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Oddduck
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(02-03-2013, 07:09 PM)
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Two Brothers wasn't the only thing they were making for Wii U eShop. They were also making a 3D RPG inspired by Earthbound and The World Ends With You for the Wii U eShop.

The game's codename is "Project Y2K".

AckkStudios put up a teaser site today for the upcoming 3D Wii U RPG. In past interviews they mentioned revealing game closer Pax East in March. Trailer might be coming soon.

http://ackkwiiu.tumblr.com/


There's a picture and some music from the game on the teaser site.

Music from game: https://soundcloud.com/ackkstudios/v...e-earth-from-a


Tweets from AckkStudios:

https://twitter.com/AckkStudios/stat...26782534647808

https://twitter.com/AckkStudios/stat...28251115696129

Some info on their 3D RPG:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497252

- platforms to be announced for second game in March
- Wii U being considered for this RPG, possibly even Wii U exclusive
- games like “Earthbound” and “The World Ends With You” have an influence on the 3D RPG
- 3D RPG is already in playable form
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DXB-KNIGHT
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(02-03-2013, 07:12 PM)
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interesting, what to see more.
Impeccable
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(02-03-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Just a woman made of plastic...
Vamphuntr
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(02-03-2013, 07:14 PM)
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Never heard of them before. Do they actually have the talent to do something like TWEWY and Earthbound?
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(02-03-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Sorry, where does it say it's Earthbound inspired?
salromano
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(02-03-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Just so everyone knows, Ackk are the same people making that "Two Brothers" game: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...two-brothers-0



GAMERG0D
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(02-03-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

a 3D RPG inspired by Earthbound and The World Ends With You for the Wii U eShop

Kouriozan
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(02-03-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Interesting...
I need more info!
lunchwithyuzo
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(02-03-2013, 07:17 PM)
Mana-like, Mother-like, me like.
Dennis
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How is Y2Kev involved?
Vamphuntr
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(02-03-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by salromano

Just so everyone knows, Ackk are the same people making that "Two Brothers" game: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...two-brothers-0

[IMG.]https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/282674/posts/384504/image-200592-full.jpg?1357934804[/IMG]

[IMG.]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfOfB64TYHs/UA2Mr1VuPOI/AAAAAAAAAbg/nglrnJpQFtg/s400/Reference.png[/IMG]

So they went from a Gameboy like game to a Wii U 3D RPG? Well, they sure got ambition...
Oddduck
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(02-03-2013, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by BorkBork

Sorry, where does it say it's Earthbound inspired?

http://nintendoeverything.com/inters...to-the-system/

Ackkstudios also has a modern 3D RPG in the works. Information is currently unavailable aside from the fact that its graphical style is inspired by titles such as Earthbound and The World Ends with You, but the team is strongly considering the game for Wii U. In fact, there’s even a chance that it could be an exclusive to the system. Nothing is decided on for now, though.

SovanJedi
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(02-03-2013, 07:20 PM)
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Hmmm, maybe? Please tell me more, Twitter Gods.
Instro
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(02-03-2013, 07:21 PM)
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Perhaps they should finish the other game first..?
norfair_zebes
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(02-03-2013, 07:22 PM)
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Sounds interesting. I'm definitely down for a solid eShop RPG. Here's hoping they'll make use of the Off TV Play feature. :)
jred250
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(02-03-2013, 07:24 PM)
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Wow, i'm totally down for whatever they've got!
Oddduck
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(02-03-2013, 07:25 PM)
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One thing to mention...Ackkstudio's 3D RPG is already in playable form. Sounds like its been in development for awhile.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497252
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(02-03-2013, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

http://nintendoeverything.com/inters...to-the-system/

Thanks. Weird because TWEWY and Earthbound have very very different graphical styles.
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(02-03-2013, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

making a 3D RPG inspired by Earthbound and The World Ends With You for the Wii U eShop.

How do I give them my monies?
Oddduck
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(02-03-2013, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Instro

Perhaps they should finish the other game first..?

https://twitter.com/AckkStudios/stat...36436530618368

They started on the game before Two Brothers. Two Brothers was a side project. Project Y2K is their main project.
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(02-03-2013, 07:39 PM)
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Sounds interesting. I'll keep my eye out for this.
Meelow
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(02-03-2013, 07:40 PM)
Glad it's a 3D RPG, will wait for footage.
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(02-03-2013, 07:43 PM)
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They can write all the inspirations they want. We need to see the actual game in action or anything substantial.
Instro
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(02-03-2013, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

https://twitter.com/AckkStudios/stat...36436530618368

They started on the game before Two Brothers. Two Brothers was a side project. Project Y2K is their main project.

Still, considering the Two Brothers game received a kickstarter, I'd like to think that they are keeping focus on that for now.

How many people do they have anyway?
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Inspired by those games we played once and know hardcore Nintendo fans have an immediate reaction to hearing.
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indie dev who have never released a game announces second game before releasing first

ain't no way no how they'll suffer from the same disease every other independent developer ever suffers from, namely inability to actually finish a project due to starting other projects, scope creep, burnout, bottlenecks in production capacity, etc.
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(02-03-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

indie dev who have never released a game announces second game before releasing first

ain't no way no how they'll suffer from the same disease every other independent developer ever suffers from, namely inability to actually finish a project due to starting other projects, scope creep, burnout, bottlenecks in production capacity, etc.

It's hard to say something like this when you don't know when the 3D project began development and when Two Brothers began development. Or how far in completion either project is.


http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2012...hop-next-year/

"Ackkstudios currently has around 17 employees. They all worked in the CG animation industry or game industry for at least 4 years and are a bit ahead of the typical indie scene."

They don't sound that inexperienced.
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

indie dev who have never released a game announces second game before releasing first

ain't no way no how they'll suffer from the same disease every other independent developer ever suffers from, namely inability to actually finish a project due to starting other projects, scope creep, burnout, bottlenecks in production capacity, etc.

Did you not read Odduck's post?

Two Brothers is a side project. They started on this project long before Two Brothers even existed.
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Originally Posted by PhantomR

Did you not read Odduck's post?

Two Brothers is a side project. They started on this project long before Two Brothers even existed.

and? this is a behaviour that is very typical of small independent developers with no release track record--putting promotion and announcements ahead of actually getting the work done. the order they started on the projects is irrelevant, i'm just providing some actual perspective on this before people go "OMG WII U ESHOP KILLER MEGATON ACKKSTUDIOS BOMB ZAL DROPPEN" or whatever.

just to give some other examples of developers in the digital space who have had this pattern...

http://golgothstudio.com/devblog/
record:
- announces toki hd something like 5 years ago
- announces joe and mac hd a few years later
- announces magical drop v a little while later
- eventually releases magical drop v, mostly broken, to very poor reviews; desperately tries to fix the problems with the game
- joe and mac hd apparently dead in water
- some videos of toki hd eventually released, but clearly show project in early and unfinished stages of work

http://www.blooberteam.com/index.php/en
record:
- company is a spinoff of nibris (sadness), which you'll remember for being a killer app for wii.
- announces last flight wiiware in march 2008 as an episodic title (still not released)
- takes over "raid over the river" from nibris, project is never released
- takes over "double bloob" from nibris, project is released 3 years later to unremarkable reception
- announces whatever the fuck this nonsense is for wii u
Black Door
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(02-03-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Just like that one Kickstarter project that was nothing but the lead programmer yelling "OLD SCHOOL!" and name dropping 20 year old RPGs, this is a no-buy until I see real gameplay. Quirky claymation people does not make a game good.
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(02-03-2013, 08:04 PM)
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Nintendo is slowly but surely gaining my support.
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Originally Posted by Black Door

Just like that one Kickstarter project that was nothing but the lead programmer yelling "OLD SCHOOL!" and name dropping 20 year old RPGs, this is a no-buy until I see real gameplay. Quirky claymation people does not make a game good.

You could be a tiny bit more optimistic, you know. :P Anyways, it sounds interesting, so I'll keep my eye on it.
KingSnake
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(02-03-2013, 08:14 PM)
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Stop the panic train:

AckkStudios (@AckkStudios) tweeted at 7:54 PM on Sun, Feb 03, 2013:
Two Brothers is still our main focus! However, everyone who has finished work on it has returned to Project Y2K.
(https://twitter.com/AckkStudios/stat...42317703995393)
EMT0
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(02-03-2013, 08:16 PM)
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I thought this was about a 3D Earthbound for the Wii U being confirmed for a second ;_;

All the same, good news is good.
lunchwithyuzo
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(02-03-2013, 08:23 PM)
Golgoth also announced Noitu Love 2 for WiiWare, which sadly never went anywhere. Would've been great with the Wiimote.
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The irony of referencing Y2K... something that was hugely hyped ultimately was nothing
Ezalc
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(02-03-2013, 08:29 PM)
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I don't see any inspiration from neither Earthbound nor TWEWY in that one picture.
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Is that picture supposed to be from a game, or to show they have someone who knows how to model something other than a teapot in Maya/3DStudio?
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Originally Posted by Ezalc

I don't see any inspiration from neither Earthbound nor TWEWY in that one picture.

I had the same thought, but I'm willing to wait until more media comes out. If it means an RPG set in the modern day, I'm cautiously optimistic.
Oersted
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(02-03-2013, 08:37 PM)
Game can be really nice, but indie devs please, stop with this big name dropping. Its getting annoying.
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(02-03-2013, 09:28 PM)
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I like that girl's art. I will keep my eyes on it.
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

http://nintendoeverything.com/inters...to-the-system/

So, just "a graphical style inspired by games such as..." (and then two rather different-looking games), not actual gameplay modeled after it.
(And, considering the first game they're making is an Action-RPG, I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being one as well).

Title had me all excited, but the actual thread contents is a letdown.
eXistor
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(02-03-2013, 09:37 PM)
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If they have Itoi's knack for writing then count me in. Skeptical though.
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(02-03-2013, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vamphuntr

Never heard of them before. Do they actually have the talent to do something like TWEWY and Earthbound?

Psh, TWEWY wishes it had Itoi behind it.
chris3116
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(02-03-2013, 10:01 PM)
For those who want to know, Two Brothers will be playable at PAX and according to their facebook page :

For those of you interested in finding out more info on the Wii U version of Two Brothers check out the February issue of Pure Nintendo Magazine!!

I really think the first game is pratically done.
Meesh
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(02-03-2013, 10:01 PM)
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Gonna buy all of it!! Can't wait for 2 brothers.
TriGen
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(02-03-2013, 10:03 PM)
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I'll keep my eye on this one. I like that it's gonna be 3D.
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BY2K has got some explaining to do!
fernoca
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(02-03-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Sounds interesting, but need to se it first.
Dr. Feel Good
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(02-03-2013, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

and? this is a behaviour that is very typical of small independent developers with no release track record--putting promotion and announcements ahead of actually getting the work done. the order they started on the projects is irrelevant, i'm just providing some actual perspective on this before people go "OMG WII U ESHOP KILLER MEGATON ACKKSTUDIOS BOMB ZAL DROPPEN" or whatever.

just to give some other examples of developers in the digital space who have had this pattern...

http://golgothstudio.com/devblog/
record:
- announces toki hd something like 5 years ago
- announces joe and mac hd a few years later
- announces magical drop v a little while later
- eventually releases magical drop v, mostly broken, to very poor reviews; desperately tries to fix the problems with the game
- joe and mac hd apparently dead in water
- some videos of toki hd eventually released, but clearly show project in early and unfinished stages of work

http://www.blooberteam.com/index.php/en
record:
- company is a spinoff of nibris (sadness), which you'll remember for being a killer app for wii.
- announces last flight wiiware in march 2008 as an episodic title (still not released)
- takes over "raid over the river" from nibris, project is never released
- takes over "double bloob" from nibris, project is released 3 years later to unremarkable reception
- announces whatever the fuck this nonsense is for wii u

Joe and Mac HD was one of my most anticipated titles too. Fuck Golgoth Studios.

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