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Old 23 September 2015, 13:36   #21
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I wanted to share a new Kickstarter campaign with you all.

The goal is to re-release classic video games from the 80ís and 90ís via a player that works on mobile phones, tablets, and smart TVs. This includes 100s of popular games from Amiga, Atari and others.

You can learn more about it on the Kickstarter website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nfinity-player
As I assume I'm actually addressing someone behind this Kickstarter, here's a list of friendly advices:

  • Put a little effort into your images. Many of the Photoshop jobs (like the jagged edge cut-in) are sloppy to say the least.
  • If you have an "extensive demo" show it! Nothing sells better than actually showing the goods.
  • Don't build your pitch video around stock photos and badly resolutioned images you just found on the net (if not Nintendo merchandise is included that is? ).
  • Pitch your Kickstarter to players, not venture capitalists. If you're in it for taking a share of the growing market it's at least honest, but not really a reason for people to become backers, is it?
  • Explain what people get, there's no way to understand what the included "credits" actually is worth to anyone.
  • Revise your price point. Looking at the levels, $10+ per game is way more than what they actually are worth on todays market even to the most hardcore nostalgics.
  • Build a fan base before adding company merchandise as perks. Although it's nice with companies which are proud of their brand, others actually don't care about getting a screen saver or t-shirt with the company logo.
  • Focus on licensing the top titles. It's far better to go for the games people remember as good and not generic old games. There's a reason why people remember them and in some cases they may have stood the test of time.
  • And finally *if* you're posting PR on other websites, be tranparent about you being the sender!
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Old 24 September 2015, 13:38   #22
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They wouldn't need the campaign at all if they hadn't thrown out all their money for Nascar marketing. I wonder how much that costs.
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Old 24 September 2015, 17:00   #23
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Here's my advice: give up, we don't need your scam.
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Old 24 September 2015, 19:29   #24
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At least they are honest - they want a part of big money pie...

Create emulator for 2 games you have license for... with possible extension with more games (for more money) from idiots that would support emulator like this...

But guess what, playing those amiga games on iPad/tablet/phone is not really fun due to controller.

Not to mention that Atari TOS distribution prohibit monetary gains... and as no question about kickstart, I side with many who think that Amiga Inc. is behind this scam.

So yes, scam is a scam...
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Old 25 September 2015, 07:08   #25
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Not to mention that Atari TOS distribution prohibit monetary gains... and as no question about kickstart, I side with many who think that Amiga Inc. is behind this scam.
Most likely in some way since they even answer questions about it on Facebook (see comment and answer):
https://www.facebook.com/AmigaIncorp...21787577851477

Also, number6 has a really interesting thread with a lot of background information over at Amigaworld.net:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...2&forum=44&335
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Old 25 September 2015, 14:12   #26
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Thanks for posting that!

BTW, anyone know more about this Johanna Petree??



POsting more quality photos would help them get more then 10 people...
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Old 25 September 2015, 15:49   #27
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Most likely in some way since they even answer questions about it on Facebook (see comment and answer):
https://www.facebook.com/AmigaIncorp...21787577851477

Also, number6 has a really interesting thread with a lot of background information over at Amigaworld.net:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...2&forum=44&335
Oh my...
BILL MCEWEN?
That's a name I thought was buried and I would never read again.

GO AWAY!

Why can't these people let the Amiga die peacefully so we can take over and do what we want with it?
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Old 25 September 2015, 16:31   #28
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Thanks for posting that!

BTW, anyone know more about this Johanna Petree??



POsting more quality photos would help them get more then 10 people...

Not sure what your seeing, she aint all that.
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Old 25 September 2015, 17:06   #29
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Not sure what your seeing, she aint all that.
So you would not play 'amiga' gamez with her?
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So you would not play 'amiga' gamez with her?
Not really, she don't look the Amiga type. I think her reply would be "What the hell is an Amiga".
Apparently No one uses Amiga's anymore, .
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Old 26 September 2015, 10:11   #31
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Looks like this effort won't reach its funding goal.
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Old 26 September 2015, 15:24   #32
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Looks like this effort won't reach its funding goal.
You ever had doubts about that?
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You ever had doubts about that?
Are you kidding? I thought it would be funded on day one.

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The video is incredible!

It's like the script and imagery accidentally reveal their only motivation. Dollar images everywhere. At the part where they talk about finishing the emulator, the guy is constructing a $ statue. They borrow a ton of copyrighted images and box scans, the narrator is completely out of place, her tone is messed up and she's talking about the 20B$ market they would like to be a part of.

Is that an incentive?

Conclusion: This has to be a joke. Or it's an exceptionally blatant scam attempt. 100K$ for repackaging an emulator and games.
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Btw: 143$ already? Wow, you guys called in all favours from the family, didn't you?
They didn't raise another dollar in the last 5 days Let's just hope they'll get the message...
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You ever had doubts about that?
Well, I was going to pledge the 10k pledge, but then i got scared of what if they have some idea how to actually make it reach the goal, so i pledged 10 dollars instead.
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They didn't raise another dollar in the last 5 days Let's just hope they'll get the message...
but but but, I love NASCAR, we all have to pledge. LOL.
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The video is incredible!

It's like the script and imagery accidentally reveal their only motivation. Dollar images everywhere. At the part where they talk about finishing the emulator, the guy is constructing a $ statue. They borrow a ton of copyrighted images and box scans, the narrator is completely out of place, her tone is messed up and she's talking about the 20B$ market they would like to be a part of.

Is that an incentive?

Conclusion: This has to be a joke. Or it's an exceptionally blatant scam attempt. 100K$ for repackaging an emulator and games.
My thoughts exactly. I was both aghast and on the verge of bursting into uncontrolled laughter while watching the video.

These people are so greedy they do not even realize they are exposing their greed for all to see: "make us rich, please, please". This is beyond pitiful.

It is a shame of interstellar proportion that these idiots got their hands on the Amiga rights.
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The video is incredible!
Oh MAN I didn't even watch it before. I cannot believe what I have just seen!
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They have almost reached their goal.
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