Dogs of War Online was recently announced by Cyanide Studios in a press release last week. The game is a turn-based, tactical arena game that draws heavily on an old table-top RPG game called Confrontation. We had the opportunity to speak with Pierre Gilbert, the Lead Game Designer of Dogs of War Online about the game and what we can expect in the future.
Few years later, I felt it was natural for me to apply for the company. After some time in, I went to see Patrick [Pligersdorffer, our CEO] to discuss the potential of a persistent turn-based game set in the Confrontation universe, closer to its core experience. We quickly came to an agreement and launched Dogs of War online with a small team.
Rolling and choosing dices or allowing each player to react to every action would have hindered the game way too much, essentially slowing it down to the tabletop level. We opted for a faster-paced tactical game. However, that doesn't mean that there is no social interaction in our game; we secured an immersive experience, and made sure to have feedback for everything important in-game Players will have ample opportunities to comment the ongoing action, give advice to their adversaries, taunt them, or blame luck aloud (like we all do !).
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Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
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I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
MMO Attack at GDC 2014
Kirk is in gorgeous San Francisco for GDC 2014 to get you all the Instagram photos, special video content and interviews that he can cram in!
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Dogs of War Online
Dogs of War Online is a tactical turn-based MMO currently under development by Cyanide Studios.
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