urartu Oct 24, 2013 @ 2:53pm
2D Revamp Poll via Crowdfunding
There is a poll on official site and you all are welcome to vote whether it would be viable to fund a 2D revamp (not the world itself, more like interiors, some random events and like) of Arkania.

For details and poll: http://forum.schicksalsklinge.com/index.php?page=Thread&postID=56475#post56475
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pfdsotm Oct 25, 2013 @ 2:50am 
I wonder if this is becuase they know that they cannot get the 3D version up to spec. So they now feel that it maybe just better to update some parts of the original game ?

EDIT: I will not delete this as it has been replied to, I will just retract it as I read the OP incorrectly.
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urartu Oct 25, 2013 @ 4:44am 
No, it was my idea, mate (I use name ugralitan there). In the upcoming patch (1.31) there will be a polish to 3D exteriors and some towns will be renewed along minimaps and user interface. But Realms of Arkania has always been an interior-static(dungeons are excluded from this discussion they are fine 3D) game. Meaning you enter a house, temple, shop or an inn to do specific actions and you do it quite frequently via texts/interfaces. And some special or random events could do with some pictured backgrounds. And honestly, if you are not going to move inside houses,inns, taverns and such 3D sucks even at best graphic level, hence 2D should be the alternative it is more in spirit of the original games.

This as the title suggests is a poll, not a fundraising event yet. It is a platform to discuss if "2D additions" would enrich the game in a positive way or not. And you can decide your donation amount on top of the current cost. Such as, if the initial release was in polished form, full features and with lavish 2D pictures added as interiors to buildings...how much more you would give? 5$? 10$? Would you want a 2D revamp of building interiors, event backgrounds? Would you want different interior pictures for each temple? Would you want 2D pictures enhanced with fitting music during some events? Would you want 2D charcoal drawings depicting Hyggelik's adventures in the intro along a better voiceover and music?

Such matters should be up to debate there. But I have posted it in German forums as well, so the poll has nothing to do with developers. It just started after some discussions at German forums on 2D scenes. Feel free to contribute to the ideas, and even if you don't do kickstarter. You can still hit 0$ and express your opinion for other English-speaking visitors as a reference.
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Zerotown Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:09am 
I'm not registered on the official forums, but would welcome an initative to re-design the taverns, temples and shops so they are presented with 2D artwork instead of the current 3D scenes. I find the current style a bit lacking when it comes to immersion, altough I'll wait for the polishing-up to finish to make a 'final judgement'.
pfdsotm Oct 25, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
Sorry I read the OP incorrectly, to me it sounded as though another version of the game was going to be made using just some added artwork for the interiors and not a full 3D game.
Marshall Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:43am 
Excellent idea! so, let's say 5$ But I strongly belive, that game like this, should be isometric top-down view.
urartu Oct 26, 2013 @ 9:39am 
It would be further away from the original if it was isometric top-down view.

Regardless, the new version is currently in beta and will overhaul towns(building exteriors etc) to a good degree along some optical/lighting effects. While everything looks well when roaming urban areas and dungeons, the building interiors are still tricky and annoying. I hope we can consolidate the community idea on 2D, so the game will be a real faithful remake with enhancements of 21st century.
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