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Old 2007-04-30, 12:18
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Quotes from Game Industry People!!

Here are two quotes from people of the Game Industry mentioning LBA. I you find something else, please post here.

- Question: Underrated Games?
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Originally Posted by Christiaan Moleman, Streamline Studios
I would be inclined to say Little Big Adventure and its sequel - the strong yet simple gameplay, wonderful atmosphere and charm of these two games seem mostly forgotten today... In some ways, Michel Ancel's Beyond Good & Evil could be considered the spiritual successor to LBA ... a strange yet familiar world to explore, an eclectic mix of gameplay styles, characters with “character”, and an involving story of totalitarian despots, rebels and conspiracies, of strange creatures and stranger places. Much lauded by critics, BG&E was sadly ignored by the public at large.
Source: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20.../hong_01.shtml

- Question: Industry Starts?
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Originally Posted by Mickaël Pointier, Funcom
During my studies in computer science I saw an ad for Adeline Software for coders... I didn't wanted to stop my studies yet (at least finish my year), so I gave the ad to my friend... who sent his mostly empty resume, along with all the magazines and public domains reviews of a demo we had worked together on. He got the job. One year later, Adeline needed to expand even more, and in the same way I helped my friend get his job, he helped me get my first job. Having a letter from Frédéric Raynal himself (the guy that is behind the original Alone in the Dark and Little Big Adventure) with a job offer starting on the 2nd of January 1995 was quite a shock for me. I asked him why he decided to hire both of us. He replied it was the demo we made on the Atari ST . Not that he cared about demos, but he assumed that people managing to finish and release a heavyweight mega demo (4 floppy discs in 1992.) were probably able to complete a game.
Source: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20.../hong_01.shtml
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Old 2007-04-30, 12:25
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The first one is from: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20.../hong_01.shtml

I actually started a while ago with a collection of those quotes, I have a file with the name "industry people on LBA.txt" I was planning to turn it into MBN content, ofocurse it's still an option to do so when enough people have collected quotes.
Anyway, here are the other ones I found



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakub Dvorsky from Amanita Design
I like games like Day of the Tentacle, Gobliins, Discworld, Little Big Adventure, Neverhood, Myst and others mainly because of good story, fun, poetics and originality and these all definitely inspired me in some way.
Source:
http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,593/
http://www.artificial.dk/articles/amanita.htm
http://www.channel4.com/entertainmen.../samorost.html




Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexander Belov from Psycho Craft Studio
XG: And what are some of the games you are currently playing?

AB: Unfortunately, we have little time to play games because of we’re making them. . But during our spare time, we play “ Silent Hill 3”, “Painkiller”, “Commandos 3”, “Little Big Adventure” and “Incubation” (yes, we like playing old hits!).
Source:
http://www.experiencegaming.com/cont...?contentID=680



Quote:
Originally Posted by Mael
GBA Hell : Which are your favourite Videogames all-time and nowadays?

Mael : I think the best one is Dungeon Master on ST. Unmatchable! I only buy Nintendo systems for Marios and Zeldas. On my spectrum, my preferred ones were JetSetWilly and Eureka. On PC, the award should go to Doom, but my preferred one is Little Big Adventure.
Source:
http://www.gamershell.com/articles/478.html



Quote:
Originally Posted by David Cage from QuanticDreams
"Thanks to them, the Zero Game Play image has stuck to all French developers," says Cage. "Cryo and the other developers like them are so overwhelmingly mediocre that they're enough to make everyone forget that France was the place where [we] developed games such as Alone in the Dark, which was a real revolution at the time (Resident Evil is its direct descendent)." Cage also points to other good French games, like Another World, Flashback, and Little Big Adventure.
Source:
http://omikrongame.blogspot.com/1998...e_archive.html



Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephane Baudet
GameSpy: Games like Little Big Adventure (Relentless) and Another World (Out of this World) have a distinctive French flavor. Why do you think this is?

Stephane Baudet: I think it's probably part of our culture, because we've been influenced by the books we're reading ... the comic books we're reading. I think comic books are very different between France and America. American comic books tend to be very stereotyped with super heroes and stuff like that. While I think in France and countries in Europe you will find that comic books are very different. They have very strong art style ... I think our culture is influenced a lot by those comic books from the time when we were children. I also think we're influenced by cinema. We have the choice of watching American movies, but we can also see French movies, German movies, Italian movies ... and I think those movies give different cultural input. So I think we probably have a wider range of influence which makes that we can probably bring more innovative games to market. I think Little Big Adventure and Another World and such games brought that to the market.
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http://archive.gamespy.com/interview...n/index2.shtml



Quote:
Originally Posted by Can Tuncer
I assume you're a big fan of video games, which releases are you expecting?

Yeah i used to play lots of video games when i was young still playing but not as i used to . I`m fps guy , so as others like me i m w8ing for Doom3 , his little brother doom2 was the reason who made me to buy a pc Half life 2 off course Quake 4 , dont know if it`s one the way but definately a diablo 3. And i Hope to see more adventure titles on the shelves. It would be nice to see a sequel to EA`s Little big adventure. and Indy 5 would be cool too.
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http://www.3d-station.com/pages/inte...p?id=47&page=1
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Old 2007-04-30, 17:34
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Nice thread idea
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Old 2007-04-30, 19:17
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Another one...

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Originally Posted by Someone in a article
Never has a game contained so much passion and characterful design. Every ounce of the gameplay burst with charm and excitment. Maybe too cutsey for some, but it forecast the direction adventure gaming could have taken in the new 3d gaming market beautifully. Its a pitty it never really transpired that way :/
Source: http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?comments=39528
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Old 2007-04-30, 19:27
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well.. someone in an article isn't really an industry person
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am i seening a pattern in the statements? it seem they were all very inspired by games that were commercial failures or semi forgotten games? (neverhood, discworld, ect.) show you most commercial falure games are classics! ok mabye not.
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LBA is not forgotten if you simply search the internet for new about the PS3 "Little Big Planet" it often has somebody talking about "Little Big Adventure".

Anyway, industry people often relate to the more daring or original games. And for some reason those games are not always a success. For example the game
Psychonauts, it was praised by the industry, and even the reviews.
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Old 2007-05-03, 12:11
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not forgotten..but odd still that such a talented team didn't get to make much good games in 10 years..

a bit like the prodigy; no matter how famous/talented you are..if you fail to deliver some goods, people forget you in 10 years.
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Yes, this is something which concerning me a lot. Is indeed strange why didn't they make other good games. Anyway, part of the team is getting well in Little Worlds Studios, they done a lot of projects in few time and seams to be successful.

El, this "Little Big Planet" platform game is amazing.
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Old 2007-05-03, 13:38
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what projects did they do then, and how much of adeline is in it? Fred?
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Old 2007-05-03, 16:07
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Check: http://little-worlds.com/

Fred isn't there, Sébastian and Didier Chanfray are there, but there other more from the Adeline Team.
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