Book II - The Journey Begins

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Book II - The Journey Begins

Postby BasiliskWrangler » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 am

Just a quick note to all our fans that Book II development is underway as of today. The designers of Book I are gathered in the studio for the next 2 days and we are hammering out changes/updates for the next game.

This is not an official announcement for Book II...we will unveil details of the game sometime next summer. We are estimating a 12-18 month production cycle.

Don't bother to ask questions because I don't have any answers (yet :wink:). It's still too early to say this or that is going to be in Book II. We are mostly looking over the posts made to this forum and we are going to see just how many of your suggestions can make it into the game. We also have another game (not in the Eschalon series) that we will unveil at a later date which is getting blueprinted today as well.

As always, thanks for your support!
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Postby RezoApio » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:22 pm

Great News !!!

Sending lots of good energy to make these months become mere weeks ;-)

Keep up the good work... we are all waiting for Book II....

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Postby Xex » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:28 pm

Great stuff. :)

Hopefully you can at leaqst tell us which engine you are using...(i.e. the same as Book 1 or modified/tinkered)
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Postby Athanasius » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:21 pm

Fantastic! You really revived the homey feeling of nostalgia with Book I. And please try to stick to the 12 month production cycle! ;-)
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Postby chamr » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:04 pm

Hurray! Can we take this as you officially making enough money with Book I to be confident you'll be able to deliver Book II? Or are things still speculative at this point?
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Postby Prismatic Maelstrom » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:45 pm

Good news. :)
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Postby Siemova » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Sounds great -- I'm looking forward to it. :)

This does make me want to ask, though, whether you're still planning to finish Book I. You've referred to at least two uncompleted quest arcs (vaults and lighthouse/boat) which I'd really love to see come to fruition. Please do keep working on those!
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Postby BasiliskWrangler » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:36 pm

Siemova wrote:This does make me want to ask, though, whether you're still planning to finish Book I. You've referred to at least two uncompleted quest arcs (vaults and lighthouse/boat) which I'd really love to see come to fruition. Please do keep working on those!

Yes, we are. We've run into some technical hurdles which we hope to clear up as we begin updating Book I's engine to support Book II's new features, which may delay any additional Book I content a bit.
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Postby Siemova » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:40 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:Yes, we are. We've run into some technical hurdles which we hope to clear up as we begin updating Book I's engine to support Book II's new features, which may delay any additional Book I content a bit.

Okay, thanks! I'm glad to hear it. :)
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Postby RezoApio » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:04 pm

Yes that would be nice.. I would love to be able to ride this little boat too...
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Postby SnorriHT » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:12 pm

Thanks for the update. Book I is a polished product, and I'm happy to wait until Book II is just as good, if not better!
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Postby Saxon1974 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:32 pm

Excellent news, I am very glad to hear this.

This may sound like a weird thing to say but....I am glad you take everyone's opinions on this here board into account for making book II, but I also hope that if you have your own creative vision for the next game like you did with this one you will run with it and not try and please everyone. Although we still wanna be pleased :lol: :shock:
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Postby quasimodo » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:30 pm

I don't think it is the slightest bit weird. The one thing that stands out about EB I, is the consistency of the design. So many RPGs these days try to please so many people that they don't do anything very well.
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Postby confused1 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:52 am

I can't wait to hear more about when this will come out! I am not finished with Book I seeing as how I need one more key and am doing sidequests. Maybe for when Book II is released you could make a package deal for all the newcomers. OR something I don't know.
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