I liked the first half or so of Jekyll a lot, but it jumped the shark somewhere around the last quarter. I think they could have lost the whole cloning conspiracy and made it a much stronger show. »
No mention of Charles Stross' Laundryverse Turing, who manages to independently discover the math behind the Necronomicon, is subsequently murdered by the British occult secret service for said discovery (covered up as a suicide, of course), and is the father of modern computation demonology in addition to computing?
Wouldn't really call "cutting him once" torture, but yeah, definitely went off the deep end as soon as the knives came out. »
Look at what Double Fine did with Broken Age: They had an initial goal of $400,000, probably what they viewed as an achievable goal. This allowed them to get a pretty good chunk of money without too much risk, and everything over the goal is gravy (to the tune of $3 million in Schafer's case). »
The problem with that is the communication delay: It takes the aforementioned four to twenty minutes for a beam of light to reach Mars from Earth, or vice versa. You almost have to use a laser for communication anyhow, as the inverse square law means that most signals using anything else are going to degrade pretty… »