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Offline Mutajon

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Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:10:07 PM »
So, the title is a blunt exaggeration, meant only to catch Dave's attention  ;)

Anyway, since the chit-chat forum is flooded with spam (shouldn't it be closed and be done with?) I'm posting this question here -

I may very well have missed something, but as far as I am aware Dave did not write any games since the last Blackwell game, nor are there any plans for him to write a new game in the foreseeable future. Is this really the case?

I miss Dave's style and writing... when will we be able to enjoy something new?

Thanks!

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 01:06:27 PM »
So, the title is a blunt exaggeration, meant only to catch Dave's attention  ;)

Anyway, since the chit-chat forum is flooded with spam (shouldn't it be closed and be done with?) I'm posting this question here -

Sigh. I have thrown everything I've got at the spambots and they just keep coming. I usually am pretty good about zapping them when they appear, but I've taken a chunk of the last week off for the holiday. And of course that's when they came in waves. The spam on this forum is really bad, and it's probably the #1 reason why this community isn't as active as it could be. I'm not sure what to do about it short of burning the place down and starting up another one! That said, happy to have you here. :)

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I may very well have missed something, but as far as I am aware Dave did not write any games since the last Blackwell game, nor are there any plans for him to write a new game in the foreseeable future. Is this really the case?

I miss Dave's style and writing... when will we be able to enjoy something new?

It's only been a year and half. :) But yes you are right. We haven't released anything that I have personally written, but I *have* been working on something. There hasn't been a lot (or any) promotion for it yet, because my policy is to focus on whatever project is being launched next. So we're going to be mostly talking about Shardlight. Once that is out and launched, you'll be hearing lots more about our next project.

That said, here are some facts about it:

- The title is "Unavowed."
- It's an urban fantasy, set in the same universe as Blackwell
- We've increased our graphic resolution to 640 x 360 (most of our games are 320 x 200)
- You can choose a male or female protagonist
- Here's an early screenshot:


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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 02:13:54 AM »
Dave, thank you very much for the great news! The game looks very interesting, especially considering it being set in the same world as 'Blackwell'. I hope we would be able to meet Joey there :)

Will 'Unavowed' happen before or after 'Automaticity'? As publishing the latter one would require you to focus on its launch as well, I guess.

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 12:21:22 PM »
Woot!
Such nice news! certainly did not expect this much...
That's great, really looking forward to it, and glad to hear you're back to also writing new stuff :)

All the best!

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 08:33:00 AM »
That screenshot looks amazing! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 01:16:51 PM »
- You can choose a male or female protagonist
And romance options, right? RIGHT?

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 01:47:47 PM »
- You can choose a male or female protagonist
And romance options, right? RIGHT?

They are in the design document. Whether or not they will make the final cut, we'll see. :)

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2016, 04:13:45 PM »
- You can choose a male or female protagonist
And romance options, right? RIGHT?

They are in the design document. Whether or not they will make the final cut, we'll see. :)

Oh. I was kidding. If you are not also kidding... rad. ^_^

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2016, 04:19:58 PM »
I'd love to include them. I got help with the writing from Jennifer Hepler, who was a former Bioware writer. She asked me if I wanted romances, and I said if it isn't too much trouble to add them please do and we'll see how it works out. So they are there! I'm going through her story document and making an actual GAME out of it, which means changing a few things. I'd love to include the romances if I can swing it. They are pretty fun.

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 03:54:38 PM »
Great news about your new game. And that screenshot is aweasome!
Cant wait!

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 03:58:36 PM »
Great news about your new game. And that screenshot is aweasome!
Cant wait!

Neither can I!

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 04:05:53 PM »
Maybe one concept art screenshot or something?  ::) ;D

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 05:01:08 AM »
This is awesome news! I've just finished my first beta-test of Shardlight, which I really enjoyed, and can't wait to test something new :)

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 09:36:22 AM »
Dave, you mentioned that this game will be in the same universe as Blackwell. So, there will be some references to it, right?

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Re: Dave, did you become Joseph Mitchell?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 09:40:35 AM »
There definitely will be.