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The plug is pulled on this one

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g3studios/thorvalla-an-rpg-by-guido-henkel/posts/361617?ref=activity
Hmmm...I don't really like how they just gave up on it basically saying they aren't ever going to try again. They can put some work into doing smaller projects to build up to the masterpiece they want. They can try to learn from this one and try again.

I can see Crosmando's point and agree with it somewhat as probably many other people do who would like to see a modern game in the tradition of Realms of Arkania. Maybe there were many people interested but just didn't like what they were offering. Oh well.
Post edited December 03, 2012 by KyleKatarn
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SimonG: Let's hope this Kickstarter is becoming what Project Eternity failed to be.
Well, looks like you're going to get your wish, assuming that what you mean by "what Project Eternity failed to be" is "cancelled, unfunded."

See? Silver lining.
Well, no surprises here... I do wonder a bit what part of the initial pitch took them two months to prepare (as they say in the last update). I don't remember if they showed anything but a few pieces of concept art (some of which, as was later explained, did not represent the art style of the game at all), the map, and Guido talking about the game without really saying that much.
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SimonG: Well, the license is being used.

http://www.drakensang.com/

Just not the way I want it ;-).
Just to be sure. Drakensang is not a Dark Eye Game. They just use "Drakensang" as Trademark.
With Herokon there is an official Dark Eye MMORPG.
https://www.herokon-online.com/de/home

There are several DSA Games in development. Demonicon with a release in 2013:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO_YKO1iauQ

and Circle of Legends, a turn based strategy game.
http://www.amazon.de/Das-Schwarze-Auge-Circle-Legends/dp/B008XF8ISK

It is obvious, that the license is not exclusive to one publisher... ;)
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SimonG: Yeah. Currently Drakensang is a MMOPRG, iirc. And they made an Adventure game in the setting recently (Satavias Chains), so the rights are probably unobtainable.
I don't know how any of that means that the rights are unobtainable. The really curious thing is that Drakensang Online does not have the DSA license - I thought that it's because the DSA people have become more protective of their franchise since the original Drakensang games but since we recently got Chains of Satinav I'm having the impression that Bigpoint just didn't want to pay up. I think if someone really wanted the DSA license in another computer game he'd get it.
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Rincewind81: Just to be sure. Drakensang is not a Dark Eye Game. They just use "Drakensang" as Trademark.
It's worth mentioning though that Bigpoint did not just acquire the Drakensang trademark, they got most of the original crew and the rights to all IP that was created by it, even if it was originally created as an extension to the DSA universe.
Post edited December 04, 2012 by F4LL0UT
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Rincewind81: Just to be sure. Drakensang is not a Dark Eye Game. They just use "Drakensang" as Trademark.
With Herokon there is an official Dark Eye MMORPG.
https://www.herokon-online.com/de/home
Whaaaaaat?!

Those sneaky bastards!
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Rincewind81: With Herokon there is an official Dark Eye MMORPG.
https://www.herokon-online.com/de/home
Lol, with parallax scrolling on the homepage it's gotta be the best game evar. :B

Edit: When did they start working on it anyway? It sounds pretty darn similar to Drakensang Online, makes me wonder whether the only reason why Drakensang Online didn't get the license is because the two projects were too similar and Herokon was first. o.o
Post edited December 04, 2012 by F4LL0UT
No surpise here, this was a pretty poor pitch, not Shaker bad, but poorly done none the less, especially when it felt like they were expecting Henkel's name to draw in people, when in reality he's pretty much a small niche name.
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tomimt: No surpise here, this was a pretty poor pitch, not Shaker bad, but poorly done none the less, especially when it felt like they were expecting Henkel's name to draw in people, when in reality he's pretty much a small niche name.
Agreed. I do still think though, that they gave up too soon. I mean, "Project Giana" got a gigantic amount of funds during the last two days or so. How much time was left for this kickstarter anway?
Well, considering that I have only found about their Kickstarter after it was done shows me that they also haven't done a very good job on promoting their work, which in my opinion is the most important element after the whole "good game concept" thingamabob that you young people keep talking about.
After Thorvalla failed to get of the ground, Guido Henkel have started a new project - Deathfire

http://guidohenkel.com/2013/03/going-ahead-with-a-new-game-%E2%80%94-deathfire/