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Game News Spiderweb Software's Geneforge remake is on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    This blog post from 2009 is the earliest place I can find Vogel being referred to as a living legend: http://retroenter.blogspot.com/2009/09/spiderweb.html

    I'm not sure if he himself said it before this Humble Bundle giveaway video from 2013:

     
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  2. PatataFamilia Novice

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    I like Jeff Vogel games (except Avadon), but Geneforge doesn't need a remake. Avernum 4 needs a remake; it's catastrophically close on a modern monitor. The first time I played it was when I was unemployed in the Great Recession, and it played great. (He said piracy was okay if your life sucked, mine did, I bought the set later for $70.) The new region sounds somewhat interesting, and leveling up creations sounds good enough, but it doesn't sound $20 interesting. He's still resisting paying a sound designer too.


    Also Queen's Wish was fine; it was an decent effort from him which made it better than half the RPGs of that year. I may back it, just because his games brought me much needed enjoyment in a pretty dark time, but this pitch is... lacking.
     
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  3. Zeriel Arcane

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    Pretty sweet gig to get your yearly salary in advance.
     
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  4. ChaDargo Learned

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    You know, I own the Geneforge Series and Avernum on Steam and had recently re-installed them to give them another shot. His little video made me change my mind. This dude is his own worst enemy, and from what I've read on these forums, he continuously proves my statement to be true.

    One must wonder what he could have been capable of if he had teamed up with a taskmaster asshole who kept his little gay ego in check.

    Edit: I know my not playing his games I got for $1 doesn't hurt him or anything. I just cringe at the idea of playing something by this guy lol
     
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    Obligatory reminder that even though Vogel and Spiderweb Software are no longer competitive in today's PC RPG development ecosystem, he was holding the line almost on his own in the RPG Dark Ages when Fallout 3 and the Bioware console RPGs were the genre's sole mainstream offerings.
     
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    Yeah, I'll always have respect for Vogel, but at the same time it's hard not to despair at his general laziness thesedays.
     
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  7. Verylittlefishes Liturgist Patron

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    Well, that sounded self-ironical.
    Unlike Grimoire which I suppose is the true Cathedral Of Autism.
     
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  8. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    ...Linux?

    FUCK OFF!
     
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  9. Verylittlefishes Liturgist Patron

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    The original is 70% off on Steam in case someone is interested.
     
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  10. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    He's resisting putting any kind of production values into his games.

    I don't get the point of a remake if it doesn't actually improve upon anything.
     
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  11. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    It's hard to be a living legend.
     
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  12. Zeriel Arcane

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    He's a living legend of getting paid for doing nothing.

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