A GDC 2007 Preview / Interview with Fallen Earth's Lee Hammock
Lee Hammock, Lead Game Designer at Icarus Studios, was on-hand at GDC 2007 last week to demo their upcoming post-apocalyptic MMORPG Fallen Earth. Lee answered our questions and showed us why much of the game is one-of-a-kind, from character creation and customization to crafting and combat.
"Character creation was interesting. In addition to all the usual sliders you usually get in an RPG, there are lots of fun tattoos to choose from. Facial hair for the gents has two layers, stubble and the actual facial hair. You'll not only have a number of clothing options to choose from, and just about every item came from an assortment of colors. Wearing a jacket? You can go zipped or unzipped. Ball caps can be worn backwards or forwards. And I guarantee that one thing you will not find in any other RPG is a slider for body hair (girls get bellybutton rings and everyone gets body tats)."