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Old 2014-08-07, 10:08
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Old 2014-08-07, 17:54
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We can expect to see more at Gamescom. I loved the 3D/pixel-art style when it was first announced but I have to say this teaser isn't exactly appealing to my eyes. Hopefully the mechanics are good. I also hope it's not as generic as it looks.

... But I guess we haven't seen much. Still, that is my reaction to this short teaser. I liked the drawings.
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Old 2014-08-07, 23:49
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I loved the 3D/pixel-art style when it was first announced but I have to say this teaser isn't exactly appealing to my eyes. Hopefully the mechanics are good. I also hope it's not as generic as it looks.

... But I guess we haven't seen much. Still, that is my reaction to this short teaser. I liked the drawings.
I feel the same.

I wished he'd work on some game that is like Ghibli animation. Something wild and fantastic. Or, heck, dig some old sci-fi books and make a game out of it picking various interesting concepts and mashing them together. I'm full of ideas for making original games; but I don't have the means to do so. So from my perspective it's very dissapointing to see someone who CAN do so picking a more-than-over-used theme recycling the same old archetypes people are already used to from seeing it everywhere in books, movies, games and whatnot before. I wished for something that felt brand new.

To say something good about the whole thing though, I can say I like the use of voxels and the whole "saving the children" thing, which adds some charm to it.
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Old 2014-08-10, 02:02
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and the whole "saving the children" thing, which adds some charm to it.
Same as it did in LBA2.
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Old 2014-08-11, 01:39
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Same as it did in LBA2.
This time though you are actually followed by them, which means the Player isn't alone, and that's nice. I love games which feature NPCs that can follow you. Living an adventure alone is kind of sad (even if your in-game "friends" are made of AI, is better than the usual "you alone against the whole world" kind of game).
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2014-08-11, 01:58
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I love games which feature NPCs that can follow you.
Like this one?
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Old 2014-08-11, 02:14
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Old 2014-08-12, 01:03
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psst: is there an end to this game? y'know I got curious perhaps Fred put some surprise after level 10 and you can actually win the game?
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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That's actually a very cool mini-game... the concept is not bad, I wonder what he could do with a few weeks of work.
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Old 2014-10-24, 00:00
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I'm splitting this thread into a 2Dark one, because, well, it makes sense to do that.

Please continue 2Dark/crowdfunding related discussion here;
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=17653
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Old 2014-10-28, 12:24
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Strange, he didn't went to Members Announcements first. Is that feature disabled?
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Old 2014-10-28, 13:54
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Old 2014-10-28, 14:24
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Old 2014-10-28, 14:43
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Old 2014-11-18, 15:20
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From new interview.

Pockett.net : Avez-vous les droits sur Little Big Adventure ou d'autres jeux de l'époque ?
F. R. : Oui, la plupart.

Pockett.net : Est-ce que vous avez envie de faire une suite à l'un d'eux ?
F. R. : Certains anciens d'Adeline software et moi avons toujours eu envie de faire LBA3...

http://www.pockett.net/n25004_Divers...parle_de_2Dark
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Old 2014-11-19, 08:54
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New book about Frédérick? "Frédérick Raynal : parcours d'un créateur de jeux vidéo français"



http://www.renaud-bray.com/Livres_Pr...c9782918272885
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Old 2014-11-19, 16:46
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Its actually mostly about his hair and secret to never ageing. Only a few pages are about videogames

New articles;
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/news/2014/0...inancement.htm

http://gamesurf.tiscali.it/news/il-n...rk_c60509.html
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Old 2014-11-19, 19:00
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Old 2014-11-19, 21:38
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Old 2014-11-19, 23:49
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New interview, but I don't understand French

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bkstx_tgs-interview-paul-cuisset-et-frederic-raynal_videogames
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Hello Guys

Here is a quick transcript of the interview :
It's a home made emission. We have done a video about you, and about what you have done (then they play a video of 2sec, it is no ellipse, what you saw was the whole video )
Then another guy introduce himself :"Thanks to you Fred, I was sent home 2 days from my high school, because of alone in the dark" -> "Thank you"
Then they talk about alone of the dark : first 3D, horror, Lovecraft-universe game. Actually the other guy is also a game creator.
They talk about all the games they have done : LBA, moto racer...
One of the guy had to change its PC to play LBA, hence the tech talk about Mhz

They were supposed to take some questions from a chat...but then they don't.
Question : why is there a frog in the middle of the road in the introduction scene of Alone In the Dark ? "It's because of Didier Chanfrey, I don't remember why".
Then the guy ask for the introduction scene of Alone in the dark to be played....and they launch the one of 2Dark (the interview is quite a mess).

You have both done a lot of thing for game creator : programmation, design, video... But what do you prefer ? All of them, we still do them all. Actually we had to, back in the days. We were formatted this way.
Is this why your game were so unique ? -> Yes, It's a way to control your game, the content.
So you must hate big production like ubisoft and so on ? Hate is not the right word. There is an evolution of the market, and there is a place and need for those high budget games but that not what i want to do. We're independent and proud of it.

Do you have a lot of connections with this independent game creator community ? You attend to a lot of conventions. yes we do. Maybe we have stayed a bit too long on our own, we have to reach out to those conventions, to web-tv like this one, it's important.

Then they talk about flash back and the die and try game type. The guy seems still upset about it even now.
"When you get to the end of Alone in the dark and you find out that you don't have the lantern anymore or that you don't have any oil recharge left, you had to start the game over".
Fred : "yeah actually that was not intended, it was an unfortunate (vicious) bug"
The beta test were not as thorough as they are now...

"What is the game you have preferred ? Which one was the most rewarding ?"
"Creating a game takes a lot of time and stretches on months, years. At the end of the process, you have only one thing on your mind : be done with is. You start thinking about the next one, what you'll add and so on. So the one I prefer is always....the next one !
(note : does this means he is currently thinking about LBA3 ? I hope so !!)

Have you met anyone interesting ?
Yeah I met my wife during alone in the dark and had my first child during the process of making alone in the dark (so he has the same age!).

Do you have projets right now ?
2dark of course. Too Dark, 2D-ark, a lots of puns.
Paul has a game coming out soon too.

They finally questions from the chat. Fred gives an autograph to the guy.
Do you prefers retro games or today-games ?
Paul -> I don't have a lot of time to play right now. I'm looking forward "Elite".
Fred -> no answer

Do you want to try virtual reality ? Like the oculus rift ?
Seems to have a lot of potential, but Fred not a fan of it. A lot of things displease Fred as of now. He would prefer augmented reality, actually he would love it.
Reboot of LBA ? HD LBA ? Made by fan ?
Fred : "Everyone is asking me about LBA3, and I hope we can make it someday. It is not easy. Alone spurred a lot of games, but I wanted to do things differently. Hence 2Dark.
Remake why not, we have ported LBA1 to iOS and Android with Dotemu. But we prefer moving forward, bringing new things out."
When will 2dark be released ? Last quarter of 2015, rather at the end of the quarter than at the beginning.
That's it !
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yay AR>VR ^_^ Good to see Freds on my team there :P


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Yeah I met my wife during alone in the dark and had my first child during the process of making alone in the dark (so he has the same age!).
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