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Wadjet Eye Games => The Blackwell series => Topic started by: jennifer_3366 on December 22, 2009, 11:26:10 AM

Title: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: jennifer_3366 on December 22, 2009, 11:26:10 AM
I've played all three games, loved them all, espectially the story, I was just curious to know if anyone has any information on when the 4th game is coming out?
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on December 22, 2009, 12:42:27 PM
Hi Jennifer!  I'm glad you like the games. :)

Yes, there are plans for a fourth Blackwell game.  I've kept mum about it for now because I have two other projects to get through first (Puzzle Bots and another game for PlayFirst), and I've learned the hard way not to take on too many projects at once, so we're taking it slow.  I can say that it's in the designing stages and we should be hitting production next year once Puzzle Bots is off our plate.

-Dave
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: green_nu on December 24, 2009, 06:51:50 PM
great news, I will be patiently waiting  :)
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Roddy on January 28, 2011, 06:41:46 AM
A guy who knows a guy who's the cousin of the guy who does repairs on Dave's vintage-motorcycle collection told me the story of the 4th one is about Notorious BIG's ghost so you need to win against him in a epic freestyle battle kind of like the insult swordfighting in Monkey Island.

its gonna be pimpin!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on January 28, 2011, 11:28:24 AM
...

Dangit.  I *knew* I should have had that guy sign an NDA!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: susansuth on April 11, 2011, 11:14:34 PM
Is there any update on the 4th Blackwell game?

I have in my head "April" for some reason, not sure why.

I was just curious as to any updates there might be.

Greatly looking forward to playing it!!  :)

Susan
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: frederic09 on April 13, 2011, 02:53:52 PM
i think he just finished to code the last scene. Here's the last thing he said on twitter.

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So. Blackwell Deception is now fully playable. With lots of bugs and placeholder art, but still. FULLY. PLAYABLE.

Any ETA Dave ?
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on April 13, 2011, 03:16:18 PM
Hi everyone.  Dave here.  You're not incorrect, Susan.  I originally had April in mind, but that was before I realized how much followup work there would be after Gemini Rue launched!  It slowed things down quite a bit.  Fortunately, the game is selling way beyond expectations so we're still very much in business, but it prevented me from working on Blackwell 4 as much as I would have liked.  Things have settled down on the Gemini front so over the last few weeks I've been doing nothing but Blackwell.

And like Frederic09 reported, I just finished doing a "rough" version of the game, which means you can play from the beginning to the end.  There are still a lot of bugs and some placeholder graphics (and no voice acting), but just being able to play through the thing is a major milestone.  It feels like a real game now!  As always I hesitate to make an "official" release date until I can say for certain when it will come out.  When I do that it inevitably comes out late. :)  But just between you guys and me, say... June?
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Jim Gamma on May 01, 2011, 03:17:42 PM
That SOON?! I thought it'd be at least October/November - you work fast!

Looking forward to it, anyway!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Roisack on June 05, 2011, 04:54:49 AM
Aye, keep up the good work. Have this Cup of Coffee as motivation.
       
       
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Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: BlankCanvasDJ on June 07, 2011, 02:12:49 PM
That's like a tankard of coffee! That should last a good bit.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on June 07, 2011, 02:15:17 PM
*glug*
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Post by: Tenka on June 11, 2011, 09:52:51 AM
Gemini Rue was a gateway drug for Wadjet eye games .. After that I bought and played through the entire Blackwell series and I must say I am down right Impressed :D. And now I hear there will be a 4th one so soon!

It's nice to see that the 90's isnt dead. Im glad you guys exist! Keep doing what you're doing!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Livie on July 02, 2011, 10:10:20 AM
Well, like everyone else here I'm sitting on tenterhooks waiting for an announcement (any announcement). We know that the voice acting for Rosangela and Joey is over, and that the rest of the characters are being worked on.
So my question is: could you throw us a bone Dave? Any bone? Tenterhooks are extremely uncomfortable to sit on.  ;)
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on July 02, 2011, 12:52:18 PM
Hah.  Well, since you guys have been so patient, here are some exclusive VO clips that I've imported:

Joey and Rosa, after saving a ghost (http://www.davelgil.com/boe/dec/VO/BD_conv1.mp3)

Rosa tries to talk to a police officer (http://www.davelgil.com/boe/dec/VO/BD_conv2.mp3)

Joey chats up a ghost in a nightclub (http://www.davelgil.com/boe/dec/VO/BD_conv3.mp3)
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DoogieAT on July 02, 2011, 02:10:28 PM
Lately, I've been following up on some upcoming games that interest me. It's good to see that Deception is still in progress. Years ago, I pre-ordered Legacy and Unbound for the nice incentives (autographed picture by Sande Chen for Legacy and soundtracks for each). I don't know if there was anything special offered for pre-ordering Convergence, as I got busy/sidetracked and didn't purchase it until this year. I will pre-order Deception as soon as it is offered. It will be especially nice if a pre-order incentive is offered; however, I'll pre-order it regardless.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on July 02, 2011, 03:44:55 PM
Thanks!  For Convergence I kind of rushed into the pre-orders so I didn't make any incentives.  I made some pre-order deals for Puzzle Bots and Gemini Rue, and those turned out to be quite successful, so I'll be doing something similar for Deception. 
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Jackie on July 02, 2011, 04:56:00 PM
I tried again and this time they loaded into the right program. 
I know that I am sitting on pin and needles waiting for another test version.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Livie on July 02, 2011, 07:54:48 PM
Wahey! Not only was a bone thrown, it still had meat on it! ;D I really loved the first clip, the voice actors convey so much of the easy familiarity between Rosa and Joey. Thank you!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: sierramindy on July 03, 2011, 11:02:49 AM
Oh great! I have to laugh at Rosa talking to the police officer ... I can almost see the scene already, it's so Rosa. Frankly, I was beginning to lose interest in Blackwell as the waiting stretched on, but now I'm back with it again. Thanks.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: stutum on August 03, 2011, 10:29:02 AM
I recently purchased and played through the whole trilogy, and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the 4th one!  :D
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Livie on August 04, 2011, 03:52:02 PM
Well, I'll shamelessly copy and paste from the AGS forum. If posting these kind of things is discouraged, feel free to slap me upside the head:

"Bit of an update.  The game is fully programmed, all the backgrounds and portraits are in.  99% of the animations are done, and most of the music has been composed.  Beta testers are in the midst of playing and replaying the game ad-naseum to find all the bugs, and I am dedicating this entire month to fixing them and adding voice acting.  All of Joey and Rosa are recorded and imported.  The rest of the cast is coming in to record over the next two weeks.

We'll be officially announcing the game, along with a release date and a trailer, on September 14th.
 
Last Edit: Today at 17:47 by Dave Gilbert " 


In other words a lovely surprise will be waiting for me when I get home from my holidays!  ;D
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: dianaincognito on August 13, 2011, 10:41:33 PM
I absolutely LOVE the Blackwell games!!!  I stumbled upon Convergence and trialed it ... had to purchase it!  Then found Legacy ... I purchased it without trialing it.  Great game!  Now, I've purchased Unbound and got stuck and came looking for help (which I found and will go back and finish the game).  I realize I played them backwards ... oh well.  Now I see there will be a 4th in the series???  Yesssssssssssssssss!!!!!

Love the 2D graphics and film noir feel of the games.  Also enjoy the easter eggs, the commentary, and the bloopers are so funny!

Well done!!  Can't wait for the 4th in the series!!!!

I am a beta tester and am presently helping some people out ... but will also play Emerald City Confidential.  Purchased it ... haven't had a chance to play it yet.  Looking forward to it, though.

*BIG GRIN*  Thanks, Dave!  *BIG GRIN*
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Roisack on August 14, 2011, 04:53:55 PM
That's only 30 days. Eagerly expecting.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Wasps_Underground on August 23, 2011, 03:02:11 PM
Signed up for the forums just to comment on this board. I'm absolutely ecstatic that there's going be another installment in this series.

I just started playing the trials of the games recently. Obviously, one hour wasn't enough for me, because I plan on buying them all by the end of the week. Can't wait for September to roll around and see the trailer of the newest game.

Thank you for the updates!
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on August 23, 2011, 03:25:59 PM
Thanks everyone!  Progress is going REALLY well.  The whole game is playable with all the assets - including voice acting! :)  We're trying to get a playable press-build ready by the end of the month.
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: PPL on September 01, 2011, 02:49:46 PM
I know that 4th game Blackwell is coming out, anyone knew when exactly?. If anybody has any sources. I love the mystery type of games that DO NOT involve hidden object, because I hate hidden object games.



 ;)
John Galt
PPL, Sales Consultant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: DaveGilbert on September 01, 2011, 03:01:49 PM
Hi John!  I'll be officially announcing the game on September 14th!  The release date will be announced, and a trailer and demo will be made available as well. 
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: susansuth on September 03, 2011, 08:59:11 PM
I am totally with you, John, on the hidden object games.  I loathe them.  Every time I pick up a game to see if it looks good, I am always finding it's a hidden object game.   >:(

One of the reasons I'm so excited about Wadjet Eye Games!!

Very excited about the news about Blackwell.  I can't wait for the next Joey/Rosa adventure!

Susan
Title: Re: 4th Blackwell game?
Post by: Livie on September 04, 2011, 04:34:00 AM
I came across these voice clips on the AGS forums: http://www.bigbluecup.com/yabb/index.php?topic=42300.80
We've heard the first two (Dave posted them on this thread), but I don't think the third has been posted anywhere. Despite your apparent dislike for your original "Bestowers of Eternity" game, you just can't let it go, can you Dave? ;) That said, "Bestowers of Eternity" is a rockin' title. If I had the choice between being a medium or a BoE, I'd pick being a Bestower anytime.