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September 20th, 2009, 18:57
GameSpot covers a GDC panel that saw Obsidian, BioWare and Disney discussing developing licensed games, which turns out to be a fairly dry subject:
Urquhart has experience working with Dungeons & Dragons, Star Trek, and more, and told developers the best things they can do is ask lots of questions about the license. In working with Forgotten Realms, he said the developers made sure to ask about everything they could do with the world, from blowing up a city to having specific characters use one weapon or another.
Nicolai followed up on that point by urging developers of licensed games to still be creative, to try to do something new in the universe or push boundaries no matter how firmly established it is.
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September 20th, 2009, 18:57
Just arrived spontaneous thought :

Carribbean RPG ???

Because of the movies … And the brand new rumor of a new movie coming 2010 or 2011 …

I think this would be … very interesting.

It's got everything it needs : Some kind of magic, mayhem, and character development …

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To see Obsidian, BioWare and 'Disney' in the same sentence makes me ill.
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There already is a Pirates of the Caribbean rpg so another one wouldn't be a big surprise. (It was a really good game also)
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Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
To see Obsidian, BioWare and 'Disney' in the same sentence makes me ill.
Disney married Marvel a couple weeks ago. There, does that make you feel better?

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Bioware + Disney = Natural evolution
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Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Bioware + Disney = Natural evolution
Did you know that the ex project director on DA, Dan Tudge, went to work for Disney?
DA has a 3rd project director now. First was Scott Greigg.
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Makes sense to me, given the "new" Bioware.
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There already is a Pirates of the Caribbean rpg so another one wouldn't be a big surprise. (It was a really good game also)
For the PC or any other platform ? I'm speaking of video games, not of pen & paper rule-sets …

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September 21st, 2009, 19:00
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Makes sense to me, given the "new" Bioware.
Yes, Disney is all about sex and violence.
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Originally Posted by lumiapina View Post
Yes, Disney is all about sex and violence.
I'm mostly referring to wide appeal and easily digestable content.

Dragon Age seems to fit that bill, even if the audience is a different one
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