Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
Box Art

Darkfall Online - Dev Journal #1 @ WarCry

by Dhruin, 2007-01-27 22:14:54

Kicking off an ongoing feature, Adventurine's Tasos Flambouras writes his first dev journal on Darkfall for WarCry:

I’ll use this journal to share a little information about our company, and about the project's background:

While most of this information has been communicated in the past, Aventurine seems to remain a mystery and a point of discussion for some of the Darkfall community. It reminds me of an "America's Army" developer who visited us at our offices and said something like "wow this looks like any other development studio in the US". I'm not sure what he was expecting.

Aventurine was originally formed to fund and publish Darkfall. The development team was in Norway, at the time it was four developers working on design, concepting, and prototyping. While working with Razorwax to put the development team together we realized how high the operating costs, and the cost of living is in Norway. We decided to move our activities to Greece under Aventurine to get more game for our money. It took a while to organize and assemble the team and to get into full production which started about three and a half years ago. Aventurine was now developing the technology, the tools, and the game. At the time this project started there was no technology available that would allow us to do what we wanted, so everything had to be made from scratch.

Information about

Darkfall Online

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Platform: PC
Release: Released