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Dreadline Unveiled

This teaser trailer promotes Dreadline, an upcoming game from Eerie Canal, a startup formed by veterans of Harmonix and Irrational Games. Here's what they have to say about the project at this time: "Weve been working on it for about 6 months now, and its starting to look really cool. (You can see it in the last few seconds of our trailer.) Our Titanic level is pretty playable, but not polished yet to a point that we want to show people. You can control your team of monsters, run around the ship, and just generally rip people to shreds. Its pretty awesome. We still have a long way to go as far as content, more characters, and finishing up some of the game systems. Were really pumped about where we are with it right now though, and cant wait to release some more screenshots and videos." There's an interview for the game on RPG Codex that says the game will be released for Windows PCs in the third quarter of this year and another Day Z interview on PC Gamer.

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7. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 19:25 wallace321
 
All i'm saying is that they are going to have to be VERY careful about what they choose for levels. There is an invisible line they better not cross!

It will have green blood in germany with no swastikas and no release at all in Australia : )
 
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6. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 19:18 Orogogus
 
I can't get to those links at work, but I feel that enough time has passed since the sinking of the Titanic that it wouldn't be particularly sensitive. Do the interviews describe scenarios where your monsters eat Travyon Martin, or do you get to control Anders Breivik as one of your monsters?

There's a Carmageddon game in the works, too. I don't think there's much controversy when it's so obviously not relatable to the real world. Postal gets a little controversial but even that doesn't get buried. It probably nets them more publicity than bad press, if anything.
 
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5. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 19:11 wallace321
 
I like the modern warfare theme myself, but i meant people who think it's in bad taste to feature theaters of war where we are still actively involved and losing troops. What was that FPS that featured missions based on recent events in the news? That didn't go over well in the media.

Sure, you can choose to take out innocent, unarmed civilians in those examples but it was not the player's main objective at any point as far as I know; and it STILL causes an uproar.

It doesn't have to be a AAA title to make us look bad. They STILL bring up Super Columbine Massacre RPG in the news and how tiny was that?
 
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4. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 19:09 Cutter
 
Love the concept but please tell me the graphics won't be that bad.
 
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3. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 18:20 Asmo
 
wallace321 wrote on May 16, 2012, 14:59:
i like new ideas, but this has the potential to be really damaging to our hobby and generally offensive. people don't like violent games, people don't like "modern" war games, people don't like when we can go around shooting unarmed civilians.

Not saying it's right, but the people who make the fuss about this sort of thing are the people who influence the uninformed/ignorant general public and that's when they start sticking their noses in our business. No good will come of this.

queue discussion about self-censorship, freedom of speech, and "amurica"


Ummmm...

Prototype
Hitman games
Carmageddon
Rampage
GTA
Saints Row
etc

Even games where civs don't get targeted cause frothing outrage from conservatives over violence etc, so I'm not sure why a cartoon splatterfest style game is going to create more drama than anything else (particularly since it doesn't look like a AAA title... X )

And some people love modern warfare games (pun intended), some people don't.
 
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2. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 14:59 wallace321
 
i like new ideas, but this has the potential to be really damaging to our hobby and generally offensive. people don't like violent games, people don't like "modern" war games, people don't like when we can go around shooting unarmed civilians.

Not saying it's right, but the people who make the fuss about this sort of thing are the people who influence the uninformed/ignorant general public and that's when they start sticking their noses in our business. No good will come of this.

queue discussion about self-censorship, freedom of speech, and "amurica"

 
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1. Re: Dreadline Unveiled May 16, 2012, 09:59 MajorD
 

Rotfl

 
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