Hello there Terror-Fans!
Terrordrome: Reign of the Legends game is slowly but steadily being developed. While we are making the game, we would like to hear from you what characters you would like to see in the next our game! Detailed answers will be very appreciated.
You can write your ideas here or on our Facebook fanpage.
Be warned though! We are not considering any licensed characters. As the game’s title hints, the focus departs from horror movie licensed characters to a wider variety of popular characters rooted in cultural myth and legends as well as classic horror literature figures.
We’re reaching out to you firstly to remind of our Kickstarter November 2017. As you should know by now, we’re preparing the spiritual successor to Terrordrome: Terrordrome – Reign of the Legends. In order to prepare our Kickstarter campaign the best way and reach a wide array of potential backers, we’re preparing this with great anticipation. To do so, we’d like to know your thoughts about what kind of rewards and perks you’d like to see in the campaign. What are the features you’re ready to back and get involved with?
We’re currently working on the whole structure of the game, gameplay and storyline and so far we have 4 characters modeled at different stages, animation has started too. We’ve also started working on 2 stages and we’re testing the integration of these early assets in Unity and I can tell you we’re very excited to see new characters come alive in a 3D format!
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Merry Xmax everyone!
The whole TerrorTeam wish you happy holidays for you and your family. In the name of every member of the team I’ll also take a moment to thank all our fans for helping us to reach 10.000 likes on Facebook this year! Thank you for your great support and for your enthusiasm along all these years. Your love for this game is fueling what’s coming next!!
For this special day of the year, we’d like to celebrate it by introducing the new logo for Terrordrome2, as the project is back on track! The whole TerrorTeam is back together to work on a killer sequel. We have hinted at this project several times before but not everyone on the team was fully available at the time, facing private life issues and other challenges. But now the team is ready to dive into this new project. While we were releasing patches for TRDM1 we’ve also been preparing TRDM2 for quiet a long time, and after many hours of brainstorming and talks we are now back in pre-production phase. It means that the first characters are being modelled in their final version as we speak. These will be the first characters featuring in the demo that we intend to pull-off next year. We will fund this demo ourselves until we are ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign. With the support of the many fans of TRDM1 and some luck, we could potentially turn this into a kick ass fighting game. We envision it as a true successor to TRDM1 but with a different twist. We will be careful at disclosing informations and details this time as we have good reason to think concepts and ideas are easily stolen in this industry…
We’ll be using Unity 3D engine and UFE module (Universal fighting engine) and top notch models and animations. We have the experience of fighting game, we have the tools, we are motivated and are willing to deliver the best horror fighting game ever, no less!
Stay tuned! 😀
Anyone liking the idea of a Kickstarter campaign for Terrordrome 2 next year? A true Horror Fighting game with original and strong character designs? Competitive 2.5D gameplay, stunning graphics, beautiful animations and great sounds? For PC and consoles? It’s possible with your help!
Please let us know what you think on the Facebook and what you’d like to have in this game. We’ve been building a solid concept so far but we’d like to know your inputs. (please, don’t post any list with Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, etc… You have them already in Terrordrome – Rise of the boogeymen and in now in MK franchise). Please, note that we are not going to use any copyrighted characters this time. We’re aiming for classic monsters such as Frankenstein’s creature (mainly public domain characters), urban legends and own ideas.
This is the chance to create a new brand and fill a spot left in the fighting games landscapes, not cartoonish game, not opportunistic DLC in gory kung-fu game, but a real Horror fighting game straight out of any horror fan dream.
While LoL is in the making, I’d like to share my thoughts on Fighting Games Storylines and where I want to take TRDM2 own Storyline.
Well basically there is not much to say about fighting game stories in general as it’s gotta be the ingredient they lack the most. Indeed a fighting game relies mostly if not entirely on a solid gameplay mechanic, the rest seems pretty much to be very incidental.
Since I’m not familiar with every game mythology I’ll take the exemple of Street Fighter to illustrate my thinking.
While SF basically started it all with a genius fighting model mechanic, it cannot be said the same for its storyline which is practically inexistent and boring at best. The characters have no depths at all, their motives to engage in this contest are pretty limited and childish and the whole plot is (IMO) mindless.
If I take a look at all other Japanese fighting games, I can usually see a similar childish story driven pattern. (Don’t even get me started with the anim cute girly trend syndrome)
In comparison Mortal Kombat undeniably comes up with a far more interesting and mature plot. The way the story unfold in the last MK installment is also really well done.
So TRDM will lean more toward MK’s approach when it comes to tell a story. But is there a way take it even further? I say yes 😉
As a fan of Horror/Sci-fi/ that I am and as far as I’m concerned, I usually tend to relate to the characters and immerse myself into a story when it gots some real/truth element in it. When I think the story could eventually take place in reality that’s when I feel carried and I feel compelled to know more about it. I can’t relate to unrealistic character’s behavior or absurd stories. Don’t get me wrong I love fantasy/sci-fi/strange universe, but it gotta make sense to me. It’s gotta be subtle and posess a clever spirit.
So how am I gonna to implement this into TRDM2? I want to build a narrative structure where the story will requier compelling characters and where characters will need a compelling context.
I want the player to like the characters not only for their style but feel for them and wanting to dive deeper into their motive and own story.
In the end, I want the player to enjoy a great fighting game and feel a deep curiosity in the story and its element, just when you watch and enjoy a cool movie but you don’t fully understand the meaning the first time you see it and requiers you to dig deeper inside what the author is really trying to tell.
Just give us the time to develop all this and we might bring something new to the table .
Well hello there!
I wanted to talk about why I chose to make another game instead of directly starting TRDM2. Here are the reasons why:
While I certainly enjoyed making TRDM, it also took me about 9 years of my spare time and I really felt like “taking a break” before jumping onto a sequel. Also, the way I work on games start with a lot of time spent only thinking about what the next project will be and searching ideas around it. I had this concept of Land of Labyrinth while TRDM was being completed and felt like this could be the next commecial project of my company. I thought it would be nice to explore other universes that I also love (Fantasy being one of them) and it would give me the time to think and gather ideas for TRDM2. So even though I know there are a lot of people craving for a TRDM sequel, I still need the time to prepare it technically and artistically to deliver the best possible game.
Right now, I’m in the middle of LoL Production but I already have nice ideas for TRDM2 and I will continue to explore them while I’m developing Land of Labyrinth at the same time. So please help me support this new project and you’ll be automatically supporting TRDM2 in the process. I’m in the final stages of preparing a Kickstarter campaign for Land of Labyrinth, with a nice description and video. I’m still working on the rewards (digital and also physical) which is IMO one of the hardest part of the campaign. Maybe you can help me by talking about your previous backer experience and what do you expect from video game projects and their perks in Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
I’ll keep posting more stuff in the next days about this project, so stay with me!
TRDM2 survey results:
2 weeks after posting the thread “Original vs Copycat” here are the results of the answers collected. 91 answers is good enough to have an idea what people think. This kind of survey is useful as it helps us refining TDRM2 concept.
Regarding a game featuring horror movie icons it comes as not surprise that a majority of people wants the real deal, they want the original, the licensed characters.
The other half are alright with alternative options like have copycat characters or a custom system to (re)-create your favorite character.
As I already stated before, obtaining various popular licenses at the same time is way out of reach. Terrordrome has been around for some time now, any big company could have reproduce the concept by now, yet it didn’t happen, and I assume you all know the reasons why (I’m not gonna go throught the subject all over again). This is why Terrordrome 1 exist, to give people the opportunity to play with the real deal, for free, since there is little chance this very concept comes to life in a commercial way.
So what Terrordrome2 will be about? There seems to be a lot of people who see it as some kind of remake or recreating the same game with fancier graphics (and more licensed characters). But as I stated in an old interview years ago, when I created TRDM I had in mind I could take it further with other movie genre mixed in. I imagined having guys like Terminator, alien, Snake plissken in an extended ultimate version of TRDM.
So what we intend to do with the sequel is headed to a cross-over genre fighting game. Whenever it will be possible to have classics like Frankestein or Dracula, we will add them with a very personal flavor. As for licensed characters, we want to have the customization system, from there people will be able to reproduce their favorite slasher guy, crazy clown type or anything weird enough to compete against crazier opponent.
THEN, if things go right, why not raise a crowdfunding to add a specific character that the custom sytem wouldn’t be able to manage closely enough to the source material?
Untill then, stay tuned as we’re working on Land of Labyrinth, an adventure-survival fantasy game. Hopefully the game will be out by the end this year and provide the team with sufficient financial ressources to fully get TRDM2 project on track!