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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:33 PM

Okay, it probably already filtered through that Feral has a new "Upcoming" page on their website. Besides Bioshock and Rome Total War, there's a third project hinted at coming "quite soon". Originally, it only read "???" and showed only a grey picture, but now it says "Hokage" and there's a small clipping of a obviously much bigger picture visible.

What. The. Hell?

The picture looks somewhat cartoonish and "hokage" could either be a weird anagram, some code, Japanese (could mean something like either "silhouette of a sail" or "shadow by the light of a fire", depending on the actual Japanese writing) or complete rubbish.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:53 PM

Japanese racing game? :o
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:06 PM

Mirror's Edge?

http://www.insidemac.......st&p=378930

View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 07:47 AM, said:

Will give you the internal codename "Project Ash"
And in another thread edddeduck mentioned the code name for the title is "Project Ash".

http://www.insidemac.......st&p=378953

And based on comments here, there may be a fourth title that Brad will be working on.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:59 PM

Final Fantasy XIII  :P

Wasn't Ash a trainer in pokemon, perhaps were getting a pokemon game  ;)
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:17 AM

Can I have a go at guessing the game too?

I think it will be Lose/Lose.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:48 AM

View Postedddeduck, on September 25th 2009, 11:17 AM, said:

Can I have a go at guessing the game too?

I think it will be Lose/Lose.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:40 AM

View Postedddeduck, on September 25th 2009, 02:17 AM, said:

Can I have a go at guessing the game too?

I think it will be Lose/Lose.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:41 AM

Man, I hope that you guys can get the DX10 effects from L/L running on the Mac. Maybe you could even give us an OSX-esque mode where all of the files are scaled versions of what they contain, like in the finder. And if its a long document it could explode into individual pages.
That'd be cool...

Are you gonna port the sequel Win/Win too? The gameplay's basically the same, but all of the bullets fly in reverse and its actually downloading random files from the internet (mainly pr0n). And if you get hit by a file and win, then the game installs a daemon which just downloads the entirety of Wikipedia, BBC News, and several pr0n sites to your HDD, then chooses a random encryption, password and compression format, compresses the files into numerous pieces, then deletes the file identifiers.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

View Postteflon, on September 25th 2009, 09:41 AM, said:

Man, I hope that you guys can get the DX10 effects from L/L running on the Mac. Maybe you could even give us an OSX-esque mode where all of the files are scaled versions of what they contain, like in the finder. And if its a long document it could explode into individual pages.
That'd be cool...

Are you gonna port the sequel Win/Win too? The gameplay's basically the same, but all of the bullets fly in reverse and its actually downloading random files from the internet (mainly pr0n). And if you get hit by a file and win, then the game installs a daemon which just downloads the entirety of Wikipedia, BBC News, and several pr0n sites to your HDD, then chooses a random encryption, password and compression format, compresses the files into numerous pieces, then deletes the file identifiers.

project ash? gotta be Fallout 3

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:09 PM

View Postteflon, on September 26th 2009, 01:41 AM, said:

Are you gonna port the sequel Win/Win too? The gameplay's basically the same, but all of the bullets fly in reverse and its actually downloading random files from the internet (mainly pr0n). And if you get hit by a file and win, then the game installs a daemon which just downloads the entirety of Wikipedia, BBC News, and several pr0n sites to your HDD, then chooses a random encryption, password and compression format, compresses the files into numerous pieces, then deletes the file identifiers.
That would be so funny. :rotfl:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:27 PM

View Postlewdvig, on September 25th 2009, 11:41 PM, said:

project ash? gotta be Fallout 3
http://www.insidemac.......st&p=378944

I suggested Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Dawn of War, and STALKER, but Edwin shot them all down.  :(

Stormrise also came to mind for me, but seeing it basically floundered and no longer seems to be supported with a planned patch cancelled, I highly doubt it.

Maybe I'm mixing things up, but it's very difficult to draw a connection between Hokage and the cartoonish picture on the Feral page and Project Ash beyond the already mentioned Pokemon. But I guess it being hard is the point.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:45 PM

I think it's a remake of Phoenix <http://en.wikipedia....nix_(video_game)>

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:57 PM

Are you trying to put us off the scent?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:10 AM

Okay. I think I'm definitely spending too much time pondering this thing. But my latest theory is this. Hokage is a term from the world of Naruto, a Japanese manga series, that is also a video game series by Ubisoft. These games have so far been XBox 360 exclusive and I don't see them coming to computers. What I do find interesting about Ubisoft's Naruto games is that they use the Jade engine, which conveniently is also used by Beyond Good & Evil. Beyond Good & Evil was created by Michel Ancel who also created the Rayman series and Feral already has a relationship with his work along with Ubisoft through Feral's port of Rayman 3. Beyond Good & Evil also seems to be a commonly asked for Feral Legends title and given it's age, Ubisoft probably wouldn't mind someone else porting it over rather than assuming the risk and effort themselves by doing a Cider port. If Robosoft is doing the port, then it would also fit the "Not everything in this world is black and white" hint that they used to have on their website still available through Google cache.

http://74.125.113.13...p;client=safari

I'm not quite sure how the Project Ash reference fits in though. If I were to go for a stretch, Edwin said it was the original developers who codenamed this Ash rather than Feral while Thierry just threw out Phoenix and it's well known that Michel Ancel has been trying to push out the rest of the Beyond Good and Evil trilogy for a while, so perhaps the Mac port is the first step in the series rising from the ashes. Wow, I'm really grasping at straws here.   :unsure:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:43 AM

Mini Ninjas or Batman Dark Asylum imo (I guess batman since it s been much more successful...)

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:43 AM

Can I guess? Can I guess?

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Nope.  :whistling:
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:35 AM

View Postltcommander.data, on September 26th 2009, 09:10 AM, said:

Okay. I think I'm definitely spending too much time pondering this thing. But my latest theory is this. Hokage is a term from the world of Naruto, a Japanese manga series, that is also a video game series by Ubisoft. These games have so far been XBox 360 exclusive and I don't see them coming to computers. What I do find interesting about Ubisoft's Naruto games is that they use the Jade engine, which conveniently is also used by Beyond Good & Evil. Beyond Good & Evil was created by Michel Ancel who also created the Rayman series and Feral already has a relationship with his work along with Ubisoft through Feral's port of Rayman 3. Beyond Good & Evil also seems to be a commonly asked for Feral Legends title and given it's age, Ubisoft probably wouldn't mind someone else porting it over rather than assuming the risk and effort themselves by doing a Cider port. If Robosoft is doing the port, then it would also fit the "Not everything in this world is black and white" hint that they used to have on their website still available through Google cache.

http://74.125.113.13...p;client=safari

I'm not quite sure how the Project Ash reference fits in though. If I were to go for a stretch, Edwin said it was the original developers who codenamed this Ash rather than Feral while Thierry just threw out Phoenix and it's well known that Michel Ancel has been trying to push out the rest of the Beyond Good and Evil trilogy for a while, so perhaps the Mac port is the first step in the series rising from the ashes. Wow, I'm really grasping at straws here.   :unsure:

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:06 AM

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:54 AM

View PostDaveyJJ, on September 26th 2009, 05:43 PM, said:

Can I guess? Can I guess?

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Nope.  :whistling:

You can guess. That is to say, you can guess. Wait, no. you can guess.
You just can't guess correctly...

@ltcommander: I took what Edwin said to mean that the codename for the game whilst it was in development by the original team was Project Ash. Not that they've given Feral a codename to use for the port...
So sorry, but I don't get the feeling that its Beyond Good and Evil. Im not saying that BG&E isn't what Robosoft's clue is/means, just that I don't think that it refers to Project Ash.
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

View Postalkar, on September 26th 2009, 08:43 AM, said:

Mini Ninjas or Batman Dark Asylum imo (I guess batman since it s been much more successful...)

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