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Seed: A Sad Good Bye

Posted Thu, Sep 28, 2006 by LadySirse

Seed Forced to Say Good Bye

Stunning news hit our desks this morning from the Ten Ton Hammer's Most Original Game for E3 2006 winner, Seed. A Letter has been sent out by Lars Kroll Kristensen CEO of Runestone Game Development.

For the past two months, I and a few others have attempted to sell a partnership deal to a long list of publishers and MMO companies, trying to raise the capital we needed to finish the game properly, and re-launch it in a form it, and especially you the community, deserve. While we have received a great deal of interest, we have not been able to close a deal. The harsh reality is that we have now officially run out of money, and out of options, and therefore, we cannot pay salaries, rent or hosting fees.

Read the rest of the letter or head to the official Seed Forums to learn more. Share your thoughts on this sad news in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

New Developer Log Looks At Update

Have you been waiting for the sickbay update? You're not alone. Kroll gives us an update in this entry of the developers journal.

Broken leg. Dislocated shoulder. Impaled liver.

I'm feeling like a butcher these days, planning and testing all kinds of nastiness for the players of Seed. No longer will people start a repairjob, and go out for coffee while their tool finishes the job. Not without risking coming back to a seriously injured DaVincian at least. Mwahahah.

Seriously though. The "sickbay" update has taken way too long to finish: it just has implications so many places around, it's frustrating.

Read the rest of this update and then let us know what your thoughts are in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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Fri, Jul 28, 2006
LadySirse

Seed Takes a Refreshing Departure From Standard MMOs

A review of this newly released MMO was posted at GameZone. Michael Lafferty took time to write up his thoughts as he tried Seed out.

Seed, from Runestone, is not your typical online game. First of all, there are no wide-open vistas and environments that will have players traversing the world. The game centers within the colonizing structure that is known as Da Vinci. Secondly, there is no combat, no mobs that you kill to gain experience and level up. Instead Seed focuses on maintaining the colony platform, fixing various and persistent equipment breaks, leveling up engineering skills and then, if you so choose, engaging in the politics within the colony.

Of course, this requires a different mindset on the part of the gamer. It also, in many ways, requires more creativity.

Read the full review at GameZone.

Reviews
Thu, Jun 22, 2006
LadySirse

It comes in really handy for the directionally challenged.

Encyclopledia, rumours, favours, reactions and moods have been added to the road map of upcoming game additions.

You can find more information here.

More Seed news.

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Fri, Jun 09, 2006
Awenyddion

There are prizes to be had!

Location graphics as well as lightning and particle effects in Seed have improved vastly during the latest months. So vastly that our current collection of screen shots and videos on our website is rather outdated.

We need new ones, and we would like all of you to help creating a large collection of great, intriguing, fascinating, original screen shots and video clips. All screens/videos published afterwards on the website will carry the credit (forum name) of the person who submitted them.

As in all competitions there will be prices for the best contributions as well. We have emptied our suitcases from E3 and gathered a little pile of our best swag.

The prices will be:

* 1st price: 1 Seed boiler suit + 1 Seed T-shirt (limited sizes available) + 14 days added to paid subscription *. * 2nd-5th price: 1 Seed T-shirt (limited sizes available) + 14 days added to paid subscription *. * 6th-10th price: 14 days added to paid subscription *.

*For trial players the 14 days will be added to the first paid subscription period following the trial.

Boiler suits worn by our E3 actors can be seen here: http://www.seedthegame.com/gallery/d...album=1&pos=15

T-shirt front and most of the back are shown by Jan and Stephane here: http://www.seedthegame.com/gallery/d...album=1&pos=13

The jury will consist of lead artist Jan Roed Thastum, lead writer Alex Uth and communications manager Morten Juul.

You can read the rules right here. on their forums.

More Seed news.

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Tue, Jun 06, 2006
Awenyddion

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