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Andy Dunn, known far and wide as The Zman (accept no substitutes) has been a strong supporter of the XNA community for many years now (and the Managed DirectX community before that). This coming Sunday at 9:41 pm EDT (UTC + 4) the Kickstarter project for the game, Guncraft, (on which he is the Lead Programmer) comes to a close. They’ve garnered pledges in the amount of $15,375 at the time I’m writing this. The project must meet a funding target of $16,000 by the aforementioned deadline.

I think this is going to be a really fun game. I’ve pledged $65 towards it (and would pledge more if it weren’t tax season). If you have some spare loot and think it’d be a fun game, or if you just want to say thanks to him for everything he’s done over the years (and everything he’s likely to do in the years still to come), consider visiting that Kickstarter link above and making a pledge. If they don’t reach $16,000 then none of the donations take effect.

Anyway, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that it meets the goal. I’ve spent money on many stupid things over the years; it’s nice when the chance to spend some money on something worthwhile comes along.

Here’s a trailer for it, for those wondering what it is that I’m so excited over:

(Presumably) Copyright © 2012 Exato Games (Sorry, retired lawyer-itis kicks in on stuff like this.)

Ganbatte Exato!

And good luck to everyone participating in Dream.Build.Play 2012 – just a little more than 80.5 days left until the submission period closes!

Update: They made it! Congratulations to everyone at Exato!

As an update, here’s a gameplay video that Andy pointed me to:

(Presumably) Copyright © 2012 Exato Games (Sorry, retired lawyer-itis kicks in on stuff like this.)
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:51 AM xna , general | Back to top

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