Monday, November 18, 2013

1979 Revolution on Kickstarter

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an episodic game with a an interesting theme - it is set during the revolution in Iran which overthrew the Shah. It is definitely one of the more interesting projects on Kickstarter, but I can't help thinking that they got a few things wrong. The main issue is that they are using Kickstarter to finance an iPad only game which is terribly limiting. Their first platform choice should definitely be PC. They are also asking a lot of money for a single episode of the game which would only give 2 hours gameplay. As for the gameplay itself, it doesn't sound too inspiring - a series of mini-games linked by a narrative. At first I thought they would really try for a 'Walking Dead' approach, but it doesn't look that way. However, I wish the team the best of luck, and I hope they do a reboot with some lessons learned.

4 comments:

  1. That's a shame, I didn't realise it was iOS only. :-(

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  2. Good News! They just announced PC/MAC/ANDROID:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1817380887/1979-revolution-black-friday

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  3. Would have been much more interesting if they made is so you could actually change the outcome of the whole revolution. Much more creative way of gameplay, with replay value, and it would attract a wider set of players (a lot of people with different ideas of how it should have turned out, etc.)

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  4. I hear your part on warped history in games.I feel Assassins Creed is blameworthy here.Regardless of that game,I praise this 79 rev game.A piece of freedom is representation and more power to the team in making their game and telling untold tales,that we don't get on our local news.Who knows,it may really be a good game.Give it a chance.
    ~Jill Watkins.

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