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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/pinball-arcade-doctor-who

 

I only just found out about this, it's already live. Farsight Studios, creators of The Pinball Arcade, are raising funds to digitize the Doctor Who pinball table. I thought this would interest a few people here.

 

I wanted to add that there's a particular commenter on this one who is on every Farsight KS and pledges to go on about some fraud or somesuch. Normally I don't weigh in on such matters, but in case somebody is thinking of pledging but sees that as alarming, Farsight has delivered every single time. They're no fly by night op, they've been at this a while. I've never figured out what that dude's beef is, but it strikes me as unwarranted.

 

Just an FYI if the Who table seems attractive but you're concerned about delivery. Unless their studio burns down, they'll come through.

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Yeah. I only mention it because I trust the Farsight crew like I trust the Reaper crew, and a digital Who table is a sweet thing. Even I'm excited, and I'm not a Who fan. So I wanted to let people know that, whatever the comments, I have faith in these guys and consider them pretty awesome.

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They even discuss the licensing fees (which is more than some other KS have done!), and will pay the development costs themselves. The KS funding, in fact, *is* for the licensing fees, and any excess funds go towards their next KS. 

 

Wish more KS would do that!

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They even discuss the licensing fees (which is more than some other KS have done!), and will pay the development costs themselves. The KS funding, in fact, *is* for the licensing fees, and any excess funds go towards their next KS. 

 

Wish more KS would do that!

Yep. The platform (pinball arcade) already exists and has a bunch of tables including the previous kickstarter licensed ones (terminator 2, star trek tng, addams family). Where they can afford a license (bram stoker's dracula, starship troopers) out of their company operating funds they do, but some tables deal with multiple likenesses, music rights, sometimes estates. It can get pricey. Too much for the company itself to cover, and many of the favourite most requested tables are license tie-ins. Basically Farsight uses KS as an option if fans want to see it made bad enough. So any leftover from The Addams Family KS comes off the top of the licensing fee, and the KS amount covers the remainder.

 

Nobody thought the Who table was even feasible, we expected it to be a nightmare like Lord of the Rings or Indiana Jones. Guess the negotiations went well so we got a fair shot. But we ain't never getting Indy, lol.

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