With players compiling a massive amount of useful information and Noclip releasing a making-of documentary for Fallout 76, we’re starting to arrive at a much better understanding of what this game will be.
We learned a lot of new information from this video, such as the fact that all players will be able to see where each other are on any given map, that players will have to work together to solve puzzles in order to unlock the nuclear warhead bunkers, and that there are safeguards in place to keep consensual PvP from becoming a ganker’s paradise. The team also mentioned things like mutation traits, cosmetic microtransactions, free DLC, the ability to repair weapons, special perk cards, and the lack of player corpse looting.
The studio dealt with the major shift from single-player to multiplayer as well “It’s a mindset change,” said Design Director Emil Pagliarulo. “You have folks here who have been making single-player quests for so long, and what does it mean to support more than one player? So there’s a lot of things that go into that.”
“This is the story of a world created in a kitchen. Of a community bonding as they kill chickens or fish for sharks. It’s a sneaky peek behind the scenes of an online world, of its highs and lows and an attempt to solve something of a mystery. How a video game can still be loved and relevant after 15 years.”
With these words, a fascinating look into RuneScape’s 15-year history begins in a brand-new documentary from Jagex. The studio notes that whether or not you’ve heard of the game, someone has, as RuneScape has garnered six Guinness world records and over 240 million accounts created.
If you have an hour and a half to spare, you could do a lot worse than to delve into the history and stories of this MMORPG. Check it out below!
Production has already begun in Stockholm, Sweden, to create a two-part documentary that looks at the history and phenomenon of the World of Darkness franchise. The documentary makers have promised exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage from White Wolf.
White Wolf CEO Tobias Sjogren says that this documentary should take fans on a fascinating journey: “The tumultuous history of the World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade, and White Wolf is something akin to a rock n’ roll soap opera mashed together with a Shakespearean tragedy. It’s more than just a story about a game or a company, but also the fans and how this thing helped shape and affect their lives. This is really their story and we believe that needs to be told.”
It will be interesting to see whether the documentary touches at all upon CCP Games’ canceled World of Darkness MMORPG. CCP shut down the game and its development studio in 2014 and subsequently sold White Wolf to Paradox Games in 2015.
Next year, RuneScape will be celebrating 15 years of continual operation. Even if you don’t play the game and consider it one of your favorite titles, you can’t deny that it’s an impressive achievement. A documentary on the game is being released in January 2016 to coincide with the game’s anniversary celebration, but you can get a sneak peek of it by watching the trailer just below.
The trailer is fairly substantial at around three minutes, but it should give fans of RuneScape and those with an interest in gaming history plenty to anticipate in advance of the January release. It promises to be an interesting look back at the game from inception to present, and with 15 years of history behind it, there’s plenty to look at from that premise.
One thing is for sure: Online gaming wouldn’t exist without the passionate communities behind them. A new documentary called Live / Play looks at how League of Legends
has impacted five players from around the world, including a cosplayer, a professional e-sports champion, and an aspiring game designer.
“It’s such a liberating feeling knowing that there are others out there like you,” one player says. “Millions of people like this thing too. Even though we don’t speak the same language and we grew up differently, we have something to talk about.”
You can watch the full 38-minute documentary after the jump.