One year later...

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, May 2, 2008.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's been a year since what has probably been the most successful...uh...thing in NMA history, ever, the release of the Van Buren tech demo, which brought in over 118 thousand visitors to NMA that week.

    So how's it done since then?

    The Black Isle's Van Buren trailer we put together to tease you guys with days before the release of the demo has had nearly 200 thousand views on Youtube, though someone else also put it up under the moniker Fallout 3, which might not be fully honest but does get in those search views, and it was viewed 175 thousand times there.

    While that's just ok-ish, the file has done exceedingly well, having been downloaded 35 thousand times from our fileserver AtomicGamer, as well as 10 thousand times from FilePlanet, 13 thousand times from Gamer's Hell, 18 thousand times from GameSpot, five thousands times from FileFront and two thousand times from FileShack. So not counting quite a few other mirrors available, the tech demo hit well over 83 thousand downloads. Not bad for a 250 MB large elephant that only offered a half-broken technical demo.
  2. sanyok21

    sanyok21 First time out of the vault

    Feb 10, 2007
    i wonder if we could get some day the 80% finished game... i would definitely play it even if it's alpha version and would crash every hour... only to experience new real fallout environments, with that authentic feel which will probably never be seen again.
  3. TTTimo

    TTTimo It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 26, 2008
    I am not meaning to sound pretentious, but, the Van Buren tech demo (though fascinating) does not feel really Fallout. If feels... too clean. I know it might be because textures are not finished etc., but to me, it feels kind of cyber punk. Not as retro/gritty looking. It reminds me of this old game called Gunlok...

    EDIT: My bad. Not the tech demo, but the trailer. I do not qualify to pass judgement by just skimming the surface, but it was just how I feel about the trailer.
  4. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yeah, it's one year later so it's time to tell us that you really have finished VB and now you're gving it to us.
    C'mon, don't be shy!
  5. Oracle

    Oracle Vault Senior Citizen

    May 19, 2003
    Nah.. not now. first NMA will tease us again and after that some more teasing followed by the 80% finished Van Buren stuff.
  6. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 30, 2007
    What do you mean finished van burean. what did some one get the source code? That would be cool but i'm doubting it. I like van burean's "clean look" because the only gritty thing about fo 1 and 2 was the gore. when you say gritty it makes me think of bethseda's fo3 it's shaded really dark and i kinda don't like it becasue it looks more like a real world fallout that a retro 50's happy go lucky fallout.
  7. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Van Buren was going to be awesome. Turn-Based Combat, Isometric Camera, more roleplay, more Fallout... I can feel the magic!

    Fallout has some weird magic, know what I'm saying?
  8. Stg Granite

    Stg Granite Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 8, 2007
    No, Fallout's setting has no magic at all.
  9. kebn

    kebn First time out of the vault

    May 2, 2008
    I wouldn't speak too soon....
  10. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 7, 2008
    Van Buren demo will turn out to have more depth and style than Fallout 3. 8-)
  11. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Holly hanna that is impressive!
  12. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Finally found the tool I knew was great to recover van Buren demo assets, Dragon Unpacker.
  13. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    I wonder if someone could manage to remake Van Buren using a free isometic 3D engine like, say, Torque (that's the one AoD is using, right?) using those assets + design documents.
  14. Simeon

    Simeon First time out of the vault

    Oct 7, 2007
    "We hated your game so much we went and remade van buren from scratch on a free engine"
    I love imagining various ways bethesda could get bad press.
  15. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    Still no very resolute and very pathetic resurrection ambitions? No deja vu? Shit.