Did Paizo ever think of making a Pathfinder video game?


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JiCi wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Personally... I'm hoping for an Assassin's Creed style sandbox game starring Merisiel vs. the House of Thrune.

As long as the A.I. isn't as dumb as a rock, I'd go with it. Batman: Arkham City would be a good starting point.

James Jacobs wrote:
A Baldur's Gate style game would also be awesome as well.

True... but I feel like your character barely has an importance in the story than the NPCs you encounter. Planescape: Torment, on the other hand...

I don't know... In these games, it just feels more awesome to use the NPCs and/or iconic characters than your own. The Dragon Age games made it a bit better to create your own character, and kudos to the 2nd game to add a voice to it too. (Seriously, in Mass Effect 1, Shepard talked every line you chose and the scripted dialogue, but Dragon Age 1, which came after, didn't have that feature until the sequel.)

James Jacobs wrote:
As Vic said, though... if we find the right opportunity and it makes sense and all that... quite a lot of possibilities out there!

Indeed they are ^_^

Like I said, I stumbled on some footage of Shadow over Mystara, and I thought: "Hey, that would make a nice Pathfinder game!". Sure, Dragon's Crown fits also the bill, but considering their shaky release date and rather bold art direction, I'd say that a Pathfinder game is more likely to happen before that game comes out XD.

To be fair, a lot of people don't like voice acting for every line. Most people I have seen play will skip through it because they can read faster than listen. Additionally, there was way more dialog in DA1 than any of the Mass Effects. Costs are a huge factor, and I would rather not see potentially multiple novels worth of text voice acted. Planescape:Torment, for instance, has an estimated 8 novels worth of text.


IIRC 1.4 million words of text in Torment.

Silver Crusade

800,000 according to comments in torment. Couldnt' find anything official but several other sites that agree with that.


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No voice acting! After all it´s a video game and not a radio broadcast or some lecture. If i want voice acting i go to theater or something like that.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Googleshng wrote:
Hypothetically speaking, if someone were to just show up out of the blue with the engine for it in hand, would some sort of licensing deal to just full on adapt particular pre-existing APs into Baldur's Gate style single-player experiences be something you'd be interested in seeing happen, or would you prefer that sort of thing stay away from existing material and do its own thing, content wise?

James already touched on the content/engine portion of the question; I'd like to address the "someone out of the blue" portion. Generally, we only consider licensing to established companies that have reputations of quality and leadership positions in their particular field. "Who they are" is just as important as "what they want to do."


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James Jacobs wrote:
As Vic said, though... if we find the right opportunity and it makes sense and all that... quite a lot of possibilities out there!

Increasing by the day, it seems.

inXile, for example, has more or less said that their development pipeline can handle what amounts to one new project a year. They're clearly cool with using licensed settings. And there's Obsidian, of course. Harebrained Schemes will also be an attractive option if Shadowrun Returns ends up being a high-quality production (and it looks like it's shaping up that way) - a strong adaptation of both rules and licensed setting.

And that's just a short list of Kickstarter darlings. There are plenty of other (more traditionally funded) studios with formidable RPG development chops. We're sort of looking at a coming golden age of isometric RPG titles; I'd love to see Paizo hop on that particular bandwagon sooner rather than later.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16

There's also Lord British's new company, Portalarium, Inc which just launched a Kickstarter, and DoubleBear Productions, who Kickstarted Dead State: The Zombie Survival game, both of which look like they're be very impressive RPGs.


Mikaze wrote:
Alan_Beven wrote:
Of course a Golarion computer game would not need to use the OGL at all in theory.

Like a side-scrolling Beat-em-up arcade-style game!

Hey, a Shadows over Mystara fan can dream, eh?

srsly, it would be worth if for sprite-based animations of Amiri raging and Sajan's flurry of blows alone

And on that note, I'd like to see Pathfinder fighting game starring the Iconic PCs and done in style of Blazblue and other Arc System Works games. (i.e. heavily plot-driven a and story mode resembling a visual novel.)

The Sub-Boss would be Laori Vaus and the Final Boss would be Runelord Karzoug.


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Voltron64 wrote:

And on that note, I'd like to see Pathfinder fighting game starring the Iconic PCs and done in style of Blazblue and other Arc System Works games. (i.e. heavily plot-driven a and story mode resembling a visual novel.)

The Sub-Boss would be Laori Vaus and the Final Boss would be Runelord Karzoug.

That would be nice ^_^


Vic Wertz wrote:
By the way, the fact that we've licensed Goblinworks to product a Pathfinder MMO *does not* rule out the possibility of other Pathfinder videogames. If we find the right partner with the right pitch, we'll do it.
James Jacobs wrote:

Personally... I'm hoping for an Assassin's Creed style sandbox game starring Merisiel vs. the House of Thrune.

A Baldur's Gate style game would also be awesome as well.

As Vic said, though... if we find the right opportunity and it makes sense and all that... quite a lot of possibilities out there!

Liz Courts wrote:
The Skunk King wrote:
I seem to recall one of the Project Eternity kickstarter updates from Obsidian stating that they wanted Paizo to develop a Pathfinder sourcebook for their setting. You guys should talk.
Obsidian can certainly do this with the Pathfinder Compatibility License if they'd like to. :)

I still don't know why more people haven't favorited these three posts.

Let Paizo know we're on board with these!

Liberty's Edge

How about if the video game was done in a similar fashion of Guild Wars.I like the way that game was designed. As players we are able to either group together and do the quests presented to us or hire henchmen and run solo with the hired help. In this manner no player was actually forced into playing it as an MMO.
On the Paizo end they can add a minimal subscription fee or perhaps tack it onto the current subscription packages that are currently offered. as an added bonus to their faithful subscribers. Perhaps this project could even be ran from Paizo itself. Its just something to think on..

Silver Crusade

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Imrijkavania.


What about an indie developed game that is distributed as a free download based on the pathfinder system? I only ask cause I am into making video games(never really published one or shown them off cause none are complete).


ToEE is still very playable once patched with the circle of 8 unofficial patch.

Also it can be bought for 5.99 at gog.com

I would love to see pathfinder games like ToEE


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Mikaze wrote:
Imrijkavania.

You've blown my mind.

- Torger


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Mikaze wrote:
Imrijkavania.

I'll see your Imrijkavania and raise you an Avistan Warriors.

Or, if you prefer your stylization more anime and over the top...

Avistan Basara.

Spoiler:
Reference this or this for the first referenced series, Koei Techmo's Dynasty Warriors franchise currently in its Eighth iteration in the US, 7th in Japan, and this and this for the latter, Capcom's infamous Sengoku Basara, initially westernized as the forgettable Devil Kings.


Not a pathfinder game but... these are coming back


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So....

The answer is "Yes".

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