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Harebrained Schemes are making a horror-themed game

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by almondblight, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. almondblight Arcane

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    Best way to find out what HBS is working on is to look at their careers page. Excerpts from some of the positions:

    Art Director:
    Game Designer - Mission Design:
    Game Designer - Systems Design:
    Lead Game Designer:
    Narrative Designer Writer:
    So they seem to be staffing up for a horror RPG. Not sure how many teams they have, though.
     
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  2. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    That's even better than another Shadowrun game. Since they're at Paradox now, it's probably a World of Darkness game, right?
     
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  3. Lacrymas Arcane

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    A turn-based cRPG set in the World of Darkness?
    :shredder:

    I only hope it's not Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
     
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  4. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Its gonna be Mage the Awakening and its gonna be the best thing ever made.
     
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  5. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Screw that, I want a Wraith: The Oblivion or a Geist: The Sin-Eaters CRPG.
     
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  6. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    TBH I can get sold on Changeling, aka Otherkin: the Glamourbombing as well.
     
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  7. Ninjerk Arcane

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    It's gonna be shit. You all know it to be true.
     
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  8. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Incorrect.
     
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  9. 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
    Well-spotted, almondblight! You've earned yourself a thread.

    It looks like these job openings were announced quite recently:

     
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    Completely forgot Paradox bought HBS. Now, with Obsidian and inXile being part of Microsoft, is Larian the last big independent RPG focused studio out there?
     
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  11. gestalt11 Savant

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    #womenintech except none of those are programming positions. It makes one wonder how cynical these douchebags are, I bet they know that only like 1 in 100 women has any interest in programming a computer and just put crap like this on tweets to get brownie points. I wonder when the #womeninmedicine hash tag will trend, oh wait they already dominate the medical fields that might hurt their stupid narrative. Actually given Battletech I am pretty sure they are just dumbass true believers, what a bunch of fools.
     
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  12. Geisler Educated

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    Dragonfall was the only decent thing these fags made. Everything else (before and after) can safely be skipped.
     
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  13. Tarantulos-Eduardo-Sanchez Arcane

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    I want a new Shadowrun game on a new engine with a grittier art style, maybe based in Chicago.
     
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  14. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    This.

    And please no more shadowruns.
     
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  15. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    you're the new fluent
     
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  16. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Shadowrun is a fun setting, though, sometimes even an eerily close prediction of our actual future (companies being the political elite), so I'd like more games in this setting, just a different engine and a bit better combat and builds.
     
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  17. gestalt11 Savant

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    Companies being our political elite is our past too. Just look at the East India Trading company and there are similar examples from Roman times. Indeed this is where the formulation of "laissez faire" came about, too many inbred politico getting involved in the french companies, the french trade minister went to the successful merchants and asked em how to help them kick the British merchants ass and they said "stop meddling and let us do our thing". There is always an incestuous relationship between large trading companies and the political elite, the nature of it fluctuates. Shadowrun's main departure is that the companies are, essentially, sovereign governments in-and-of themselves but not tied specifically to geographic land holdings. Which I find dubious, because actual states would kill them with extreme prejudice, but is not so unbelievable that I won't go a long with it for a fantasy or even sci-fi setting. The only thing in current times that vaguely resembles this are the international banks, however be assured each one has a sovereign nation whose bread they are required to butter. Although Citigroup is almost there, perhaps, since they do so much disparate forex, even so they are beholden. The banks , as they currently are, can't exist without sovereigns and vice versa. And either side will fuck each other in the ass if they get out of line too much. The nature of this dependency is too arcane to get into, but suffice it to say they are almost completely inseparable. Its deceptive because this dependency allows them to do almost anything they want in many other ways ( although some of that is that they are actually directed by sovereigns to do shady things making it even more deceptive).

    It really amazes me how many people think this shit is new or something. Its like when the Marxist Stage Theory/Historical materialism came out in the 1800s everyone's understanding of history slowly became more and more radically retarded finally reaching the modern level of complete dumbassery as such pseudoscience non-sense now dominate modern humanities.
     
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  18. Lacrymas Arcane

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    TMI, dude.
     
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  19. Harthwain Scholar

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    Could be. If they were talking about the actual horror game, then my theory would had been on Lovecraft universe.

    The World of Darkness always struck me to be more suited for an RPG setting than a horror game, since you're being the monster. The way around it would be by making a significant part of the game into you being a vampire hunter fighting monsters, only to be turned into the monster yourself at some point. Besides that, it's hard to make a turn-based horror game. However, we're talking about a "horror-themed game" and you can get something atmospheric with a turn-based game (Arkham Horror being a good example).

    The mention of "strategy or tactical-combat game" is very hopeful, but words are the wind so I will wait for something more substantial.

    You're being too semantical.

    Yes, those aren't programming positions, but they are positions involved in making a game and they want to show they're looking for women to help them get into the industry. They could be doing this for show or they could be really believing in it, but to me the more important thing is: will they give these jobs to women simply because they are women (to fill the Swedish 50-50 quota), or will they give them to people who are the best for these positions? I don't really care who the person in question will be, as long as the game they make will be good.
     
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  20. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    You're forgetting about the biggest one, CDPR. Unless you're one of those people who think TW3 isn't an RPG.

    Enough with the Lovecraft games ffs. There's other settings for horror.
     
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  21. Tarantulos-Eduardo-Sanchez Arcane

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    Put the thousand eyed tentacle rape gods away and bring back Satanism, baby!
     
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  22. Viata Arcane

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    I'm pretty sure not even the WoD fan remembers about those. :lol:
     
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  23. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    Amazon. Google. Facebook. You choose it.

    Just wait 10-15 years, pal.
     
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  24. Harthwain Scholar

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    That's true. In fact, I'd go even further: you don't need an already established setting to create a horror (although it helps). Still, my main point was that World of Darkness isn't suited for horror. Unless you're playing as human. But in the World of Darkness being human is merely a starting point. At most.
     
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  25. 680x0 Literate

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    A TRPG that follows the geography of Dante's Inferno. The final boss fight is against Judas wielding the spear of Longinus fought under the looming frozen body of Lucifer.

    Nah, it will probably be Lovecraftian-lite Wil Wheaton bait.
     
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