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Wednesday, October 11, 2000

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Rune's Tim Gerritsen Interviewed
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Following the announcement that Human Head Studio's Rune has gone gold, GameSpot has posted an interview with project lead Tim Gerritsen. He talks about the technology behind the game, some challenges they faced during development, and his feelings about the finished product. In this excerpt Tim offers some background details on Rune:

Tim Gerritsen: Rune is a game about melee combat in the age of the Vikings, in a world where reality is closer to what the Vikings believed it to be - a fantastic world of fantastic creatures where the gods held sway.

You play a young Viking named Ragnar who is an Odinsblade - a defender of Odin and protector of his runestones on Midgard (Earth). You begin the game by going through your ritual of manhood, which is basically a test of your skills (and a chance to train a little). You hear of a group called the Dark Vikings, a group that has foresworn allegiance to Odin and has begun raiding and destroying local villages.

The interview is accompanied by 40 screen shots and several in-game movies.

Westlake Interactive is working on the Macintosh port of the third-person Viking combat game, which is due sometime in November.

Rune Interview at GameSpot
Gathering of Developers
Human Head Studios
Westlake Interactive

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