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Old 08-10-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
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Defunct Flagship Studios Team becomes Runic Games

The Flagship Studios Seattle team reforms as Runic Games. A snippet from the press release:

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The former Flagship Studios Seattle team is proud to announce their reformation as Runic Games (www.runicgames.com). As the team responsible for the highly-anticipated Mythos at Flagship Studios, Runic Games intends to continue to use their expertise in the Action-RPG MMO genre to create the best games in this market.

The studio is headed by Travis Baldree and Max Schaefer. Travis served as Project Director for Mythos at Flagship Seattle, and previously created the bestselling Action-RPG FATE. Max was the Executive Producer for Mythos, and one of the original founders of Blizzard North, the creators of the bestselling Diablo franchise. He was also one of the founding members of Flagship Studios.
Courtesy of http://bluesnews.com/

I wonder what's going on with Flagship Studios, considering both Schaefer brothers had formed Flagship alongside Bill Roper.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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Ugh, let it die, just let it die, please.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:24 AM   #3
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Ahh. but what is Roeper going to do now?
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:30 AM   #4
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Bandai-Namco took on whoever was left at Flagship to continue working on Hellgate: London. I suppose this is what happened to those who weren't so lucky.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
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Ugh, let it die, just let it die, please.
Mythos was shaping up to be a fansastic experience, I really want them to finish that one.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:30 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure they don't own Mythos anymore. So you can probably kiss that one goodbye.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:53 AM   #7
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As the team responsible for the highly-anticipated Mythos at Flagship Studios, Runic Games intends to continue to use their expertise in the Action-RPG MMO genre to create the best games in this market.
Are they talking about Hellgate? Best in it's market? Bwahahaha!
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:09 AM   #8
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suprised anyone would give them funding to do anything....
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:20 AM   #9
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Are they talking about Hellgate? Best in it's market? Bwahahaha!
It's a small market

They still haven't surpassed PSO though.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:30 AM   #10
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Are they talking about Hellgate? Best in it's market? Bwahahaha!
If you had bothered to continue reading, you would have seen that they were talking about Mythos, perhaps the best Diablo-clone there is.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #11
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If you had bothered to continue reading, you would have seen that they were talking about Mythos, perhaps the best Diablo-clone there is.
Didn't mean to piss in your cereal.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:41 AM   #12
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Best games on the market? Last I checked, Hellgate was one of the worst games on the market. What has changed?
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:47 AM   #13
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Sounds like they needed to change the name since they pretty much lost everything attached to Flagship.

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:07 AM   #14
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If you had bothered to continue reading, you would have seen that they were talking about Mythos, perhaps the best Diablo-clone there is.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No. Really. It's good, but it's positioned as a microtransaction-fest when it finally "ships". I can pass.

And, yes, I have played in the beta.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:15 AM   #15
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Sounds like they needed to change the name since they pretty much lost everything attached to Flagship.

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This was the Flagship Seattle team. That studio shut down and everyone was fired. Flagship is still around in whatever form it currently is in.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:57 AM   #16
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Jerks, this is the Mythos team. That game was actually looking to be good, and was run by the Travis Baldree guy, who did the awesome FATE game. I was hoping he'd land on his feet somewhere and continue his rogue-like games, which kickass. I'm happy to see that's happened.

Now hopefully this new company will concentrate on just that, without the burden of a crappy Hellgate weighing them down.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:43 PM   #17
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Jerks, this is the Mythos team. That game was actually looking to be good, and was run by the Travis Baldree guy, who did the awesome FATE game. I was hoping he'd land on his feet somewhere and continue his rogue-like games, which kickass. I'm happy to see that's happened.

Now hopefully this new company will concentrate on just that, without the burden of a crappy Hellgate weighing them down.
Wasn't Fate that Wild Tangent game that had all of th spyware attached to it? That being said I did dig Mythos..I hope they bring it back.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:15 PM   #18
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mythos is a good game, much like dungeon runners but more solid mechanics and an overall smoother experience.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:28 PM   #19
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Ha, they should have put all their money into Mythos and not messed around with worthless Hellgate. They would have survived.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #20
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Mythos is very solid and Travis is brilliant in terms of designing simple, addictive action RPG's. Fate was a LOT of fun to mess around with - unfortunately one of the distribution models for it was through WildTangent, and he didn't have full rights to make sure they kept their paws out of it, but everyone was very happy when he broke free and started working on Mythos with Flagship.

Hopefully he'll still be able to bring it to completion somehow. It's clearly a labor of love for him, and he deserves for people to be able to play it.
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