Different Turtling: Neverending Islands

By Jim Rossignol on October 1st, 2009 at 6:58 pm.


Balloon travel and “an exploration game set in a dream-like open world” mean that I was immediately intrigued by the announcement of Neverending Islands by Solipsism Studios. A promise of being able to “travel the world in a hot air balloon that reacts realistically to the environment” concerns me a little, but when you thrown in the flying turtle city, well, it means I’m definitely going to take a look when the game comes out later this year. Fully expecting this to be another broken obscurity, but you never know… (Thanks, Blues.)

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19 Comments »

  1. Frosty says:

    Someone get hold of Pratchett quickly! All we need now is elephants….

  2. Alexander Norris says:

    This begs the question: where are the elephants?

  3. Alexej says:

    reminds me of Terry Pratchett!

  4. Tom says:

    Wait, what?

  5. Bret says:

    Too small to be A’tuin.

    Too big to be Gamera.

    What we got here is a deep philosophical dilemma.

    Which can be solved by Zeppelins, as usual.

  6. shiggz says:

    “Look closely the special effects are quite expensive”

    As an American who stumbled on Terry Pratchett its a lonely fan club. But it overjoys me to be here with others who appreciate it. My wife said she read somewhere that before Harry Potter these Pratchett books were popular reading with British kids. Ive read both and Harry Potter is inferior in almost every way. The only flaw i run into with Pratchett is that in listening to it in audio book form is that transitions are very poor. Locations and characters are constantly changing based only on a couple of words. The narrator doesn’t even pause. Its very hard to flesh the story out in your mind.

  7. TheSombreroKid says:

    looks awesome to me!

  8. Hi!! says:

    They need to get rid of the grey fog, though.

  9. Hypocee says:

    Zaratan! Dilemma resolved.

    Also, THIS IS NOT A HOT AIR BALLOON SIR. It is A COLLECTION OF SMALL GAS BALLOONS. Good DAY, Sir.

  10. Rob says:

    Windows 7 comes with a wallpaper of a flying magic turtle with a town on its back.

  11. Al says:

    Wouldn’t want to be on the ground when the turtle “moves”!

  12. lePooch says:

    I have an eerie feeling the giant turtle isn't flying, he's <i>jumping</i>. O.o

    Notice the little town on his back is made of seashells and even has a starfish. It's an underwater city! Does that mean that my zeppelin can also be a zeppesub? Or is that a subbelin?

  13. Hypocee says:

    Airsub.

  14. Thermal Ions says:

    Anonymous Coward said:My wife said she read somewhere that before Harry Potter these Pratchett books were popular reading with British kids.

    While it may be true, from my experience the majority of his books aren't written for kids, rather for adults, who would better "get" and appreciate the jokes/references through out the stories.
    He's a master storyteller and thankfully popular here in Australia, ensuring his books can be picked up at most retailers.
    Oh, but in regards to the actual OP, can anyone say poor rip off.

  15. Hypocee says:

    Of?

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