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Company News Codex Scoop: Brian Fargo has trademarked cancelled time travel RPG Meantime...and also Van Buren?!

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; Fallout 3 (Van Buren); InXile Entertainment; Meantime

    That's right, Roguey has done it again! As you probably know, we recently learned that inXile Entertainment had begun preliminary work on their next RPG. The popular assumption was that the game would be a proper revival of The Bard's Tale, the series of "Wizardry killer" dungeon crawlers that put Interplay on the map way back in the 1980s. But now, this:

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    Meantime, in case you're unaware, was an ambitious time travel RPG that was in development at Interplay in the late 80s but never saw release. A resurrection of Meantime has been a popular "black horse candidate" for inXile's next game among fans, but most people thought it was too obscure for that to ever actually happen.

    But now, this trademark. Once again, as was the case with Torment back in 2012, it's owned by "Roxy Friday, LLC", which we know is an entity owned by Brian Fargo. Does this mean that inXile's next game is definitely Meantime? I'm not totally sure about that - it is possible that they're just grabbing everything they might someday need before anybody else does. It could even be an elaborate put-on. But judging from what has happened before, the odds just became a lot higher.

    UPDATE: Wait, what?

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    Okay, I officially don't know what's going on anymore.
     
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  2. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    And the Codex destroys Fargo's carefully built media hype campaign yet again...
     
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  3. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    :yeah:

    I'm just glad they didn't choose to torment the poor Bard's Tale's corpse any further (unless they would've chosen for it to be a blobber, of course).
     
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    They need a project to invest all that Wasteland 2 profit in to.

    Oh wait
     
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    I bet Brother None told him to do it just to fuck with us.
     
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    This time, it really needs more bloom.
     
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  8. Cosmo Arcane

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    So western Chrono Trigger it is... :hero:
     
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  9. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Are you trying to hype me up for this or something.
     
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    Now watch as all the gaming journo's demonstrate their professional standards by reporting on this news without crediting the Codex as the source.

    Although it'll force Fargo to make a statement on whether or not Meantime is in the making.
     
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  11. Diablo169 Arcane

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    If this is just copyright trolling I'ma cry. Otherwise i'm preaty happy about this.
     
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  12. Cosmo Arcane

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    Maybe, but that's also something i told myself ages ago, when i first read about Meantime...
     
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  13. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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  14. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    meantime at rpg codex
     
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  15. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    I am satisfied. I have recently posted about my preferences for time travel over bards tale and Fargo listened to it. Back in November.... So I guess he has done some successful tests on the time travel as a reference point:P
     
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    Funny, I was just replaying Chrono Trigger, been like 15 years since I last played it.

    ..carry on.
     
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    :yeah:

    I will definitely support this if it's Meantime. I mean how many time travelling western crpgs do we have? Inxile could really deliver here from all the money they get from W2 and Torment and especially experience that they will have by their 3rd crpg. I have high hopes for them.
     
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  18. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Let's have the Wasteland 2 writing team handle the complexities of a time travel plot, great idea. :troll:
     
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    FTFY
     
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    A+ discovery, hyped as fuckkkkk
     
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    Whoa. I was joking when I suggested Meantime in my Kickstarter comments. I mean, I hoped, but I didn't dream they would actually do it. Fucking crazy. Very much looking forward to the announcement, whatever it is, but now I'll be disappointed if it isn't this.
     
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    Now how the hell are they gonna pull this off..
     
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    I'm personally hoping for a CRPG version of Radiant Historia and Chrono Trigger.
     
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  24. Visperas Savant

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    Was there some kind of story for Meantime back when besides time-travel? Characters? Plot? Anything?
     
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    If you combine the above with Radiant Historia's non linear branching storylines we could have something amazing. The ability to travel back and fowards in time, and across multiple timelines? I need to lower my expectations.
     
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