Obsidian Announcement on 6th of December

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Hassknecht, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
    It is simply MANDATORY for sci fi fans to read The Foundation. Period.

    It's just like being a fan of fantasy novels and never having read Lord of the Rings. Does not work.
     
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  2. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    What do we want? A big Hari Seldon reveal!
     
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  3. nighty

    nighty First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2014
    Well ima quote JC Denton here. Im not much into books. ;)
     
  4. Paladin Hank

    Paladin Hank First time out of the vault

    May 6, 2018
    I read the first Foundation novel a while back, but I think I was too young to appreciate it truly. I'll add the Foundation saga to the lists of books I need to read before I die.
    Anyone else a Philip K Dick fan? I'm reading through the VALIS trilogy at the moment, which is really excellent.
     
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  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Imagine if the new project is a distant sequel to Arcanum.

    The artwork kinda reminds me of the pictures used for the schematics for the items you could craft there.

    Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see what they announce.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Arcanum: Of Quantum Mechanics and Magick Obscura.
    I'll be in my bunk.
     
  7. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
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  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
    So Foundation space RPG by Obsidian.
    Really hope they can pull it off.
     
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  9. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
     
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  10. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
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  11. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
  12. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Are we quite sure if it's indeed based on the Foundation series? I mean, The Caves of Steel also seems to mention The Outer Worlds and Spacers.

    It would be funny if the game turns out to be based on The Naked Sun, which was the first ever scifi book I've read. :D
     
  13. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Yeah, there's plenty of potential works to chose from. I find this to be an interesting setting for a game. Lots of conflict and room for choice.
     
  14. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Here's an excerpt from The Naked Sun... :)

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    tns2.png

    I didn't read it in English, if I did perhaps these words would ring a bell, though I doubt it, it was almost 40 years ago. :)
     
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  15. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    If we look at the Auntie Cloe picture it says "better than nature" and at least in caves of steel (and I guess Naked Sun too) it's mentioned that Earth is primarily fed by yeast based products.

    Edit: and Foundation it's mentioned that Trantor is too.
     
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  16. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Would The Foundation universe be compatible with the art-style Obsidian have been using for advertisement of this game? I doubt it.
     
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  17. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
  18. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    I don't know how they imagine that universe, and I'm not aware of any preexisting illustrations, cartoons etc. for the books that they can use as a visual reference.
     
  19. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jun 14, 2014
    The Foundation is hard sci-fi, not really retro.
    While those illustrations are definitely retro style. I think it would be very hard to make a Foundation universe game and use those retro style illustrations.

    Not to mention that if it is the Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky project, it wouldn't make sense using a pre-existing universe and lore. They are known for creating their own stuff and that's where they shine the brightest.

    Also Obsidian was already one foot in the bankruptcy, I don't think they would have the money to buy the rights for The Foundation. Specially not when they can make their own universe and not be stuck in pre-existing lore.

    I also don't think they would keep that fact as a secret. If they made a The Foundation game, I bet they would brag about it right away to build crazy hype and get the attention of Asimov's fans.
     
  20. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    If the game includes Earth and "Better than Nature" indeed refers to "Earth food" than it should be around Sarton's era or after his death, I think.