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Fanstratics: A HoMM 3 Spiritual Successor

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by AdvancedHero, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. AdvancedHero Arbiter

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    Yep, you read that right. It's been 19 years since HoMM 3 released in 1999, and now Gregory Fulton is returning to create a new game that is intended to be the spiritual successor. If you are unaware, Fulton was the lead designer of Heroes 3, alongside Canegham.
    The game seen to be in the planning stages, but there is an official site here:
    https://www.fanstratics.com/?fbclid=IwAR3hBeofedp1ClaC9WniBwAi1wta__I_g7RX2cigagym2f1YuVsY8xHHuc0

    The page is being maintained by David Mullich, who was the director of Heroes 3.

    Is this going to be the game that revives the glory days of Heroes of Might and Magic?
     
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  2. AdvancedHero Arbiter

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    Here is the rough development map, from the email you receive if you sign up on the site:

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    Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter and welcome to the journey. We have a long and tough road ahead of us... but we are determined.


    • Pre-alpha
      (building functionality with proxy assets (we are here))
    • Financing
      (private or crowdfunded)
    • Alpha
      (relatively feature complete, building finalized assets and gameplay)
    • Mid-alpha
      (early access?)
    • Beta
      (polish and bug hunting)
    • Release
      (exhale)

    As production progresses, we'll notify you if anything noteworthy occurs.



    Until such a time, take care and stay safe.



    Sincerely,


    Gregory W. Fulton
    Fanstratics Game Director & Designer
     
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  3. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    I wish these guys nothing but success, but they've certainly chosen a very stupid name.
     
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  4. Aemar Magister

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    http://heroes3wog.net/fanstratics-a...-the-lead-game-designer-of-heroes-3-update-2/


    http://heroes3wog.net/fanstratics-heroes-3-spiritual-successor-in-dev-by-gregory-fulton/

     
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  5. Absinthe Arcane

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    Fanstratics is one of those names that reminds me of those board games you'd find in toy stores and the like.
     
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  6. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    Is this a joke? You can't derive any useful information from this, lmao. Would actually be better if he added a ???? -> Profit.
     
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  7. AdvancedHero Arbiter

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    Of course this is the usual path that independently developed games go through, and the site has only been up for a few days at most.
    I am trying to remain optimistic, but we will just have to wait a while and see where this goes.
     
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  8. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    I'm not poking fun at him or the game, and as always will remain fantastically optimistic regarding one of our founding fathers coming back from the dead with an actual game, but it just seemed so pedestrian for someone of his caliber.
     
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  9. Aemar Magister

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    No such game would ever be complete without Paul Anthony Romero and Rob King's soundtrack. :outrage:
     
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  10. Morpheus Kitami Learned

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    As much as I'd welcome a new Heroes style game, this seems to be putting the cart before the horse.
     
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  11. tindrli Arcane

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    i hope that their game will have a little more details than their initial web page.
    anyway i grew up with HoMM so will defenetly follow
     
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  12. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    maybe they'll make a good game this time around

    himmdsa is trash
     
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  13. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I didn't expect a game with this title to have the original HoMM3 designer at its helm. I expected it to be some kind of fan project. This is the most ridiculous name ever.
     
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  14. The Wall Magister

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    Won't Pathfinder: Wrath of Righteous be THE HoMM successor considering it's being made by HoMM V Designer and it will feature army battles in Heroes style?

    Old Gaming Legends.TM so far have made in total: 0 good games. Let's hope this one will be first
     
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  15. My eyebrows already hurt from raising in doubt, with all those "Spiritual Successor" games. Why can't they simply make a new good game or at least die trying ...
     
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  17. AdvancedHero Arbiter

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    The name is weird, but I mean it does fit on a surface level. It's kind of like naming an FPS Shootygame, but at least you know what the game will be about.

    It's supposed to be Fantasy + Strategy + Tactics
     
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  18. Aemar Magister

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    Tasytegytac sounds much better.
     
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  19. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    HOmm-LIke GAme BY ORiginal DEveloper


    Good luck to them, seriously, but man, what a botched reveal.

    First, way too early to announce this.
    Nothing to show, a plan so vague it seems so odd to even put it out there, just... questions all around.

    Then, the name has to be one of the worst I've seen in recent times.
    Good reminder that you should always tell your plans to a 5-year-old and if they find the plan horrible (and any 5-year-old would find THAT name horrible), it probably sucks.
     
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  20. Diablo1_reborn Busin 0 Wizardry Alternative Neo fanatic Patron

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    Inb4 Torchlight 2 art style, built with Unity!
     
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  21. Horvatii Unwanted

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    castratics
     
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  22. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    I'm all out of fucks to give, sorry. Just keep updating HD and HotA, finish Succesion Wars and I'll be fine. Thanks.
     
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  23. Viata Arcane

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    Following, but I have 0 expectations to it.
     
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  24. Lagi Savant

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    let me know when screens appear
     
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    They could've chosen any other name, but they didn't.
     
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