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Funcom opens up videogame license of Conan and other Robert E. Howard IPs to other developers

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Agame Arcane Patron

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    Blade of Darkness is pretty close. But yeah I doubt there will ever be a great game using the name Conan, it has to much baggage.
     
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  2. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A Dark Messiah style game could be good.
     
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  3. Loostreaks Learned

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    Conan Chronicles is a damn good NWN mod and best Conan "game" to date. Great ambiance and music ( every song from Paledouris perfectly fits the scene), nice mix of rpg/adventure, writing is surprisingly good, the author also managed to put some effort into c&c and mechanics ( not a brainless hack and slash, as I expected).
     
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  4. Assisted Living Godzilla Arbiter

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    I think Conan is in the public domain, although he's also trademarked.
     
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  6. Derk Derm Literate

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    Going through Funcom's financial presentations is always interesting, their most recent one was just a few days ago. Turns out they've fully funded a Conan RTS, to be developed by Petroglyph (Star Wars: Empire At War, Grey Goo) and released first half of 2019.

    It's at 29:20 in the video.



    Edit: I'm assuming it's an RTS because Petroglyph have so far only developed RTS games.
    Edit 2: Well that'll teach me to read through a thread before I start posting
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The new Conan game is a single player game (not surprising give Conan Exiles is already there), so they are looking for more funs and coms to making things: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/press...ooking_to_fill_more_than_40_new_positions.php

    Also, according to the job postings there is "a new open-world multiplayer game that is in early concepting stage, to enter pre-production in 4Q18."
     
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  8. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Blah blah blah where is my Steve Costigan brawling game.
     
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  9. lophiaspis Arbiter

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    Holy shit, their first proper single player game since 2006 and the first single player Conan since 2007 (which was more like some weird fighting game than action adventure/RPG). This could actually be good if the stars align. Congrats bylam, can you tell us anything, are you working on this? Will this be the Witcher 3 killer that Conan deserves? :roll:

    ...Awaiting announcement of single player MOBA/PUBGlike in Conan universe...
     
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  10. lophiaspis Arbiter

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    Ahh. So this is Funcom. Now I get it.

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    1st row, 4th from the left, my nomination for cuckest cuck mouth
     
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  12. Machocruz Arcane

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    No one in the company has the necessary T levels to make a good Conan anything. REH would crush their skulls with his bare hands. Hell, I think even scrawny Lovecraft could knock any of these soy-ployees out lol
     
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  13. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Holy shit, tell me they are doing that on purpose. That pic needs to go viral lmao. Soy overload. I like the guy who is just yawning though.
     
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  14. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Between the times when the nations drank soy, and the rise of the sons of Incel there was an age undreamed of: And unto this Trump, destined to wear the golden wig of America upon a puckered brow.
     
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  15. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So, Funcom projects:

    New Conan single-player game (Funcom Oslo)
    New open-world multiplayer game (Funcom Oslo, in pre-pre-production)
    Co-op shooter using Robert E. Howard IP (Funcom USA)
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Publishing)
    Possible Conan RTS by Petroglyph (Publishing)

    Also ongoing updates to Conan Exiles and probably to Secret World Legends.
     
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  16. bylam Funcom Developer

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    Fuck that picture. We were told to yell to match the new logo. At least I maintain my dignified hobo dress style.

    Am working on it. Don't have anything like a Witcher 3 budget. Not really at liberty to say anything yet, but I will say I have one goal with this - teach people Howard's Conan.
     
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  17. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    The fat guy with a grey shirt gets a prize for being too depressed to give a fuck. I admire his giving up on life.

    Actually, the two guys close to him aren't smiling either. I guess that's the depression corner.
     
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  18. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    From 3Q18 financial report: http://cdn.funcom.com/investor/2018/Funcom_3Q18_Report.pdf

     
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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The Conan single-player game is coming next year, and, yes, you play Conan. (18:22)

    Also they're talking about possibility of doing Dune RTS with Petroglyph, but nothing to say publicly about that yet. (24:47)



    http://cdn.funcom.com/investor/2019/Funcom_1Q19_Presentation_461294.pdf
    http://cdn.funcom.com/investor/2019/Funcom_1Q19_Report_254297.pdf

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    Put him in a white beater and it's like Bill Dauterive crossed into our reality.

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  21. baud Cipher Patron

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    Then I guess bylam is not working on that Conan game:



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    Also Funcom is about to get bought by Tencent:

     
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  22. bylam Funcom Developer

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    The single-player game I was working on got "put on hold" in summer 2019.

    It was the best thing I have ever worked on and the team echoed that sentiment but "we make multiplayer games". Sigh. FML.
     
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    Some days there are literally no good news in the internet. It's really depressing.
     
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    This is the most depressing thing I've read in 2020 and Terry Jones passed away yesterday. :(
     
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