Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 8, 2013
The sale on Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon continues this week, for 50% off here and on Desura. Just in case you were wondering, unlike Sim City or Diablo III or the rumored next-gen XBox, Frayed Knights never requires you to be online in order to play. I’m getting to the point where I’m about to call that a competitive advantage of indie games over their AAA cousins…
Now, over the weekend, we had a little contest. It’s a little thing, but anyone who commented was entered into a drawing (well, actually, it was a dice roll) for naming a character in Frayed Knights 2. I was somewhat amused to find Christer “McFunkypants” Kaitila – game developer and major game jam dude – ended up winning the roll. Christer, check your email later today if you didn’t see something from me already for details.
Yeah, little things, but I thought it would be fun. Thanks everyone for commenting.
Today’s trivia question is for (gasp!) another copy of Torchlight, via Steam. The low number of responses last time leads me to believe that pretty much everybody here already has Torchlight, but I’ve got more copies to give away, so I’m doing it! Today’s contest can be answered in the comments – add the note “N/G” to your comment if you aren’t interested in the game – and all that respond with an answer will be entered into the drawing (or dice roll). There is no correct answer… but here’s the setup:
Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues finished its Kickstarter over the weekend, promising a return to Ultima-style fantasy RPGing, invoking memories of the original Quest of the Avatar (Ultima IV). In Ultima IV, you had to achieve Avatarhood by becoming the embodiment of all virtues, often having to balance conflicting requirements. Justice or Compassion? Honesty or Humility?
Well, in Frayed Knights, you play a group of four adventurers: Arianna, the half-elven warrior with a chip on her shoulder; Benjamin, the somewhat zoned-out nature-priest; Chloe, the somewhat ditzy sorceress with flashes of brilliance (and violence); and Dirk, the attention-hungry, adrenaline-junky rogue. Today’s question for the comments is this:
Which of the four Frayed Knights would be the first to FLUNK the quest of the avatar, and why?
Moving along somewhat… with the Kickstarter for “Forsaken Virtues” complete, we’ve got another one at about the halfway stage entitled “Divinity: Original Sin“ – the next in the Divinity series. And while they lack Richard Garriott, they do cite Ultima VII as an influence and something of an idea. This week, Matt Barton interviewed Swen Vanke of Larian studios about this upcoming game and Kickstarter. I’ve only played a bit of the original, strangely named “Divine Divinity.” But I found that this Matt Chat interview was nicely candid, and full of lots of bits and pieces of real-world developer issues. Certainly low on the B.S. It cemented my decision to up my backer pledge a bit. But even if you have no interest in funding this project, it’s an extremely insightful interview.
Plus, I’m kind of amused at back-to-back RPG projects duking out Original Sin vs. Forsaken Virtues.
Throw in comments below! And be sure to answer which of the Frayed Knights would flunk the Quest of the Avatar first (and why) for a chance to win a free copy of the original Torchlight.
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