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I don't think so, but about CDV; crap Sie ich hasse den! if you know German, don't read it, it had a nocando word in it, that should be blocked.

it didn't get blocked. I'll EDIT.

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It have not a "nocando"-word but it is sensless. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" />

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i English its a nocando word,; I think.



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is that the same "attic" as the record company? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />


no!...totally wrong <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />Attic was the software company, which developed the Realms of Arkania trilogy (in germany known as "die Nordlandtrilogie"), based on the DSA rpg system. They also worked together with the larians on a crpg called "LMK", until Attic went bankrupt and nearby ruined the larianstudios, too <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" />

by the way...Marian was a former employee of Attic!

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Hopefully Larian will get a supportive publisher.

Another of my favorite Developers, Sir-Tech (Creaters of Wizardry), have stopped making games at the moment because they couldn't get a publisher for Wizardry 8. They ended up signing an exclusive shipping deal with one or two stores.

The game ended up winning numourus awards but no one wanted to distribute it because it didn't have mass blood or mature themes. (Bare in mind it had a solid engine a very long and serious story that branches out depending on how you played the game and multiple beginnings and endings.


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Yes. VERY sad about Wizardry 8: it was a great game and Sir Tech Canada was a great comany which made games like Jagged Alliance 1&2 and Wizardry 1-8. The game was published by Electronic Boutique, I think. The game had awesome reviews yet I don't remember anyone buying it. Such a shame! I hope RR will get a good publisher... AT least Codemasters or Ubi-Soft... Err... No, Ubisoft publishes only it's own games...

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tis but, another canadian i say! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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Yes. VERY sad about Wizardry 8: it was a great game and Sir Tech Canada was a great comany which made games like Jagged Alliance 1&2 and Wizardry 1-8. The game was published by Electronic Boutique, I think. The game had awesome reviews yet I don't remember anyone buying it. Such a shame! I hope RR will get a good publisher... AT least Codemasters or Ubi-Soft... Err... No, Ubisoft publishes only it's own games...

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Ya, Wizardry is the series that introduced me to video games and I have been loyal to Sir-Tech since (I also have Jagged Alliance)

Honestly though I couldn't choose a publisher right now the industry doesn't seem very stable, there are new ones coming in and going out on almost a daily basis and the ones that are stable only publish from developers they own or only publish a certain genre of game.


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I've bought Wizardry 8 two months or so ago, and I'm currently playing it (being the first W. game for me).

I like it *very much* and always keep looking at the forums at www.rpgdot.com for hints. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

I think it's a kind of shame that this game is rarely available here in Germany (at least that's my personal, subjective impression), although it is so good.


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I had no problems getting Wiz 8 - my former trader was very helpful - even got the English version. Smaller shops usually offer a better service, but are more expensive (US version, 2001 = 60-70 EUR)
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Well back to the topic there are a few up and coming publishers that are worth looking into.

Dreamcatcher: They created 'The Adventure Company' for there adventure game line and are using this label for Action and RPG's

GOT Game: Have some decent game but I've only seen them in the bargain bin arena.

Microids: Lately they have put out some decent titles, (Warrior Kings) though I think they are now a branch of Dreamcatcher since the last few games they put out in Canada are the same as Adventure Company (Syberia, Post Mortom)

All the others I can think of have been bought or have closed.


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There are many other European based publishers. As the German market has been proved to be important to Larian Studios, they might go for a European one again. From the top of my head:
There are some Russian publishers: 1C, Russobit, Buka
There is AxelTribe in Spain
There is Koch and Big Ben in the UK
There is JoWood and CDV in respectively Austria and Germany.
And there probably are a whole bunch I forgot also.

They are at the top of my head, becaase these are the publishers I have had contacts width in one or the other way <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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JoWood is pretty good if I'm not mistaken, so is EA, Atari, ...


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It all depends on how you look at it I guess. As far as getting PR stuff from the publishers, Atari equals 'SUCKS' and seeing the mess Jowood made of publishing and distributing Gothic I don't think much of them either. If Larian Studios is getting involved with Jowood then they are getting involved in a very instable company. They were close to bankrupcy not to long ago.


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It all depends on how you look at it I guess. As far as getting PR stuff from the publishers, Atari equals 'SUCKS' and seeing the mess Jowood made of publishing and distributing Gothic I don't think much of them either. If Larian Studios is getting involved with Jowood then they are getting involved in a very instable company. They were close to bankrupcy not to long ago.

Atari sucks indeed. Is Pirahna part of JoWood or...?

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Piranha Bytes are the developers of Gothic and are not a part of Jowood. Jowood 'only' publishes the game.


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Gothic I was published in Germany by Shoebox - never heard of this one before.

JoWood - Don't they do / publish Spellforce ?


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Publishing Gothic 1 has been a strange and troublesome path I recall. The German publisher was Egmond Interactive, I believe. I don't think they exist anymore. Jowood took over a lot of games from them, but if Gothic was part of that or not was unclear. Jowood claimed it was, Piranha bytes stated differently. In the end I believe the German version was published by JoWood and distributed under the Shoebox label. But I could be off base here.
The internation publisher is Xicat and published the game (English version) for: North America, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, England, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Korea.



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Piranha Bytes are the developers of Gothic and are not a part of Jowood. Jowood 'only' publishes the game.

Ah! Just checked, no, I wanted to ask:
"Is Fishtank part of JoWood?"

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