Looks like they are going to make it... I sure hope they can still raise enough for Star Trek: The Next Generation as well.
This site shows trending, and if you click the little Pi symbol at the bottom, it also shows projections: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/106...twilight-zone/
Worse case on projections is $64,000. Trending makes it appear they would reach $110,000 and then some, but I think the projections are probably more realistic, and that has a high of $95,000, so we need to evangelize this more. Too bad Touch Arcade won't do a story on it, but if you know any gaming news sites, send them a tip to cover this.
I think a lot of the negativity about Kickstarters in general really doesn't apply here. Most of the arguments against go like this:
- If the dev's don't want to take a risk with their own money, why should we donate?
- What if we give money, and then the dev never delivers what they promise?
- From a news site: What if I run a story on this, and then the scope changes to not include the platform my site is about?
So in this case: The devs already know they can't make money on these tables without help on the licensing. We already know they are fully capable of doing this right since we have other tables already playable. And finally, we already know the platforms that Pinball Arcade runs on, and will run on, and it's pretty much every current gaming platform, so anyone that cares about pinball, and wants to preserve the BEST and most popular tables in history should be promoting this.
The top 3 user-rated tables of all times are what we are talking about here (no promise yet on Addams Family, but if this one is successful, the chances are way better they would do it): http://www.ipdb.org/lists.cgi?anonym...ue&list=top300