Kingdom of Amalur Creators in Trouble

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retroc64 wrote:

Do you think the Kingdom of Avalon franchise will continue?

I think taht will depend on alot of things... lots of money was lost.. Im sure the IP will be sold.. 1.5 millions sold (aprox) is an easy... anybody else would be doing a 2nd game.. As far as I can tell This is just people.. not IP's... at least No alumar. I would guess the other IP's are probelby owned by Them.. SInce it was financed by others it surely has some value.. if tis small enough I would guess Epic could buy it. I mentioned before they had plans for a MMORPG with the same assets and world.. it was suposed ot be worked on while this game was made.. so there should be alot of unused stuff availible for a 2nd game.. or possilby the MMORPG still.

it sold well enough to be able to make money if they hadnt banked on 3 million.. expectation where hte problem.. this game didnt fail on any way ( by slaes numbers, many game makers would love those numbers) it failed by expecting larger numbers. SO teh IP is worth a second look.. but with this big of a loss attached to it sombody will want to make some money back in some way (one would think?) that will be the key to seeing more.

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Do you think the Kingdom of

Do you think the Kingdom of Avalon franchise will continue?

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amalur developers saved

Funny this one keeps popping up..There's some GOOD news:

http://kotaku.com/5915330/amalurs-developers-saved-are-now-an-epic-studio

They're joining Epic games!

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How dare you like Kingdom of

How dare you like Kingdom of Amular .... Call of Duty FOREVER!

See, I can be a gamer too!

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Sales were huge for a new IP
retroc64 wrote:

I LOVED Kingdoms of Amular. I loved the art, music, story, and gameplay. I know, nobody else did. Is there something wrong with me? A lot of games I like don't do well in sales? Am I a bad gamer? Is there a rehab clinic that can cure me?

It sold just fine, that's the point. It was poor budget management that doomed them.

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Is there something wrong with me?

I LOVED Kingdoms of Amular. I loved the art, music, story, and gameplay. I know, nobody else did. Is there something wrong with me? A lot of games I like don't do well in sales? Am I a bad gamer? Is there a rehab clinic that can cure me?

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Lazy pigs should die

Sorry, but i read that that studio had 380 employes, such games are about click on it.

In all videos they spoke mainly about animation it looks for me realy stupid colorful GoW stupid pseudo rpg, very similar another empty game like Prototype with zillions of stupid quests and tons of wows assest a japan like mismash pseudomythlogy.

Who: Brujah Zealot, the pimp of babylons bitch. / Location: Scorched heart of Europe. // Sorry for my moldavian sort of english, i have 2 possibilities, to be silent or try to say something +look like idiot..

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While I'm no judge of a good

While I'm no judge of a good or bad game.. I really cant see why this game is considered a fail. Over one million sold, solid gameplay, BIG, there was nothng really wrong with this game that I could see. Setting a target of 3 million was bit bold and quite honestly pretty stupid, that is a mistake. Expecting to do half of what the best sellers do with a brand new IP... again, quite daft. When i read this all i think is.. a game that could have started a series, created a company if they hadnt sold it so big.. I am probebly quite stupid, but even I cant see how they sold this, and got the money to back it with that 3 million target.

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