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#1 Vainamoinen

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 21:16

So... RTG (indirectly) announced "Dustborn" to be the game immediately after "Draugen", a spot previously explicitly reserved for Svalbard.

https://www.onlysp.c...Z9xieMahLXrad-k

 

And... Dustborn sounds eerily similar to some of the Svalbard game themes, near future post-apocalypse, just not in deep snow, but in the usual, i.e. desert wastelands.

 

Add to that Ragnar's recent statements about making shorter/narrative-only games, and things are looking buh-leak for the mechanically complex Svalbard as of right now. :ph34r:

 

Any official word on this?


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:01

Any official word on this?


Probably not.
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:48

As far as I understand it, info about dustborn has been leaked here:

https://www.nfi.no/t.../spill/dustborn

https://www.nfi.no/a...v2oIfAQr8rne-s8

Svalbard is still mentioned (as translated by google):

"Red Thread Games is immediately ready for launch with the fjord noir adventure Draugen, and also works with the polar punk role play Svalbard. Both have received grants from NFI."

 

Sounds like Dustborn was funded very recently. So maybe they are also still working on svalbard? Even though I somehow can't really imagine them having enough people to work on multiple projects at once. But I guess we find out, when we find out :D

 

Svalbard also has a page there:

https://www.nfi.no/t.../spill/svalbard

My Norwegian is very limited (= basically non-existing) but Svalbard seems to have received additional money last year :)


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 20:34

As far as I understand it, info about dustborn has been leaked here:

https://www.nfi.no/t.../spill/dustborn

https://www.nfi.no/a...v2oIfAQr8rne-s8

Svalbard is still mentioned (as translated by google):

"Red Thread Games is immediately ready for launch with the fjord noir adventure Draugen, and also works with the polar punk role play Svalbard. Both have received grants from NFI."

 

Sounds like Dustborn was funded very recently. So maybe they are also still working on svalbard? Even though I somehow can't really imagine them having enough people to work on multiple projects at once. But I guess we find out, when we find out :D

 

Svalbard also has a page there:

https://www.nfi.no/t.../spill/svalbard

My Norwegian is very limited (= basically non-existing) but Svalbard seems to have received additional money last year :)

 

Sure, Svalbard got additional money last year, but the question right now is whether or not they're gonna release two very similar games back to back. Svalbard was supposed to be the next game after Draugen, but we haven't heard any news about it for a while, and it's not mentioned at all in a recent interview - instead, Ragnar pushes Dustborn as their next game:

"Ragnar: Yeah. We do, and our next game—we’ve started work on it already—that’s the game I decided, when Trump was elected, that we had to make, because as game developers, what can we do in this world? I feel like we’re not doing anything to contribute positively to the world we’re living in. So our next game is an adventure but with some action elements, that’s very us not staying in our box and saying 'fuck it,' we’re going to rise up and we’re going to try to resist a little bit and make a game that, even if it makes ten people change their minds when election day comes around, great. So it’s set in our version of America, ten years into the future, and we’re excited about that."

 

So are they gonna release Dustborn, a kinda post-apocalyptic game set in the U.S. in 2030, 30 years after an environmental disaster changed the world completely, and then turn around and release Svalbard, a post-apocalyptic game set in Svalbard in what seems to be the 22nd century or later, after environmental disasters and global war leads to a nuclear winter? I have my doubts, to be honest. If they do, then that's great, of course, because I'd rather play Svalbard than Dustborn from the short descriptions I've read of each game. :'D


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:14

Hope this isn't cancelled. This project was going to be what orginally started as 'Miracle' right? 


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 15:02

RTG website still shows Svalbard as one of their games. They don't show Dustborn. I check every few days to see if this will change. I assume it will at some point.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 17:09

Let's just hope this doesn't become The Longest Svalbard Hoax (TLSH).


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 21:47

RTG website still shows Svalbard as one of their games. They don't show Dustborn. I check every few days to see if this will change. I assume it will at some point.

:lol: 

I signed up for the mailing lists a couple of times and assumed that I would get an email about any updates. But now that I did not get any email about Draugen launching, I'll probably start checking as well :blush:


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