Rendez-vous fin janvier pour At the Gates

Après des années de développement, et de longs silences qui ont semé le doute sur la crédibilité de Jon Shafer (ex responsable de la programmation de Civ 5) quant à mener à terme ce projet, voici enfin une nouvelle bande-annonce confirmant la date à laquelle ce jeu au thème original devrait arriver sur nos écrans. 4X qui a donc été financé avec succès via Kickstarter en mars 2013, et dont la sortie est maintenant prévue pour le 23 janvier prochain. Soit plus de trois ans si ce n’est quatre après ce qui avait été envisagé initialement.

Jon Shafer avait rejoint Paradox en 2017, mais avait quitté l’éditeur au bout de six mois (voir le communiqué ci-après), en invoquant des différences de culture et de créativité, ne pouvant rentrer plus dans les détails et souhaitant alors tourner la page. Cela afin de se reconsacrer entièrement au développement du jeu At the Gates.

Pour plus d’informations sur Jon Shafer’s At the Gates, voyez le site officiel ou cette page sur Steam.

 

Communiqués

Release Date: January 23, 2019!

I’m incredibly excited to announce that At the Gates will be officially released on January 23rd, 2019!

It’s been a long road, almost 7 years now, and it’s a bit of a surreal feeling to be honest. This game now spans over 20% of my lifetime. That’s, well, not exactly what the plan was. But here we are. There’s some additional work to be done on AI, balance, and a couple minor features, but other than that the game is just about there.

I think it’s really good, too. I’ve been playtesting a fair bit the past few months, and while the game certainly has its rough edges it really is a new kind of 4X experience. It’s a tough game, and it can be a slow grind, but from day one I always wanted to build something that would take the basic genre formula and push it a bit more. The game won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But from a place of having hard time even launching the game for a while I’ve now grown to love it, and I know a lot of other people will too.

So thank you all for coming along with me on this journey. I know it’s not always been easy. But « the gates » are finally just in front of us now.

Along with this announcement I’ve prepared a number of different cool things related to the game:

– The game now has a proper Steam page – please wishlist us, even if you’ve already contributed or pre-ordered!
– We’ve created an official game trailer.
– The AtG website and forums have been redone.
– You can read a hands-on preview for the game over at PC Gamer.

I’ll also be sharing a short, interesting tidbit about the game on Twitter every day between now and release, and on Sunday nights a new article will go up which digs a bit deeper into a feature or cool development story.

Thanks again everyone, you all here on Kickstarter were the first ones to believe in me, the team, and this project, and I can’t wait to finally share At the Gates with you!

– Jon

 

Jon Shafer moves on from Paradox Interactive

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 08:00 CET

In May this year Paradox Interactive announced it had hired award winning game developer Jon Shafer, to start a new project. Today Paradox and Shafer announced that they have decided to part ways due to creative differences.

« Jon is an ambitious person with a lot of drive and passion and he has led some good discussions in our teams over the past few months », said Mattias Lilja – Executive Vice President of Studios at Paradox Interactive. « However, during the course of these discussions, it has become clear that we want different things creatively and we have therefore taken the mutual decision that it is best to part ways. We wish Jon the very best in the next part of his career and would like to thank him for his efforts during his time with us », he continued.

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This information is information that Paradox Interactive AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on Nov 17, 2017.

About Paradox Interactive

The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of White Wolf’s brands. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 90 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Tyranny and Magicka. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well. The largest markets today include the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, close to 1.5 million gamers play a Paradox game each month and the number of Paradox registered users exceeds six million.

Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. Avanza Bank is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.

1 commentaire

  1. Jon Shafer n’était pas le « responsable de la programmation de Civ 5 », mais son « lead designer », l’homme responsable de cette hérésie qu’est le « 1 unité par hexagone », concept qui a transformé la profondeur stratégique de Civiization en celle d’un jeu de … taquin. 8-(
    Quant à sortir en 2019 un jeu prévu pour 2014, avec un seul salarié dans le studio (si j’ai bien compris, l’Art Director et le programmeur ont travaillé bénévolement, au moins à ce jour), seul salarié qui entretemps s’est fait embauché ailleurs… puis est parti 6 mois plus tard avec perte sinon fracas, tout cela inspire de grande crainte pour le jeu…
    Bon, au moins, les contributeurs KS auront quelque chose à se mettre sous la dent !

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