Encased - isometric RPG from St. Petersburg Kickstarted!

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by TorontRayne, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 1, 2005
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  2. dozen

    dozen First time out of the vault

    Jul 22, 2011
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  3. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    That's right! Andrey "Weilard" Lyapichev - art lead in our team :)
     
  4. Power Arthur

    Power Arthur First time out of the vault

    Sep 16, 2018
    Wow, registered just now to comment that the project looks awesome! Good luck to the guys from Russia :)
     
  5. mef

    mef Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Dec 29, 2014
    looks great. the art style is not really my thing but despite that, it's promising
     
  6. dozen

    dozen First time out of the vault

    Jul 22, 2011
    Cool, he is a good artist, but, I presume, he's also red-green colorblind, right? Some of the art in the video looked oversaturated in green, some looked like there is no green whatsoever, only shades of red and blue, the overall impression was that it looks good, but inconsistent in color.
     
  7. Vlad_K

    Vlad_K First time out of the vault

    Sep 16, 2018
    That's really cool indeed! Say, guys, how about you tell Andrey to give me back my money, I pledged to his other project After Reset RPG? $250 please.

    That's right, people! Encased is in fact After Reset 2.

    What is After Reset? Meh, just your plain old scam, that phished out 90.000 USD out of backers and disappeared! Now one of the guys who broke the promise and got rich without actually providing a playable game is at it again, branded as Encased. By all means, please back those great guys! Don't expect to ever play the game they promise, but still, I heard they are very good guys who just love saying stuff to get free money ;)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackcloudstudios/after-reset-rpg-rebooted

    Black Cloud turned into a Dark Crystal thanks to my hard earned money and a game that never was. What will it become after we fall for the con again I wonder? A plasma ball of Darkness?
     
  8. Proletären

    Proletären Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 15, 2012
    I really wish this will succeed!
     
  9. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    Yes, he has a specific type of colorblindness, which gives this unique in some way art style.
     
  10. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    Hello, Vlad_K. I assume you are frustrated with After Reset, but so do we. Neither Weilard or any team member of Dark Crystal Games have anything to do with After Reset or Black Clouds or whatever it is called. The only thing Andrei made for After Reset were a couple of art works and only because he believed in that project at that time. He has nothing to do with production or failed project.

    After Reset actually destroyed a lot of trust in RPG devs in this region, who try to pull off their own project. This is bullshit that people will not be able to play Encased - we already have way more gameplay features and content than After Reset ever had. And we are only in pre-alpha.
    When Nixon (i think?) was making After Reset bunch of our people were delivering other games featuring latest Divinity titles, Age of Decadence, Battle Brothers and others. After Reset would never reach that level.
     
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  11. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    Thank you!
     
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  12. Vlad_K

    Vlad_K First time out of the vault

    Sep 16, 2018
    Wow and here I was thinking you will come clean and give me back my 250 bucks :)) Sure you are going to say that, even though Andrey freely switched between his Weilard and Mr. Nixon aliases on this very forum, and the kind admins even probably have the IP information... Or how in this https://habr.com/post/201736/ russian language post Andrey is portrayed as Mr. Nixon's right hand man. Maybe Andrey can at least tell us who Mr. Nixon really is? Oh, he can't because it's his own alias! I'm not saying those of you who worked in Larian at the time are thieves, but your art director sure is. So, can I send you the paypals / bank account nr.'s of all the people from my VK public that were scammed by your Director? When can we expect the money? It's just 90.000 USD so you will have who 10.000 to make your game still!!
     
  13. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    I think this is a conspiracy theory. I obviously don't have IP logs or anything to prove you. But let's try to break this down.

    Habrahabr article comes from the same time that the post you shared above - when mr. Nixon asked Weilard to do artwork for After Reset. That said artwork was created. And when Andrei invests his heart in something, he really cares about it. He have drawn artwork for Wasteland 2 campaign for free and have written similar articles as about After Reset. He wanted this type of the game and he helped as he could. But in each and every article he writes - there are doubts and concerns. Yes, he sort of promoted after reset, but because he was already involved emotionally into it.

    If you'd work with Andrei on Encased, you'd understand that he is one of the employees who cares the most. He says: Please don't promise what we can't deliver, please give me more time for art, please let's be smart and modest about it.

    Andrei was creating his own game and never raised funds for it http://www.serenitythegame.com/
    He worked with dozens of people as a freelancer. And have a great reputation.

    Finally, I know a guy who was involved in After Reset production (in the end they have created some demo, right?) and he never identified Andrei as Nixon. This is a bit crazy :)

    Andrei is not involved in finances of Dark Crystal too. I mean. You probably are really pissed off, but I think you are very wrong here.
     
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  14. Vlad_K

    Vlad_K First time out of the vault

    Sep 16, 2018
    The habrahabr article is a conversation between your director Andrey, and a Russian man called Richard Nixon who was I quote: an air pilot in the USSR and later became a furniture builder in America... Who shares your director's writing style to the letter. You want to tell me that there is actually a Richard Nixon? :) And that a man who just drew a couple of arts started making interviews, spamming social media and pledging his whole life under the title just so Kickstarter would give this unknown Richard some money? All the while working on ummm... serenitythegame... which does not mention him by name in any way? ;D
    Your damage control is doing a crappy job. Think of a single lie and stick with it, come on, guys ;)
    I know you will never admit it, because your campaign will be in danger when the people learn you work with a thief. Know this: me, and a little club of fellow scammed people will literally flood the internet with this info. We will send it to anyone and everyone. You will NOT get away with your crime. Unless, maybe, you want to log in on Steam and tell After Reset's backers that refunds are ready? :)
     
  15. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

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  16. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 1, 2005
    Give some actual evidence that what you say is true though, otherwise this is just a troll, and derailing a (possibly) good thread.
     
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  17. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

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  18. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    Statement on accusations: (http://weilard.com/)
    You must understand his writing is not very good, and he was also stressed with what happened, so be patient.

     
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  19. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Age of Decadence or Battle Brothers haven't been funded by Kickstarter, authors never asked their audience for any money prior to release of playable build.
     
  20. CRONUS Employee

    CRONUS Employee First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    Correct. But some of the isometric RPGs of the latest era were crowdfunded. Is there something particularly wrong about it? We invested a bigger sum than we are crowdsourcing to get that far already...