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Paradox’s DLC Policy: Don’t Piss Off The Community

By Nathan Grayson on July 25th, 2012.

It’s easy to feel cynical about DLC. John took a stroll through that particular minefield a couple days ago, and while he found plenty of good buried beneath all the righteous fury, worrisome practices still abound. Day-one DLC, season passes, and the like litter the current landscape, and – despite what some might claim – business models do┬áinfluence game design. It’s unavoidable. With some fervent passion, Paradox senior producer (and former Battlefield maestro) Gordon Van Dyke, however, argues that this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and lets rip at others who make it one. It’s only when companies lose sight of what’s best for their communities, he told me during a recent interview, that we have a serious problem.

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Wot I Think: Krater

By Jim Rossignol on June 19th, 2012.

What is the gas masking?
Krater, Fatshark’s colourful take on dungeon crawling, is a feature-laden, post-apocalyptic taste of party-driven RPGing tactics. It’s got a sense of humour and a sense of taste, but does it make any sense? Here’s wot I think.
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Warhorse: War Of The Roses Shows Off Mounted Combat

By Jim Rossignol on June 1st, 2012.


The latest trailer for Paradox’s medieval combat title, War Of The Roses, is below. In it you can see horse-based combat for the first time. Players are going to be able to fight from horseback, wielding axes, sword, lances and so forth. There’s plenty more footage of archery, swordsmanship, and general stabbery, too.

Take a look!
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Krater Opens Up To Reveal Pre-Order Beta

By John Walker on May 24th, 2012.

That looks a very blowupable bar.

Fatshark’s Krater goes into beta testing today. The tactics-focused action RPG is due out on the 12th June, but buying it now lets you get in and start playing right away, and now there’s much more of the game available to those who do.

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Random-O-Compo: Be An NPC In Krater

By Alec Meer on May 11th, 2012.

Rather appealing-looking post-apocalyptic action-yet-tactical RPG Krater launches next month, and while it’s in its final mile (I’ve got some beta code here I really need to take a look at) there is yet time for IMPORTANT CHANGES. Important changes such as one Rock, Paper, Shotgun reader getting an in-game character named after them (or a name of their choice, Naughty Swears aside) and also having their name in the credits to boot.

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Hands On: War Of The Roses

By Craig Pearson on April 24th, 2012.

He's called Lance
When I play a big multiplayer combat game, I like to stop fighting and look around. I judge a lot of games on what I see at those moments, seeing how the battle feels when I’m not a part of it: In Battlefield, it’s thrilling to see jets gracefully curving through the air as tanks blast them from below; In Team Fortress 2, ubered Heavies leading a charge as the enemy hastily rework their defenses makes me happy. During a lull in my hands-on of War of the Roses, I took stock: to my right, through grasses and the trees, I watched a knight stand up, yanking his sword up out of the face of an unseen body on the ground. The effort it took to wrench metal from skull was beautifully transparent from the animation. Behind him, a galloping horse dropped in that heavy way horses do, crashing to the ground and out of sight in seconds, spilling its lance-wielding rider. A lot of intimate battles formed as the slow, deliberate combat locked people together.
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A Thorny Issue: War Of The Roses

By Adam Smith on April 5th, 2012.

Never visit a dentist whose clinic is in a field and whose helmet obscures his view. Also he is a murderer from the past instead of a dentist.

Every time I see War of the Roses it appeals to me more. A multiplayer game that features knights killing each other instead of space marines? Yes, that’ll do. And that’s knights killing knights, by the way, not knights killing space marines, miraculous as such a thing would be. Here is a developer diary that handily features the developer floating in front of in-game footage, thereby managing to be informative and entertaining at the same time. It’s all about ranged combat, with Gears of War cited as an influence, although for its active reload mechanic rather than its chainsaw-guns. Observe.

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Behold: First War Of The Roses Footage

By Jim Rossignol on March 8th, 2012.

Nasty.
We’ve been a-rambling about War Of The Roses before now, but this is the first chance for the world at large to see the game in action. The Medieval melee combat game is reportedly the most expensive project ever undertaken by Swedish publisher Paradox, and it’s also a big deal for its developer Fatshark, who have built the thing from the ground up. It’s looking fairly solid, too.
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Tactical RPG Krater Begins Testing Signup

By Adam Smith on February 6th, 2012.

Top-down girl, she's been living in a top-down world

A top-down RPG with crafting, tactical combat, single player or cooperative squad control, and the possibility of permanent injury or death. That’s the early word on Krater, which we’ve learnt a little more about since first seeing evidence of its existence. Some thoughts on that below, along with a teeny snippet of in-game footage. There are also testing signups ongoing, which you can find out about here.

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First Look: War Of The Roses

By Jim Rossignol on February 1st, 2012.


Fatshark’s medieval melee combat game War Of The Roses is a big deal for their publishers, Paradox. It’s the most expensive game the company has ever made, but it is also one of the games that the creative team at the head of the company have always wanted to make. Talking to the company’s CEO, Fredrik Wester, it’s clear that the idea of a full-blown multiplayer combat game with swords, bows, castles, and horses, is something of an ideal project for the man at the top. He gazes off into the distance wistfully as he talks about the dynamic sword combat.
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Fatshark Are Making Krater

By Jim Rossignol on November 4th, 2011.

Boozetown!
Swedish devs Fatshark have announced that they are making an action RPG called Krater. The game will arrive at some point in 2012 and is set in a post-apocalyptic world that features, well, a crater. Fatshark explain a little bit about the game, saying that “the base pillars are crafting, exploration and consequence.” Exploration, eh? We’ll see about that, I suppose. They also claim that “the innovative control setup allows you to effectively command a party of three characters simultaneously.”

There’s a video with Fatshark’s Martin Wahlund talking about the game in a bit more detail below. (Via Blue.)
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