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Old December 19th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #1
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I am from Live Creative - Seevic and we have been assigned with the task of creating a game based upon the 6th Century Saxons.

Below is a link to our questionnaire gathering information on the audience likes.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 02:27 AM   #2

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Done.

Don't go all Hollywood with it. Keep it grim and Northern European and historic.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 08:09 AM   #3

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Southend Museum? Are you from my home town? This sounds like an exciting project! Our area has a very long history, even if it began as nothing more than an insignificant fishing village.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #4

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Done. It's a very interesting time period and setting, so I hope you guys make something cool from it. Best of luck!
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Old January 11th, 2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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Done. Good luck with this, would be a great period to explore.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #6

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Nasty Saxons.

They seem to have driven out people from Cornwall who went to live in Brittany and also near El Ferrol in Visigothic Spain.

The terror must have been great, even if they didn't reach this end of the country. (Presumably if they did, people wouldn't be in a position to emigrate, if what they were afraid of, happened?)
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Old January 11th, 2017, 05:23 AM   #7
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Just a quick question due to disagreements within the development team. How would you feel about the game containing no gore?
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If it followed scattered bands of Anglo-Saxon settlers as they set up farms under the authority of (or at least without too much objection from) local Romano-British elites and then intermarried with the locals, leading to the slow emergence of a hybridised culture which steadily replaced an increasingly irrelevant and discredited Romanesque culture with a new, German-esque one and then proceeded to occupy the power vacuum left after the collapse of the western Roman Empire, which in turn led to the emergence of larger polities who appear to have engaged in some fairly serious conflict with one another and their culturally British and Irish neighbours, but probably not in earnest or on anything other than a localised or opportunistic scale until the sixth-century, you'd probably be rather closer to what actually happened. But you might not sell as many games, as everyone will be expected carnage and bloodshed from the get-go.
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If it followed scattered bands of Anglo-Saxon settlers as they set up farms under the authority of (or at least without too much objection from) local Romano-British elites and then intermarried with the locals, leading to the slow emergence of a hybridised culture which steadily replaced an increasingly irrelevant and discredited Romanesque culture with a new, German-esque one and then proceeded to occupy the power vacuum left after the collapse of the western Roman Empire, which in turn led to the emergence of larger polities who appear to have engaged in some fairly serious conflict with one another and their culturally British and Irish neighbours, but probably not in earnest or on anything other than a localised or opportunistic scale until the sixth-century, you'd probably be rather closer to what actually happened. But you might not sell as many games, as everyone will be expected carnage and bloodshed from the get-go.
Yeah you'll never make your future in VR Peter.

(I stopped playing those things about 15 years ago. Kids grown up, too tired, no time!)
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Nasty Saxons.

They seem to have driven out people from Cornwall who went to live in Brittany and also near El Ferrol in Visigothic Spain.

The terror must have been great, even if they didn't reach this end of the country. (Presumably if they did, people wouldn't be in a position to emigrate, if what they were afraid of, happened?)
Could have an up to date version, all coming over the Tamar bridge in caravans.

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