You will note at the end that we give a new, intended approximate release date. We’ve decided to push our intended release date for CE back a bit, from “late this year” to “early next year”, around February/March 2014. Simply put, this is a large game and we need more time to do a good job of it and make it fun. (Also, we don’t want to compete with a bunch of console launch dates.) We hope you guys understand, and we promise the game will be better as a result.
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People keep wanting to talk to us even after they played Dungeons of Dredmor so we’ve got a couple interviews giving a bit of insight into the odd places in our heads that this whole mess spawned from, plus some talk of Things To Come.
First we chatted with a nice fellow from DIY Gamer and told him many things. Too many things, probably.
Then on Wednesday we recorded a interesting podcast with the fellows at Roguelike Radio. Here’s hoping it was heavily edited.
Dungeons of Dredmor on Roguelike Radio
It’s fascinating to listen to people speak very seriously about our game and hear them speculate about what we were thinking when we made this or that design decision (odds are, we weren’t; they’re mostly acts of animal desperation drawn from the lowest id before the conscious mind comes up with a post-hoc justification).
Anyway, we’d be foolish not to
be inspired by plunder the thoughts a seasoned pack of roguelike players/designers have about Dredmor — to this point, I’m pretty sure I just heard a great mechanic to act as a foundation for a cheesecrafting skill.
Gaslamp Games interviewed by Gaming Irresponsibly
One wonders if we really ought to say the things we say in public. Then again, we did make Dungeons of Dredmor public and we all know how that turned out. I also have to wonder why Nicholas keeps trying to start a hip-hop style feud with Notch. Have you seen the size of that guy’s posse? Man.
Let’s give some very Dredmor birthday wishes to our own Citizen Daniel who received what sounds to be a lovely bottle of 12-year Talisker in the midst of our QubeTuber livestream interviewing today!
May your mana be plentiful today – but perhaps not too plentiful.
RPGWatch was kind enough to post an interview with me, RPGWatch Feature: Dungeons of Dredmor Interview. (I apologize for the number of quotation marks used; this interview was done in the midst of crunching to completion on Dredmor and I’m afraid that lack of sleep impaired my text formatting judgement.) But please check it out, as I do explain the eyebrow thing once more.
While we’re all waiting I thought I’d make the wait just a little more painful* for our fans out there by taking another pile of screenshots.
[* Waiting pains us too and we try to avoid it whenever possible. Why go slow when you can go fast? This also explains the unfortunate results of few Gaslamp Games Morale Building Nights At The Pub.]
As usual, click on the image to view the full image.
1. Ah, the sweet reek of the dungeon. This is the starting room. You will become very familiar with it. The build I took is tinkerer/crossbow/staff/promethean magic/astrology/blood magic/burglary: A ranged caster/archer who can deal with traps and get in and out of trouble, ideally. Let’s see how this works out.
2. Faffed around a little on level one then went rather too quickly to level two because I was feeling cocky with my strong ranged attacks. These bolas complement my build quite nicely as they will root enemies to the tile they’re on so I can launch bolts or cast Dragon’s Breath at them from afar while dealing asphyxiative damage.
Nicholas and I were interviewed on the Immortal Machines podcast (an affiliate of Colony of Gamers) last week by the good bunch of guys there who were far too patient with certain Gaslampy … excesses. Now you can listen in to learn dark secrets about the Dungeons of Dredmor — about the unnatural habits of Thrusties, why Nicholas should not drink a pot of coffee on an empty stomach, and how much Dredmor isn’t going to cost. Here’s the link:
Much thanks to the Immortal Machines guys for letting us on and to Colony of Gamers and their wonderful community for all their support!
The real question now is if they will ever make the mistake of letting us back on.
David and I are being interviewed next Wednesday for the “Immortal Machines” podcast over at Colony of Gamers. If you have questions about Dungeons of Dredmor, Gaslamp Games, or anything else that you want to know about, head on over to their forums and get askin’.
The best part? Ask a question – if it gets answered, you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Dungeons of Dredmor!
Go now! Heed the call of the Wizard-Kings!
I promised that I would write a post about my thoughts on Lean Startups at some point. This is evolving into… well, it’ll be a series. Gaslamp is not a lean startup, at least in the puritanical, traditional sense; that said, there is a certain amount of talk around the old campfire about doing our next game in a Lean fashion. Lean Games have been done before – arguably the best example is Mount and Blade, but I think Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2 both count – but nobody has put a label on the idea yet.
So let’s do this, and while we’re at it let’s talk about Lean Startups. What is a Lean Startup? Well, it’s a complicated subject. I also get to tell an Eric Reis story, which he probably doesn’t even remember, and if he reads this either I’ll get flamed and the company will be sued, or he’ll put it up on his excellent weblog. It’s a win either way, so here goes.