Friday, February 19, 2010

Speaking of Hayden Scott-Baron ...

... apparently he is (was?) working on an RPG with VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh.

Cavanagh mentioned the title--which he called "newrpg" at the time--on his blog last spring, but as far as I can tell he hasn't mentioned it since.

Here's what it looked like last year:

Now that is an RPG I can get behind. It's clearly a bit retro, but it's also clearly "of the moment."

Hopefully Cavanagh or Scott-Baron will pipe up soon and let the world (or at least me) know what's going on with this intriguing title.

Update: According to Cavanagh, the game is/was called Sixty Hours In. "The basic idea is that it's just the final battle in an RPG, with a huge implied backstory that you never see. It was written as sort of a comedy," he shared in an e-mail sent earlier today. "The gameplay was a bit puzzlish; you had to work out the game's internal logic before you were killed by the very overpowered final boss."

Sadly, Cavanagh said he lost interest in the game after Armor Games released the surprisingly similar Turn Based Battle last year. "So," he added, "I can't see us ever finishing it."


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yes! Finally, a TRULY stylish RPG! I want!

Bryan Ochalla said...

I'm slightly worried this was killed, though. Hopefully I/we will find out soon. (I wrote Cavanagh last night before I posted this.)