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KickStarter Pathologic 2 (AKA Pathologic remake)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Crooked Bee, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Their last KS update said they were going to continue crowdfunding on their own website iirc, so they might reach a couple more stretch goals after all.
     
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  2. Luka-boy Arcane

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    I have to say I'm a little bit wary of the stretch goals expanding the game world since I found both the pacing and the time management in the original pretty much perfect, and with those goals there's a chance that they might mess that up. But at least they already acknowledged it'll need balancing and I trust these guys.
     
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    I don't mind them making vast changes to the game at this point since there's no way it'll be like the original anyway. Also, I don't see why you'd call the balance of the original game "perfect" -- all you have to do is stay up all night murdering thugs and use drugs/coffee to sleep less and you completely break the game's economy and sense of food shortage.
     
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  4. Lucky Arcane

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    Posting this here as well. Ice-Pick Lodge is releasing a tabletop game focused on PvP based on Pathologic. It's being developed by CapsLock Games, with ice-Pick Lodge providing the "general vision, art direction and texts". It grew from being a backer reward for the kickstarter into its own thing, like the remaster, and is being released this summer.

    http://pathologic-game.com/blog/en/cards-on-the-table/
     
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    And new lengthy update on Kickstarter.
     
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  8. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And they've reached Lucid Dreaming stretch goal: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic/posts/1545560

     
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    Oh hey, I was really hoping for that one. Nice!
     
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    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/20...odge-on-pathologic-hd-and-preserving-madness/

     
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  12. Owl Savant

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    If they can pull this off, it will be amazing. So tired of the hand-holding quest design in every game.
     
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  13. Perkel Arcane

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    Why this is in general gaming ?

    Game is more RPG than Pillars is.
     
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  14. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    We've booked a long presentation and hands-on for the remake at Gamescom. I've never played the original game in any of its versions, so if you want to know anything specific about the changes in the remake you'd better post your question here.
     
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  15. New Update https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic/posts/1661815

     
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    I love their weird Russian banter style. Good on them for not compromising their vision, too.
     
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    An understandable delay considering how much the scope of the game has been expanded. They've shown that they can deliver, so I don't care how long they take if it means that the game will be in the best state it could reasonably be when it is released.

    In the meantime, that little side-story of theirs is also yet another potential treat produced by this kickstarter. At this rate, we'll have a remaster, a reimagining, a board game and a side-story all for what is a relatively modest kickstarter success, when the size of the project is taken into account. Granted, it's clear that they had and have funds beyond the kickstarter, but the way they're not only fulfilling their promises but going beyond them in pursuit of an idea is something a lot of developers should really pay attention to.

    On a less positive note, my worries related to them choosing Unity as their engine seem to be confirmed somewhat here, but we'll see how the game runs when all is said and done.
     
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  19. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    We have about 30 minutes of interview footage with two of the Pathologic people, but it may take us a while before we get to it. Thankfully this delay reduces the risk of having to publish it after the game's release.
     
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    Just got this in my email:

    I haven't really heard much about the Table Top game since the first bit of information. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Why bother with budget engines now days? 5% royalty or whatever seems like a small price to pay to make sure your game doesn't run half as well as it should.
     
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  23. Perkel Arcane

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    Because they are usually open source and you can do anything with them and don't come with shitload of stuff that brakes when you change something in it.

    I mean i am currently trying to make 2D game. Instead of choosing Unreal/Cryengine/Unity i am using simple pygame that has built in simple tools to draw produce sound and handle input without me doing anything. Then i write my own UI handling, text handling etc and i have complete control over what i am doing so i am not constrained by anything.
     
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    And the backer demo is coming this Friday.

     
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  25. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Third and fourth teasers:






     
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