Nethergate 2.0 development "announced"!

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Shock Trooper
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From the newsletter:
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We are about to begin beta testing of the Windows version of Geneforge 4: Rebellion, so it should be available in 2-3 months. After that, we will begin work on a new, more modern version of an old classic.
Yes, we are making Nethergate 2.0!
This makes me happy, though I haven't finished the original. Maybe I should do that when I've got some free time, since I did get the game. Anyone else excited? (what a silly question to ask....)

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I didn't realize the engine had changed enough to merit a revamp. Unless... it not going to be Avernum4ized is it?

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Eek! I'm excited! This is going to rock.
I need to read the newsletters more often.

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Maybe this version will explain the Sylak Puzzle Box and the three fwishes.

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We'd damn well better find out what the Puzzle Box does this time.

[ Monday, December 04, 2006 21:24: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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The only way we're going to find out about the Puzzle Box is if someone figures it out since Jeff forgot.

The original Nethergate runs in OS 9 (Classic) so just updating it to current OS X and Universal will be an improvement. Jeff did say he was planning to add new dungeons unique for each side. I hope that he doesn't lose the elevations in the update to take advantage of the new game engines.

Jeff told the Geneforge beta testers that he was doing Nethergate at the same time as Windows Geneforge 4, so it should be ready late spring/early summer I hope, Then it's on to Avernum 5 with a better plot.
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Kcool.

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quote:
Yes, we are making Nethergate 2.0.
I don't think any six words from SW made me happier since "... next project is Blades of Avernum." (paraphrased).

Has Tyran heard the news yet? :D

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People who objected that A4 was a hackfest usually cited Nethergate along with A2 as examples of what they wished Spiderweb would get back to. Now we have G4, which has all the sorts of things these people were wanting, and soon Nethergate 2.0. Even though Nethergate 2.0 is just a remake, not a new game, I think Jeff has said it will have some new content. So everyone should be happy.

But it isn't the sophisticated criticisms on these boards that have made this new turn happen. It's the throngs of people buying A4 that have made Jeff feel safe enough for the moment about his mortgage payments to be able to indulge his Aahht. So people who want more sophisticated Spiderweb games ought to do their best to give Jeff's latest products free publicity.

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that was the first thing I thought Aran.
Tyran isn't logged onto AIM. I was waiting to tell him, but now I have to sleep. It's sort of funny that he probably will be the last person to find out.

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I must say I'm quite unhappy to hear that, because he promised he would make sixes for the Avernum series, enabling people with Mac OS 10.4.8 to play them. I sure hope he is still going to do that.

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Do you think that the remake will be given a new name (eg Exile became Avernum) or not? If so, what do you think it will be called?

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[i]YES!!!!!!![/i]

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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

[i]YES!!!!!!![/i]
Lame. I predicted you'd tapdance - at least! :P

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Now the checking for a beta testing announcement begins.
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I wish Jeff would go with the times and publish an RSS newsfeed for his company news. That'd eliminate the need to check the page every day.

A "latest news" html page is so 1990s. :P

Edit: Hm... he uses Dreamweaver for his webpage? Template syntax looks familiar, as does the javascript code for the navigation bar. :)

[ Tuesday, December 05, 2006 06:21: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

[i]YES!!!!!!![/i]
Lame. I predicted you'd tapdance - at least! :P

Well, this is just confirmation of a post Jeff made in the Nethergate forum almost a year ago, but I am incredibly excited! :D

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quote:
Originally written by Milla:

Do you think that the remake will be given a new name (eg Exile became Avernum) or not? If so, what do you think it will be called?
Aethergate :P

[ Tuesday, December 05, 2006 13:34: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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He said before that there would be no engine change, but I don't think I'd count on that.

If Neonethergate sells well maybe there will be sequels or, even better, further games in the same vein!

—Alorael, who would be surprised if the game created from the inspiration of a huge cliff near the beginning lost cliffs altogether. That would be odd. Also, hooray!!!
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Awesome!!!!!! Nethergate was my all-time favorite game by Spiderweb (even though I never bought it... err.. this is awkward)! I'm going to start reading newsletters now.

Keep posting,

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I have yet to actually play past the demo. So it will be a whole new game for me.

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:)

I am genuinely in a good mood. Although that may be partially due to my meeting my hero last night.

Still, Nethergate!!

*dances, in 'Tommy' fashion*

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This is good. I'm slightly apprehensive, because this is the only Spidweb game I finished to find out the ending rather than out of a sense of obligation, but very pleased. I just hope that it's not a faithful conversion - the more new and changed stuff, the better - provided the Romans don't become decent spellcasters, I'm happy for any surprises.

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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

quote:
Originally written by Milla:

Do you think that the remake will be given a new name (eg Exile became Avernum) or not? If so, what do you think it will be called?
Aethergate :P

Actually that does look kind of cool.

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