Age of Conan: Unchained Features

  • More late nights with Conan.

    IGN has posted an Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures interview featuring Gaute Godager and focusing on turning a license into a game.

    " Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures is Funcom's contribution to a revival of the property that includes both a movie and an animated film along with new novels, a comic series, collectible toys and more. Described as an online action RPG, its aim is to bring together a story-driven single-player experience and a massively multiplayer end game, both capturing the classic swords and sorcery feeling as well as the lush, dark, brutally violent and not always politically correct nature of the franchise. The titular hero's grip on the Aquilonian throne has become tenuous, with ancient evils threatening to throw the realm into chaos. The time is ripe for those with the strength and will to carve out their own destinies. As for our fate, we were favored by fortune in finding Game Director Gaute Godager willing to answer our questions. "

    More lamentations?

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A Game for the Mature Barbarian
    Moggers interviews Jorgen Tharaldson, Conan product manager about the Q2 2006 MMO's unique features: like solo-only to level 20, the single-player focus, brutal endgame, and the "mature" rating. Does this mean we'll see buxom barbarian beauty booty? They don't ask, but we would!

    "Conan is announced as a mature game. This is (as far as we know) the first time developers don't try to get a 12+ years rating. So you expect an older audiance? What is the advantage of this?
    We are definitively going for the mature audience in Conan, and to be honest I don’t think anything else would have cut it. I mean, it’s Conan, you are supposed to be brutal and barbaric in this universe, right? ;P) We also see that the average online RPG player is close to 28 years (27,2 years in Anarchy Online). If I am not all mistaken the average overall gamer is now 24 years old, so the majority of the gamers are hence adults."

    Moggers Age of Conan Q&A, here.
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    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Nov 11, 2005
    Ethec
  • It's late night, with Age of Conan.
    MMORPG has posted an Age of Conan interview featuring Game Director, Gaute Godager. Conan O'Brien would not reply to numerous questions, but we did hear him say this:

    "
    In the second part of a two part interview, Gaute Godager takes over
    the answers. In this article he discusses rogues, crafting and
    reassures players that the first twenty levels - meant to be single
    player - do not carry a subscription fee." 

    You can read the entire Age of Conan Interview at MMORPG.
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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 17, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Massively multiplayer online barbarian playing game.
    RPGVault has posted an Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures interview with Game Director, Gaute Godager of Funcom. After listening intently to the lamentations of the women they also listened to Gaute and wrote something suspiciously like this:

    "Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures is Funcom's contribution to a revival of the property that includes both a movie and an animated film along with new novels, a comic series, collectible toys and more. Described as an online action RPG, its aim is to bring together a story-driven single-player experience and a massively multiplayer end game, both capturing the classic swords and sorcery feeling as well as the lush, dark, brutally violent and not always politically correct nature of the franchise. The titular hero's grip on the Aquilonian throne has become tenuous, with ancient evils threatening to throw the realm into chaos. The time is ripe for those with the strength and will to carve out their own destinies. As for our fate, we were favored by fortune in finding Game Director Gaute Godager willing to answer our questions."

    You can read the entire Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures at RPGVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Conan the MMOGamarian.
    RPGVault has an Age of Conan interview posted. We are pretty sure that they wrote this:

    "Gaute Godager introduces us to Funcom's fusion of single- and massively multiplayer within the famed franchise"

    You can read the entire Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Interview at RPGVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Insert your favourite Conan quote here.
    Our good pals at Killer Betties have posted a preview of Funcom's in production MMOG, Age of Conan. We're nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "One of the first things that became apparent was the gritty nature of the setting. The proof of this will be in the final product, but an effort was made to escape the 'high fantasy' style with its gleaming weapons and armor, bright world, and flashy characters. The armor and weapons are beautiful but obviously meant for use in battle, the buildings and NPCs are, if not dirty, then far from sparkling; and it is easy to grasp the barbaric nature of the world. Age of Conan is expected to have an M rating, though for overall themes and general violence rather than anything explicit."

    You can read the entire Age of Conan Preview at Killer Betties.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 09, 2005
    Boomjack
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