Em-8ER funds on Indiegogo and adds new stretch goals

If you were worried that Mark Kern’s Em-8ER (properly pronounced “eem-eight-er” for those willing to die upon snarky hills) wouldn’t fund on its latest Indiegogo push, good news! It’s already funded and looking toward stretch goals. Of course, one could argue that since the game has already had one successful Indiegogo campaign and is now having its second in a series of “serial crowdfunding” pushes, this is already a stretch goal, but let’s not split hairs. The point is that you can pay more money and get more stuff; that’s what the campaign is focusing on.

The newest stretch goals allow for model fights against a new beast, more emotes for players, and motion capture. “We will be modeling the ‘beast’ form of the Tsi-Hu aliens,” says the game’s newsletter. “This deadly creature is what Tsi-Hu can transform into for brutal melee combat. The next stretch goal is to animate it and have it fight the players! There are lots of great perks to unlock, including color changing CHROMA jumpjets, glowing Omniframe skins and even a full motorcycle. In response to player feedback, we also updated our $500 tier to include better rewards, like the Turret #2 Pet robot, and having NPCs salute and greet you by title.”

A follow-up newsletter notes that the game has now raised over $30,000 from almost 300 backers in this current round of fundraising.

Kern has attracted some controversy in the past due to his involvement with the issues surrounding Firefall and his participation in the vanilla World of Warcraft community.

Source: Indiegogo
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Sleepy

Despite all the rubbish going on in the background, I really did enjoy Firefall. Just don’t muck this one up, M4rk.

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smulb

people who funded this game are the same people that voted for Trump

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Erithe Blightchaser

Crowdfunding a game in piecemeal just sounds like a fuckn aweful idea. CONGRATULATIONS on now funding some basic modeling and emotes for the game that might eventuate in a few years

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Utakata

“…pronounced “eem-eight-er” for those willing to die upon snarky hills…”

Now it is confirmed what I thought was the mispronunciation is actually the pronunciation, I am not sure the name is any better. Or have made me feel better about the project attached to it. It’s still pretty horrible either way. :(

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mysecretid

I admit, I’m surprised this actually funded. Hope it works out well for those who want the game.

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mechageist

i keep thinking of it as EM-N-8ER because it sounds better in my head than the actual name. That said while i read articles about it with a bit of interest i currently have no particular desire to invest in it yet. Still waiting to see something about it that really piques my interest.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Find me under the whelm.

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MesaSage

My trip to Disney World for $20k was also fully funded. Thanks to all my loyal donors.

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Greaterdivinity

A follow-up newsletter notes that the game has now raised over $30,000 from almost 300 backers in this current round of fundraising.

Yeesh, that’s an average of $100 a person. It’s an odd situation where folks spend far, far more crowdfunding a game than they probably every would actually purchasing it. And that’s not counting the potential post-launch expenditures.

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rafael12104

I don’t believe it. Seriously, I know people spend money, lots of money on all sorts of things but in this case? Given who they are dealing with? Nah. Something is fishy about the whole thing.

My guess, just because I can guess, Mark Kern is bank rolling this thing somehow.

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Greaterdivinity

I’d have to look to see if they list backer amounts, but it’s not necessarily unbelievable. A few big doners can make up for a ton of small doners.

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mechageist

I’d have to look to see if they list backer amounts, but it’s not necessarily unbelievable. A few big doners can make up for a ton of small doners.

i’ve heard that doner kebabs are pretty tasty regardless of size.

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