Pacov's place to enjoy the show.

Anyone know anything interesting?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/07/gas-powered-games-rts-kings-and-castles-on-hold/

I know Sorian (http://soriandev.blogspot.com/) was spending quite a bit of his time working on this, but his blog updates have dropped off.  Anyway, I wonder what's going on at GPG. 

Here's the last video blog (entertaining anyway) from Oct 2010.


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on Feb 08, 2011

NT

on Feb 08, 2011

Normally this would mean that the game will never happen

on Feb 08, 2011

That is a weird video.

on Feb 08, 2011

Trying too hard.

 

on Feb 08, 2011

This game sounded about as exciting as Supream Commander 2 with little childs toy knights and castles (cough TA: Kingdoms 2 cough).

on Feb 08, 2011

I'm looking forward to hearing the inside story on what happened on this one. Did the game just suck? Did they run out of money? Was it a legal problem?

on Feb 08, 2011

Tridus
I'm looking forward to hearing the inside story on what happened on this one. Did the game just suck? Did they run out of money? Was it a legal problem?
Maybe this is the end of GPG . ( layoffs )

on Feb 08, 2011

GPG has really not been doing well lately.  Space Siege was a mess.  Demigod was a failure due to some nonsense on top of a really good foundation (that game SHOULD have been great dammit).  SuppComm 2 was a huge disappointment.  Dungeon Siege III is being made by somebody else.

I really dont think that this company is going to be around much longer.  I used to be a fan (since I was a huge fan of TA back in the day), but they have just not gotten the job done lately.

on Feb 08, 2011

I am pretty much in complete agreement with Krazikarl. That said, I don't want the company to go under because that just benefits nobody. They just need to put out a good game after a terrible streak of pretty big disappointments.

on Feb 08, 2011

I feel like GPG lost its target heavy gamer audience when SupCom was mainstreamed, without picking up new users elsewhere.  Their games also seem to lack the polish needed to support a competitive gaming community.

That all having been said, SupCom 2 seemed to sell well on Steam, so I don't really think GPG is having issues financially.  They might be having trouble finding a publisher, however.

Sorian has commented on the GPG forums that they are still there, but nothing past that.  While I can't imagine them folding up shop without letting people know, it seems odd that a company would make such a big fuss over letting users see a game being developed from the start and then just shut up entirely about it.

on Feb 08, 2011

That all having been said, SupCom 2 seemed to sell well on Steam, so I don't really think GPG is having issues financially. They might be having trouble finding a publisher, however.

I figure that is the case as well. 

Sorian has commented on the GPG forums that they are still there, but nothing past that. While I can't imagine them folding up shop without letting people know, it seems odd that a company would make such a big fuss over letting users see a game being developed from the start and then just shut up entirely about it.

Glad to hear that Sorian is still around at least.  Hope things go well for GPG.  It does make me wonder what they are working on, though.  They've got to be doing something... patching supcom2, working on kings/castles... anyway, hope to hear something from them before too long. 

on Feb 08, 2011

I suspect its a publishing issue. There's no announced publisher for K&C. Square did SupCom 2, and Square itself is a financial mess right now after several disappointments and one massive bomb last year.

Maybe Stardock should give them a call.

on Feb 08, 2011

I suspect its a publishing issue.

Ah - good point.  Perhaps that's about it. 

on Feb 08, 2011

added the old e3 trailer of the game in case folks haven't seen it.

on Feb 08, 2011

Woah... that looks pretty awesome. Can't have too many fantasy RTS games, I always say.