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#1 archbishopdan

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:48 PM

Like, mechanics or gameplay, that kind of thing?  All I've seen is what the page here says, and that isn't much.



#2 Kirigami

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:09 PM

This is very much new and fresh as today.  I wasn't even looking for it and also discovered a entirely new and squeaky FFG website along with it.

I think it looks very promising given that there is a "trailer", which I immediately watched frame-by-frame near the end to see something that looks like it could be the board with some sort of puzzle-matrix.

 



#3 Omnisiah

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:59 PM

 Do we think that the release of this game is the final outcome of the 'Jinteki' viral campaign of the last two months?

 

If it is, that doesn't actually help us much, but does imply that it's a major new release for FFG and contains some type of new component tech....



#4 allenkwest

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

The video makes it look set in the Bladerunner type world... and that has me very interested and excited over this one. Hunting a killer, possibly an andy in a future noir world. That ranks very high in my world. Here's hoping to fly a spinner. :)



#5 Mokus

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:08 PM

 What we know from the video:

  • 5 Investigators (Louis Blaine, Ache Beckmann, Caprice Nisei, Raymond Flint, Floyd)
  • 1 Murder (different murders to solve?)
  • Map (Arkham Horror kind of Map)
  • Conspiracy ("Puzzle" that leads to different conspiracies each time you play?)


#6 Mokus

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:10 PM

 Sorry for the double post, but I see now that there is a more elaborating thread about speculations javascript:void(0);/*1227348608384*/



#7 hahnarama

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:55 AM

All we know is that FFG says it has a street date of 12/08, which in reality means 09/09.



#8 Old Dwarf

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:48 AM

Sad but probably close to the mark.

 

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#9 SandroBlack

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:17 AM

looks interesting, hope there will be some more info soon.



#10 Murray

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:05 AM

 this new game od the ffg captured my attention!

Although, my browser is in the middle of a conspiracy, in fact it had not yet load the page of the game, so i'm stuck in the middle of nowhere, with a big, glooming ? above. ( ? ? ? ? ?, imagine them glooming, ... and bigger).

The sci-fi background, a bit of Cyberpunk, or Shadowrun kind of thing, maybe, is good, and stimulate a lot my sci-fi-addicted mind, someone has more news? 

Thanks to all.

Keep flying and keep gaming

Murray



#11 Decaramas

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:07 AM

Even though we have been burned in the past over release dates, it does feel like they are trying to change that. If this is the result of the viral camapign, then i am very happy. I think it will be availible in the US next month, but i doubt it will be under my tree in time, as europe tends to get things a few weeks after you guys.



#12 CanadianPittbull

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:14 AM

It definately has that Future Noir look to it and it has definately peak my interest also. I guess more will be revealed about it as the days and months go on.



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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:54 AM

CanadianPittbull said:

It definately has that Future Noir look to it and it has definately peak my interest also. I guess more will be revealed about it as the days and months go on.

Not sure about months...  Rumor has it it will be out the first week of December.  FFG is already sellingit.  I just wish they would post the rules soon so I can get a better idea if this is for me or not.

But with Kevin Wilson designing and a similar look of Arkham, I think it will be  agood choice.



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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:32 PM

"Android" is definitely the culmination of the Jinteki campaign.  I've posted a couple of related links (including a story on the FFG announcement) in the Jinteki thread in the old forums ( www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffgforums/forums/list.page ).



#15 moekel

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:29 AM

the game looks great! can't wait for more info. i hope it will be out before x-mas (well... i AM allowed to hope  )



#16 Trump

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:37 PM

I find the whole thing strange.  A game comes out of nowhere (unless you count a viral marketing campaign that only a handful of people paid any attention to).  It's positioned to be in time for Christmas lists but without even a clue as to what the game is or how it's played, how many people are going to go for it?  Nobody in my group, that's for sure.  Kevin already said the rules will be out soon, and that's great, but a game with zero hype is still an odd thing.  It seems much like a movie that comes out with no advance screenings... and I think we all know why THAT happens.  I had to listen to Agricola hype seemingly forever before that came out and, of course, the game didn't come close to living up to the hype.  I can well see why FFG might want to avoid excessive pre-publication hype, but it just seems that this might be a bit too much in the opposite direction.  Ah well, perhaps this time next year we'll all own a copy and love it to death and won't even remember its odd beginnings.



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Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:21 PM

 

 

I find the whole thing strange.  A game comes out of nowhere (unless you count a viral marketing campaign that only a handful of people paid any attention to).  It's positioned to be in time for Christmas lists but without even a clue as to what the game is or how it's played, how many people are going to go for it?  Nobody in my group, that's for sure.  ....

Even if one does not partake in the viral marketing...just the fact that one is aware of such goings-on is indicative of its success (or at least partial success) as a marketing strategy?



#18 Trump

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:56 AM

Ruvion said:

Even if one does not partake in the viral marketing...just the fact that one is aware of such goings-on is indicative of its success (or at least partial success) as a marketing strategy?

 

No.  I know of it because I saw a thread about it on the old FFG forums.  Outside of the world of the forums, there wasn't a peep and that's where you'd want your viral marketting to register.  If you're only trying to preach to the converted, you might as well just set up your standard web page with pictures and rules and such.

And what's the result of a viral campaign?  You get a lot of people asking, "What the $%@ is that?"  They get curious.  They tell others and they also get curious.  Time passes and the mystery deepens.  And then you reveal your product and hope that a lot of those people like what they see.  Unfortunately, this is not a good plan for a boardgame.  You can't just show everyone a pretty box and pieces and hope to make a killing (well actually, I'll get back to this in a moment).  Some people are screaming for rules to look at already, but at the very least, game buyers want to know what KIND of game it is and have a general sense of how it's played.  Until then, sales aren't very likely to really get going and trying to pull this little trick off right before Christmas just doesn't make sense (unless the comments from my previous post are actually correct).  There's barely any time to complete this marketting strategy.

OK, so about pretty boxes.  There's another thread here with people all hyped up by what is really little more than a movie trailer.  These are the same people who rush to the theatres time and again because of a trailer they saw, only to be disappointed later.  Being INTERESTED in what the game's about after seeing that trailer is perfectly normal.  Boldly stating that you can't wait to purchase the product is just pure foolishness.



#19 Big Head Zach

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:26 AM

Trump said:

Ruvion said:

 

OK, so about pretty boxes.  There's another thread here with people all hyped up by what is really little more than a movie trailer.  These are the same people who rush to the theatres time and again because of a trailer they saw, only to be disappointed later.  Being INTERESTED in what the game's about after seeing that trailer is perfectly normal.  Boldly stating that you can't wait to purchase the product is just pure foolishness.

I think they're basing their exuberance on the fact that FFG doesn't really have a reputation for crapping in an art-resplendent box and then selling it without answering questions about the game.

Plus, it's done by Kevin Wilson, who has a track record of several great games (Arkham Horror, Descent, the Cosmic Encounter re-release, etc.) He's a nice guy and wouldn't jerk people around.

I think each and every one of us is waiting anxiously for the rulebook to make our final decision, but it's harmless fun to say we're excited in advance. :)



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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:33 AM

Big Head Zach said:

I think they're basing their exuberance on the fact that FFG doesn't really have a reputation for crapping in an art-resplendent box and then selling it without answering questions about the game.

Plus, it's done by Kevin Wilson, who has a track record of several great games (Arkham Horror, Descent, the Cosmic Encounter re-release, etc.) He's a nice guy and wouldn't jerk people around.

I think each and every one of us is waiting anxiously for the rulebook to make our final decision, but it's harmless fun to say we're excited in advance. :)

Kevin Wilson's track record is debatable.  I'm not saying anything about the quality of his designing skills, only that I am not interested in all of the products he has created.  Of the games I can see him credited with, Descent is the only one I can ever see myself playing.  If I were to go on track records, Android wouldn't even get a shot.  But I do want to know more and I probably would like to try the game out, so I'm still here.  :)

Harmless fun?  Yeah maybe.  Some of us are coming across as pretty mindless though.  I just read in another thread where someone said they were ready to buy the game without any information beyond Kevin Wilson and Cyberpunk.  PLEASE!  Kevin could make a killing with koolaid... but I digress.

 

 






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