Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020

Publishers from Loop discuss the new 90s expansion and the Amazon adaptation

The work of Simon Stålenhag comes from Something from the flood. , now becomes an RPG extension.
Image: Simon Stålenhag (Free Alliance Press).

Tales From the Loop. . It’s getting more and more ironic, don’t you think? The innocence of the 1980s is now adventuring into the first expansion of nihilism and role-playing games of the 1990s. Io9 recently interviewed the co-founder of Free League Publishing. Things from the flood. Also based on the world created by Simon Stålenhag – learn more and listen to his team’s response to the discovery. One of their greatest role-playing games was turned into a TV series by Amazon.

Free League Publishing’s four founders, Tomas Härenstam, told io9 that he and his team knew that Stålenhag had been negotiating with the studio for a few years to get used to. Tales From The Loop. 成秀. They were very excited when they learned that it was not only picked up, but that Amazon Studio was accepting the project. Although publishers and Amazon have not negotiated a specific part of the role-playing game world, storyline or role so far, Härenstam said they are willing to work with the studio.


“RPG is very interesting. It enriches the world. Of course, art books immerse you in this world, but RPG will provide you with more specific information. The same is true of the past,” Härenstam quoted in 1987. Star Wars: Role Playing Game. As an example of world construction, consider how this game helps shape the old expansive universe.

from VAGabond. Things from the flood. , seems to be wearing the flag of Jurassic Park as a cloak.
Image: SimonStålenhag.

When asked what he would like to see from the Amazon series, Härenstam said he mainly wanted it to “hold on the vision that Stålenhag originally created” – role-playing games are also trying to do. Initially, he did not say that he had any specific storyline or creature, but later pointed out his personal favorite: the tramp. These are refugee robots from the Russian plan. These robots are dressed in bright colors and linger in the flooded woods. They happen to come from. Things from the flood. , Publisher is working on the next series.


Things from the flood. is an independent extension. Tales From the Loop, has a complete storyline and several scenarios. This requires children in the 1980s and turned them into teenagers of the 1990s, living in an era of “change and disaster”. I asked Harlanstam what it meant, considering that the United States was more about scorning during social norms. What is a generally strong government and economy. He told me that this was because the 1990s was actually an important transition period in Swedish history. They chose to focus on this point because Sweden is the birthplace of original art books and role-playing games (the Nevada version was added for American audiences).

“In the 80s, this was a very safe, secure, semi-socialist country feeling that the country had a lot of say in everyday life. There were only two TV channels: TV 1 and TV 2. In the 90s, everything They have changed,” he said. “At that time, the outside really came in and took over. Many of the former government companies were privatized.”

Government flight machines have been replaced by corporate advertising.
Image:SimonStålenhag (Free Alliance Press).


Basically: cable TV and the Internet have changed the life of the country they know. You can see that this is reflected in some. Something from the flood. Artwork, business logo flying over giant drones. Even if the game comes from a Swedish perspective, Härenstam adds that the global audience will find some similarities. For example, the general burnout that emerged during that period: “When the norm no longer has that kind of swing, and can make fun of everything without caring about anything.” Sounds like a child of the 90s, in short, I am right? ?

While. Tales From the Loop. Presents a big, sometimes bad, government control information access, similar to. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Things from the flood. The impression is that authority does not have that much influence. On the contrary, people can only go their own way and be drowned in a lot of new information. This tracks the playable roles from children to adolescents and increases the threat they face (no safety nets to protect them). Here, enemies are not interesting robots or flocks of birds: they are Lovecraft-style abominable and deadly creatures that reflect how older ageable playable characters can face tougher challenges – now kill them The challenge. This is a new feature in the extension.

“This changed some gameplay – mainly how you look at your role and the stakes are higher,” Härenstam added.


Just your friendly community robot cleanup staff… I paid the price, I am sure.
Image source: Simon Stålenhag (Free Alliance Press).

Things from the flood. Was launched today on Kickstarter, and Härenstam said they hope to launch a beta before the end of the year Tales From the Loop. The TV show is currently under development and no release date has been announced.