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MMOG "Utopia" - the true story #304417
01/07/10 17:35
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As promised, we've now uploaded our blog about the development of the large scale MMOG "Utopia" - the project that we started last year, contracted by a client who didn't want his identity revealed.

I have to make two confessions. At first, I haven't told the full truth about this project here. The spiritual focus was just a cover story. As I'm not bound by oath anymore, I've now disclosed the real purpose of the project in the blog, as well as the identity of the client, the Swiss organization "Embassy Flight and Ground Service".

Second, the development is finished - sort of - much sooner than expected. Due to the increasingly bizarre circumstances surrounding the project, we had no choice but to pull the brakes. So the blog is in fact a postmortem. We're not working any longer for Embassy Flight and Ground Service, and Utopia won't go online.

The project was not only a strange experience for us, it also had many bizarre and funny aspects. For anyone interested, here's the full and true story:

http://www.republic-of-utopia.com/mystery.htm

Please be aware that the story is not suited for minors. If you're below 18, please DO NOT CLICK on that link. Thank you.

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: slacer] #304421
01/07/10 18:08
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analysis paralysis
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Mystery solved: you got fired because you didn't give the right camera angles.. tongue I guess the truth really is stranger than fiction...

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Cowabanga] #304428
01/07/10 18:41
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Ohhhh, I see al those big numbers with a money simbol at the end...

uhh, that hurts!

but why the heck somebody needs a 3500 second long sex scene????

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Rei_Ayanami] #304430
01/07/10 18:45
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This is actually a very funny story! grin

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Petra] #304440
01/07/10 19:20
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Was the president by accident "Mathias Nievergelt"?

Seems like the company was recently deleted from certain tradeholding websites.
A new case for Mike Morbius I guess...

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Firoball] #304441
01/07/10 19:30
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Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Joozey] #304442
01/07/10 19:40
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Crazy story! Just googled "Mathias Nievergelt" and got the same address (the one with the ghost house on Google Maps)

Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: cartoon_baboon] #304443
01/07/10 19:44
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Try his telephone number; a dozen results of strange websites pretending to be various different businesses.


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Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Petra] #304444
01/07/10 19:56
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Hm.
Apart from finding those people, do you have any future plans? Will this stop you from making games again?


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Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Germanunkol] #304453
01/08/10 03:01
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The president has a final advice for me. They are used to do business on a more personal level than other companies. And they have special contacts. This project should better not fail. Otherwise, no matter how hard I try to hide, they'll find me everywhere in the world. A failure would be the biggest mistake of my life.
weren't you scared? crazy i don't think i would have continued after such a statement.

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