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    Thursday, December 27, 2007

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    AME wishes you happy holidays!
    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    A picture says more than a thousand words, so I'll just shut up and let this beauty speak for itself:

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    Status update
    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    stone, administrator of the Adventure Europe Forums, has posted a little update on how A Vampyre Story is coming along. The animation team, having finished their work on AVS, have already started animation work for AVS2. Bill and Amy Tiller, and Dave Harris are hard at work editing and organizing the dialogue for the big recording session in January with Bay Area Sound. So it seems the game is coming along very nicely! The original forum post can be found here.

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    ADOC 2007 recap
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    So, the Autumn Moon Entertainment and Crimson Cow forum chats at the Adventure Developers Online Conference 2007 (organized by Adventure Europe) are over, and here are some interesting details that came forward:

  • AME are weeks away from finishing the art for A Vampyre Story and are going to start on AVS2 in December. The programming will continue on for about ten more weeks. They're on track for a Q1 2008 release.

  • There will be at least three A Vampyre Story games, and possibly four.

  • All the voice actors are professional Bay Area actors. Rebecca Schweitzer is Mona, Jeremy Koerner is Froderick, Liz Mamorsky is Madame Strigoi, Brian Sommer is Shrowdy and Balcu, and Gavin Hammon is the Monsignor. Bill Tiller mentioned that he likes the Monsignor's voice so much that he'd love to make an entire game about him.

  • Bill also said something about Mona's vampire powers: "In the first half of the game, she will be able to turn into a bat. In the second half, with great reluctance, she learns how to bite people and drain them of blood just enough to knock them out. She NEVER kills anyone. Then in the next two games, she will gradually gain more vampire powers, such as hypnotizing weak-willed people and controlling the weather."

  • Production on AVS2 should be finished within the next 15-16 months.

  • Crimson Cow is interested in releasing AVS on consoles, but they don't want to do a straight-up port - they want to give players a different experience than on the PC, which sounds promising.

  • There will be a demo for AVS.

  • But this is of course just a synopsis, and there is a lot more to read in the Autumn Moon Entertainment and Crimson Cow sections of the ADOC 2007 forums. Of course, ADOC 2007 itself isn't over yet, so you may want to visit there if you want to learn more about other adventure games.

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    Adventure Developers Online Conference 2007

    It's that time of year again - Adventure Europe are organizing their yearly online conference, where YOU can discuss adventure games with the makers themselves. Today, Autumn Moon & Crimson Cow will be present to answer your questions, and hopefully give us all some new goodies, from 19:00-21:00 GMT. More information can be found on this page. So, see you there! And if you can't make it, post any questions you'd like to see answered here in the comments, and I'll see if I can ask them on your behalf.

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    Halloween 2
    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    Now the official A Vampyre Story site has also joined in on the festivities, with a tiny picture (the tiny picture is now gone) here, of which you can find a larger version at Adventure-Treff. Also new on the site is a blog post by Dave Harris, who managed to escape imprisonment long enough to write a thing or two about the Leipzig Games Convention... and about AVS, of course! So go and read it already.

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    Today is the day when angry kids plaster your windows with eggs nice children, all dressed up, ask you for candy - Halloween. And of course, AME can't let that day pass up without giving us some interesting stuff to ponder. There's a new blog post, written by Bill Tiller, over at the AME blog. It includes an awesome Halloween card in the style of an old movie poster, so be sure to check that out. Also, Bill has created his own pumpkin in the Double Fine Action Forums pumpkin carving contest, which you should also check out, because it contains some pretty cool stuff. And if you enter, you're guaranteed to get a DVD, apparently. Bill also says we should check out Tim Schafer's new game, BrĂ¼tal Legend.

    But let's get back to A Vampyre Story, which is why you're all here. The blog post also mentions: "We are about a month away from finishing the art for A Vampyre Story, and will start on A Vampyre Story Two this December. After the art is done we have three more months of scripting and engine programming, and our big voice recording session. Then we will be done!" So that certainly sounds like good news! We also get some more story details - AVS will be a trilogy, like LOTR or Star Wars, and the first two parts of that trilogy will be about Mona and Froderick escaping Draxsylvania, while the third game will take place in Paris. That all sounds great, so I'm sure you are all as impatient as I am!

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