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Paradox Interactive announces its “Six Games and Rock’n’Roll Tour”

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Paradox Interactive has kicked off what it dubs the “Six Games and Rock’n’Roll Tour.” The Swedish publisher and some developers will be embarking on a “coast to coast tour” of the United States, showcasing five previously announced games and one mystery game. Highlights from the tour are available on their tumbler page. The first stop was New York City, where they showed off the upcoming Salem MMO. You can watch the just released trailer for that title (complete with sinister naked Russian sorcerers) and read the game lineup after the jump.Read More


Dungeonland’s first Developer Diary Released

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Paradox Interactive has just released the first developer’s diary for Dungeonland, Critical Studios’s upcoming game about sheep tossing and the exploits of adventurers trapped in a deadly medieval theme park.

According to the diary, the developers’ goal was to create a dungeon crawler where players would actually play together. When they say play together, they don’t mean a game where the players can go through their typical roles (e.g. player A tanks, player B heals, and player C throws sheep) simultaneously without actually talking to each other.

Instead, the Brazilian developers wanted the players “to collaborate in a meaningful way, to constantly talk, shout, laugh and curse at each other as they play.”

After a few prototypes, including one where different colored balls fight to survive 12 waves of monsters, Critical Studios came to the conclusion that, if they wanted people playing “together” rather than “simultaneously,” they would have to make the game play out differently each time.  They’d also have to make it pretty hard, forcing players to make the best possible use of each others’ skills.

You may read how the developers hope to do this, in their own words, after the trailer.

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