Posted Thu, Aug 10, 2006 by Ethec
Stieg Hedlund Talks Gods & Heroes
It's a little heavy on the color commentary, but Gamehelper's interview with Gods & Heroes' Stieg Hedlund is definitely a worthwhile read. Stieg "you may know me from such titles as Diablo and Diablo 2" is one of our favorite developers, and as the interview portrays, he's a lot of fun to talk to. Several new features were revealed, including chariot races in the Circus Maximus that will go live sometime after release:
Obviously for the Chariot Racing – We won’t have it for ship by any means but it’s just so much fun and such a part of the culture. Like Soccer hooligans of today –everyone had their team and their colors. There’s this whole tradition of these lead curse tablets we found during our research which folks would crumble up and throw into graveyards to get the gods to do their bidding. In the end the few they’ve found and translated ended up having to do with rather benign requests like, “Let our chariot win and the other team lose!” [laughs]
GH: So we’ll definitely see this as an Expansion then – we heard it here first?
SH: Yeah, we’re looking to do Rome: Grand Theft Chariot! [laughs]
[Rockstar, eat your hearts out! ]
Check out the Gods & Heroes Q&A at Gameshelper.