Maikel Steneker

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  1. What shall we do with these boards?

    I also vote public. My initial reaction was entitlement (I supported this, so I should have exclusive access!), but it really makes no sense to deny people from seeing this stuff if they find it interesting. More importantly, public forums may be archived for the future
  2. Project Update: 11/26/14

    I can't say I'm surprised. I'm glad you're still making progress! I can't wait to replay Act 1 and see how the story continues. Take your time and make it as awesome as possible
  3. 709.5 MB Steam Update

    I have to say, I'm a bit negatively surprised. I'm fine with collecting user data for a beta - I'd almost expect it. But the fact that I wasn't informed of this before / while playing the game seems a bit sneaky. Especially since most people will have no problems with sharing their data.
  4. Can’t Run Game [Linux Edition]

    Same problem with the recent update here. It worked fine at first.
  5. Broken Age release plan

    Just to chime in: I have to say that I'm all for this solution. I think it's the best way to make as many people happy. First of all, Double Fine doesn't have to cut a lot of content to make the game financially viable. I think this is very important to anyone that follows this project. Broken Age will be a special game that should be as close to perfection as possible. It would be a shame if financial stuff gets in the way of this. Secondly, backers still get the full game. I think splitting off a sequel and selling it independently would be a very bad move. Not because we won't have gotten our money's worth, but simply because it's not what was promised before. This has nothing to do with being over-demanding. With this Kickstarter project, the goal was to directly give gamers what they want, without the intervention of a publisher. This requires trust from the backers. For this reason, I think they should be treated with a lot of respect - they make this project happen in the end. Finally, I think splitting the game up into two acts is a very elegant solution. It allows to raise more funds and to raise more awareness of the project, as well as get people excited after the cliffhanger. I've bought some Telltale games before, and I was really pleasantly surprised at how much fun it is to discuss with others what will happen in the next episode of a game. I can't wait for the same to happen with Broken Age. Keep up the great work! I'm looking forward to playing the first act!
  6. OS version of boxed game

    That's a shame. I can see why stuff like the iPhone is excluded, seeing as you can only get apps on it via the App Store. But Android phones and tablets can run DRM free applications from external sources perfectly fine.
  7. Tim Schafer is not a goat

    I don't like it. Too simply, too clear-cut.
  8. Mac Beta?

    Which FAQ video are you referring to? I must have missed that, and I would like to see it.
  9. It's fine if you like the VIta, but you're information is completely wrong here. Any smart phone and tablet I know except for the iPhone and iPad series supports storage upgrades via (Micro)SD. Now compare this to the Vita. Not only is its internal memory too small to store anything beyond the firmware and some basic apps, it also doesn't read anything but proprietary memory cards that cannot be used in any other device and are blatantly overpriced. Also, my PS3 broke recently, and this made me think in a completely different way about the Vita. Suppose your Vita breaks next year, and it doesn't get replaced or repaired by Sony. If you don't want to lose all of the games you have bought, you will need to buy a new device. You cannot just switch to another device and continue playing your games, like you can with, say, Android. Still, I get the appeal of the Vita. But I don't know if Double Fine would be a company that benefits from the Vita a lot. Right now it's a niche market, while Double Fine is opening up to new audiences. I just hope they will continue supporting the current and next gen consoles.