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Andrew Sheerin
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We're making an iOS version of War on Terror and despite having been deemed "impossible" by several game developers who I very much respect, it's very almost ready.

Anyway, we wanted to licence a particular piece of music for our game - "Running the World" by the one-and-only Jarvis Cocker. If you know the song, you'll know why it's perfect to play out the game.

Our only problem is that it costs £1200 more than we have. We were going to give up there and then, but were convinced by a friend to try the crowd-sourcing route, so we made an indiegogo pitch. So far we have about 15% of our target and only 18 days to go. If we miss our target, we get nothing - so it's looking a bit iffy right now, which is why I'm posting here.

I'd really appreciate it if you could spare 4 minutes to view our video pitch (filmed in a caravan over TWO DAYS!) and if you like what we're doing, please consider chucking us a dollar or two or forwarding the link on:

http://www.indiegogo.com/cash-for-cunts

(language is NSFW in case the link doesn't make that clear)

Many, many, sloppy, sincere thank yous,
Andrew
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Tom McPhee
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At the risk of coming over all 'dragon's den'ish- how many shares in your company would £1,200 buy?
 
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Greg S
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With a link like that, begging for money for a song with a title like that, you should probably find a way to emphasize that you are a SATIRICAL games publishing company.
 
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James Stone
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Nice...
But you didn't want to go with "Fat Children" eh?
 
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Patrick Leder
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Bah. I'll just do a cover for you and charge let's say 100 pounds. I don't know what the conversion rate from pounds to dollars is but I assume that will be enough for me to retire five minutes earlier than I was expecting to retire.

My singing experience is limited to Rock Band. People that have played Rock Band with me know I can get a 100% on expert from time to time, strangely they still insist I turn the vocal output down to 0%. Wieners. I can accompany myself by hitting one of those pre-programmed buttons on the keyboard or I can hire another musician for 100 pounds. I will of course have to bill you for the keyboard.
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That is a good point!

Everyone, please don't panic, we are a satirical games company and this gives us both licence and probability to offend someone somewhere. Thank you for your time.

Better?
 
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Andrew Sheerin
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TheFlatline wrote:
Considering that the first thing I do is turn off music in games, I'll pass. Good luck though.


Another excellent point. I do the same, to be honest. I am aware that most people won't ever hear it, but it's a symbolic union. And for that small percent who do play with the sound/music up, what a lovely reward. On a personal level too, I have been a massive Pulp fan for the past 20 years. Achieving something like this would be immensely rewarding.

And finally, I'll be straight up with you and acknowledge that there will be some PR mileage to be got out of using Jarvis's song - and this song in particular. So for all those reasons, we're dead serious when we say we desperately want this to happen.

But thanks for checking it out and for your constructive comment.
 
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Matthew M
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Moved to War on Terror forum
 
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