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RPG Watch interviews Jeff Vogel
Interview - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 9 July 2007, 14:26:07Tags: Jeff Vogel; Spiderweb Software
RPG Watch's Brian "Dhruin" Turner asked Jeff Vogel a few questions about this and that:
The last time we spoke to you Avernum 4 was selling well and Geneforge 4 was on the horizon. How are they both travelling?Looks like Jeff operates on a lot of false assumptions.
We have had a very good run lately, sales-wise. Avernum 4 is still doing very well. Geneforge 4: Rebellion has had an extremely strong start and is easily the best selling of the Geneforge games.
We put a ton of work into Geneforge 4: Rebellion, improving the interface, the graphics, and the storyline, and it paid off. Itâ€™s still a surprise, though. I didnâ€™t think a game with a really intricate plot could do that well. Iâ€™m happy to be proven wrong.
What can you do to keep each title fresh? There are obviously engine, graphical and gameplay similarities with most of your titles and youâ€™ve done a number of remakes â€“ is there a danger some players will simply switch off?.
I donâ€™t expect someone to play every one of my games. I only have one brain. Every game has a bunch of new things, but it also has some things that are the same. Player very frequently take a break from my games for a year or three and then come back.