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Project: Gorgon is a 3D fantasy MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) that features an immersive experience that allows the player to forge their own path through exploration and discovery. We won't be guiding you through a world on rails, and as a result there are many hidden secrets awaiting discovery. Project: Gorgon also features an ambitious skill based leveling system that bucks the current trend of pre-determined classes, thus allowing the player to combine skills in order to create a truly unique playing experience.

The Project: Gorgon development team is led by industry veteran Eric Heimburg. Eric has over a decade of experience working as a Senior and Lead Engineer, Developer, Designer and Producer on successful games such as Asheronís Call 1 and 2, Star Trek Online and other successful Massively Multiplayer Online Games.



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    Dev Blog: August 28, 2018

    Works in Progress, or, The Summer Doldrums

    Hi, Iím srand, Citan's partner and more-or-less second in command. Citan is unavailable at the moment (although I think I hear muffled curses coming from his subterranean lair), so I'll be delivering the dev blog today.

    In previous dev blogs, we've talked about our iterative style of development. During alpha and beta our goal has been to get something out the door every two to four weeks. But it's been twice that twice that since the last update, and we're still a week or two away from the next one. So what's going on? Is the game dead? Is Citan dead?

    Nah, it's nothing like that. (See my note above about the muffled curses.) But the pace of development has slowed down this summer. I could blame the summer heat here in Florida (96F today!) or the lingering effects of our hard push to Steam earlier this year, but no ...

    No. It's mostly the damned casino.

    The next update revolves around a casino run by the Red Wing mantis gang. If you follow our Twitter, you may have seen a screenshot of a match-3 game planned for the update.




    The casino started here, with the idea for several mini-games like this. That might have been the whole of the casino - a big room with some mini-games - but Citan wasn't happy with it. It didn't feel like an integrated part of the game world. This casino is supposed to be a place where we can add more minigames over time, but why would people keep coming back to this place? Locations in Project: Gorgon usually serve multiple purposes, and this one just didn't quite work.

    There were some other interesting features we had in mind for the casino beyond the mini-games. For example, an early screenshot on Twitter shows what appears to be a deer on a stage.




    This is indeed a deer on a stage. Here Panzy is showing off an early version of the Stage Management console, a prototype of the kind of community tools we're keen on getting into the hands of our players and volunteer guides. A neat feature, to be sure, but still not enough of a draw to keep people coming back.

    No, if the casino was going to be worth doing, it needed to be something more. So much like the casinos in Las Vegas, the Red Wings would strive to make their home an all-in-one, self-contained resort destination - a city in its own right. And hey, wasn't Citan just talking about a new higher-level hub city? Surprise!

    Of course, building a city requires quite a bit more work than building 'just' a casino. But it also vastly increases the benefits from that work - there's a better return on the resource investment, if you will. And it goes both ways: A boring town is never going to be a good hub. (It's going to be hard enough to convince some people to leave Serbule, no matter how good the amenities at the new location.)

    Unfortunately I don't have a lot of sexy new screenshots of the casino to share with you today. We're in that awkward stage where a lot of the features are working, but the art assets aren't good enough yet - not even by our lax standards for first-pass 'programmer art'.




    Besides, you probably don't want screenshots of a partially-built city anyway. You want to know the details: how much and what kind of storage it will have, where the portals will take you, where we're putting the player vendors, and whether you should be hoarding the existing game chips. But you'll have to wait just a little while longer for those answers.

    (Actually, for the last one Citan says: "Those chips are the rough equivalent of 'home edition' poker chips -- they aren't casino chips. The Red Wing staff will trade them in for a pittance as a courtesy, but they aren't worth much. Don't bother trying to hoard them, as Councils will spend a lot easier!")

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    If you put 5 cows in new city, some people will move their mules and relocate to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INXS View Post
    If you put 5 cows in new city, some people will move their mules and relocate to it.
    Make it a slots game! Every attempt to milk(spin) there's a chance to get 0, 1 or 2 bottles of milk!

    And name the slot machine: Udder Madness!
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    If there's pole dancing, please provide curtains. The last thing I want to see ingame is these guys trying to fulfill rl fantasies ingame! :P

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    Casino... Deer on the stage... With all those exciting minigames... Right. Yea! Uh!

    * Turning around inching away real slow *


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifth View Post

    * Turning around inching away real slow *
    Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

    Honestly though, this post only barely hints at what is coming and you are trolling negativity? You should be thankful that you have this "fun as hell" game to play and that they give regular updates. And when they don't give a regular update...they friggin update you with an update on the update!!!!

    Some people just can't see the forest for the trees.
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    Thanks for the update Srand. sounds like Citan is doing the fathers role out of a christmas story
    " In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space"
    I hope the updates go smoother and the heat dies down for you.
    And that's why I always say, 'Shumshumschilpiddydah!

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    Thanks Srand! While I'm disappointed all my chips will be for naught, I'm still really excited for the new update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryshael View Post
    Some people just can't see the forest for the trees.
    Sry if I came across as overly negative. It doesn't mean I don't like the game as a whole. I do, I actually like it a lot. It's just the new direction I can't really dig... But that's prolly just me.

    It's just one persons subjective opinion, nothing more. If everyone else is super excited about it then everything's fine.
    I do believe, by the way, that the best thing to do if you really care about the future of the game is to give honest feedback.

    Besides, we haven't even seen the end product yet. Let's wait and see... and hope for the best.
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    Legit take your time its better to have a finished project done right then a half *** baked one we have waited this long not like waiting a little longers going to kill us



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