Wednesday - December 14, 2016
Techland - Monnier on Open World Fantasy
@Eurogamer they report that an ex-Witcher 3 developer Damien Monnier is now working for Techland on an unnamed open world fantasy game with rpg elements.
Former notable Witcher and Gwent designer Damien Monnier has a new job - one not a million miles away from his last. He's landed at Techland, Polish developer of Dying Light, as lead designer of a new IP.
It's the new IP Techland announced in May, the studio told me this morning. This is an open-world fantasy game with RPG elements, co-op multiplayer and single-player. Fits well with the experience Damien Monnier accrued working on The Witcher series from 2012 to 2016. Plus, Techland's open-world fantasy team is in Warsaw, as is Monnier and CD Projekt Red.
Monnier was a senior gameplay designer during The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt development, then lead designer of breakaway title Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, currently in closed beta. Before CD Projekt Red, Monnier worked as a level and game designer at Sony, at Evolution Studios, developer of MotorStorm and DriveClub.
Thursday - May 09, 2013
Hellraid - Dead Island Meets Oblivion
Techland's new game Hellraid looks to recapture the magic of '90s PC gaming. To showcase their ambitions Techland has released a small trailer. Eurogamer has a small article with more information also.
Tuesday - April 30, 2013
Techland - Announces Hellraid
Techland announces Hellraid is the new title of the game announced as Project Hell. The game started as an internal modification for Dead Island.
Techland has formally announced Hellraid, a first-person co-op slasher that offers two games in one: a single-player, story-driven campaign of hack & slash action; and unique, co-operative multiplayer that pits four players against the denizens of hell – and each other – in a battle for points, rewards and fame. The first official screenshots, game details and more are available on Hellraid.com, where you’ll also find the developers blog, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Hellraid.
The armies of Hell brought pain and destruction to the realm of man, and only a select few have the fighting skills necessary to confront the devilish monstrosities. Combining elements of hack & slash RPGs, first-person shooters and online multiplayer games, Hellraid features an advanced, immersive combat system with melee, ranged and magical weapons. The engaging Game Master system makes each game a different experience, placing loot and enemies while generating random online challenges.
With exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights, armor customization, character development, leaderboards, magic and so much more, Hellraid is set to drag you straight to hell later this year on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.