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38 Studios: Exclusive Interview with Jason Roberts and Steve Danuser

Posted Tue, May 20, 2008 by Shayalyn

Getting to Know the Mystery MMOG
 
Over the past year, Ten Ton Hammer has been actively pursuing the story behind 38 Studios, the up and coming MMOG development studio that is working on a yet unnamed fantasy massively multiplayer online game. Up until recently, this has meant discussing things with the executive members of the studio – Brett Close, Curt Schilling, R.A. Salvatore, and Mary Kirchoff to name a few. However, recently the gates were opened and the development team was able to stretch its legs around a few select members of the media. As always, Ten Ton Hammer was the first crew on the scene, and we had an excellent discussion with Steve Danuser and Jason Roberts at this year's ION Games Conference. We hope you enjoy the first part of the discussion, and make sure you check back in with Ten Ton Hammer for the conclusion!
 
Ten Ton Hammer: When you're iterating this early on in the experience, do you go through everything with a fairly fine toothed comb and make sure you're only including the quality experiences into your game?

Jason: We're pretty meticulous about things. We start off with a core and we build off of that core. We'll add something on to the core, and we'll take a step back and see how that affected the entire system and how everything works in concert with each other. If it doesn't work, you iterate and refine it and do that process all over again. You do that again and again and again until you get it absolutely perfect. You continue to grow the whole thing from there.

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Some of the remaining game properties from 38 Studios were sold off during an auction this week but Copernicus wasn’t one of them.

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Bidders made their offers for the remaining game assets and tech left over of the defunct 38 Studios in the final asset auction earlier today.

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The auction for 38 Studios’ game assets and IPs has been pushed back to December following “greater than expected” interest.

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Fri, Nov 08, 2013
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The lawyer charged with selling off 38 Studios’ game IPs wants to delay next week’s planned auction due to “greater than expected interest.”

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