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#1 Jedi Leo

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 17:58

So I'm really looking forward to this one but RTG has been a bit secretive about the details.

I'm kinda imagining a game in the style and vein of the Dark Fall series or Barrow Hill. Both wonderful horror first person adventures.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 18:31

Ragnar has said in interviews that Draugen is inspired by games like Amnesia and Outlast. So I guess it will be like those but from a beautiful Norwegian folklore point of view :)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:00

Speaking of folklore: If you are interested in Draugen I think you will like Year Walk! It's also an unsettling adventure game based on Scandinavian folklore :) I've played the iOS version and absolutely LOVED it! And they've just released a PC/Mac version on Steam with lots of additions and improvements! Homepage here: http://yearwalk.com
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:04

I seem to remember Ragnar having mentioned Gone Home as an inspiration as well, although that's not a scary game. And that people will probably say "it is not a game" about Draugen. 


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:09

I must look into Amnesia then. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with that game. I wonder if Draugen will be more adventure or more survival? Like will it have action and if so how much?

Tina: yes I read that from the great summary you posted about the game. :) I assume he meant that the story style will be unusual like Gone Home was. I for one welcome that. I don't mind different storytelling styles, however I certainly hope it will have more puzzles/meaningful interaction than Gone Home had.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:15

From the "not a game" comment, I'm thinking that we won't have "more puzzles/meaningful interaction". But we'll see :)


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:33

From the "not a game" comment, I'm thinking that we won't have "more puzzles/meaningful interaction". But we'll see :)


True that :( I enjoyed both Gone Home and Serena, both had basically no puzzles but I wud miss them in the long run I must say. Also because without puzzles game time is greatly reduced :(

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:36

I seem to remember Ragnar having mentioned Gone Home as an inspiration as well, although that's not a scary game. And that people will probably say "it is not a game" about Draugen. 

 

Now you have my interest! ;)

 

I think Ragnar mentioned some literary influences on the game. But I can't remember them off hand other than Norwegian Folklore. Hopefully its more Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson and (of course) H.P.Lovecraft rather than slasher movies.

 

Guran: Year Walk looks really interesting. I will check it out sometime. :)


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 15:33

And so the speculation on every little thing that might possibly have any significance, but probably doesn't starts. Now we know the village is called Graavik. That translates to something like Grey Bay. There are a lot of Norwegian place names and surnames that end in -vik, because there are so many bays in Norway, so that makes sense, but I wonder where graa (or grå) comes in. Something to do with the mist that seems to be present in this tweet: https://twitter.com/...6067713/photo/1 , the newly released screenshot and most of the concept art? 



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:25

Just watched the teaser trailer. No. F-ing. Way. am I playing this game! Which is a compliment really, since they're going for scary. But I, being Wussmeistre #1, cannot play games like this. I'm now going to have to play Katamari for 3 days to get the trailer out of my head! :-D


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:27

I agree, if I am to play this, someone will have to hold my hand...


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:28

I am dreading creating this game... Horror games scare the living sh** out of me, and now I have to do research.... 

If I don't make it, think well of me. And i'd like my beanies to be scattered over the ocean. kthxbye. 


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:37

I am dreading creating this game... Horror games scare the living sh** out of me, and now I have to do research.... 

If I don't make it, think well of me. And i'd like my beanies to be scattered over the ocean. kthxbye. 

 

We'll have Tina perform the funeral. Any requests for music? ;)

 

And yes I can see the influence of the likes of Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson and (of course) H.P.Lovecraft in that trailer. (I was also thinking the comic Hellboy, in particular the "Island" storyline) The voiceover is especially Lovecraftian. I'm excited for this..... and dreading it at the same time! :P


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:40

Just watched the teaser trailer. No. F-ing. Way. am I playing this game! Which is a compliment really, since they're going for scary. But I, being Wussmeistre #1, cannot play games like this.

 

My sentiments exactly.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:52

I am dreading creating this game... Horror games scare the living sh** out of me, and now I have to do research.... 

If I don't make it, think well of me. And i'd like my beanies to be scattered over the ocean. kthxbye. 

 

I can hold your hand while you make this game ;)

 

 (I had to offer that to try to get inside info about the game *Chuckle*)   :rolleyes: 


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:19

I am dreading creating this game... Horror games scare the living sh** out of me, and now I have to do research.... 

If I don't make it, think well of me. And i'd like my beanies to be scattered over the ocean. kthxbye. 

 

So the sea will come for you, or at least your beanies, then? :P  :crow:


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 14:41

Aww, Martin, and I was hoping your beanies would go to us, devastated fans.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:23

I am dreading creating this game... Horror games scare the living sh** out of me, and now I have to do research.... 

If I don't make it, think well of me. And i'd like my beanies to be scattered over the ocean. kthxbye. 

 

*LOOL* Courage! Thou are the beanie master! Dragons and monsters will fall at the mere sight of your colourful threads haha

 

And also research in Scandinavian lore is niiiiiice :P Can´t wait to see the results. Trailer already looks so good! :D


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:25

My sentiments exactly.

 

I played some horror games like Dark Fall and Darkness Within. If it´s along those veins, it´s not bad at all. It´s more psychological horror than anything else. I hope it´s not like Silent Hill or anything, not because that´s scary but because I find zombies jumping on me a tad distracting while I am playing an adventure game hehe


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:30

I wanted to add that Draugen looks a LOT like Barrow Hill and generally all Jonathan Boakes games.

 

Not sure if I am right in assuming this, but the trailer as well as storyline suggests this similarity. I LOVE those games, so if it were along that vein I would undoubtedly also love Draugen :)

 

Anyone else familiar with Jonathan Boakes horror adventure games? 

 

http://www.barrow-hill.co.uk


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