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#1 Tina

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 15:59

(link to update on Kickstarter)

 

December development update

Hi all,

The team is about to crack open the c̶h̶a̶m̶p̶a̶g̶n̶e̶ cheap beer and ginger cookies, and celebrate 
the last day of work before Christmas. Everyone's been working incredibly hard this autumn,
and the upcoming holiday is certainly well-deserved.

But what about Book Two (we hear you asking)?

Work on Book Two is progressing according to schedule, and though our deadlines are very
tight, so far the team has managed to meet them all.

We know you're all eager to learn WHEN Book Two will be released — unfortunately, we're not
ready to reveal a release date quite yet. In fact, we don't plan on announcing anything until
we're about 8-10 days away from launch.

Why is that? After all, we did announce Book One several months ahead of time.

The reason is that we're going to spend the time we need to make Book Two as great as it can
possibly be, and announcing a release date too far in advance means that we might have to
either release something we're not one hundred percent happy with, or announce a delay —
and both of those options are less than ideal.

Instead, we're going to work towards our internal milestone, and if we see that we're going to
make it, we will let you know when we're a week or two away from launch.

Before then, however, we will release more information about Book Two, including new
screenshots and trailer(s). Today, we have several screens for you — some of these are from
the first teaser we released a few weeks ago, and a couple are brand new.

 

(note from Tina; click image to see more images)

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Enjoy!

We'll be back with one more tiny update early next week (hint: it's Christmas related). Until
then, we wish you all a good weekend and happy (start of the) holidays!

Team RTG


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:22

Soooo...

 

...Anyone else reading the captions on those images and getting a liiiiittle nervous?

 

Spoiler


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#3 Indrid Cold

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:27

There's a couple of posts on that here: http://redthreadgame...e-46#entry57330

 

I like the suggestion that you may have the choice to not "out" Na'ane at all.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:27

So... When is book 2 coming out?  :P



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:31

Did anyone notice the reflection in Zoe's eye on the last image (where we see her and Kian with the book name)?

Anyone recognizes who that is?



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:34

Did anyone notice the reflection in Zoe's eye on the last image (where we see her and Kian with the book name)?

Anyone recognizes who that is?

I don't think there's a person in there, it's just the way the light reflects on it.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:46

Soooo...

 

...Anyone else reading the captions on those images and getting a liiiiittle nervous?

 

Spoiler

 

 If the third playable character is Saga, I wonder who is making this decision? The blue guy? Is there more than 3 characters? I like the option the spare Na'ane's life.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 16:55

 If the third playable character is Saga, I wonder who is making this decision? The blue guy? Is there more than 3 characters? I like the option the spare Na'ane's life.

 

It'll be Kian making the decision. 

 

Spoiler

 

From what we know, I think we can pretty clearly assume that Na'ane's fate rests in Kian's hands. Either a choice to out her or not, or perhaps a choice whether or not to intervene when/if she is outed. 

 

Personally, I'd prefer the latter. I don't like the idea of keeping the secret, but I don't want to kill her either. 

 

But yeah. Saga is the third playable character. We may get to briefly control another character, but I'm kind of doubting it at this point. The blue guy is Likho and we don't have any indications that he'll be playable. 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:05

damn Marcuria looks great, I really want to go back there ! Looks like it will be after new year before we get to walk around it however.

 

as for Na'ane.. off with her head ! she got April killed !


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:09

An entire alien species model and redesign only to have Na'ane potentially killed on first sight? I don't think so.

 

Apart from that, is there any actually new screenshot besides the "lit steps" one?

 

And, more goats! I'm so excited. :P


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:13

Looks like the sh!t will really hit the fan next time in Europolis...


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:15

I noticed the goats, too! Yes. Goats. 

 

That's a good point, though, about the redesign. Hm. 

 

Also, someone Tweeted RTG about it. 

 

Basically the person in question was like "was it necessary to reveal spoilers about Na'ane?" and RTG responded with "Who said anything about Na'ane? Not us!"

 

So...as per usual, things may not be what they seem. 

 

But yeah, I think we can all safely assume January at the earliest at this point. ;) 

 

And I was also having trouble determining which screen shots were totally new. But whatever. It looks good and I'm glad to hear things seem to be coming along. 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:20

Basically the person in question was like "was it necessary to reveal spoilers about Na'ane?" and RTG responded with "Who said anything about Na'ane? Not us!"
 
So...as per usual, things may not be what they seem.

 
Oh, they are. They just don't seem what some think they seem. Okay, write that down, great sentence structure.

"Life or Death choices" are choice&consequence's bread&butter, but they are also very boring and predictable. Book 1 gave us three in half an hour during the Friar's Keep sequence... maybe it's time to put a new spin to it. Maybe that's what's happening here.

Let Crow eat worm yes/no


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:24

 
Oh, they are. They just don't seem what some think they seem. Okay, write that down, great sentence structure.

"Life or Death choices" are C&C's b&b, but they are also very boring and predictable. Book 1 gave us three in half an hour during the Friar's Keep sequence... maybe it's time to put a new spin to it. Maybe that's what's happening here.

 

Point. I think. ...If you're saying what I think you're saying. 

 

Though I do definitely agree with the second bit. I'm really curious about how that will play out here, but I feel like the more we theorize about it, the less sure I am of anything.  :mellow:

 

Side note: You know it's been a long week when you have to read "C&C's b&b" three times before getting through it without tripping over it in your head. Yeesh.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:55

Didn't Ragnar tease at some point that we may get brief control over Crow?
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:59

Didn't Ragnar tease at some point that we may get brief control over Crow?

 

...I feel like it was maybe mentioned at some point. I think someone was making a joke about it and they ran with the joke a little, but I didn't think there was a serious teaser about it? ...But I could be forgetting. 

 

Personally, to hell with that. I'm beside myself with excitement over the idea of Kian-Crow conversations. I need this in my life so badly.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 18:05

I really hope they managed/will still manage to get Roger Raines on board.........   :unsure:


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 18:15

Oh man, I'm so looking forward to visit Marcuria now (not that I wasn't before), so beautiful :D

 

And yeah, it seems like life in Europolis is getting really really bad :wacko:


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 18:26

In the "Marcuria skyline" picture the caption reads:

 

"Cloudships drift silently above the streets of Marcuria, keeping an eye on the activities of the denizens of Oldtown - now known as the 'magic ghetto'"

 

Was that intended? It's kind of obvious the EYE and the Azadi are connected somehow. They're actually acting alike one at each side of the divide.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 18:30

In the "Marcuria skyline" picture the caption reads:

 

"Cloudships drift silently above the streets of Marcuria, keeping an eye on the activities of the denizens of Oldtown - now known as the 'magic ghetto'"

 

Was that intended? It's kind of obvious the EYE and the Azadi are connected somehow. They're actually acting alike one at each side of the divide.

I don't think that's unintentional no, they kinda mirror each other.


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