Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ossian Studios activities...

I've been reading a lot about Ossian Studios' activities lately. Well, that's not really true. I've been reading that a lot of people are involved in Ossian Studios activities lately. I have absolutely no idea what they're up to.

Here's what I do know:
  • Alazander, a Hall of Fame author in NWN1 and author of the cancelled premium module AL3: Tyrants of the Moonsea, is a "Lead Designer" for Ossian.
  • Hugie, a Hall of Fame author, is a "Writer" for Ossian.
  • Challseus, another Hall of Fame author, is a "Technical/Cinematic Designer" for Ossian.
  • Tiberius_209, yet another Hall of Fame author, is also apparently involved with them.
And presumably, given their somewhat conspicuous absence, these folks are working with others from the original Ossian team that produced Daggerford, which included folks like Luspr, codepoetz, MadWombat, Lady Oonagh, and Lord Alex (all Hall of Fame authors).

There are a variety of things that they could be working on. On the surface, a premium module of some sort for nwn2 seems the most likely. I suppose it's also possible that they are somehow involved in the expansion...though to be honest, I'm hoping it's the former, as that would mean more content for us in the near future--but obviously I'll be happy with whatever we end up getting. :)

Edit: On a related note, I decided to vote for Darkness over Daggerford as Module of the Year. While it wasn't perfect, it was revolutionary in terms of the exploratory gameplay it offered. Furthermore, its release was such an enormous event for the community. Download totals were staggering, as were the number of comments spilling over into the NWN Modules forums. It even seemed to increase the number of downloads on OTHER modules. No other module created that sort of buzz or excitement in our community last year. So for all those reasons, I think Daggerford should be recognized as the most important module of 2006.


  1. Add to that list Tiberius209
    (You REALLY should finish the SG saga...)

  2. Ahh, yes! I forgot about him, but absolutely. No wonder there's been such little output of the nwn2 community thus far. So many of the active builders are at Ossian! :) -B

  3. Lord Alex, Lady Oonagh, and Luspr are not currently working with Ossian. What they are doing is... "a secret." *snicker*

  4. Secrets, secrets, so many secrets! -B