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exclamation8.png  Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #341982] Thu, 06 August 2015 07:35 Go to next message
sirlach

 
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Nordic Games seems to be a reasonable sized studio. Will they make a proper JA game or will they milk to royalties?

http://gamepolitics.com/2015/08/05/nordic-games-acquires-rights-jagged-alliance#.VcLkkdyqpBc
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #341984 is a reply to message #341982] Thu, 06 August 2015 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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"Nordic Games to re-assemble original Sir-Tech team for Jagged Alliance 3"


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Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #341987 is a reply to message #341984] Thu, 06 August 2015 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hazapuza

 
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Damn you, Slax.

According to Wikipedia, one of Nordic Game's subsidiaries is Grimlore Games, which "began as a developer team in Nordic Games in December 2013 with key members from former M√ľnich-based game development studio Coreplay". Coreplay was the studio behind Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, so if there ever will be another JA title, they're probably going to get the job. Not sure I'd like that, though...
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #341988 is a reply to message #341984] Thu, 06 August 2015 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Franimus

 
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I feel so on the edge... I made my first Wikipedia edits for this! It only took me what, 10 years?
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #341993 is a reply to message #341988] Fri, 07 August 2015 00:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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I don't even mind at this point having JA3 made on BIA/Coreplay alike engine. As long as someone gets the damn game done from one end to the other, properly, without placeholders, without shortcuts, without "this didn't make the cut cause the budget was too small".

But that discussion is so far ahead of the news that I don't even dare to speculate.


Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342008 is a reply to message #341993] Fri, 07 August 2015 16:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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Man, at this point I'd go for an open-source ASCII JA3. All of the gameplay elements, all of the story. Constantly growing. None of the impossible deadlines or wages.



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Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342011 is a reply to message #342008] Fri, 07 August 2015 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Someone64

 
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Maybe even go for a full blown roguelike like X@COM (the X-COM roguelike made by the creator of Cogmind).
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342027 is a reply to message #342011] Mon, 10 August 2015 03:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sirlach

 
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I wonder if anyone from Nordic games was across the JAF kickstarter.

This really feels like dejavu all over again.
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342120 is a reply to message #341982] Wed, 19 August 2015 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Omega

 
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I almost feel like they should just let it die, it's like resurrecting an old war buddy just to see him get killed again and causing more pain.

In my personal opinion, if the game can't use a modified version of the Silent Storm engine, then just let it be, us fans have been messed around too much for another company to come along and say "we'll do you justice" only to not do it justice.
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342121 is a reply to message #342120] Wed, 19 August 2015 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Omega wrote on Wed, 19 August 2015 14:38
I almost feel like they should just let it die, it's like resurrecting an old war buddy just to see him get killed again and causing more pain.

In my personal opinion, if the game can't use a modified version of the Silent Storm engine, then just let it be, us fans have been messed around too much for another company to come along and say "we'll do you justice" only to not do it justice.


Actually it feels more like this (to put a lighter touch on your comment):



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Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342340 is a reply to message #342121] Mon, 07 September 2015 03:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Omniseed
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I hope another one comes out, honestly if it takes another two or three installments to get it right, it's worth it for a JA2-quality game.

I hope they make the proper JA3 though.
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342513 is a reply to message #342340] Mon, 21 September 2015 17:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
-.Eagle.-

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That's really interesting since they are already making sequel to The Guild 2 which they also aquired. Wonder where they plan to get funds for making two sequels with such high expectations.
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342517 is a reply to message #342513] Tue, 22 September 2015 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tais

 
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Just make a game with good but not extreme graphics, good gameplay, good game mechanics and the possibility to mod it
No need for fancy high end 3D engines, etc..
We've all seen how it went with Cities: Skylines, no mega project like Sim City, yes uber sales and mods all over the place.

I do hope that these guys understand it this time.



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Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342544 is a reply to message #341982] Fri, 25 September 2015 10:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hazapuza

 
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Jagged Alliance Online: Reloaded was just released on Steam, and apparently it's essentially the same old game but with the shitty free-to-play elements removed. According to the Steam page, this was because the devs finally got the rights to change the game to better suit their own vision. Nordic Games is listed as the publisher alongside the dev team, and this change was obviously authorized by the new IP holders. It's possible Nordic Games estimated that they'll get more money out of the existing product by changing it into a paid one (although I can't imagine that such an obscure game would be generating much profit no matter what business model it's using), but I'd like to interpret this as a somewhat good sign: showing interest on the IP, and letting the devs do their thing (assuming that part wasn't bullshit).
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342575 is a reply to message #342544] Sun, 27 September 2015 14:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dethica

 
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I'd be happy if we got a 2D one.
Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342576 is a reply to message #342575] Sun, 27 September 2015 14:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Cliffhanger guys started all nice, they even came here at one point and wanted feedback, then it went all horribly wrong when people caught glimpse of JAO.
On the other hand they do have their own engine (I think).


Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342578 is a reply to message #342576] Sun, 27 September 2015 14:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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IIRC JAO wasn't a bad game mechanically, but they ended up doing pretty much every single thing F2P is hated for after the initial testing. So with a conventional business model it might be worth a second look.



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Re: Nordic Games have aquired JA IP.[message #342580 is a reply to message #342578] Sun, 27 September 2015 15:49 Go to previous message
tais

 
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Also they actually put some effort in giving the mercs some good looking pictures, not them bullshit faces from BiA



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