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qualitydisc
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(06-23-2014, 06:09 AM)
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Two former Team Ico concept artists have started up an indie studio called "Friend & Foe." Rasmus Deguchi and Rui Guerreiro (former character artist) worked on The Last Guardian in 2009-2012. Their first game is called Vane and I see some heavy Team Ico influence if I do say so myself... Looks like they just announced it a few weeks ago.

Blog: http://www.friendandfoegames.com/dev...20/hello-world


For bonus points, here's a quote from Deguchi when he was working on The Last Guardian in 2011:

Rasmus Deguchi, an artist currently working on The Last Guardian for SCE’s Team Ico, puts it this way: “As an artist, what you really want to do is transfer that crazy vision in your head onto the screen as closely as possible. With environment art, you want to help create places that make the player feel something, a sense of place, real or not. If we do our jobs right, we have games with the power to wow people and put them in places they’d otherwise never see, letting them exercise and enjoy the freedom of really being there, in a way I think is truly unique to this medium."

cuyahoga
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(06-23-2014, 06:11 AM)
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Geez, is that in-game? The art style is astonishing.

This is gonna be snapped up real quick by some company for a publishing/funding deal.
Soulflarz
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(06-23-2014, 06:13 AM)
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That picture looks really good. Ill give those two that!
DJIzana
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(06-23-2014, 06:13 AM)
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Damn... that mindset. It's great to see developers that think like this in terms of how we view a video games setting... makes me feel quite happy. =)
Inorigo
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(06-23-2014, 06:13 AM)
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That quite us fantastic. Making the place is so, so important.
fedexpeon
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(06-23-2014, 06:14 AM)
Is the character literally shredding out clays/bricks?
Cloud Strife
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(06-23-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Looks nice :D, more art-inspired games are just up my alley.
catmario
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(06-23-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Bye Bye Last Guardian.

Come here, Friend & Foe!
Soma
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(06-23-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Will this game get released before The Last Guardian does?
jediyoshi
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(06-23-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Surprised I didn't see this pop up earlier

More screenshots and animated gifs on the game's page
http://www.friendandfoegames.com/vane





Also PC confirmed first, yisss
PfantzyPantz
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(06-23-2014, 06:17 AM)
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Now this is really hype, I hope they are very successful.

And PC? Oh baby yes, this will be amazing.
RustyNails
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(06-23-2014, 06:18 AM)
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Herr K
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(06-23-2014, 06:19 AM)
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Realistically speaking, what's the chance of this coming out on Wii U, considering how benevolent has Nintendo been with indies? I'd love to play this off tv. I hope Wii U is one of the TBA platforms.
HalfBakedProphet
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(06-23-2014, 06:20 AM)
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RELEASE: when it's done

Easy_D
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(06-23-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by RustyNails

Holy shit. That's all I have to say about this gif.
SolidsnackooFoxhound
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(06-23-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Best news all fucking year. Super excited.
A-V-B
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(06-23-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Last Guardian is so dead.

Team Ico is dead. Long live Ex-Team ICO members.
REMEMBER CITADEL
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(06-23-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by NeoSoma

Will this game get released before The Last Guardian does?

Do you really have to ask?

Anyway, it looks quite nice.
10k
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(06-23-2014, 06:22 AM)
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That look's gorgeous.

The funny part is this game will release before The Last Guardian.
friskykillface
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(06-23-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Wow at that lighting gif 0_o

RIP again to the last guardian
whitehawk
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(06-23-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by RustyNails

Well, someone is going to have to remake this GIF now.
Daedardus
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(06-23-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Viral marketing for The Last Guardian.

Believe.
Pop On Arrival
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(06-23-2014, 06:25 AM)
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hilarious that an unreleased clusterfuck of a game still looks good on their resume.
Discoid
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(06-23-2014, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Surprised I didn't see this pop up earlier

More screenshots and animated gifs on the game's page
http://www.friendandfoegames.com/vane

Sold.
BurnOutBrighter
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(06-23-2014, 06:26 AM)
I'll take this to mean that there has been progress on TLG.
A-V-B
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(06-23-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Well, someone is going to have to remake this GIF now.

Or just put in text,

"Man, I'm running from a lightning storm. Move that thing."

"Get that mouse away from me."

"I said get that the fuck -- THANK YOU."
dmr87
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(06-23-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by RustyNails

The Last Guardian 2?
viveks86
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(06-23-2014, 06:27 AM)
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qualitydisc
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(06-23-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by BurnOutBrighter

I'll take this to mean that there has been progress on TLG.

They probably left the project when the PS3 version was put on hiatus (assuming that's what actually happened)
sörine
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(06-23-2014, 06:29 AM)
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Looks amazing. Their iOS action game looks like fun too.
zeopower6
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(06-23-2014, 06:31 AM)
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I think a handful of staffers left as well (some more recently than others), but they still have a lot of the original staffers at Japan Studio.

The talent they had in terms of artists were reaaalllly good (Ueda was rather picky) so it's not surprising that some who left are producing stuff that looks really good~
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~~Hasan~~
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(06-23-2014, 06:32 AM)
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this look more fun than the last Guardian.

and most likely will come before it too
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(06-23-2014, 06:32 AM)
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I'm just loving some of the pictures and GIFs I'm seeing. We're truly at a point now with games where developers have as much power as they require to express just about any vision. It simply comes down to having a clear vision and the necessary creative, artistic and technical talent to pull it off.
/ Rain
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(06-23-2014, 06:34 AM)
Oh my god, that 2011 quote is just sad..
Last Hearth
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(06-23-2014, 06:35 AM)

Originally Posted by BurnOutBrighter

I'll take this to mean that there has been progress on TLG.

Or tLG has been completely reimagined as a action 3rd person shooting with vehicle sections where you ride on a griffin. And the members orginally associated with the project before it got revamped are now gone.
greycolumbus
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(06-23-2014, 06:37 AM)
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From the ashes rises the phoenix.
LiquidMetal14
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(06-23-2014, 06:39 AM)
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I'm at attention.
Kraftwerk
(06-23-2014, 06:39 AM)
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Hnnngg......dat art style

Renpatsu
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(06-23-2014, 06:40 AM)
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I'm already a fan. Great art design can do that to me.
Phlebas
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(06-23-2014, 06:40 AM)
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That art style...




Will be out before TLG, if it still exists
Garcia
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(06-23-2014, 06:42 AM)
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<3 ! Excellent news. :)
Shinta
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(06-23-2014, 06:43 AM)
The art is definitely striking. I guess we'll see how gameplay goes. I never held Ico or SotC up to the absurd highs that some do.

This looks interesting so far though.
PsihoPerihelion
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(06-23-2014, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by viveks86

Holy fuck, I'm sold. SOLD.

Originally Posted by zeopower6

I think a handful of staffers left as well (some more recently than others), but they still have a lot of the original staffers at Japan Studio.

The talent they had in terms of artists were reaaalllly good (Ueda was rather picky) so it's not surprising that some who left are producing stuff that looks really good~

They should just let everyone go. So much talent wasted on single title. Let those guys work on a more competent studio that will actually release a freaking game in less than a decade.
skullmuffins
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(06-23-2014, 06:44 AM)
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PC? Awesome. I dig the color palette they have going.
Fezan
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(06-23-2014, 06:44 AM)
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This look beautiful. Come one sony make it your next journey
Uncle Rupee
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(06-23-2014, 06:45 AM)
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I'm guessing the hero can transform into a bird? It looks like he's leaving feathers behind when he runs.

This looks amazing. Kind of giving me an Ico x Shadow's Tale vibe.
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adamantypants
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(06-23-2014, 06:45 AM)
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Yisssssssss
Kayant
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(06-23-2014, 06:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by viveks86

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PTG
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(06-23-2014, 06:46 AM)
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Wow! This game looks incredible.
earvcunanan
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(06-23-2014, 06:46 AM)
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Looks nice

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