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Alpha Protocol interview at RPG Vault PART 1

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Alpha Protocol interview at RPG Vault PART 1

Interview - posted by Monolith on Sun 9 November 2008, 13:51:27

Tags: Alpha Protocol; Obsidian Entertainment

RPG Vault has posted the the first part of their interview with Alpha Protocol's Lead Designer Chris Avellone, Senior Producer Ryan Rucinski and Systems Lead Matt MacLean.

Here's Chris Avellone talking:
The game takes place in the modern day... no matter what time in the next few years you're playing. It consists of a series of mostly linear sub-missions and optional assignments you can pick and choose to best accomplish your objective depending on your character's skill set. Go speak to an informant to get information? Research dossiers on a locale? Intimidate some triad thugs, and maybe kill a few? Buy intel? Hack a CIA listening post? Infiltrate a detention camp?

Depending on these tasks, the objectives, your choices and the results, you then work your way to the heart of the operation. One of the game's goals is repercussions and consequences for your in-mission actions, so you'll frequently see outcomes sending ripple effects through other assignments, the hub and the global operations.

Yes, there will be different endings, but we'll let you play the game to uncover those. It's also extremely unlikely any operation will end the same way for two people - the repercussions and reactivity will see to that.

Sounds good.

And here's Matt MacLean talking about character development:
We based our character development system on live action role-playing systems: you rock-paper-scissors to shoot someone, and fold your arms in front of you to sneak. Also, Mike Thorton yells "Lightning Bolt" every time he shoots someone.

The interview is 3 pages long and much of it covers character creation and development, worth a read.

Spotted at: RPG Watch

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