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#1 nick68k

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

Jeff Vogel, boss of Spiderweb Software, indy developer superhero, toymaker and all-round good egg has announced a Kickstarter campaign for his new, isometric RPG Queen's Wish: The Conqueror, with a primary fundraising goal of $30k.

'Queen's Wish' will be set in an entirely new game world, but fans of Vogel's work will know what to expect; isometric, old-school, party-based roleplaying, with a massive amount of content and decidedly unhurried gameplay. Details of the new game are a bit thin at present, but 'fort building' of some kind is promised and with the Kickstarter necessary to fund new art.

(I should add that I'm not affiliated with this project in any way, but Jeff's a splendid fellow who's been feeding Mac gamers for over a quarter of a century now).

Update: More details on Jeff's blog here ; the Kickstarter is funded, and the first stretch goal (an iPhone port) has been reached.

Update #2: Stretch goal 2 has been reached (more in-game content).
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:37 AM

I particularly like the $75 pledge incentive.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

Never pirated any games but in for 75, I want that signed paper.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:13 AM

I wish I could get into his games but they are just too old-school for me. Baldur's Gate is about my limit.

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

View Postnick68k, on 30 May 2018 - 06:25 AM, said:

but 'fort building' of some kind is promised

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

He really went for an even more old-school graphic style here…

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

I have a feeling he really wants to get it on the iPhone and the less isometric view point will work better with less screen real estate.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 30 May 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:

He really went for an even more old-school graphic style here…

Indeed. Although the main drive for the Kickstarter seems to be funding to hire an artist, so I'm guessing this might just be placeholder graphics for now. But who knows?

Vogel's giving us a blog update on the game shortly, so I'll post that when it's up. (Funding is at 85% at the time of writing btw).
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

A lot of the graphics in the trailer appear to be Avernum placeholders but I wouldn't expect the engine and style to change drastically between now and release.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

Alright, it's funded! More details in my OP.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:41 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 30 May 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

I have a feeling he really wants to get it on the iPhone and the less isometric view point will work better with less screen real estate.
Yup, nailed it:

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[The top-down style is] very graphically clean, and makes it  clear what creatures are in what spaces,  which is necessary for a game like this on small screens like the iPhone.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:10 PM

Update from Vogel, the game is set for September release.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:09 AM

I haven't actually ever played on of Jeffs games.. This is one of my most embarassing Mac gaming issues.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:30 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 June 2019 - 01:09 AM, said:

I haven't actually ever played on of Jeffs games.. This is one of my most embarassing Mac gaming issues.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 June 2019 - 01:09 AM, said:

I haven't actually ever played on of Jeffs games.. This is one of my most embarassing Mac gaming issues.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 June 2019 - 01:09 AM, said:

I haven't actually ever played on of Jeffs games.. This is one of my most embarassing Mac gaming issues.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 June 2019 - 01:09 AM, said:

I haven't actually ever played on of Jeffs games.. This is one of my most embarassing Mac gaming issues.
I admire Vogel and have tried out his shareware over the years, but I never spent hours on one title, not long enough to register my copies. So you are not alone. (hangs head)

(whispers) they're just... so big...
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:52 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 13 June 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:


(whispers) they're just... so big...

This is the thing. They're huge. I played, and enjoyed Exile 1-3 back in the day, over the course of 5 years. I played the first Avernum remake, casually I'll add, but this took the best part of two years. And there's 5 more games in the series. Nethergate was a relatively snappy few months, playing as both Celts and Romans (good fun, that one). I haven't touched Avadon yet. But i'm glad they're out there, waiting.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:08 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 13 June 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:

I admire Vogel and have tried out his shareware over the years, but I never spent hours on one title, not long enough to register my copies. So you are not alone. (hangs head)

(whispers) they're just... so big...

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:08 PM

It's out!

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