Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Funcom opens up videogame license of Conan and other Robert E. Howard IPs to other developers

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    10,187
    Codex 2014
    http://pr.funcom.com/pressreleases/...lio-studio-secures-10m-usd-investment-2336799

    Their site looks like some kind of brochure.

     
    • incline incline x 9
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  2. Xzar Scholar

    Xzar
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Ukraine
    Only CDPR can make proper Conan game now.
     
    • Disagree x 8
    • Yes x 2
    • Funny x 1
    • Agree x 1
    • No x 1
    • STOP! posting x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. catfood AGAIN

    catfood
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,591
    Location:
    Nirvana for mice
    Fixed.
     
    • Disagree x 4
    • Yes x 4
    • incline x 3
    • Funny x 1
    • Makes you think... x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. WhiteGuts Arcane

    WhiteGuts
    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,380
    They should licence The Secret World, so we can finally have that single player RPG we all want.
     
    • Yes Yes x 7
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Alex betthurt

    Alex
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,843
    Location:
    São Paulo - Brasil
    When is Conan going to become public domain?
     
    • it is a mystery it is a mystery x 3
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    ^ Top  
  6. Fedora Master Magister Patron

    Fedora Master
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    3,739
    Oh boy I can't wait for any of the major modern developers to get their claws on a problematic IP like Conan or Solomon Kane.
     
    • Despair Despair x 2
    • :( :( x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. MotherMachinae Arcane

    MotherMachinae
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,866,488
    Location:
    In the court of Atomic Rooster
    MercuryStream (ex-Rebel Act aka Severance: Blade of Darkness developers) or go home.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • Old Old x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. Zed Codex Staff Patron

    Zed
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    16,674
    Codex USB, 2014
    i thought it already was. it's insane that it isn't.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    ^ Top  
  9. Zed Codex Staff Patron

    Zed
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    16,674
    Codex USB, 2014
    SwedBank, lol. clown bank for poors.
     
    ^ Top  
  10. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

    Unkillable Cat
    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    18,635
    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Paradox Entertainment claims copyright on all material connected to Conan, yet most of the Conan work has been in the public domain in Australia and the UK since 2006.

    Bizarre.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • incline incline x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

    ERYFKRAD
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    15,479
    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Can't think of many developers who'd do the Howard works justice. Bums me out even more that we might get a Conan game, or rare case a Solomon Kane game, but no El Borak or even Steve Costigan.
    Best thing I can hope for is that Taleworlds does a Hyboria mod for Mount & Blade or something.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. Spectacle Arcane Patron

    Spectacle
    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,918
    I'd love to see a Mutant Chronicles crpg.
     
    • Doggy Doggy x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. Ebonsword Arcane

    Ebonsword
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,647
    Capcom could...but only if they let the team behind Dragon's Dogma work on it.
     
    • Yes Yes x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  14. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    10,187
    Codex 2014
    With today's announcement of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden: http://massivelyop.com/2018/02/28/f...-was-the-most-profitable-year-in-its-history/

     
    ^ Top  
  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Infinitron
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    79,514
    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
    ! Weren't these guys dying or something not so long ago? Good for you bylam.
     
    ^ Top  
  16. bylam Funcom Developer

    bylam
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    661
    Not an expert on this but it always was explained to me that Conan as a character is trademarked, and that has been reinforced through the comics/movies/games etc. So the writings of REH are public domain in some places, but not the characters?

    Dunno - not my area really.
     
    • hopw roewur ne hopw roewur ne x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. hivemind Guest

    hivemind
    funcom should be all ritually executed for killing BLC

    I'd behead them all myself if I could
     
    • Edgy Edgy x 1
    • [citation needed] [citation needed] x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. hivemind Guest

    hivemind
    it's not edgy

    you'd understand if you played it
     
    • Edgy Edgy x 1
    • [citation needed] [citation needed] x 1
    ^ Top  
  19. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

    Curious_Tongue
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    8,649
    Location:
    Australia
    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Serpent in the Staglands Codex USB, 2014
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funcom#Developed_games

    :hmmm:
     
    • Makes you think... Makes you think... x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    10,187
    Codex 2014
    More Conan games are coming, including possibly an RTS by Petroglyph: https://www.pcgamesn.com/conan-rts

     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • meh meh x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

    ERYFKRAD
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    15,479
    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Sounds to me like the coop shooter could be an El Borak-setting. I'm not sure what else could work for an online shooty game.
     
    ^ Top  
  22. Hoaxmetal Arcane

    Hoaxmetal
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,804

    What is best in life? To right click on your enemies, to see their pathfinding get stuck before you, and to hear the lamentations of their lacking pylons!
     
    • Funny x 13
    • Brofist x 2
    • nice x 1
    • Rage x 1
    • Despair x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. Curratum Arbiter

    Curratum
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,142
    There will never be a good Conan videogame. The sooner you get to grips with this concept, the less you will suffer.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Despair Despair x 3
    ^ Top  
  24. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

    ERYFKRAD
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    15,479
    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Dark axe wasn't that bad.
     
    ^ Top  
  25. Dedup Savant

    Dedup
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Also the God of War styled Conan game that came out in 2007 is a guilty pleasure of mine. There's nothing spectacular in it, but it's a fun beat em up.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Cheers!! Cheers!! x 1
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)