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Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Forum » General Discussion » Why did they change the entire game pre release?

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  Bulveigh

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/13/07
Posts: 39

 
OP  8/23/13 6:55:06 AM#1

Hey,

 

found this:

http://web.archive.org/web/20021119122959/hz.stratics.com/content/gallery/conceptart/images/character/race-lineup.jpg

 

and asked me: why did they change everything before they released the game? anyone remember?

 

 

All the nice plans... The under water race... angels on a flying island... vampires which get weak in sunlight :P

  tasburath

Novice Member

Joined: 6/11/04
Posts: 36

10/16/13 1:06:07 PM#2

The whole development team was dumped and they started over with a different team if I remember right.

 

I actually saw two animations from the original team.  One of an elf casting and the other of a griffon flying.  They were amazing even back then and would have looked good even by today's standard.  The current models look nothing like what I saw from the original team.  I can't find the animations now (I really wish I could), but here is a link to an article describing some of the original ideas:

http://legacy.the-junkyard.net/previews.php?action=viewpreview&id=1

 

Here is another link to a copy of an article written by the original developer of Horizons.  It's an interesting read:

 

http://webz.us/hz/htm/wrh.htm

 

If anyone has links to the original (not the production) 3d animations, please post them.

 
  Nadia

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11296

10/16/13 2:37:05 PM#3