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Old 08-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Heavy Gear Goes to Stompy Bot


The Big Robot craze continues... Apparently Stompy Bot Productions now has the license for Heavy Gear video games.

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STOMPY BOT PRODUCTIONS TO PRODUCE NEW HEAVY GEAR VIDEO GAME

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, August 1, 2012 — Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. (www.stompybot.com) and Dream Pod 9, Inc. (www.dp9.com) have announced the exclusive licensing of Dream Pod 9’s Heavy Gear franchise for PC, mobile and console 3D gaming to Stompy Bot Productions.
Check out the complete announcement here.


I love drowning in all the good mech game news. I've never heard of them (apparently they're new), but I hope Stompy Bot gives a good account of themselves. Heavy Gear always seems to take a back seat to Mechwarrior, but it really is worthy of equal billing, IMO.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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It was battletech with anime mechs. Meh. Not even a really good combat system but I always respected they gave you all pewter pieces instead of plastic bits.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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It was battletech with anime mechs. Meh. Not even a really good combat system but I always respected they gave you all pewter pieces instead of plastic bits.
I always liked the visual aspect, myself. I liked the anime look as a nice change from the Battletech look, but also appreciated how they weren't all goofy Evangelion stupid about it.

I also thought both the old PC games were well done (I actually preferred HG2 to Mechwarrior 3, which made me feel dirty, but there it is).
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I always liked the visual aspect, myself. I liked the anime look as a nice change from the Battletech look, but also appreciated how they weren't all goofy Evangelion stupid about it.

I also thought both the old PC games were well done (I actually preferred HG2 to Mechwarrior 3, which made me feel dirty, but there it is).
I can't comment on the PC games because I was busy into tabletop warhammer at the time and had already chosen my vice, but to those who had HG games around us, it was minimally appealing, to the point even Warzone was doing better.
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Activision made a couple of games based on this after they lost the Mechwarrior license, right?
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
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I liked the HG games, although they are more battlesuit than mech, and was kinda hamstringed by having indirect fire weapons, which took a lot of skill to use effectively.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #8
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I always liked the Heavy Gear universe. I played the table top / rpg game for a few years when I was younger. I thought the art style was great. I never watched the cartoon though. That came well after my time with the game.

I kind of like the lore of the HG universe better than the battletech one. I also liked the size difference. Battletech mechs being massive, Heavy Gear ones being twice / three times bigger than a person. The scale made more sense to me.

Im cautiously optimistic.

Hopefully it will be a little bit like the old school Front Mission games.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Good mech game news?
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The geography of the publisher is suspiciously placed to take advantage of digital media subsidies in that province...

The dev team blurb reads like they haven't done anything before.

It's actually a great video game IP, but I don't know if we will really see something like a gamer game sequel to Heavy Gear 2 come out of this.

Maybe the first title will be a hex based wargame for ipad.

It would make a first rate f2p pc shooter game though.

I would rather have seen the IP go to Big Huge Games whom have the experience to make something wide and deep with it.
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I always liked the visual aspect, myself. I liked the anime look as a nice change from the Battletech look, but also appreciated how they weren't all goofy Evangelion stupid about it.

I also thought both the old PC games were well done (I actually preferred HG2 to Mechwarrior 3, which made me feel dirty, but there it is).
Evangelion didn't have a single mech in it. At all. Your comparison is immediately null and void.

[fanboy]Also, there's nothing goofy or stupid about Evangelion. Shu'up.[/fanboy]
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Evangelion didn't have a single mech in it. At all. Your comparison is immediately null and void.
oh for...! Fine. The MECHAnical designs of the suits were over-the-top fruity anime. Better? Sheesh. =P

It was a comparison of the artistic choices, nothing about comparing mechs.
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