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James Yee
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In case you didn't catch this ad at PAX... behold PWNMEAL! 
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Okay these guys get points for referencing "Flight of the Phoenix."  :)
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As always +John Green makes +CrashCourse fun and informative making me wonder why I haven't read as many of the general classics and not just the Sci-Fi ones. :)
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Not sure who likes classic Old school RTS design but if you are one you might want to check this solo project out. :)
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Well I'm 36 and moving everything out of the country to start again.  Maybe you'll find out I'm a famous Australian actor who used to be a US NASA employee. ;)
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Heard about this and it seemed like an interesting concept.  The review continues to make it sound interesting maybe some day I'll play it. :)
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I'm new to Space Engineers (Only finally pulled the trigger with the MP/Survival update) but I have to say this is pretty sweet!  As someone who actually works in the space industry games like this and Kerbal make me a little bit more "upbeat" about future generations of space work.  :)
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Puts on his KS Conversations Reviewer Hat

Okay let me see here.... You didn't fall fully into my usual list of "The Same Mistakes Every Time." (http://www.kickstarter-conversations.com/2014/02/the-same-mistake s-every-time.html)

I liked your main video as it is thematic and gets the basic point across, it wasn't a boring slog to go through as so many videos I see are. You also do a decent job of providing your bonifides. While to most you are nobodies (no offense), you do have a resume of results even if they require hunting them down.

Now you do totally fail at providing a good reason for the $580,000. This is a big one I complain about in all Kickstarter projects and that's the budget breakdown. I mean look at Tabletop's Indiegogo campaign they are asking for $500,000 for a webshow and they immediately had to explain WHY (and they did a good job) but if they had put more effort into that ahead of time and on the campaign page itself I think they would have less of a flurry at first. (Then again all the discussion might have also helped them in their case. YMMV)

Your art works for a basic "settings" POV but other than that it's not very evocative.

I think you may have wanted to describe a bit more of what YOU mean by "Survival Horror" genre as that genre has been changing in recent years. It also would add to your own description of the game.

I remember looking at your campaign a few weeks back when I was looking for my next round of interview requests and I passed for two reasons: 1. Not my genre. I honestly do NOT like horror games of any kind and that's fine. At the same time I feel my dislike of things shows in my questions and writing on a project and adding a negative voice to the conversation isn't a good thing. 2. Not enough there for the goal. Honestly $580,000 may actually be the minimum you need for the fan involvement you want (i.e. you needed to start early in development to get the people involved) but at the same time there's not enough there for people to latch on to either in your previous work or in this campaign.

I hope you'll come back to Kickstarter in a year or so if you're still working on Cult County when you have an Alpha version to help pay for polish/art/music what have you. I think your project would work well at a later stage but a game like this is a hard sale at such an early dev stage. If you come back hit me up and I'll write you return story or at least give you a blurb but at this point I'm afraid you're not hitting your goal on this time around.
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While +FINAL FANTASY XIV isn't my kind of game I totally dig the hard work and effort they put into fixing it.  I mean they totally new they screwed it up and said, "You know what, we could just let it die but we're better than this.  Our BRAND is worth more than this so lets fix it." 

Bravo to them.
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More Moronic common core examples.  I'm glad I'm leaving the country before my kids get this crap. 
 
Please share this everywhere. We MUST STOP common core, the dumbing down of our children, and the NASTY globalist agenda they are teaching to our future leaders. This is unacceptable.

#stopcommoncore #justsayno #notocommoncore #commoncorebraingwashingkids #dumbingdownamerica  
The dumbing down of America is accelerating. A massive federal takeover of education known as “Common Core” is attempting to impose nationwide academic standards on public schools throughout the entire country. Thanks to the backing of billionaire Bill Gates, endless promotion by the U.S. Department of Education, and financial bribes to state governments by the …
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I'm a software engineer and was 2 classes away from a math degree at Rose-Hulman (not an easy school).  Common core's method for teaching is beyond insane.  It's not that I wouldn't have been able to do the work, but I'm not exactly a slouch in mathematics.  For kids that simply cannot grasp mathematics concepts as easily, this curriculum is deadly to their future.

I've noticed the same thing with coders, computer scientists, and even some 'software engineers'.  It seems like no one is taught how to write the simplest code to accomplish the objectives.  I call it the shiny hammer syndrome.  Someone starts feeling creative and writes some obfuscated, un-maintainable garble and calls it 'elegant'.  What ever happened to KISS?

Mathematics and Programming are more vital now than they have ever been for a young person's future.  Common Core and curricula like it are effective handicapping the next generation.
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I am a long term Space Tracker.  I've been tracking satellites for over 10 years now. 

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I have a wonderful wife and a precocious little girl and a rambunctious son. I also work for NASA and I'm a first Responder.
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