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Posts tagged “Ragnar-Tørnquist”

Feature: Interview

Ragnar Tørnquist On The Secret World: Part 2

Yesterday we spoke to The Secret World's project lead, Ragnar Tørnquist about the game's factions, mythologies and more peculiar ideas. Today we get a bit deeper, and dig into the motivations behind it all. Why the recurring themes in Tørnquist's work? Does he have an agenda? And why does most of gaming not? We have a good argument about the nature of truth, and ask…

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Feature: Interview

Ragnar Tørnquist On The Secret World: Part 1

After spending some time at Funcom's Oslo HQ to see The Secret World, I sat down with project lead Ragnar Tørnquist to chat about the game, the process that led up to it, and how it fits in with his philosophy of gaming. In part one of our chat we talk about the game's origins, find out why we should care about each of the…

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The Secret World: Factions, PvP Details

Yesterday we spoke to The Secret World project lead Ragnar Tørnquist. He revealed a whole bunch of new information about the urban fantasy MMO of monsters, secret societies and mysterious evil, which is now sounding increasingly awesome: a (sort of?) real-time combat system for PvP, a subterranean city for the secret societies for fight over, and a mutual war against evil and darkness in the…

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Interview: Tørnquist On The Secret World

Funcom's contemporary dark fantasy, The Secret World, is an MMO with a cliffhanger ending. So says its creator, Ragnar Tørnquist. In fact, it's claims like this that make this one of the most significant MMOs currently in development. Hell, with CCP not having released any details at all for World Of Darkness, this is probably the most interesting forthcoming MMO we're aware of. Anyway: braving…

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Mystery Is Important: Dreamfall Chapters Snippets

Dreamfall Chapters news comes rarely, and often without detail, but Funcom's Ragnar Tørnquist has sneaked out a couple more bits and pieces. Bits and pieces he's quick to stress are unofficial, from him, and not representative of Funcom. First and foremost, that it definitely still exists. In the sense that it hasn't been given up on. While Funcom is in a bit of turmoil, making…

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Ragnar Tørnquist On… Dreamfall & Faith

In this final part of our interview with Ragnar Tørnquist, we begin by discussing why he writes female characters for the leads in his games. Then we move on to get to grips with the story behind Dreamfall, the problems with the game, and eventually the roll of faith in Ragnar’s games. We finish by discussing the potential for Dreamfall Chapters. It’s been a while,…

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Ragnar Tørnquist On… The Longest Journey

In part two of our interview with The Longest Journey creator, and project lead on The Secret World, Ragnar Tørnquist, we get down to discussing The Longest Journey and Dreamfall. TLJ is a game that’s very special to me, and one I credit as having affected my life. What follows is the most involved discussion of the game, and its sequel Dreamfall, I’ve seen from…

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Ragnar Tørnquist On… Storytelling

A few months back, before the release of Age Of Conan, I took a trip to Funcom to finally meet The Longest Journey creator, Ragnar Tørnquist. Having keenly followed his career since the wondrous The Longest Journey, he’s someone I’ve always wanted to interview. So at last given the chance, we sat down to chat… for over three hours. The results are now to be…

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The Secret World’s Secret Screenshots

Two screenshots of Funcom's next MMO, The Secret World, have appeared. Semi-officially put out, they're from Funcom's quarterly report, and they're confirmed as for real by lead dev, Ragnar Tørnquist. In fact, he says on his blog that he took them himself. For Norwegian readers, there's speculation about what they might mean here. For the rest of us, there's the usual collection of cryptic hints…

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Joystiq Vs The Adventurers

During GDC, gaming uber-blog Joystiq had the rather splendid idea of asking adventure game developers to solve their own "obnoxious" adventure-style puzzle. The victims were Ron Gilbert, Steve Purcell, Mike Stemmle, Eric Wolpaw, and Ragnar Tørnquist. Each solves the challenge - getting past a robot bear to enter a cave - in their own distinct style, and they're all worth a read. And then along…

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Making Of: The Longest Journey

[While a fun one to do, it's always a little odd taking on one of someone else's Totemic Games. It's a little like having sex with someone else's wife, I guess. Anyway! Ragnar is, of course, incredibly lovely. Expect a longer interview with Ragnar in the not-too-distant future, from Mr "Future Mrs Tørnquist" Walker. Oh: The interview was done just before Dreamfall hit.] The Longest…

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