1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

The future of Fall from Heaven

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Fall from Heaven' started by Kael, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. deanej

    deanej Deity

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,859
    Location:
    New York State
    Depends on how they're doing it. They might not be teaming with a professional company for this. Games can be made from scratch by amateurs without a budget.
     
  2. Athaboros

    Athaboros Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    That's amazing news, Kael. Congratulations are due to you and the entire team. I wish you all the best of luck!
     
  3. Skyre Noktis

    Skyre Noktis Warlord

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    271
    I have seriously mixed feelings about this, to say the least. FfH2 owes an absolutely massive amount to the Civ 4 game engine (>90% of the code is still Firaxis') and trying to beat Firaxis at their own game seems like it would be a serious uphill struggle. Civ 5 surely has a much, much bigger budget and a much, much more experienced team behind it.

    The only ways I can see this being a good decision are if (a) Firaxis is helping to develop it, or (b) it's going to dump the 4X genre completely, as someone else suggested, to become an RPG or something, and avoid direct comparisons to FfH2 and any fantasy mods that get developed for Civ 5. Otherwise, it seems to be an insane act of hubris from my point of view. YMMV.
     
  4. Abraxis

    Abraxis Emperor

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,313
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    :lol:
     
  5. James the Wise

    James the Wise Chieftain

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    62
    Congratulations Kael

    I am very much looking forward to its release and will be following its progress!!
    :goodjob::dance:
     
  6. TheColorQ

    TheColorQ Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Minnesota
    After hearing someone say there would be no Fall from Heaven for Civ 5, I was thinking that I would be totally willing to pay for it, and now it appears I may get to do just that.
    THANK YOU!!
     
  7. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,534
    Will it still be turn-based? Or more of an RPG kind of thing?
     
  8. NotSoGood

    NotSoGood Emperor

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,077
    Location:
    Finland
    I wonder how long they've been working on it and when it's going to be released.
    Looking for more information...
     
  9. cfkane

    cfkane Emperor

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,196
    Congratulations!
     
  10. Darksaber1

    Darksaber1 Secret Emperor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,220
    Location:
    Where you least expect me
    Well, I think if there is a Genre change, it's more likey to be RTS then RPG, but who knows.
     
  11. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    14,450
    Location:
    Crestview FL
    I love how the biggest speculations are on it being developed by Firaxis, and yet the developer, genre, and all details were noticeably left off.... :lol:

    Honestly, I think wild speculation is more fitting than relatively tame, "It may be like Colonization" speculation. :p
     
  12. Breunor

    Breunor Deity

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,388
    Location:
    Earth
    Best of luck, I'll be buying it sight unseen!

    Best wishes,

    Breunor
     
  13. zacman

    zacman Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    96
    ^
    l
    I think a ffh RTS would be amazing!
     
  14. Le Sage

    Le Sage Emperor

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,522
    Location:
    Digging up your garden
    Inspiring! Many of us modders look to Fall from Heaven for inspiration. Myself included and I'm one of the more obvious ones. With these news you indeed inspire us modders even further, since it shows just how far modding can take you.

    Modding is no longer a small hobby, but big business that can take you far. I now have concrete evidence of how important the artform modding is, I can now tell my IRL mates off and show concrete proof of modding greatness and importance, when they start bugging me about how I waste my time modding. Yeah.

    You brought us a good mod, now bring us a good game too! My best wishes for the game Fall from Heaven. I'll be playing, and I'll be inspired.
     
  15. KillerClowns

    KillerClowns Emperor

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,139
    Oh wow. I go away for a day, and come back to this? Good luck, I shall be watching to see what sort of magnificent schemes you hatch.
     
  16. Swinkscalibur

    Swinkscalibur Prince

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    332
    Location:
    Oshawa, ON, CA
    Can't wait!! This is awesome. Congrats.
     
  17. jasonjay77

    jasonjay77 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Andalusia, AL
    More information is required of you, Kael. You can't just do something like this and not give us any juicy details! I want dragons that fly and bomb cities like aircraft!

    :deal:
     
  18. Vrenir

    Vrenir King

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    889
    Location:
    Maryland
    Very well, onward with the Wild Speculation: the new Fall from Heaven will be a first-person adventure RPG covering a massive landmass while combining the traditional play-style of The Elder Scrolls series with the puzzle-solving genius and wit of the Monkey Island saga.
     
  19. Emptiness

    Emptiness []

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,922
    Kael hasn't even said that it is going to be a computer game. Perhaps the book he's been writing is going to be a book you play, similar to the Adventure Gamebooks or Fighting Fantasy book series... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Valacirca

    Valacirca Chieftain

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2
    Since I'm assuming the art and music will all be new, I shall miss my pirates who listen to the Decemberists.
     

Share This Page