Guess the number of backers

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!

Try to estimate how many people will back the game on Kickstarter

Poll ended at Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:29 pm

1 000 (Lobodestroyo)
1
2%
5 000 (La-Mulana 2)
0
No votes
10 000 (A Hat in Time, FTL)
2
4%
15 000 (Shovel Knight, Godus)
6
13%
20 000 (Divinity: Original Sin, The Banner Saga)
2
4%
25 000 (Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen)
6
13%
50 000 (Planetary Annihilation)
5
11%
75 000 (Mighty No. 9, Pillars of Eternity, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Broken Age)
9
19%
100 000 (?)
4
9%
MOOORE
12
26%
 
Total votes: 47

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Guess the number of backers

Postby polomi » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:29 pm

We need more illegal gambling in here. So let's gamble on how many backers there will be at the end of the Kickstarter.

I'm making a poll, with other games as examples. I picked only extremely famous games. I rounded the examples to the closest 5 000 multiple up to 25 000, then to the closest 25 000 multiple. If there are several examples listed for one tier, they are ordered in ascending number of backers.

EDIT: I bet on 50K!

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby Xellos » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:45 pm

More than 100,000 backers, but only if there is enough publicity on all major game sites announcing that the Kickstarter for Project Ukulele is up, and JonTron making a video about it on his YouTube channel counting roughly 1.7 million subscribers. Also, we will smash the total funding of Mighty No. 9, and even Torment: Tides of Numenera to be the most funded video game on Kickstarter. Mark my words.

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby Taylor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:49 pm

I went for 20k because I'm a pessimist, but I'm hoping for as many backers as possible.

It's interesting to note that Playtonic's Facebook has 9,319 likes, whilst A Hat In Time has 9,024 likes. They're pretty similar, but one only opened a couple of months ago and the other has been open since August 2012. It's a good sign that Project Ukulele will get funded more than A Hat In Time, I think...

But it's really down to the zeitgeist of the internet. Kickstarter was 'the thing' a couple of years ago. Everyone was backing stuff. Even a $55,000 potato salad party was funded. Are people still in the mood to fund things? I hope so.

I think media coverage, awareness and the general attitude of the population will contribute to how many people decide to donate.

Edit: I also want to say, when people claim that because someone has, for example, 1.7 million subscribers, that doesn't mean all of them are going to put money towards something. Half of them might not even use YouTube any more, another quarter might be kids without a bank balance etc.
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Re: Guess the number of backers

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Postby Taylor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:57 pm

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby Exaskryz » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:27 pm

I wanted to vote for 5. Can I vote for 5? I voted for 5.

If all of you guys guess too high, I'm going to win on the Price is Right.
Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Postby Taylor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:33 pm

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Postby Exaskryz » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:25 pm

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby John Enigma » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:15 pm

I've put 75k backers. Why?

Various reasons:

1. This is about a 3D Platformer; this particular genre is alarmingly scarce nowadays.

2. Is a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series, one of the best 3D platformers series (before it was bought by M$).

3. It's a game made by old, but awesome Rare guys.

4. If it gets a lot of publicity from a lot of (multilanguage) websites, (and the fact that Jon "Tron" Jafari is a HUGE fan of the original Banjo-Kazooie, the fact that he will be voicing in the game, and if Playtonic asks if he could sponsor the game on his YouTube channel, which has a lot of followers), the number could probably increase to more than 75,000 backers.
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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby dotEXE » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:10 pm

I don't see any way that this doesn't hit 100k. As soon as the kickstarter is up this hype machine is going to drive itself right to the bank.
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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby BadElf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:23 pm

88,000

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby MFWolfe » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:00 am

31,884. Exactly.

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Re: Guess the number of backers

Postby Helioptile » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:09 am

Although I doubt it, I voted 75,000. Heck, I hope they make it to nearly, about or higher than 100,000! I hope this spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie gets LOTS of attention and love just like Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor to Mega Man. :D
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