Knock-knock, horror survival kickstarter from Ice Pick Lodge

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Ice Pick Lodge is a Russian studio who make really weird and difficult games that all have unique and often surprisingly deep stories and settings. Read the RPS three-parter on one of my favorite games, Pathologic. They also made The Void, "a game about a soul that managed to linger in the Void before absolute death", and Cargo! The Quest for Gravity, "a game about creating such things as vehicles in order to restore gravity to earth".

    Anyway, they joined Kickstarter with Knock-Knock. The pitch is weird and in clumsy English, haha, as you'd expect, but the game looks fairly interesting. Not exactly my genre, but I'm joining in anyway. Even the tiers are funny.



     
  2. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    I liked Pathologic from the looks and all, but somehow I could never play it for long, because I just had no idea what to do. I ended up walking around randomly.

    Knock-knock looks interesting. Will keep it in my mind.

    Btw. if they are a russian studio, how come they can put it up on kickstarter? I thought you must be set in america for that.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Dunno. Their Kickstarter location says Moscow, Russia. Maybe the rules changed?
     
  4. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    Re: Knock-knock, horror survival kickstarter from Ice Pick L

    Sounds a bit like Amnesia, don't you think? Not that it's a bad idea (I'd like to have some more horror games like that).
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    amnesia is one of the really good ones. So if they follow it, the better.
     
  6. darien_ward

    darien_ward First time out of the vault

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    Jul 27, 2012
    Well, recently there have been quite a lot of european projects on KS. I've seen games from UK, Sweden and Austria. So I guess they changed the rules. Which is actually great. The more games from different countries the better. :)

    Oh, and yay for Ice-Pick Lodge! :D I love their games.
     
  7. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    "You will get a free digital copy (PC or Mac) of the game at half price."

    Wait what?
     
  8. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Half as free
     
  9. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I like the three sketches you posted, but the actual in-game artstyle isn't even half as interesting.

    Also: this Kickstarter formula is starting to really bug the hell out of me. As if all these game-developers are flatbroke. It's begging is what it is. And you are all throwing money in the beggar's cap.

    I am seriously considering putting my new novel on Kickstarter as well, to raise funds so I can drink lots of expensive booze and smoke lots of pot and have sex with a lot of expensive whores while "writing it". :twisted:
     
  10. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    I might give you 5 dollars.
     
  11. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    I'll chip in 10 bucks for that. A novel on whoring, sound good.
     
  12. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    If you'd add some drawings of yours it would be the first Kickstarter I would pledge for. :>

    @ Topic - I enjoyed all of the developers games even though I couldn't finish any of them ( :( ) - the concept sounds a bit boring but trusting in the unique atmosphere and art directions they had before this might become good.
     
  13. agiel7

    agiel7 First time out of the vault

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    I absolutely adored The Void and Cargo (the smiley-face ubermensch gag still has me in stitches to this day). I do wish they could have made a spiritual sequel to The Void expanding on the character "Godsend."

    SPOILERS: For those that don't know, it is implied in The Void that this "Godsend" had fallen from her world into ours in the same way your character in the World fell into the Void, and our world is to her as the Void is to your character.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    but, Alec doesnt holla for a dolla!