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Disco Elysium Pre-Release Thread [GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    Yes, well. These are the times :D
     
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  2. Cabazone Educated

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    Should you have the time, I have a few quick questions for the developers about the writing process. From what I understand, none of the authors are native English speakers. Yet all I've seen of the game is in this god forsaken tongue. My questions are about how you write in a language that is not your own.

    First: do you write the first draft directly in English or first in Estonian?

    If you write in Estonian: how do you translate it? by yourselves? with the help of a professional translator?

    If you write directly in English (or translate it from Estonian with your own capable hands): how do you check the quality of the text (its grammar, how natural it sounds)? Do you have in your team native English speakers who can proofread your writing?

    Finally: how do you feel about the fact that what will be in practice the main language of your game (whether you write in Estonian or not) is not the language you master best. Are you frustrated by that? Do you feel it's unfair? Or perhaps you consider that, for some reason, it can almost be a good thing for the game?
     
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  3. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    What’s the procedure for tagging someone here? Marat Sar is the man to answer your questions in detail.

    I’ll alleviate some of your curiosity: Right now around a quarter of the writing and editing talent is native speaking (English that is). As far as I know writing is in English from start to finish. We’re all more or less fluent in English and I suspect the frustrations are universal when writing in a language that is not your native tongue.
     
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  4. Big Wrangle Guest

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    You tag by @[Username], without the [ ] obviously.
    Like this: Marat Sar
     
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  5. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    That is nice info mate,i was taging people by copy pasting their nicks.
     
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  6. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  7. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Firecracker?
    Do they hint at New Year celebration as release date? :0-13:
     
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  8. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    lol
     
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  9. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Btw voted for Worldbuilding.
     
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  10. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Wont vote because everything. It has to be a coherent whole. A Gesamtkunstwerk.
     
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  11. vota DC Augur

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    Thought cabinet is scheduled anyway for being in the next devblog.

    For release date it is the same situation of bannerlord: developer's country is in peril and America is hosting hostile politicians. Stop protecting Trudeau from Baltic's revenge.
     
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  12. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Voted thought cabinet of course. This won't be the first time good characters or setting have existed. This will be the first time I can be a part of them in this unique way. If thought cabinet isn't amazing, kinda nothing else matters.
     
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  13. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Btw do devblog has some dunno, menu?
    I mean, like in two click jump to articles about attributes, about skills at least.
    I'm going to post something somewhere a bit, so it would be a pleasure not to turn pages over and over.
     
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  14. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    I think our tag system is just cosmetic. Sorry, bro
     
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  15. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Wait, I'm serious.
    Which tag system?
    Btw do devblog has separate entry for Thought Cabinet?

    EDIT
    I see I see, it's next after Motorics.
     
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  16. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    This is what you´re looking for. I think "story" is the tag you´re looking for. You´ll get a list of post titles that helps you to narrow it down. The big Thought Cabinet article is still in the works, but it is outlined in a few of the other ones and in some interviews I believe. The one after "Motorics" is "Combat" unless my browser cache is screwing me over.

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  17. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Nah, Motorics is the last.
    Thanks I'll use it.
     
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  18. luinthoron Learned

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    Dragging up this old bit of the thread again... The upcoming release of Dead Cells has brought to my attention the existence of Signature Edition Games who seem to be specialized in providing just that. Might be worth looking into.
     
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  19. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Yes, do that. With proper size box.
     
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  20. cherry blossom Arcane

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    I still feel butthurt over the name change. And worried it will hamper sales.
     
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  21. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    It's all just divination on mutton shoulder....
     
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  22. aweigh Arcane

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    is this a dance rhythm game?
     
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  23. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    Any news lately?
     
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  24. Kasparov ZA/UM Developer

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    It sure is hot. We’re heading toward a record high temperature this week. Not cool.
     
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  25. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    miks nii kuum on
     
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