Sunday, August 28, 2011
Games: PAX Day Two.
Still tired. Still skipping the fancy intro. Here’s the skinny.
the review) and I can't wait for this sizable add-on content that takes a player’s saved character and sends them on an all-new adventure. Interestingly, big things are going on behind the scenes at Topware… for players who already own a copy of the game, this expansion will be available through the usual download channels. However, the publishers will soon be removing all standard copies of the game from store shelves and replacing them with super-deluxe versions (main game, add-on, plus other swag bonuses) for no additional charge. That's a pretty incredible goodwill gesture, and I sincerely hope that it gets more people to give the game a shot. The developers were also showing two more promising games, Scivelation (Sci-Fi dystopia) and Raven’s Cry (pitch-black pirate adventure) but both are very early in the development process so there wasn't a lot of hard info.
INFO BONUS: I couldn't resist asking the developers what the “Two Worlds” title was all about. After all, nowhere in the game does the main character ever travel to an alternate reality, visit another planet, or anything of the sort. After hitting them with the question, they chuckled a bit and explained that the original intent was that the two worlds were the Human and Orc worlds. Essentially, the game was to feature the clash of cultures and species in the story, so it was more about these two races than it was about an actual second world. Mystery solved!
That's it for today. Check back tomorrow for my coverage of Day Three!