Solium Infernum remake by the Armello devs

I now @Vic_Davis posted here already, so this is additional info that may be irrelevant, but anyway… Vic also posted on his blog:

This article says @Vic_Davis now makes donuts, and they link to a Qt3 thread about Vic Davis in which @Don_Quixote says he (Don) makes donuts, and they somehow confuse Vic with Don. Someone should contact Kotaku to clarify that Don makes donuts, Vic makes novels.

ouch. Someone didn’t read too closely. That said, things can get confusing around here when everything devolves into a food discussion. Still, funny.

Like others have mentioned, I’m not loving the new art direction—doesn’t look properly demonic, unlike the original, which looked very satanic indeed—but am excited by the prospect of an updated UI. I’m also hopeful that online will have more options aside from play-by-email.

I always thought the actual gameplay was solid so am hoping nothing too drastic is done on that front (which sounds like something I don’t have to worry about).

That’s hilarious enough to let it stay that way, lol. How are the donuts?

Talking to me? Things are good. There is more info in the Fried Dough thread, and a bit more last week in the Cascadia thread. Long story short, though, made it through the pandemic amazingly well, by shifting from the (closed) farmers markets to takeout from my kitchen. I’m busier than ever, have a few (very) part-time employees (I still do 90% of the work myself), and bought a food truck a while back to help get me mobile again. I’ve been using it for catering and special events the last few months, and that is starting to take off.

Except it would be cool if Kotaku linked to Vic’s novels—it would sell a few copies. He’s got four now!

indeed, this is the right response. I did see that someone mentioned the mistake in the comments on that article. Hopefully they’ll see that and fix it.

Hahahaha. Holy crap. That’s amazing.

Send us your Armies (or best Hellish infantry!) Don will provide the donuts…

Crazy thing is I love donuts. I just can’t eat them anymore. sad face.

congrats Vic :) and in my home town Melbourne as well! if you do turn up here, maybe we can throw a qt3 partay ;) without donuts, sadly… crosses Brunetti off the list

For my purposes those would be much more interesting - I’d buy either in a second. Solium Infernum always seemed lovely but multiplayer-only games just aren’t much use to me.

The website did seem to have a single player element/campaign listed. Will be interesting to see what it turns into.

RPS have a write-up of the handsoff pre-alpha demo. Sounds good, and I really like the static artwork.

The elements that make Solium Infernum an interesting game also make it basically impossible to play as a satisfying single player game.

Maybe they are planning Armello Empires.

You know the original AE is available on Steam, right? In fact, when I first saw the other thread I thought the original SI had finally made it there, too.

True, but that doesn’t mean that developing it with a new engine which supports better AI methods can’t be fun. The fun of deceiving real people in hell is much more interesting tho. And making the effort to get that experience is worth trying, if only to advance that kind of gameplay.

SI multi-player was fantastic.

Yes, and I bought it immediately. But I’d be happy to pay for it a third time if it got some of those sweet interface/aesthetic upgrades that League of Geeks is throwing around.