Mechajammer (formerly Copper Dreams)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by daveyd, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. daveyd

    daveyd First time out of the vault

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    Jun 4, 2016
    Whalenought Studios, the developer of "Serpent in the Staglands" have their next game Copper Dreams on Kickstarter They're around 80% funded with a week to go.



    It's a cyberpunk party-based CRPG with turn-based combat and stealth mechanics. That's pretty much all I need to know. Glad they're doing a turn-based game this time as I dislike RTwP combat and so admittedly haven't played SitS much.
     
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  2. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jun 20, 2015
    Six days until the end...I hope they make it.

    The game looks interesting so I'll probably ake the minimal contribution in the next days.
     
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  3. daveyd

    daveyd First time out of the vault

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    Jun 4, 2016
    Well, they're getting close to their goal... $38, 400 with a little over 2 days left. Think they'll make it. I'm very excited for this game; lots of great ideas presented in the Kickstarter.
     
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  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend First time out of the vault

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    Nov 26, 2015
    It does sound right up my alley, good to see they made it
     
  5. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

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    May 7, 2009
    I fell for the setting immediately although I hope they´ll go over their colors in their levels to clarify navigable and non-navigable areas etc. It´s all so cluttered right now! o_o
     
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  6. daveyd

    daveyd First time out of the vault

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    Jun 4, 2016
    I'm happy the game is funded, even though I feel with all of the interesting ideas they put forth, they deserved to raise quite a bit more. It doesn't seem likely that the first stretch goal will be reached in the next 5 hours... however, the paypal pre-orders will count towards stretch goals until they release the beta so there's a chance that the expanded soundtrack will be funded.
     
  7. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Senior Citizen
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    Mar 15, 2012
    This game is called Mechajammer now and will be released 2 December 2021.

     
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    I absolutely love the art style and environment but the gameplay seems overly simplistic. Is it just a combat oriented game?
     
  9. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Senior Citizen
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    Mar 15, 2012
    From Steam:

    On paper it sounds very intriguing however the game has been in (troubled?) development for over five years and it might be rushed towards the end due to funds running low. They are a small indie studio of just two persons. They have changed art-style several times and they went from 3d characters to sprites. We'll see on December 2 if it was rushed or not. I'm a kickstarter baker so I have been following this throughout the years.
     
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  10. ropetight

    ropetight First time out of the vault

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    Feb 7, 2020
    Played a demo on one of Steam Fests.
    It is a mischung of everything (stealth, cover system, physics, crafting...) and in form of basic tutorial.
    They didn't show much of RPG elements.

    Personally, I think they bit off more than they can chew, but who knows.
    If they succeed to make it good, it will be someting like isometric Immersion sim.
    But I doubt it will be any good at release.
     
  11. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Yeah, the troubled development basically sealed this project's fate. In the Codex, it has been meme'd that their every updates are basically them changing their art style and assets over and over again, in addition to also changing their gameplay and UI. What came out recently, at this point, is just pretty much a shadow of its former, initial concept.

    What a damn shame.
     
  12. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Might have changed the art style over and over again but I think the revisions hit the nail on the head. How badly was the gameplay butchered though?
     
  13. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Senior Citizen
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    Mar 15, 2012






    "Fallout 1 is a standard for us".
     
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  14. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    I haven't actually played the demo at all, but just looking from their updates they changed the gameplay together *with* the artstyle changes. But in the last few months or so they've kinda finalized the gameplay, and from what the Codexers who do played the demo has to say, it wasn't 'butchered' per se, but more of what they initially envisioned could no longer be achieved simply because they're way past ran out of time (and perhaps, even money).

    Still, apparently based on the videos above, and what Codexers has to say, long story short: there's still some hope.
     
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  15. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Senior Citizen
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    Mar 15, 2012
    I just got my key sent!

    e: Watch this before playing:

     
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  16. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jun 7, 2008
    Glad I watched that video. I've been beating my head against that intro area for the past day or two.
     
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