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Demigod

1 year ago

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Have You Played… Demigod?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. When people remember Demigod, mostly they recall Rook, the character with castle towers for shoulders pictured above. That's fair, he's great, but Demigod was fun across the board.

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6 years ago

Wild, Man: Gas Powered Games Kickstarting Wildman

Gas Powered Games wants $1.1 million of your dollars. I also want $1.1 million of your dollars, but - instead of spending them on a mansion made of trampolines and a pony that's also a rocketship - the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander dev is hoping to bring an RTS-RPG called Wildman to life. It's about prehistoric evolution, but with an amusingly silly twist. "What…

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Interview: Nate Simpson On Comickybook Nonplayer

David Valjalo swings by to talk to game industry veteran turned comic creator Nate Simpson (Demigod, Supreme Commander) about his MMO-themed graphic novel that was conceived on the toilet, how everyone thought Demigod would go toe-to-toe with League Of Legends, and why he believes game addiction is real, and coming for us all.

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8 years ago

“A Lot Of Interest” in Demigod Sequel

The precision-piranha of the games press, VG247, strike again. Analysing a small fragment in a video interview with gamers.fr where he alludes to the possibility of a Demigod 2. “We’ve got a lot of interest in a sequel to Demigod” he says, before moving on hope of recouping the money they invested in the first one. And sending children to college. Go to VG247 for…

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9 years ago

Eye-Eye: Demigod’s Free DLC

Having just moved house into a place with broadband speeds that harken cruelly back to circa 2002 - the cost of living with normal people rather than fellow, bandwidth-hungry tech-nerds for a change - the last thing I'm going to be doing until I've begged, borrowed or stolen more mbps is playing games online. Which means I won't have the chance to take Demigod's newest…

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Demigod v1.2: Demon Assassin

The v1.2 patch for Demigod is out, and it can be picked up on Impulse. It features a new character, the Demon Assassin, as well as a bunch of other fixes and features, such as AI options and a mod-manager. The second scheduled demigod, Oculus, will apparently appear "in the coming weeks". The full change log for the patch is here, along with some videos…

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Only 23% Even Attempted To Play Multiplayer

Stardock are an unusual company in a whole load of ways. One of them is that despite being a privately hold company, they do a report to the public. No financials, but there's a mass of transparency here. The full document is worth at least a skim read, but there's plenty of information worth picking over for industry watchers. The details on Impulse's success are…

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Demigod Demo Has Risen!

The Demigod demo has finally, suddenly emerged from the storm of patching that was post-release Demigod development. Siphon its 598mb from here. While we've not been back in recent weeks, we've had a few reports that the connection issues are now largely solved, making the internet multiplayer of the demo a rather interesting prospect. Will the demo kick off a second wind for the game?…

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Demogod: Divine Updates For Demigod Inbound

That there wasn't a demo of a game that proved so hard to describe in a single sentence is one of several perplexing decisions around the launch of Gas-Powered Games/Stardock's action-strategy thingy Demigod. Stardock's Brad Wardell has shoved up another of his irregular state of play updates, and alongside another apology for those awful multiplayer problems in the game's first week, he reveals plans for…

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10 years ago

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Divinely Disconnected: Demigod Unreviewed

What follows can't really be said to be a review. The plan was that I would write up a "Wot I Think" discussion of Demigod for the week it was released, but that didn't work out. Having suffered quite a bit of upset on launch, Demigod - which has been heavily patched and continues to evolve - remains troubled. The trouble is nothing to do…

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Demigod: The Saga Continues

As Jim alluded to in the comments thread for our Demigod discussion last week, one of the many interesting issues around writing for the web instead of for print is that a verdict passed on a game doesn't have to stay static in the event that game's problems improve/worsen. Demigod's a fine example - if one of us had written it up on compressed tree-matter…

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Demithoughts on Demigod

Gas-Powered Games' (with a little help from Stardock) Demigod enjoyed an unexpected early release yesterday, thanks to a silly snafu by Gamestop. Jim's feverishly working on a full verdict on it to be posted in a few days' time, but unfortunately it's been held up by the release version suffering some pretty flaky netcode. It wouldn't do to judge a game that's almost entirely multiplayer…

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Demigod Released Early

Well that cocks up my release-day review, doesn't it? Thanks to Gamestop inexplicably releasing the game early at retail in the US, the release of digital download versions of Demigod have been brought forward to yesterday. Brad Wardell explains the kerfuffle over at his Impulse blog, as well as pointing out that this whole mess should, in theory, "maximise" piracy rates: "...it was Easter weekend.…

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That Giant Is Made Of Bricks

The Rook is clearly going to be the first demigod that each of us try in Demigod. It's a giant brick golem with castles for shoulder-pads. It also has a hammer. Lead designer Mike Marr shows it off in the walkthrough below, and although he cackles at one point, he doesn't sound excited enough for me. Gas Powered should totally get the Black Prophecy trailer…

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Demigod “Oak” Developer Walkthrough

The mighty Brad Wardell of Stardock has done a lengthy narration of in-game footage for Demigod, and it's been hosted over at GameTrailers. I've embedded that after the jump for your eyebrow-raising consideration. Wardell is playing as one of the demigods we've not seen before: the Oak, who has some splendid necromantic talents. The man from Stardock also talks about the Pantheon, which is Demigod's…

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Smite ‘Em Up: Demigod Footage

After the jump there's a straight piece of game footage from Demigod for you to ponder. No flashy intro or blathering producer for this piece of the game, instead it shows you one of the smaller gods using his powers on the heavenly battlefield. Demigod remains one of those games that's unconvincing when we look at it over the internet, and yet having seen it…

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Demigod Footage

So the left over footage from PAX includes a few minutes of Demigod footage with some detailed developer commentary. The explanations highlight your demigod's character development as you play - the big old central unit in your battle will grow stronger and expand in powers during each bout against another demigod. So it's that whole RTS-but-ooh-we-have-RPG-stats-for-heroes thing. The footage also give you some idea of…

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