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Development Info Newcomer - Serious Incline for the C64

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Jason, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p>Oldschool RPG &amp; Commodore 64 fetishists have something to be grateful for this year as <a href="http://www.protovision-online.de/games/newcomer.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Ultimate Newcomer</strong></a> went gold after only 20 or so years of development.</p>
    <blockquote>Newcomer is part classic adventure game and part roleplaying game: It contains situations and encounters like those found in adventure games and tabletop roleplaying. The game interface and controls are similar to oldschool computer "RPGs".<br /><br />In Newcomer the emphasis is on interacting with a large and diverse cast of characters, exploring the game world, developing a wide range of in-game and real life skills, and solving complex puzzles and mysteries.<br /><br />Features:
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    <li>180+ characters you can interact with, each with his/her own portrait graphic</li>
    <li>10+ people who may join you, to make a team of up to 6 members</li>
    <li>...or try it on your own, in the extra challenging Solo game mode...</li>
    <li>50+ different areas to explore, created with 30+ different graphic sets</li>
    <li>100+ cutscenes/situational graphics in-game, that make you feel like you are there</li>
    <li>180,000+ words of ingame text, mostly interactive conversations</li>
    <li>No random encounters</li>
    <li>Thousands of puzzles and situations to encounter and solve</li>
    <li>Complex, non-linear gameplay with multiple levels of endings</li>
    <li>Months or weeks of immersive gaming until you "complete" the game...</li>
    <li>...but there will still be a thousand situations, resolutions and encounters you have not seen yet, and 2 more game modes to complete!</li>
    </ul>
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    <p><br /><a href="http://www.newcomer.hu/" target="_blank">Keep your eyes peeled</a> for the free release as well as a boxed version. Catch up on the game's history at <a href="http://playthisthing.com/project-multiple-dev-generations-igf-2011" target="_blank">Play This Thing</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><br /><em>Thanks to JudasIscariot for pointing this out</em></p>
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  2. Secretninja Liturgist

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  3. MessiahMan Cipher Patron

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    *Drool*

    I can't believe this thing is even out! I remember looking at it a year or so ago, thinking it was too cool to be true, but here it is.


    This is what I call news!
     
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  4. Yeesh Magister

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    I assume an actual C64 isn't required to play this, but the occasion has me wondering how many of them are still out there in functioning condition. Surely they must be dying one by one, parts failing with no replacements available?
     
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  5. Dicksmoker Arcane

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    Wow how pointless.
     
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  6. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    Why pointless?

    I doubt many players will use C64 for it but it does work on Linux, MAC and Windows so it's not a big deal.
     
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  7. mondblut Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Looks fucking epic. How about a Windows version though?

    20 years in development, hey, Cleve now has an example to aspire to!
     
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  8. Ancient Arbiter

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    graphic's are sooo ugly fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :x
     
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  9. Make America Great Again janjetina Arcane

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    This IS like that thing Cleve was talking about.
     
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  10. Crooked Bee pro-vacation Patron

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    Ha, nice.
     
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  11. zeitgeist Augur

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    Interesting mission statement on one of the Newcomer-related sites:

     
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  12. SimpleComplexity Arbiter

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    So nobody played the Enhanced Edition(already released)?
    I'm beginning to have doubts of the game quality when barely anyone heard of the game or tried it.
     
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  13. Andhaira Arcane

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    Looks interesting. However, it seems there is no magic in the game. That's kind of a dealbreaker.
     
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  14. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    ...For morons.



    The game looks awesome. My main concern is a bad translation. What is their nationality ? The English used in the presentation isn't of a very good quality.
     
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  15. zeitgeist Augur

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    Most if not all people involved in the development of the game are Hungarian. It does seem to need a bit of editing, at least from the promo screenshots. I wonder what format their text is in, if it can be converted into an easily editable/replaceable format, they could just outsource the work to an internet volunteer or two. In theory at least.
     
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  16. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Wow, they should've changed the title to something like Duke Nukomer Forever.
     
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  17. hanssolo Educated

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    always fpga clones like http://c64upgra.de/c-one/
     
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  18. Cynicus Scholar

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    I'm not sure which version this is from, but the intro can be seen here. There's no actual gameplay footage unfortunately.

    Also, I downloaded the enhanced version from one of the links in the other thread and noticed this in the comments section:

    It sounds like it could be interesting but more like an adventure game than an RPG.
     
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  19. Blackadder Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    My original C64, disk drive and monitor all still work perfectly. Built in the UK in 1984. I have a number of 'spare' C64's and drives that are there for parts, all work fine as well. Fortunately, I haven't had to strip any of them for parts just yet.

    Now, it is very easy to just emulate a C64 with many good emulators around. If not, I hear they are packaging it to work on Windows, etc anyway, but this doesn't really matter to me; I will be playing on a real C64, or perhaps my C128.

    As for Newcomer, I have played it years ago, and it was a very enjoyable game. I wouldn't call it my favourite ever, but an excellent game indeed; especially for storyfags I might add. Since it does have some decent combat and skill use however, I enjoyed it for what it is. It is certainly the most advance C64 game in existence, even when originally released (in a quite buggy condition I might add), but something would be a bit off if it wasn't...
     
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  20. Blackadder Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    It was released right when the death rattle of the C64 was heard, which was mainly mainland Europe (Germany, etc, released games for the platform longer than anyone else). That is why hardly anyone ever heard of it. I only bought the original because I still hunt C64 games down even today. Most other people, especially English speaking countries, had moved on to Amiga's, or more likely given how late this game came to English speaking shores, PC's with dos and 3.1 by the time of Newcomer's (original) release.
     
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  21. Make America Great Again Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Sounds too good to be true, I hope this is real and it lives up to its impressive feature list.
     
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  22. Blackadder Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    What sounds too good to be true? Not sure I follow you here...The graphics are incredible for a C64 game, but apart from that, other games had similar lists of aspects and gameplay. I suppose it is too good to be true that a game like so many of the late 80's and early 90's games is being released today...but apart from that..?
     
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  23. Abelon Blanchetourbe Educated

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  24. Make America Great Again Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Thousands of puzzles and situations to encounter and solve
    Complex, non-linear gameplay with multiple levels of endings
    Months or weeks of immersive gaming until you "complete" the game...
    # ...but there will still be a thousand situations, resolutions and encounters you have not seen yet,

    I think it's the "thousands" part that's getting to me. I could see hundreds, but thousands is a damn lot.
     
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  25. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Why make it for C64? Wouldn't it be much more limiting and unnecessarily difficult?

    Ok, there's the "I'm so fucking hardcore cause I took the C64 to the fuckan limit with this game" thing, and the mission statement is all very nice and all but still....
     
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