indiegogo campaign to get Keen Dreams released legally!

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indiegogo campaign to get Keen Dreams released legally!

Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 0:24

Here´s something interesting:

http://igg.me/at/keen

It's an indiegogo campaign to get the Lost Keen episode, Keen Dreams, released legally and on digital stores like Steam and GOG! I'll contribute! If we all the Keen community contribute I think it's a great opportunity to get Keen Dreams finally legit!
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Post by Gridlock » Sat May 24, 2014 1:38

Keen Dreams' current publisher is interested in transferring the rights to the episode, and I've been in talks with them to get it done. The asking cost is $1500 to get Keen Dreams re-released digitally and legally across major digital stores.
Does anyone know if these claims are legit? If so, this would seem a good (almost too good to be true) opportunity.
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Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 3:33

It is legit. I spoke with the current rights holder, the guy at Flat Rock Software, about it. If you would like to acquire the rights yourself, you could do it. :)

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Post by Keening_Product » Sat May 24, 2014 4:47

Got any links to an official website or something discussing this campaign?
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Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 9:45

Keening_Product wrote:Got any links to an official website or something discussing this campaign?
Just the indiegogo campaign description itself. I think it's pretty self-explanatory. I could provide you the emails I got from Flat Rock. Are you worried it's a scam?

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Post by Lunick » Sat May 24, 2014 12:08

I think this is something Night Dive Studios should get onto. $1500 is pretty low cost which makes me think the Android port didn't do so well.
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Post by tulip » Sat May 24, 2014 12:27

I don't see the why in this. I mean at the moment keen dreams is shareware and always was, so I could always legally copy it and use it. What benefit would I have from a re-release telling me to pay say 1,99 if it's cheap for the same program? Or are you only speaking of iOS devices?
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Post by Roobar » Sat May 24, 2014 12:53

$20USD
raised of $1,500 goal

Yeah right.

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Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 13:48

Lunick wrote:I think this is something Night Dive Studios should get onto. $1500 is pretty low cost which makes me think the Android port didn't do so well.
Yea, sure, and they would make it steam-only and charge 10$ for it. Of course they should get onto it.

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Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 13:50

tulip wrote:I don't see the why in this. I mean at the moment keen dreams is shareware and always was, so I could always legally copy it and use it. What benefit would I have from a re-release telling me to pay say 1,99 if it's cheap for the same program? Or are you only speaking of iOS devices?
This campaign is about getting the Registered release, which is not a free download, a legal download again. See this:

http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Keen_Dreams_Versions

There's a difference between the shareware and the registered release.

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Post by Lunick » Sat May 24, 2014 14:00

dopefishing wrote:
Lunick wrote:I think this is something Night Dive Studios should get onto. $1500 is pretty low cost which makes me think the Android port didn't do so well.
Yea, sure, and they would make it steam-only and charge 10$ for it. Of course they should get onto it.
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Post by Lunick » Sat May 24, 2014 15:03

Double post but:

I just got an email back from Richard of Flat Rock software and he tells me that he is in talks with a company at the moment but cannot verify this IndieGoGo project for me because he is not sure if they are from the same company.
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Re: indiegogo campaign to get Keen Dreams released legally!

Post by DHeadshot » Sat May 24, 2014 15:49

dopefishing wrote:It's an indiegogo campaign to get Keen 6 Keen Dreams, released legally and on digital stores like Steam and GOG! I'll contribute! If we all the Keen community contribute I think it's a great opportunity to get Keen 6 finally legit!
Can I get clarification here? Are you talking about Keen 6 or Keen Dreams? They're different games...
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Post by dopefishing » Sat May 24, 2014 19:03

I think it's Keen Dreams.

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Post by Nospike » Sat May 24, 2014 21:36

It would be cool to see Keen Dreams re-released.

Then again, it would be 3 times as cool to see Keen 6 re-released, as that's been my favourite Keen episode since childhood. :p
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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