Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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King of Dragon Pass spiritual successor, Six Ages

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by Multi-headed Cow, Oct 28, 2014.

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    It is clearer, yes.
     
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    edit: Both images are by Ellen Barkin.



     
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    What what whaaat? How did I miss this glorious incline?
     
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    It might just be the case. :) I'm 3,5 pieces from done. (on the base art group, then it'll be some tweaks and a polish pass, but yeah.) Weirdly, art is no longer super behind everything else, rather now it's all about testing and music.

    It's a bit funny how David simply cut out the bottom left corner of a scene I finished last week for this blog, so that it contains none of the characters. :D BUT! You can still kind of tell something about the main culture of Six Ages from this.
     
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    I think we've been intentionally laying low marketing-wise. I suppose David wants to do that once everything is ready to go. (which, judging from some analyses of indie game marketing, might just work the best)
     
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    http://sixages.com/blog/index.php/2017/08/feature-complete/

    (the photo shows the last two scenes left to be done by Sara Otterstätter. She mostly works in pnp RPGs and books, and we liked her watercolors and animal paintings. You can see some cute prairie dogs or whatever they are looking at a horse falling over. And what are those things on top? Some mysterious standing stones?! It's a mystery.)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ellen Barkin?

    A lifetime of "UP THE WRONG TREE LOL" :negative:
     
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    The internet tells me it's a Belarusian-Jewish surname, but she's Swedish. Barkin' or not, she's a very good artist. :)
     
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    is there any news of possibly release anytime soon?
     
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  12. Merlkirgender: ⚧ A Sharp Developer

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    Literally the last two paragraphs:

     
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    Can't wait. Hope all the grass-roots level community engagement you guys have put in pays dividends when you hit release. I'll be buying copies for all my extended family members!
     
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    We have some more external testers now (players really) and it's quite interesting to see how they wrestle with the game. We know the game inside and out, so it's good to have fresh eyes on it.

    My part is pretty much done, only a few art things left to wrap up. I'll continue to help with polish, but generally I'm moving onto freelancing again. (some Middle Earth stuff, after a long time)
     
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    I am not saying or implying anything at all about platforms, because beyond some speculation about clearly iOS gui in some screenshots and whatnot, we've not released any info. But there's this recent tweet - again, don't make any assumptions!

     
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    I made sure to blur the photo, so none of the scene art gets spoiled. :troll:

    Also sorry about my uggo kitchen table, with burn marks and stuff. The other option for a photo location was my bed and it was full of dog.

    edit: She's a good dog.

     
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    I think that nobody at this point expects you to spoil anything :negative:
     
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    How can you spoil something that doesn't exist?

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    Man, In post-Grimoire world those words seem so empty
     
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    Oh, and a relevant bit:


    Before the inevitable "decline"s, I would personally say that I didn't even flippin' notice most scenes had one choice fewer than there were in KoDP. Doesn't feel dumbed down to me.
    (and David really does work on accessibility, for instance for blind players - the game, like KoDP, is quite helpful to Voiceover which allows them to play it quite well.)

    Also yes, if anyone knows what Robin D. Laws looks like, "Dostalkarn" should look familiar. ;)
     
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    Hang on, Robin D. Laws is working on it? That's some pretty significant incline! :salute:
     
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    He wrote most of the scenes and other text in the game. (and iirc also wrote a lot of the stuff in KoDP, created Bad King Urgrain etc.)
     
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