Hivory Towers

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Postby Yavga » Wed May 18, 2016 5:31 pm

Lone duck will attempt to save the day with some kind of device... Now it is getting to the core guys... This event will be important.

I guess we will be seeing more then tweets VERY *soon*
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The device... Speculate, what will it do? XD
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Postby Xellos » Wed May 18, 2016 5:50 pm

I've been pondering for a while now about what Hivory Towers role will be in Yooka-Laylee, and I think I have figured it out what it is. Though, keep in mind it's just a theory of mine based on the little info we currently have.

The CEO of Hivory Towers is neither the main villain of the game, nor is his/her corporation "real" in Yooka-Laylee's universe. It only exists as an industrial level found in one of the many story books hidden in the game, that were written by the ghost writers. The recently posted tweets are nothing more than snippets of backstory of how Hivory Towers took over Quack Corp, and likely did to other companies in the past in its conquest of acquiring more wealth. I imagine Yooka and Laylee would be told of the events that transpired before their arrival by the former CEO of Quack Corp, who gives them one of his inventions to help them in their adventure.

The real story of the game takes place in . That's right, inside the mountain resides the main villain of Yooka-Laylee, and the face is how he looks like. But wasn't that a "red herring" you say? Yes, and a red herring is a distraction to keep you from figuring out the truth. Now, what if he has a loyal minion that served him? But later in the game you found out that this minion of his might not be all what she/he appears to be...

Lastly, what about the inventions (Play Tonics I bet) of Quack Corp that are likely to be found in other story books, where they don't appear in at all because they are just fictional characters in a book? Well, what if the main villain has the ability to make things from the story books "real"? Think about that for a moment.

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Postby dotEXE » Wed May 18, 2016 6:06 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhh what if the device makes things from books real?

It could be that the "big bad thing" that happens is an accident resulting from an action with good intentions. Like, CEO of QuackCorp wants his company back so he tries to make <some benevolent thing> from a book real, but it turns the ENTIRE book real, including the spooky scary bad parts?
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Postby Xellos » Wed May 18, 2016 6:09 pm

That would make a excellent story for a game!

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Postby dotEXE » Wed May 18, 2016 6:14 pm

If I guess every possibility, eventually I have to guess right, right?

Maybe it's an uninspired rehash of an FPS about whales in a sparse world filled with in game advertisements, and the whales shoot micro-transactions.

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Postby dotEXE » Wed May 18, 2016 6:30 pm

So something I just thought of, we've had 4 days of tweet updates now. What if there's 3 more and those are the "7 updates" we were getting in May? How would you feel if this didn't end in screenshots and a trailer video?

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Postby Scraps69 » Thu May 19, 2016 3:39 am

The device could just be the Toybox. And the Toybox might set the plot for the game.

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Re: Hivory Towers

Postby Rueckkoppler » Thu May 19, 2016 11:29 am

Wow, this thread is exploding! :lol: Quite exciting to read through all your speculations, folks!

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Postby Yavga » Thu May 19, 2016 11:45 am

I don't think the toy box will be part of the story, I mean... In the kickstarter this was one of the extras, no way they would leave other customers/players out of this part of the story.

I could still go any way... Could be a big story with a dark secret, could be a simple lighthearted story. So far I really like things and somehow I hope the game will end with a really dark and serious theme. Just to show the game has grown up as well!

A small example (but not really) was like in mario&luigi superstar saga. Last area was called "joke's end" and the game became kinda eerie at that point in a way, music, graphics and all.
Kinda like a creepy pasta :p

You see... Childhood memories are the main subject of creepypastas, imagine how that would work here XD perhaps we will learn the shocking truth about Mumbo in a way, turns out the roasted skeleton girl has a connection, and that these abominations were the result of an project gone wrong... Because those frickin ducks thought they would save the day by securing this nuclear device only to initiate a huge disaster.
This is just what hivory tower tried to stop, they had to do a hostile takeover; a neccesairy evil to save the world but in the end they are just completely misunderstood.... Turns out they were the good guys, ah well... Too late now.
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Postby Piet » Thu May 19, 2016 12:24 pm

I just hope the game takes all the good stuff from BK (the 'most important' things are already confirmed) and adds more good stuff.
That's all I want.

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