STASIS release and Fallout 4 isometric style fanart

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    STASIS is a recently released isometric style point and click adventure game created by Chris Bischoff. Fallout was a big influence on Chris, even hiring Mark Morgan to create the soundtrack on STATIS, and as part of the game's promotion has produced a couple pieces of fanart showing what Fallout could look like today if the series was still in isometric style.

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    IGN rated STATIS 9/10 and had this to say:

    You can check out STATIS at GOG or Steam:

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/380150
    https://www.gog.com/game/stasis
     
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  2. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Looks cool! Might give it a whirl, so happy it's Mark Morgan's music, guy's a genius.
     
  3. Taskeen

    Taskeen It Wandered In From the Wastes

    191
    Jul 27, 2007
    And built by a small team no less. It looks really creepy too, definitely buying this. Parts of FO1/2 freaked me out a little back in the day, and so does Torment - but this game is horrifying throughout from the sounds of it. It goes to show isometric is no limitation for immersion.

    And his concept art showing what a 2D Fallout makes me sad :( - It looks amazing but just imagine what could have been. I don't get why Bethesda can't allow someone to also make a 2D Fallout concurrently with the license while they continue to make their 3D FPS version, but I imagine Emil would complain "Cuz, MUH LORE!"
     
  4. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    22 AP? OP shit, he must be cheating.

    Also, been playing the game a bit. Can recommend. 3spooky5u
     
  5. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I only had a chance to play about 20 minutes earlier today, but I liked what I saw. Atmospheric, pretty (especially for such a small team), and classic-style without feeling dated or needlessly convoluted in terms of interface. Tons of love and care put into it.
     
  6. Epic

    Epic First time out of the vault

    11
    Jul 30, 2015
  7. IscarioT

    IscarioT First time out of the vault

    11
    Aug 10, 2015
    Do stasis futures combat?
     
  8. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    It's an adventure/puzzle game. No dialogue trees, combat or anything like that. Just walking around an abandoned space ship, picking up items, reading flavour text and figuring out how to progress through locked doors and murder traps. It's possible to die (game just reloads you to a nearby checkpoint), but not possible to get stuck due to missing items, so somewhere in the middle of Sierra and LucasArts when it comes to the adventure game giants. Seen it compared to Sanitarium too, but haven't played that myself (only read BN's LP a long time ago) and seem to remember there were dialogue trees and stuff in that.

    It's also pretty damn good. Finished it this morning. Can recommend. Good puzzles, very pretty, great atmosphere.
    If you like Alien/Event Horizon/The Thing/Cronenberg/etc and adventure games, it is well worth the entry fee.
     
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  9. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    557
    Jan 28, 2013
    Very interesting. That artwork is amazing, too. Shame it might never happen though.
     
  10. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
     
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  11. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Stasis looks great! IIRC this project was supported by famed crime lord Faran Brygo himself during their Kickstarter campaign.
     
  12. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    His Fallout 4 fanart shows a Skilldex but doesn't have a button for it. He taking a shot at Bethesda there? :p
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    THinking about it, it would be awesome to see a new game with AAA quality but the gameplay of Jagged Alliance 2, the depth of Fallout1/Wasteland1, but with up to date ISO/Top-down graphic.
     
  14. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    354
    May 15, 2003
    I have to add this to my list.
     
  15. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    373
    Oct 30, 2011
    I really want to do one of those online petitions to have bethesda let these guys make a new fallout iso. This looks great and it makes me angry that it's not real.
     
  16. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    We [NMA] should make our own. The Fallout license is available to those who would mod FO4.

    (I must say that it does look interesting that there seems to be script support for what the mouse cursor is hovering on in 3D space. :) )

    There was a time when I tinkered around with doing this in FO3:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wf_2V7wLkI
     
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  17. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    359
    Jun 7, 2008
    It's not just the isometric, but the 2D part that really hits home for me. As much as I like Wasteland 2...

    Glad to see a post on Stasis here. Still downloading it, myself. Not a huge fan of horror games but when the influences include both Fallout and Alien, I'm sold.
     
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    I immediately helped kickstart STATIS when I read about it, but I'm going to finish Satellite Reign first before getting started on it.
     
  19. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Total conversion mod would be an interesting idea. A kind of group mod project for the NMA.
     
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  20. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Keys For Kickstarter Supporters?



    Is this an Alpha - Beta, pledge more release?

    Are they issuing keys for Kickstarter supporters?

    I get / got no reply …. something about “manual issue” when registered.

    Or, is this all for PR and the Dorito Eating Marketing Press.

    Marketing Press first and KS supporters to the back of the bus, how professional!

    Real life taste there … :)



    4too




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    Kickstarter Fatigue Syndrome




    Started going through back KS updates and the Stasis forum, and may have missed a drop dead time limit on registering to multiple accounts, one for Stasis KS and one …. ?

    No simple e-mail of key, authenticate your authentication!

    Cross the eyes and dot the tees. ;)

    Will only pursue this so far. Not the first DOA KS reward, not the last. Maybe my lack of PASSION means I am unworthy so SOL, my KS days are over ….. :(


    4too-2


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    Cargo Cult Baggage



    Time is all that was needed. :hide:

    My KEY has come in …. :aiee: ... pardon my drama ...:aiee:



    4too-3
     
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