Frostkeep Studios explains the ‘why’ behind the game and the studio

    
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Well, that's why.

If you’ve ever been responsible for interacting with a toddler for any length of time, you’ll probably have some idea of the nature of the “why” practice implemented at Frostkeep Studios. Essentially, the idea is that when someone asks for something, you ask “why” five times to get at the core reason behind it. It might sound childish due to its specific similarity to one of the more annoying games children play with authority figures, but it also informs one of the central philosophies behind developing for Rend to hopefully improve upon the whole survival genre.

The official post explains is that for every element within the game, there needs to be a reason to include it more robust than “these other games have it as a core feature.” It has to be a feature that is, fundamentally, fun for players in this game and something that works well for this design. Whether or not the philosophy will work out in the long run remains to be seen, but it’s certainly a good place to start.

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this reminds me of an early artcraft crowfall ama where every single questions and feature was described as “this game meets that game or pop culture reference”.

which is why i joke much to some friends’ chagrin that it’s the first reddit meme mmo designed with the same thinking that drives reddit top comment meme cliche in certain popular subs.

there is no why beyond “these things are popular on social media, so our design is going to be based on that wholly”. which since they’ve they’ve found the time to describe the features in more elaborate terms certainly, but still wholly and fundamentally are of that mindset.

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also i have no idea what studio or game the article is talking about without clicking the links. the article references “the game” at least twice, but never names “the game”, so i’m not sure what’s going on there. i actually clicked the link to see what game and why but there is no why here so far on why the game’s name is not included in the article.

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Maybe they edited the article after you posted but it does now say Frostkeep studio and the game’s name Rend.

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ahh it hink they do mention it but i missed it. i swear i read the article 4 times looking for it lol. i even asked in discord and irc what game they were talking about LOL