Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tex Murphy on Kickstarter

"I love murder mysteries. Ah, to be a *fictional* detective. Everything would be so much simpler then." Tex Murphy in Under a Killing Moon.

So Kickstarter has been a way for long lost and loved brands to make it back into the world. So far all the projects I have back have been successfully funded, and are in progress of being made. One, however, has just started up and it is the one I worry about the most.

Tex Murphy, an Private Detective in the future who takes inspiration from the gumshoes of the past. A man out of time and a hilarious series of adventure games. I loved the humor in these and the mixture of old school PI lingo with mutants, laser guns and flying cars. It was a fun series with a lot of wit, and one of the projects I desperately want to get funded.

Kickstarter is a great way to help get these games developed. It frees developers from fighting with publishers to get games funded and allows them to just make the fucking thing. This is why so few original ideas and soulless games get published. So if you can help, please do!


"Ah, the Rodent Tracker 8000. Just like on TV. 'Because household pests *never* build up an immunity to bullets.'" Tex Murphy in Under a Killing Moon.