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#304480 - 01/08/10 11:52 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Damocles_]
maslone1 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/07
Posts: 424
maybe a new kind of pyramid-swindle...?

maybe he has own clients, and the clients make invests for "something".
With this money he try to make more money. And maybe he has not enough paying clients to pay utopia....

and his clients are "mafioso" and want to see results....
and now his gprs data says, his position is in the atlantic sea, 2000m under water.....

this is a realy crazy story..... i like hes high-tech-home laugh

Edited by maslone1 (01/08/10 11:56)
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#304483 - 01/08/10 12:09 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: maslone1]
Nidhogg Offline
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Registered: 12/01/06
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Looks like a good story line for an action/suspence movie.
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#304484 - 01/08/10 12:10 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: maslone1]
Damocles_ Offline

Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 2154
could be, that he was himself the subcontractor for
another company that wanted to make the Utopia game,
and paid him.

So he could use the concept and demo to show others,
pretending that his company was working on the game.
Then he just needs to wait for the first payments from them,
and then lets them sit duck.
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#304488 - 01/08/10 12:19 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Damocles_]
GorNaKosh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 84
Loc: Deutschland/Niedersachsen
Strange ... sounds like out of a hollywood-blockbuster directly!
Thanks for sharing this story!
Wish you all the best for the future wink

#304495 - 01/08/10 13:16 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Rei_Ayanami]
sPlKe Offline

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4206
Loc: Innsbruck, Austria
Originally Posted By: Rei_Ayanami
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????

its more like 3500 seconds of recorded mocap animation that gets split up into several sex scenes wink

mocap rocks...

i assume A7 development now goes faster again?

#304497 - 01/08/10 13:30 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: sPlKe]
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 26655
Loc: Frankfurt
Sorry, I forgot a 0 - it was in fact 35000 seconds, not 3500.

Yes, we're now in A7 development mode again. And the time spent for the MMOG is not totally lost - the MMOG engine kernel can be useful for a future engine version. Also many detail improvements already went into the engine and the importers.

As a resume, although we've spent some unpaid time for the project, it was also exciting and a lot of fun. We'll certainly do such a project again when the opportunity comes. Probably we'll then look a little closer into our client right from the beginning. wink

#304513 - 01/08/10 16:18 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: jcl]
PigHunter Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 137
Loc: Ohio, U.S.A.
Good story jcl. A very interesting read. I especially like the part with the dialog for the motion capture. "With or without face and fingers?" Hilarious!

#304537 - 01/08/10 17:58 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: PigHunter]
lostclimate Offline

Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 4771
Loc: Bay City, MI
lol, how do you do a mocap sex scene? just have typical actors "move like it".... or maybe hire porn actors to actually do the deed? seems like it'd be hard to get good accurate results without..... well.... actual sex.

#304548 - 01/08/10 19:14 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: lostclimate]
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Registered: 08/30/03
Posts: 7431
Loc: Red Dwarf
Very interesting!

Now we have to add the story to the wiki.
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#304579 - 01/08/10 23:32 Re: MMOG "Utopia" - the true story [Re: Michael_Schwarz]
Joozey Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 4134
Loc: Netherlands
Should have contacted Ex_Citer tongue
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