Thursday, September 06, 2012

Things I'm Excited About

This... a million times this:


This is the very first video available for the game Wasteland 2. Wasteland 2 is being developed by Brian Fargo, using a talented cast of writers, musicians, artists and programmers.

With many of the collaborators on this project having experience directly with the writing and design of Fallout 1 and 2 and Planescape: Torment(though let it be known that Fallout only exists because at the time Fargo didn't have the license to produce a sequel to his own game, which came first, Wasteland), Wasteland 2 has the pedigree and experience and vision behind it to perhaps be one of the best RPGs ever made. Ever. Even if it isn't, and that's nothing to be ashamed of because Planescape: Torment is an incredibly high bar, this game is still set to be GOOD.

This:

Shadowrun Returns is only a month or so into development and the team at Harebrained-Schemes already has a beautifully styled world evolving in their concept art that is readily apparent in everything they're doing, as well as already releasing stories for flavor to give a feel for the world they are developing for. Their work is incredibly awesome and I am loving everything I see and I hope they continue to be as public about their development in the future as they have been up till now.

The Two Guys from Andromeda's current project, SpaceVenture:



Space Quest was one of the primary games of my formative years. The humor and story telling, characters, and puzzles are still with me to this day. The fact that the original creators are back to make a spiritual successor to a great intellectual property is simply amazing.

Well, folks, that's the short list. THere's more, but I'll save that for another day.


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