Bioshock Dev's The Black Glove Falls $300,000 Short of Kickstarter Funding Goal

Developer Day For Night Games looking at other ways to publish the game.

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The Black Glove, a game from former Bioshock developers Day For Night Games, has failed to meet its Kickstarter goal, raising only $216,517 out of the $550,000 it needed, which, in keeping with Kickstarter's policy, will be returned to backers.

In its last Kickstarter update, Day For Night Games said it's working as hard as it can to keep The Black Glove from being canceled. However, it's not going to try for another crowdfunding campaign right away.

"We asked for the total we needed to guarantee that we could self-publish the game within a year with 6+ hours worth of content for $20," Day For Night said. "If we turned around immediately and asked for less without having secured the rest of the funds necessary, we wouldn’t be able to guarantee our Kickstarter backers that we could deliver the game."

Day For Night said that it's pursuing all options, and is beginning to talk to all the publishers that have reached out to it over the last few weeks. It added that if you want to help, you should sign up for email updates on its website and follow it on Twitter.

First announced in June, Day For Night describes The Black Glove as a surreal first-person game where the player's goal is to improve artists' work by altering the past. During the Kickstrater campaign, Day For Night said it would release the game on PC and PlayStation 4, and add VR support for both the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus.

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No one funded it because no one really likes Bioshock. People are just brainwashed into thinking they were good, when in fact they sucked. Infinite was OK I'll give them that. But Bioshock 1 and 2? media-shined turds.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No you're wrong, theres one person that really likes.
Bioshock 1 and 2 are my favorites games ever.
I didn't like infinite
Problem?
(And I'm a 32 years old hardcore pc gamer since zx spectrum)

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The idea of the game was certainly interesting, but also quite vague. Some games aren't made to be explained, they're great just the same, but that doesn't help if you want to make others fund it. 500 000 dollars is way too optimistic for any kind of project that is a new game. Even with nostalgia dripping remakes, it's hard to get that much. They should have set the goal at 100 000 or 150 000 instead.

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Not a surprise at all.


A) System/BioShock, while being legendary masterpieces of gaming, still only appealed to a very small amount of gamers. It doesn't get the CoD kids, or the Battlefield kids, and pretty much most other gamers as well even in the FPS genre.


B) Extremely poor timing. You can't expect anyone to listen to anything indie much less donate money, during the holiday season. When there are at least 20 AAA titles coming out.


To the people sitting around going "meaaah poor marketing" clearly you didn't game back when System Shock 2 or BioShock came out. They were barely marketed at all, yet BioShock sold enough to be a success and so did SS2 despite EA labelling it otherwise.

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That sucks...

I was hoping to back it some time ago. Sadly, though, it's probably not going to happen. At least the game might still return.

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It's a shame, but they took the risk.

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Why do people fund so much of cash on games they don't even know if it will be good or not?? God forbid if the funded game turns out crap.

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A world without risks...Enjoy your bubble. :P

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Videogame development started Kickstarter - and it will end it. Too many bogus and poor quality products to count.

Did the Shaq Fu crap ever get off the ground? Man, I hope not.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It did. And it will not be crap.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It got the funding within days, so it's probably still in the works...amazingly.

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Give it to Chris Roberts as a feature to be used in the Star Citizen sequel.


It will get $500,000 within 3 hours and 24/7 coverage from clickbait Makook
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<< LINK REMOVED >> And also never come out, ever.

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And this is where we are now with crowd funding. The glory days are over and it's really hard for projects to get the kind of good will projects were getting even last year. It's not that people don't have any more money to spend but they are out enthusiasm for new projects.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Eh, I'm not sure its really over. There has been many games that you don't hear about all the time becoming successful. This game just wasn't that interesting to a lot of people, otherwise it would have been funded.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Agree. And the devs have to take the blame, too many broken promises for funded KS projects and lack of knowhow to market prospective projects. Can't just bandy out the lazy marketing line "former famous studio staff working on project" and expect the $$$$ to roll in.

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I still haven't finished Burial At Sea Part 2. I just lost interest.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You lost interest in something that took no minutes to beat. Then you shouldn't have been playing BioShock in the first place.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Ummm... what?

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The problem with this game is that it doesn't seem very clear exactly what it is or how it plays and will offer.


Mentioning Bioshock does little to help , people know exactly what Bioshock is and what it offers, a story, fps gameplay, atmosphere.


The Black Glove looked interesting, but they just didn't clearly explain exactly what the game would be like and what kind of gameplay experience it really is, everything came off a bit vague.



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<< LINK REMOVED >> Exactly. And that's the reason I personally (and probably a lot of others) didn't back the game.

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Woops. A little embarrassing, no?

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If it was a "fart simulator" or so then it could've been funded . Good stuff these days barely gets funded . Look at Outcast Reboot .

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They didn't market their game well at all. From the trailer I have vague snippets of some game concepts but no idea what the game is about or what they want to achieve overall.

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The flame and the flood looked much more interesting than this.

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Looking at how vague the description of the game is and the trailer, I'm not surprised. You can't just toss a nice concept out there on KS and get cash. You have to manage your KS campaign right. Look up Kingdom Come Deliverance and their campaign to see how it's done.

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I saw the trailer footage and although the concept might be interesting the game engine is old now to compete with today's marketing titles, and the Bioshock licence has been bought off the original creators, a sad day in rapture (ps one of my fav level design games of all time)

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maybe the novelty wore off, and people realised they're not financing the game but just its publishing, and since it's mostly for digital only games, the deals are not very interesting outside exclusive rewards.

I wonder what the result would be if a game was sold through kickstarter for 5$, for people who only buy games heavily discounted.

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why would they host the kickstarter when so many great games are coming out?

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Serves them right for shutting down Irrational Games for no reason.

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Ken Levine, CEO of Irrational, tore it down and stayed with 2K. The staff got complexly screwed by the founder.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> my bad I thought Levine went on to found this studio and put this game up on kickstarter.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Levine himself made his team smaller because he wanted to make games for core gamers , that cost less than average AAA titles made with big budget and by bigger teams .

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I hope they will accomplish to make this game either way. It's very original, i was one of the backers.

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" surreal first-person game where the player's goal is to improve artists' work by altering the past"


So not a shooter like Bioshock? More like puzzle solving?


I'm still not sure what this is about even after watching the trailer


Don't get me wrong, it's got lots of very cool ideas but may be a tad confusing for the low attention span crowd


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Well, I can see why it failed...

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Make another Bioshock game and I'll help fund it.

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If these guys failed, Kickstarter is obviously going down.

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mmmmmmmMMMMMMMONSTERFAIL!!!

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Heh, call it Star Glove Citizen instead and restart the crowdfunding and you shall see the money flow in... NON-STOP!

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OJ Simpson's glove