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Fallen Gods - upcoming Norse saga-inspired roguelite from Wormwood Studios

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Brancaleone Learned

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    Out of sheer personal curiosity: do you come from an academic background?
     
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  2. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I guess it depends what you mean. I'm a practicing lawyer, and have been for over a decade, but I had lotsa schooling before that and I'm a nerd.
     
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  3. Mustawd Arcane

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    Haaaaaavard.
     
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  4. Brancaleone Learned

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    Just a thought, since it is a typical academic tendency to find it really hard to face hard editing that implies cutting content... :P

    Never mind, for what I can see the premises for this game are awesome.
     
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  5. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    You get used to cutting as a lawyer because of tight word/page/time limits. I wasn't aware that the fear of "killing your darlings" was unique to academics, though. I thought most writers suffer from it.
     
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  6. Brancaleone Learned

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    No, certainly not unique, but especially true for academics, which is why that thought popped into my mind while watching the dizziness-inducing trailer.
     
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  7. Archibald Arcane

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    Only problem for me was the beginning, at first its not clear that narrator is basically describing what is shown on the runestone. Then after couple of sentences things click together and work fine for me.
     
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  8. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Brancaleone Probably not worth pursuing this point further, but while I think academic writing is almost universally bad, I've never thought it was bad because it was too long -- even when dealing with an incredibly long work like, say, Moscow: 1937. Instead, I would say that the problems typically are excessive jargon, a lack of engagement with real-world concerns, a related presumption that people should care about academical equivalents of the homoiousia/homoousia debate, and paragraphs and sentences that are too long. But in the latter case, the problem is actually usually not one that would be solved by cutting but instead by splitting. I guess it is true that since 99.9% of academic writing should never be written, the fact that they are publishing at all shows a failure to use the backspace key sufficiently.... If I had to pick a class of writers especially guilty of writing too much it would be fantasy fiction authors.

    Archibald Yeah, I think that's a good point, and one that would be addressed by the lighting up approach mentioned by agris and discussed among the team.
     
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  9. Brancaleone Learned

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    Well, if you think a point is not worth pursuing, just don't pursue it, or use the backspace key. :D

    The point was just about the fact that apparently most people find the video very hard to watch because of the rotation effect (I personally wanted to get another close look to the carvings, and I resisted no more than 6-7 seconds before having to turn it off), but for some reason there is nothing that can be done in terms of cutting/shrinking/zooming out. Anyway, I saw it once already, so it's going to be the new viewers' problem now.
     
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  10. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Rather than saying that academics are opposed to zooming out and hence I must be an academic, it's probably easier (and more accurate) just to conclude that I'm arrogant and lazy.
     
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  11. Mustawd Arcane

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    It's not a bad idea. It just needs tweaking which is probably not worth the effort or resources.


    AKA game development. News at 11.
     
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  12. you know what time it is Arcane

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    Well shit, this thread is almost 1 year old. I should check general rpg forums more often :shittydog:
     
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  13. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Safe in Skyhold's golden hall,
    and heedless of the wounded world below,
    they turned to feast and feud and folly
    and lost the love of those they'd left to woe.
     
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  14. One-and-a-half-Ivan Cipher

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    Liked the teaser very much. The premise looks solid.

    :d1p:ez

    P.S. Ordered "The long ships" as well :salute:
     
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  15. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    i was excited because i thought there is a new news that MRY is wrapping up tworment.

    :(

    Despair. . . .
     
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  16. One-and-a-half-Ivan Cipher

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    Sorry, friend. Let's just hope that there will be some news in the foreseeable future.
     
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  17. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Any news?
     
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  19. Merlkir Arcane Developer

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    News would be nice. This is in my, probably, TOP 5 interesting upcoming games.
     
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  20. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Coding delays as ever. Writing and especially design have advanced far. Some new art. Lots of new VO. Who knows?
     
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  21. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Sounds like you need a neanderthal crackerjack! :troll:
     
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  22. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    It's true. I doubt he'd condescend to work with us though. :)
     
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  23. piydek Cipher

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    Primordia was freaking amazing. Anything from mister MRY i expect with excitement. All the best to you man.
     
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  24. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Thanks! It's a very different game, and likely will be worse than Primordia -- everyone gets lucky once in a while, and Primordia may also have played more toward my strengths. Still, I think FG will be interesting when (if?) it gets finished.
     
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  25. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    "If" is not an option.

    :rpgcodex:
     
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