He’s given attention to 4-5 other games at this point because he liked how they looked and seems to beleive in cooperation more than competition, because “he likes space games”. Im not sure it’s a good idea to go the derek smart route to preclude that possibility.
Damage as in we begin to steal the spotlight, I guess I could’ve worded that better. That’s what I get for answering posts first thing in the morning.
Ah yeah, I guess that could be a concern.
I also guess that’s, if not the reason why Chris Roberts bring up other space games, then at least why his marketing division doesn’t try to stop him. Makes sure that if any one of them ever become hugely successful people will (rightly) attribute at least part of that success to the influence of Star Citizen. Which means Star Citizen gets mentioned. Which means they get free publicity.
No you don’t there’s a guy there and his name is Bruce Chandler and he’s a real jerk.
I gotta say it definitely pleases me to see this game doing so well at such an early stage. Even if it was in a basement for quite a while. T The baby is out of the bath water.
And keep posting updates on your Facebook page about the game. The more people see it the more they are to become comfortable with it. If everyone can convince two or three friends to join your itty bitty committee. It will definitely grow and become a success.