Here's the PCG interview that was promised!
8 core CPU support!
finished reading this, and if they can pull off this extremely ambitious project and live up to the (apparently sky high) hype, it'll be something really special indeed.
Last edited by Prokroustis; 28-08-2012 at 11:33 PM.
Charles Dickes with 'Nam flashbacks.
The interview makes me so excited. Deformable terrain, adjustable size of buildings with consequences on input/output, DF/settlers type control, megaprojects, mad science, people collecting pictures of dead badgers, the list goes on and on.
I do feel a little bit of apprehension. This is an enormously ambitious project. The proposed feature list is very large and full of complicated things which interact in complicated ways. Their previous title is a very nice take on the classic Rogue-like formula, both well designed and executed, but it doesn't seem like it would prepare you for something of this magnitude.
I'm way more excited than apprehensive, though. If they can implement even a few of the things they say they want to I shall be most pleased. Games like this often take a while after release to fully mature anyway, and I don't mind that.
Reading about the setting for this reminds me a bit of The Light Ages by Ian R. Macleod; set in a Victorian steampunk world, powered by an other worldy magical substance. I still haven't read the follow up set in the same world, The House of Storms yet. Although that's possibly because I found The Light Ages quite grim and depressing, in much the same way that China Miéville's New Crobuzon books are.
But really looking forward to this game anyway.
Thanks for the link Faldrath. After playing a disappointing demo of XCOM, reading the posts by Gaslamp Games on their development of Clockwork Empires has really brightened up my day. An open look at design and development decisions is far better as creating excitement over a title than a 6 GB cut-scene laden demo, but maybe I am in the minority on that. But back on topic, this title has a lot of promise and the theme looks refreshingly different from recent city builders that have focused on realism and graphical fidelity.
This was one of the best things I've read today. And yes, I do hope someone at RPS is taking a look at this series, every single post has been interesting.
This word has lost all meaning after year 2000.Lovecraftian