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Like UO But Not UO?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zosimus, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
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    Came across this sandbox game Albion Online. Seems very similar to the old UO but different. I like the idea player generated buildings and such.



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    Also came across some screen shots from their facebook page


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  2. GalenKnighthawke

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    Merely the latest in a long line.

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  3. Eric Ravenwind

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    Wonderful graphics. That knight guy (heavy plate armor) looked neat.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    You think that's got good graphics? Oi... there is no hope. Anyway interesting but I'm thinking it won't last.
     
  5. Shakkara

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    Probably going to be a nice niche game, but I think it will never be a big hit due to utter lack of marketing. I worked on a browser based MMO (Club Galactik) years ago, it was the best game in its genre graphics and feature wise, the players LOVED it (and paid well for it) but we couldn't attract enough people due to marketing fail, and we eventually went bankrupt.
     
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    LiquidSolidity and Chazztizer like this.
  7. Zosimus

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    #7 Zosimus, Mar 8, 2013
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  8. Zosimus

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    WTH happened to my post and it was all quoted and even my response lol
     
  9. Irulia Darkaith

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    Well I don't think it's a question of whether he can bankroll it. If he can't get 1 million in backing then that might be a pretty good indicator that there isn't enough interest in the game to justify making it. As for new games...there are just so many out there right now, I think it's actually hurting the games as the player population is too spread out, so unless you market the hell out of a game the best you're ever going to do is capture a small niche. *shrugs* Just my opinion.
     
  10. Velvathos

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    It's already got over 200k in backings in less than a day..
     
  11. Uvtha

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    There are too many games, but what can you do. It's really easy for individuals and small teams to make games now. It will only get easier. Luck and marketing and brand loyalty will just become more important.

    Same with music and film as well.

    The beauty of crowd funding is that you know you have an audience if you get funded.
     
    #11 Uvtha, Mar 8, 2013
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