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GameSided Roundtable: I’d Rather See Kickstarter Money Go To…

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Jon McSwain

I would much rather see people get behind a Kickstarter 2-D space side-scroller. I loved these types of games. I, of course have a PS4 and a Xbox One and really wish there was something like this available for use on the new consoles. All the classic feel with the enhancements of 1080p and 60fps. I know that Resogun has been a great success on the PS4, and although it is fantastic, it is 3-D and I would much prefer the classic side-scroller.

Perhaps a remake of Gradius V, or Einhander, would have enough appeal that people could donate their money to fund one of them. Hell, at the current donation level of $46,103 you could easily remake one of these classics. Side-scrolling space games are a bit of a niche market, but let’s be honest; not nearly as niche as one donating money to watch a guy make potato salad. It is really embarrassing.

You could really go down a much different route when considering how shameful it is that we have people that will give money to such a ridiculous subject. It makes you question our moral and ethical boundaries as a society, but this is not really the venue for such discussions. In the end, I hope this is a wake-up call that literally anything is better than wasting money on potato salad. By the way though, I was serious about really wanting a great 2-D side-scrolling space game. Someone, help me out.

Eric Chrisman

Well, after hearing the ideas Ken Levine had for Bioshock on PS Vita, I think that’s something I’d love to see the money go for instead of a Potato Salad. Imagine the pure awesome of a turn-based strategy RPG set in the pre-fall Rapture days. We’ve gotten a hint of life in Rapture before everything went crazy thanks to the Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea DLC. Just imagine a full game that really explores that much hinted at, referenced, but rarely seen part of Bioshock mythology.

Granted, the money the Potato Salad Kickstarter has raised to this point would not be enough to fully fund such a venture, but it would be a good start to the project. It’s also just sad that Ken Levine clearly wants to make this and would probably start a Kickstarter for it, but he can’t because 2K won’t let him.