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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory - isometric RPG based on the tabletop game

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. V_K Arcane

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  2. Theldaran Scholar

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    Today we've gotta defend from Greta's madmen, even if if you wait to think for a second, they're harmless.
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well it looks like it's not that different from what you can see from outside. In-house projects are second-class citizens: https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Black-Shamrock-EI_IE2392372.11,25.htm

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  4. GentlemanCthulhu Scholar

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    Any totalitarianism is terrible. The game does fine job of portraying that .
     
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  5. Sammy Barely Literate

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    So uh, not to necro a super dead discussion needlessly (Imma be honest, I'm a Codex scrub so if this is talked about elsewhere my bad, but I couldn't find any other discussion on it) but Happiness is Mandatory is just like, gone from the Epic storefront. It was delayed into December, got some pretty bleh reviews on Metacritic, and I assumed wasn't a stellar seller, but I'm quite surprised that it was only around for a month before it vanished, especially since it was an Epic exclusive (at least for a year or whatever their contract was for). What I find even weirder is that it seems like nobody noticed, or has talked about it anywhere.

    What exactly happened? I've never heard of a video game existing for a month and then just up and vanishing like this unless it was some kind of turbo scam that got uncovered or got caught up in some other scandal of some sort. Steam's "Coming Soon" page still exists, and the dev websites still have mention of it, though they haven't updated their pages to say that the game's out, nobody's reported on the game in any way recently, social media accounts for the game are totally silent. Anybody here know anything?
     
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    Haha, what the hell? Yes, it seems to have disappeared sometime within the last couple of days.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A Glassdoor review posted this month:

    This reminds me again... the founder of this studio is the French man who led the studio of canceled Witcher 1 console port that almost tanked CDPR.
     
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  10. Optimist Learned Patron

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    This is delish.

    "You are in error, citizen. There was no release of Paranoia game in Year of Computer 2019. In fact, knowledge of the Year of Computer 2019 itself is treasonous. Please, report to the nearest self-termination booth".
     
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    Just like that game which ripped off the assets from Chaos Chronicles. But then, I don't see that asset Thievery is what happened here.
     
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    This is a total guess but maybe Epic is contending that the developer didn’t finish the game and hold up its end of the deal and wants its money back. Doesn’t seem likely anyone is “fixing” the game so that’s the only other reason I can think of to pull it.
     
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    The image of Epic asking the devs for refund is pretty funny. Especially since it's probably what happened – I'm pretty sure that after getting money for being an Epic exclusive, they're contractually obliged to actually, you know, BE on Epic. So they probably couldn't take the game down even if they wanted to, meaning this would be a move coming from Epic itself.

    Really, from Epic's side, it must seem like they just got scammed. Marketing for the game basically dropped dead shortly after the deal got signed, the game is broken and shit despite multiple delays, and there seems to be no effort to fix it after the fact. It must seem like they polished a turd with marketing to get money from Epic, then quickly cobbled together something technically playable and jumped the ship with the money.
     
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    Woah... did I actually call this one?
     
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