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RTS Conan Unconquered - Conan RTS by Petroglyph and Funcom

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Wouldn't a Conan RTS just be Bronze Age Total War or Age of Empires 1?
     
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  2. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Yes, but Paradox purchased the rights to the Conan IP shortly before it expired and has since been acting as a copyright troll by threatening to sue anyone else using it.
     
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  3. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Weird. Is it because the character rights passed to the people writing the fake Conan stories, like L. Sprague De Camp?
     
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  4. Grimlorn Arcane

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    People want a game where they play as Conan exploring most of Hyboria getting into random adventures. Not a MMO, not a RTS, or any of this shit.

    No developer can deliver on this though, because none of them can deliver on the open world aspect and write well thought out adventures and quests that will immerse players in the setting. Not to mention a satisfying combat system.
     
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  5. Wunderbar Arcane

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    i mean, funcom's Secret world had some really great quests. Although, i'm not sure they are capable to replicate this without Ragnar Tornquist.
     
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  6. bylam Funcom Developer

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    There are multiple ways to achieve it, of course, and it depends on budget. I pitched a game called "Hyborian Tales" a few years back which was basically Conan Darklands (this was instead of the Lego game we ended up making). But the business case was pretty weak for management and LEGO were on the hook selling the management up on them being the largest toy brand in the world.

    Let's put it this way - I'd love be able to do what Iron Tower Games do - focus on delivering a rock solid RPG with choice and consequences over a long development period.
    In reality, what I often have to do is make a game in a short period of time (Conan Exiles was 1 year from concept to Early Access launch) with a certain level of graphical fidelity.

    I'm sure people think I am the devil, but I try pretty hard to be true to the lore within the constraints of the games I get to work on.

    Ragnar wrote cutscenes in TSW - I did the quest design with the team. In fact 90% of the work on quest design was trying to find interesting ways to take the prewritten cutscenes (yes many of them were written before the actual quests) and turn them into good missions. That's not to take away from the great worldbuilding RT did, but he was hands off on the quests.
     
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  7. Wunderbar Arcane

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    :bro:
     
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  8. SpoilVictor Educated

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    So what is going on here: take dead IP (Conan lost relevance in mainsteream long ago, and shit games and movie didn't help either) and make it RTS (genre that is dead too). I smell success.

    On the side note it would be hilarious if someone make game or movie true to source material and all SJWs would loose their minds:outrage:
     
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  9. mastroego Arcane

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    A RTS, too bad.
     
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  10. bylam Funcom Developer

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    Imagine that...
     
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  11. Jack Dandy Arcane

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    9 hours to go, lads!
     
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  12. udm Arcane Patron

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    With the occasional elder god/unnameable thing from the murky depths of the abyss thrown in for shits and giggles.
     
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  13. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    And ape men and winged things and a few marauding kozaki.
     
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  14. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Man, I always wonder if it's just me being an illiterate retard, which I am anyway, or if anybody else understands this kind of stuff. How the fuck can anything ever enter the public domain at any moment if a character created by someone who's dead 100 years ago is copyrighted today?
     
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  15. Beastro Arcane

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    True, but we all know what we'd ideally want the most.
     
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  16. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    It's not exactly what I want to play though', what I really want to play is an RPG where I create my own party in Conan's world since playing as pregens is boring (in RPGs).
    Something in this vein although it's a bad example since you don't create your party from what I've read (I have not played the game yet) :
     
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  17. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Basically you can write stories about the Hyborian Age if you like, but woe betide you if you use Conan in it.

    bylam what about the rest of Howard's work? When will we see a Breckenridge Elkins mountain man sim or a Steve Costigan adventure?
     
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  18. Oracsbox Magister Shitposter

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    Exactly they also want well I want anyway attractive ladies to plough while on said exploration :D (I literally have no life outside gaming).
     
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  19. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Like forever? Don't copyrights expirate at one point, and in that case why is it different from the books?
    And what does the books being in the public domain mean? Does that not mean that you could make some adaptation of the book for example, which couldn't be possible if you can't use the Conan's name?
    Also, can you use any Hyborian Age character's name but Conan's one?

    It's Evil's doom.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Eurogamer spilled it already: https://www.eurogamer.net/games/conan-unconquered


    It will be announced here...



    Also Yakuza game related and NISA announcement.
     
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  21. Jack Dandy Arcane

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    Yaaaay... :cry:
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Will this be base-building/strategic RTS or "real-time tactics" with limited numbers of units?
     
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  23. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Strategic: https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/8/18132002/conan-unconquered-pc-launch-date-petroglyph-funcom

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  24. SpoilVictor Educated

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    So fking Dawn of War Last Stand?
    :imperialscum:Purge that filth!
     
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  25. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Well, color me surprised. I did not believe they would commit to an RTS. How much sense it makes for risk-averse Funcom to approve a real-time strategy in 2018 is kinda up in the air.
     
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