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Development Info Colin McComb on Narrative Design in Torment at EGX Rezzed 2015

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Colin McComb; InXile Entertainment; Torment: Tides of Numenera

    The fast-talking Colin McComb is attending the EGX Rezzed convention in London this weekend, where he's giving a talk about the narrative design of Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's live now:



    1pm: Colin McComb - Torment: Tides of Numenera

    When you’re the creative lead for one of the most anticipated RPGs for 2015, you have to be careful with your words, especially when you have to write hundreds of thousands of them. Colin McComb, creative lead for Torment: Tides of Numenera, talks about developing narrative and effective word choices for player experience and perception.
    There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    Update: Well, it's over. Nothing particular mind-blowing, but Colin did reveal some information about the game's plot (the player begins his life crawling out of a crashed escape pod from the moon - sounds awesome), a few images of one of the companions (who you may have already seen before) and a snippet of its very first dialogue sequence. Colin's such a fast talker that there wasn't much time for Q&A at the end, but it's worth noting that when answering a question about combat, he chose to compare the game's turn-based combat system with The Banner Saga's. Though that's not exactly new information either.
     
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    Updated OP.
     
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  3. bonescraper Guest

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    :cmcc::love:

    Sounds amazing.
     
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    Haha at 22:34 he uses the same picture as "fargo fanboy".
     
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    Glad that Eurogamer invited CMcC to this, hope the game continues to get good press.

    Have to remind myself occasionally that he's a Codexer - one of us, one of us!
     
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    6:40 One of those guys is not a Codexer. Guess who.
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    Edit: Sorrow is she
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    They all have Codex accounts, actually.
     
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  8. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Thomas Beekers is Brother None? Impressive. CMcC gave him the same billing as Kevin Saunders and Brian Fargo. I thought he had only recently gotten into the game industry.

    What is Brian Fargo's Codex name?
     
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    Daedalos?
     
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    BrianF
     
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    It all seems to come together well, but I hope they dont make the setting too bland and explainable. I hope its more Jodorowvsky style. But I am afraid that they would have to spend a lot of the kicktsarter money on drugs, and bhuddist throat singing cds.
     
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    The codex does not provide enough dorito
     
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    :cmcc: has a great voice should voice companion and he's funny too :D
     
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    The "writing team" is something out of this world: Avellone, Cook, McComb, Mitsoda to name a few. Holy sweet Jesus the dialogues and texts are going to be THE best in an entire gaming industry.
     
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  16. bonescraper Guest

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    It would be really cool if they released their production documents later on. Larian did that when they released their Divinity anthology. It was condensed in a neat little book, great read. Also, it has pictures.

    BTW, they cut the Mask? This character? Am i getting this right?

    [​IMG]

    Quite a shame, she looked cool in her own creepy way.
     
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    She is I think the first castoff. Dead.
     
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    Killed by excessive quicksaving.

     
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    Yeeeeah, don't get your hopes up too high.

    I mean get them up, but just because theres lots of names do not make the mistake of counting those up.

    For example in Avellone's, Mitsoda's and possibly Cooke's case I wouldn't automatically assume their very best work.
     
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    You guys are really great because you thought of including a female character too. Such a great idea you guys had.
     
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    tl;dr

    Show Spoiler
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    I'm pretty sure on that list only McComb is going to be writing dialog for the game.
     
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    CMcC Your voice sounds different. It just wouldn't be Stalkdex without me asking how you're feeling.
     
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