by Obsidian Entertainment
If there are no ARMs how will I hold my weapons? :-/ lol
Aww... I would kind of want the ARM type thing.
Maybe a device in game like others have mentioned?
Perhaps a coded lock on a vault or something.
Night of the Cat Druids inc.
Damn aprils fools;
this was the first time I've wanted to have a ARM :(
Interesting update. Thanks!
That A.R.M. would have been a great incitement for me to get a physical copy ^^
I expect we'll see the ARM in the game, along with another artifact, called the LEG. And then we'll have to trade them both for something else.
As usual, a very informative update.
However like many, many other backers, where is my code wheel?!
...but now I want a code wheel. Dammit.
I miss code wheels.
They should hide the ARM wheel in the game, give it some odd ability
@Bryce Haha... geez. It's sad that so many people, even for a minute, thought they were serious about the code wheel. Zero trust in this industry. Not surprising, I guess, but come on people. Obsidian has said over and over that there will be no DRM - with the exception of Steam for those who choose it.
Nice update, I always wait for updates from you, guys.
Animations looks really nice and you scared me with that ARM thingy, until I realized it was an April joke! Phew!
please make the code weel do some magic, its uber cool
DRM free is great, but let us know about the box copies for backers. I want something like the BG2 box (not a dvd case) please. The $40 extra I dropped won't be worth it for a dvd case. :/
April fools? NOOOOO You have to do this, it's awesome!
Yeah, that ARM thing sure fooled me. Now I also want it to be some kind of in-game item! Liking the animations! Can we have some more of Polinas concept art, too? That's some good stuff right there!
Lots of details there, and a scary april fools...
Animations look very good on the video. I especially approve of the zombie model, very detailed and well animated. Keep up the great work guys!
I was having flashbacks to my Starflight code wheel.
BTW, there are only 6 days left to get Founder rewards with Shroud of the Avatar. You need an existing founder (like myself) to gift you a Founder pledge. You'll save money and get bonus rewards. If you're interested, send me an email at enderandrew (at) gmail (dot) com.
I wonder how the keyframing is, or what it is called. Do you lock animations at 30 or 60 keframes a second to mach fps, or does unity interpolate the movements?
I ask since I find movements and action in some games not as smooth as they can be on 120 and 144hz monitors. Proper interpolated movementsare easier to follow and enjoy on a 120hz display :-)
Daily meetings, roadblocks... Sounds like you guys are using Agile.
Nice update. I know how versatile Unity is when it comes to importing from other programs so I was wondering which animation software you guys are using.
The ARM looks awesome!
Nice joke, will love to see the ARM as an in-game easter-egg
That code wheel :)
Ha! Love it! I do animation too, and one of the best parts is getting to act out stuff and just act like a goon sometimes :P
I love how you guys have that perfect view from your second story(?) window to record this kind of stuff. Must really come in handy when it comes to capturing what things should look like for an isometric RPG like this. I also envy your daily animation meetings, because as a freelancer currently, it sucks having to figure stuff out by myself or through email or chat correspondence.
Looking great guys! Glad to her Obsidian just keeps rolling along and aren't resting one bit after shipping South Park - you're best game yet!
LooooooooooooooooL! Great guys!
I want one too ... reminds me of the good old Times like the Rest of the Game :)
I want an A.R.M. Now too
Merci for the update.
Now I want that ARM. It hit right in the nostalgia, and looks pretty dang cool. Sure, it would be tiresome to actually use each time you launch the game, but would be a nifty easter egg.
But... what if I want that cool code wheel prototype? :) Nice collector item.
lol ... 'got me'. I was thinking 'that sounds kind of cool, but what a p. in the a. every time I start up a game!'
I forgot it was still 1 April over there in the US. It's a lot easier to be fooled when the jokes come out on the 2nd.
Love the code wheel, but glad I won't need to jump through hoops to get the game to run.
Makes me think of Curse of the Azure Bonds. (Best RPG ever btw)
They had a wheel like that.
Copyright Protection -89 style!
Where can I pledge for the A.R.M?
Code wheel? YES PLEASE!
@Obsidian - when will the funcionality be implemented on the backer-site so i can upgrade my pledge?
A farewell to ARMs, I guess.
I'LL PAY YOU $10,000 FOR THAT CODE WHEEL!!!!!!1!!!
Seriously, that is F'ing DRIPPING with F'ing awesomeness! You realize that you must now include an ARM encounter in the game somewhere with a variety of moral choices should the player decide to intervene! And that code wheel needs to be a drop from that encounter!
Also, the animation is EPIC. And that video of the in-game animation is pretty good, too. ;) I will have to tape my jaw in place when I play this game, won't I?
Also also, BRING BACK POLINA!!! SHE IS AWESOME-SAUCY!!!
I had forgotten all about the crazy code wheels of old. You just brought back all kinds of memories.
Awwww, I wanted that A.R.M. wheel. :(
Totally cool with ARM. Except for the 72 hour lockout, of course. But the codewheel? Looks awesome.
echoing some of the sentiment here, I would pay real money for that code wheel. I mean, I don't want it locking me out of the game, but that knick-knack is gloriously nostalgic.
Nice update, guys, thanks for sharing all the stuff about how games are made!
And thanks for the warning, I'm going to have to dig up my rune keyboard before this comes out (what was I thinking sticking it in a box?).
An ARM wheel would make a cool add-on.
Too bad it's too late to add the code wheels in as purchasable. Reminds me of having a sheet of paper next to the computer with the passwords for Wordtris (I think).
getting all SSI Curse of the Azure bonds with the dethek code wheels and ish... lol ;)
I'm old school... I *had* code wheels, and a code wheel like that, in plastic, 3d with vivid colors... man, it would almost be worth having DRM to get it! :)