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#41 Lautaro

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:24

The more I see that trailer the more I like it.

Here's some little drawing that I made to contain the anticipation:

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#42 Guran

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:34

They should hire you as a concept artist for the team Lautaro! Well done!

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:26

The more I see that trailer the more I like it.

Here's some little drawing that I made to contain the anticipation:

[awesomeness]

 

This is amazing!

think this is the first time anyone has made fan art based on a concept I created too...: O


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#44 Lautaro

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 13:19

This is amazing!

think this is the first time anyone has made fan art based on a concept I created too...: O

 

:blush: Thanks! Your art is inspiring Mulm!

Im sure that the game will be amazing with such a talented team behind  :D



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 19:09

Articles from Kotaku and RockPaperShotgun (calling Ragnar the viking-est man in game development ^_^ ) also covering the Draugen trailer.


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#46 Andreas

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:06

A video interview with RTG about Draugen the 20th of May 2014. Unfortunately only in Norwegian. But still worth to mention.

 

http://www.pressfire...ed-hvite-hender


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:30

Really charming little video, thanks for sharing, Andreas!

 

For any non-Norwegians trying to check out the video, the first few seconds are quite funny and translated like this:

 

Ragnar: Draugen is an....
Dag: *laughs* Why did your voice kinda go down there?
Ragnar: *laughs* I was trying to be scary and epic...
 
I really want to translate the whole video. Let's see when/if I have the time to do it :)

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 13:07

Here's the full translated transcript of that video. I've tried to keep the feel of it somewhat close to the interview itself.

Ragnar: Draugen is an

 

<laughter>

 

Dag: Why did you say that in a deep voice?

 

Ragnar: I was trying to be ominous and epic.

 

On the outside it’s a first person psychological horror game, and on the inside it’s a story about the darker side of National Romanticism. It’s also a game about Norway, both the beautiful nature of mountains and fjords, but also the mythological and wonderful things about Norway seen from the outside. The main character is an American who travels to Norway in 1933 and must figure out what has happened in a small settlement in western Norway. It’s very important that it’s from the outside, and quite important that it’s an American. We debated a Britt, but it had to be someone from a long way away.

 

Dag: We thought the story fit better with someone who came from long away…

 

Ragnar: And there was a connection between Norway and America, a lot of people emigrated there.

 

Dag: The natural connection is that back in America [the main character] knows someone who has emigrated from this small settlement, and he’s been invited to come and experience the real, authentic Norway.

 

Ragnar: But it would have changed the story completely if [the main character] had been from England, or France, or Spain or Japan. It is crucially important where he’s from.

He’s a writer, kind of a renaissance man, who does a lot of different things as many of the rich did back then. They wrote, they photographed, and they did science…

 

Dag: Yes, scientists. It starts with a very scientific approach to the problem. And as things become clearer you start understanding how this society works, how it’s put together. Then he sees more and more of his own humanity, and he becomes more of a human himself. He starts out kind of like an insect, and then he turns into a human by the end of the story.

 

Ragnar: And then the game end with …

 

<They chuckle>

 

Dag: It’s about small communities, about how they look on the surface in contrast to everything that’s going on underneath that. It’s about family feuds, about disease, about gruesome tragedies, about … I’m not sure how much more I dare say.

 

Ragnar: Incest and suicide and cults and …

 

(Dag bleakly protests)

 

Ragnar: Oh yes it is.

 

Martin: We’ve all seen those nice national romantic paintings

 

Ragnar: And we hate them!

 

Martin: We hate them all. No, but we’re playing with what’s behind these images, behind this façade. How easily the house of cards that a small settlement is can be toppled over.

 

It’s something of a detective game too. While we’re telling this story, there are tasks for the player to do. Finding out what really happened here.

 

Ragnar: Or maybe scientists, that is to say you have to find the connections between all of these disparate incidents. Meanwhile you have to avoid the isolation, which is also a strong theme, the isolation of being stuck in a small settlement without being able to get away.

 

Interviewer: How important is it to make a game that’s set in and about Norway?

 

Ragnar: Very important! Not to make it easier to get funding, not because we feel like we have to, but because we really, really want to. These are some incredibly exciting surrounding. It has always been our goal to make something where we can draw upon those elements that, while not terribly exotic to us (though still very exciting), are so exotic to people who’re not from here. There is so much to draw inspiration from.

 

Dag: Northern mythology and the Norwegian folk tales. It’s so epic, and it’s something we’ve wanted to explore.

 

Ragnar: Sweden is very good at creating places people want to go see, both on television and in movies. And we’re … not. It’s not just our fault, but when Martin Scorese wants to make a movie in Oslo we scare him away with high costs and because we’re not willing to…

 

Dag: No incentives!

 

Ragnar: No incentives. Luckily we don’t need any incentives to “film” in western Norway for Draugen. I hope this will make people say “Oh, I wanna go there!” That is definitely one of our goals. If people do, then it’s strike. Then we’ve won. [Gråfjord] is not a real settlement, but it’s in an area not too far from Ålesund in North-Western Norway. We’re going to go somewhere and take pictures – but we don’t want to reveal where that is.

 

Dag: Yeah, there is a specific fjord we’ve based it on.

 

Ragnar: We say it’s a horror game, because that’s easy to understand, but it’s really so much more than that. It’s a psychological horror game and it’s a story. Martin may not be representative in this, but I myself love horror – I always have. I’ve written a bit of horror before, but we’ve never made a horror game. And we’re not going to make a game where there are cats jumping out from windows…

 

Dag: Where do the cats jump out from then?

 

Ragnar: No, well, in horror movies there are always a cat that comes jumping out like <shuuaaach>. Or there’s a small girl standing before you with hair covering her face, and she’s pointing with a white hand. That’s not the type of horror game we want to make. It’s about the atmosphere, and atmosphere is something we do well.

 

Martin: With Draugen we’ll rather play with what you don’t see, rather than as they said cats jumping out at you. It’s something you feel all round you that makes it scary, without needing the Draug to be standing by the window trying to get in.

 

Interviewer: But in the teaser there were some screamers. Is it a goal to make the player piss himself/herself in fright?

 

Ragnar: If that were to happen it would certainly be a bonus. But this trailer is really made for a specific effect; it’s not necessarily representative of how the game will be.

 

Narrator: And as if it wasn’t enough with an arch-Norwegian horror game, they are also testing ways to bring it even closer.

 

Dag: It’s because the game is incredibly suited for this type of technology. It’s as easy as that.

 

Ragnar: Also we have on of these devkits lying around, and we really want to use it for something. But of course this is a game that… Is there anything better than putting on the headset and experience North-Western Norway in the middle of Gråvika in 1923 [sic], it’s incredible. You’re transported there, it’s like time travel.

 

Draugen will be at most four hours long. There, now I’ve really said it, now it can’t ever be longer. It might actually be shorter too. We are going to tell our story, but horror games often get repetitive. That’s because there usually only about one thing, while our game is about so much more than that. It’s not just “What goes bump in the night”, it’s about these things you discover and explore. So I hope it won’t be more than four hours long, but I feel those four hours will be varied, exciting and interesting.

 

Dag: And you only have one lamp with so much oil in it. It lasts as long as it lasts, and then it runs out.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 13:16

Thanks, Kristian! You've saved Tina the trouble. :)


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:53

Thank you khh!  What a great read-- and what a great gift to be able to translate for others.  :)

 

But this trailer is really made for a specific effect; it’s not necessarily representative of how the game will be.

 

Wonder if the "specific effect" is "appealing to the people who like jump-scares, even though we've announced that it's not that kind of game."

 

This is right up my alley, but my only concern is how short it's expected to be.  Now, I can draw out a "short" game for a long time via exploration and just enjoying scenery and music, but if "you only have one lamp [that] lasts as long as it lasts, and then it runs out," I won't be able to do that...presumably.


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#51 Lautaro

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:43

I wonder when we will get some new info about the game? :crow:



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:16

We didn't add the small aftenposten.no article yet. It is also in Norwegian, but google translate should work okay.
 
Then there's the new rockpapershotgun interview/article, shared a few hours ago. A good read :)
 
Also, Draugen was talked about in the Norwegian webseries Level Up (from 12:45).


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#53 Lautaro

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 15:13

yay! so much to read! Thanks Tina  ^_^



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 19:19

Hope this comes out on PS4 with Morpheus support! Please pretty please... :)


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 16:29

A recent article in NRK about Draugen, tourism and VR. (Via Google translate)

 

https://translate.go...4373&edit-text=


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#56 Aj17

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 23:02

Hoping now that Book One of chapters is out we'll maybe get some more info on the game. Been waiting patently ever since the first teaser was released xD


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:07

Ditto. Me and my friend have been planning to stream this since we first heard about it. I enjoy watching him squirm with terror when he watches me play horror games, and secretly focus on that so I don't get as scared.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 13:40

Hopefully we get a new screen or some new info before the end of the year :)


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 00:07

Congratulation RTG with the government (NFI) grant for Draugen. They have now received two grants from NFI for the game.

 

http://www.pressfire...t-uendelig-mrke

 

http://www.nfi.no/om...i-spill--132970


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:15

The more I see that trailer the more I like it.

Here's some little drawing that I made to contain the anticipation:

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Maybe my Dad could tell you about your drawing, he is more into this. For me, it's well done, that's for sure.






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