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Rebellion - Sniper Elite dev expanding operations

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/0...dge-dredd-to-other-developers-and-publishers/

    I think Focus Home is already on the scene.

    I'm not familiar with 2000 AD other than two Dredd movies. Is there any interesting setting for an RPG? I thought second Dredd movie's tower setting would work well with Deus Ex-like games.
     
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  2. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Very interesting. Judge Dredd is actually a relatively small part of it if you go by Issue reresentation,of the setting albeit an important one. I'd like a Devlin Waugh game for the sheer ridiculousness of it, though.

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  3. Lord Rocket Erudite

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    Meh. Most of the modern 2KAD stuff I've seen has been frankly mediocre and realistically, modern studios aren't going to do anything cool with the older settings. I'm going to fantasise about some cool stuff you could do, though:

    Judge Dredd: Comic Dredd isn't really like the recent movie (I like both). Think more ultra retarded Bladerunner. You could do post-apocalyptic wasteland stuff with freaky mutants and psykers running around everywhere (a core conceit of the setting is that civilisation only exists in massive walled cities, surrounded by a nuclear wasteland called The Cursed Earth), assymetrical strategy games where crims try to overwhelm the tactically vastly superior but outnumbered Judges while fighting each other, stupid space opera adventures, tower block sims where you try to distract your chronically unemployed and braindead residents with all manner of meaningless entertainments. Or a middle of the road FPS where you're a Judge shooting creeps and perps etc. etc.

    Strontium Dog: Sort of like X-Men, except instead of having cool powers, the mutants just have their faces on their knees, are really hairy, and so on. And their only real employment opportunity is to join the Search/Destroy agency that captures various unlikely fugitives. Think something like Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries mixed with your favourite tactical shooter; pick which bounties you're going to take on, choose which ugly freaks to take with you; stake out the crims, learn their routines, plan your assault, and then blow them all up with grenades that send them an hour back in time (ie. when the planet wasn't in the same position as it is now). Or try to do things quietly without disturbing the local authorities too much, because you won't get paid if you step over the line. Whatever. Then you can spend all your money on new ridiculous super weapons and do it all again -- or spend the money on prozzas to keep your morale up.

    Rogue Trooper: Some blue idiot runs around a world so inundated with horrifying chemical weaponry that your lungs melt when you breathe in. Fuck Rogue, he sucks, take command of the Souther or Nort forces and try and conquer the world of Nu-Earth instead! Straight sci-fi high level wargame (like, brigade level or higher) as you try to wrangle your half-trained and demoralised conscript troops into doing what you need them to do as you attempt to break the stalemate on Nu-Earth (your veteran units are, of course, all severely mentally ill). Plus even more stupid sci-fi stuff.

    Nemesis: This would be a game industry simulation where the company Play Workbench attempts to sue the company who owns the rights to the franchise that PW ripped off most liberally for its Flail 500 Grand setting. As the CEO of that company, can you stave off their lawyers long enough to complete a game where the players control an alien wizard with a head that looks a bit like a penis? And what will the reviewers say?

    Slaine: Pretty much just a Celtic themed CRPG. It will start off really well, with your party of barbarians and spindly midgets riding around on mammoths and being dragged into hell-dimensions to fight sundry evil celestial deities and their daemonic servants. Later on it will turn into a bizarre load of wank where the writers drone on endlessly about how women are so much better than men, because they're more likely to betray you. Or something. Anyone who's played this far will also be treated to a lot of bizarre, gruesome revenge porn as their characters travel through time and effortlessly behead, dismember, and otherwise mutilate historical figures the writers don't like. Actually, don't make this game, it will suck.
     
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  4. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    Rogue Trooper was incredibly boring. I think I got halfway through the game before going back to Skyrim sex mods. On the upside:
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    Strontium Dog and Nemesis the Warlock games pls.

    Indigo Prime is a cool setting but I dunno what the fuck they could do for games with it. It would probably work well as a point-and-click game
     
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    Slaine rpg when?
     
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  7. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Someone knows.

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    The fun thing, reading them in short sessions decades after their completion made the 2000AD comics that fell into it (Nemesis and Slaine) incredibly weird.
     
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  8. Filthy Sauce Savant

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    Not into 2000AD at all, so don't care about this.... buts it really cool to see a company take open applications for other developers to work on the IP. Wish Hasbro would stop being fags and do the same with D&D.
     
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  9. Freddie Savant

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    A lot could be done with Judge Dredd. It's not just a character but setting as well.

    Nemesis the Warlock, I would love to see modern attempt with this. Last game was in 1987. It's just quite a fucked up setting if developers want to go with canon.
    In other hand, splitting enemies with sword, burning their head clean off with breathing acid or fire ball or levitate and get just some headshots or something. There were also side characters that could be used in game.

    Halo Jones... might work as adventure game. Perhaps the most cohesive story line in 2000 AD.
     
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  10. pippin Guest

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    I'd love to have an Arham City-like game with Judge Dredd, since the idea of running around kicking random crims until "important" ones appear is actually how most of Dredd stories go on. I'd also love to play a game based on Anderson.
    If a Nemesis game is released, people would complain about it resembling Warhammer a bit too much, when it's actually the other way around (fun fact: most 2000ad creators have also made Warhammer comics). I actually wouldn't mind a visual novel-type of game about Halo Jones, but I'm afraid it would lead to feminists "claiming" her, even if they already did back in the day.
    Bad Company is perfectly suited for a Dawn of War-type of game. ABC Warriors could be a perfect mech action game. Slaine I can only see it as a Dark Souls-type of game. Especially if you're going with Bisley's run.
     
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  11. DemonKing Arcane

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    Nemesis hasn't had a run in the comic for decades, so I can't see that being attractive to developers. Strontium Dog has a slightly better profile but I can't see anyone going that way and while the Rogue Trooper game that came out a decade or so ago was surprisingly decent, I don't think that IP would be attractive either. Realistically anyone interested will probably go for Judge Dredd.

    The Rebellion Judge Dredd game was a mediocre FPS but there was a bit of potential there. I could see it working best probably as a Max Payne style 3rd Person shooter - bullet time would be a great way of explaining Dredd's mad shooting skills. Arkham City-style game set in Mega City One would also be fun.
     
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    I liked Rogue Trooper game but i've gotta admit hes a borin one note character, but a good designer might be able to do a new tale in him, after all blue protagonists are usually good. Slaine I ant read since early days, when he were in that alien tomb/city, an he had a weird power sword instead o his axe, Conans a better Celtic superman but back then Slain were cool. ABC Warriors fuckin yes, same for Kano an lads from Bad Company. I liked that Finn bloke an all. Button Man were a simple premise that I suppose you could expand on. I's prefer to play Wulf Sternhammer or Middenface McNulty rather than Johnny Alpha.
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Not videogame, but they announced 2000 AD tabletop RPGs: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1414

    https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com/
     
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  14. pippin Guest

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    Many 2000AD characters share the same Judge Dredd "universe". Some of them actually were created as Dredd characters and later got their own series, often because of popular demand (Chopper for instance). You could make a 2000AD game and include many, many non-Dredd characters.
     
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    Universe is indeed truly fascinating what comes to using it as game setting. Mega City 1 is like character on it's own with all the stories with all the crazy stories how people in there try to tackle with questions how to be someone in overcrowded and automated world where there's very little for individual to do to stand out, even get their own experience to act on something instead of wasting their time to endless entertainment and say fashion movements.

    Chopper / Midnight Surfer is very good example of what this setting can deliver. If only someone took their time and attention to fully understand the setting and used those possibilities that exist and wouldn't set the bar on low budget game, but for something more ambitious. Money could be there because Morrison's visions are actually still very relevant today.
     
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    2000AD games being made would be an amazing thing, they're 100% politically incorrect and absolutely anti-inclusive. The SJW would rage hard if they tried to read any of these comics (assuming they knew how to read).
     
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    Nice soundtrack on Nemesis the Warlock.

     
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    That's Hubbard. Perhaps recycled from somewhere, but good tune.
     
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  20. DemonKing Arcane

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    Apparently there's a Judge Dredd TV series being made - could have an effect on the value of the IP.
     
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  21. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/judge-dredd-dredd-vs-death/2000-ad-games-2018

    Also thought on Brexit as the CEO of "Britain's biggest indie studio": https://www.pcgamesn.com/rebellion-jason-kingsley-brexit
     
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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Rapid expansion of Rebellion, more development studios, a film studio, OBE: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/press...TUDIOS_WITH_ACQUISITION_OF_TICKTOCK_GAMES.php

     
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  23. J1M Arcane

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    Did they acquire any worthy IP for a game from IPC? Seems like they would have the same licensing policy for that.
     
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    I'm just sad that no one made a Big Dave game, or at least one based on Button Man.
     
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  25. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Everybody wants do board games: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-20-rebellion-launches-new-board-games-division

    Still no sign of new 2000 AD video games.
     
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