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Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:31 pm
by Xellos

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:17 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:45 pm
by Xellos
Well, if Chris Seavor says he has all the designs, the man who came up with Urchin in the first place, then you can be very certain that he tells the truth. As for the copyright of Urchin, he can get around that legal matter by making similar looking characters, but different in the end, that resembles the old designs of the characters planned for it, change the name of the game, etc. See Mighty No. 9 for reference of how far you can get away with that, being Mega Man in all but name.

Here's a piece of concept art of Urchin on the top right corner of the image, together with Conker's Other Bad Day. And a link of everything we know of Urchin so far, including more concept art:






Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:03 pm
by Rueckkoppler
Grant also came up with the Dream music in the first place, but since he produced it at Rare, he lost all rights to this. But yeah, Chris might change up the designs he has to be different enough for Rare to not sue him... I guess :mrgreen:

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:05 pm
by Xellos
Your question was; "But does he really have access to all the designs he did back in the day?" And the answer to that is yes, since the creator himself confirms he still has it. I didn't claim that Chris Seavor holds the copyright of Urchin to begin with, since he was under contract with Rare Ltd when he came up with it, only that he still has the old designs of Urchin and can use it as reference material to revive the game under a different name as I described earlier.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:47 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:53 am
by Scrubber
I wouldnt want chris seavor working at playtonic he's a very negative person. Hes pretty sour when it comes to microsoft and rare too. The rest of the team left on very good terms.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:10 am
by Xellos

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:35 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:46 pm
by Xellos
Yeah, that's a given. But I'll contact him after he is done with Rusty Pup just to make sure he's considering the possibility of it. As such a unique and brilliant concept for a game deserves to being brought back from the graveyard of cancelled games. I mean, a dark fairy tale starring a ruthless little girl as the main protagonist, that in one of the quests in the game kills an evil vampire princess and rips her heart out? That's a really great idea for a game that could be a critically acclaimed masterpiece, and maybe even dethrone Conker's Bad Fur Day as his magnum opus.

I wouldn't mind a spiritual successor to Conker's Bad Fur Day, since it is my most favorite game of all the Rareware classics. But since Chris said he is done with making a game like Conker, it's best to leave it in the past and move forward with new ideas for his games. As for your thought that; "people would want to know what happens next in Conker's life, after all that happened in the first game", rather than a hypothetical spiritual successor of the original being made by Chris Seavor if he wanted to do that. Well, he can't make Conker's Other Bad Day without owning the IP rights now is it? So that would be the next best thing for the fans.

Playtonic Games did say they wanted to grow large enough to form a second team. Maybe that team could do the task of helping Gory Detail with developing Urchin, while the first team is busy making other games in building their "Playtonic Universe". Though it's possible that the current team now working on Yooka-Laylee would want to make Urchin as their next project, who knows?

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:42 pm
by TrenteR
Actually I like the new ones. I don't know why, but someone who loves BK will try to get the new game like this kinda experience he has. :?

And now to the first female part in this team. I actually like her. I don't know her or her personality, but she is like the right team member for them. She looks like someone who will push them in a dark pit if they don't behave! :lol:

Nah jk. I think she looks very happy and her hair <3 :mrgreen:
These two are for sure not a bad choice and I'm glad that I have more people to thank for this game.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:42 pm
by NPChilla
Odd that neither Dave nor Ross have yet been added to the "Team" section of Playtonic's website - it's a little hard to tell from the news article about them what exactly they will be doing.

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:47 pm
by NPChilla
Do we think that's it for the Yooka-Laylee team until Playtonic's first game comes out? Stopping at a team of 12?

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:37 am
by rocho
You forgot the "soon to be" next newcomer and "things" designer: Rodrigoandrés Morales

:lol:

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:46 am
by NPChilla

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:26 pm
by travisschultz95

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:41 pm
by rocho

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 pm
by NPChilla

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:22 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Finding Playtonic's new candidates, (Updated 18th of June)

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:10 pm
by TrenteR




So the Snake is hiring for him to do stuff. Interesssting