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Drakensang: The River of Time - Developer Diary

by Myrthos, 2009-10-06 21:52:51

A developer diary in English and German of Drakensang: The River of Time is to be found at the official site. Make sure to click the flag at the righ top if the diary is not shown in the correct language.

We were searching for the fitting title for our game for a long time. We even called out a little in-house competition that provided a lot of funny and bizarre suggestions. In the end we named it “The River Of Time”. Why this unusual almost philosophical name? some might be asking. The answer to that is simple. A river plays a huge part. And the time as well. Because the game takes you back into the past – to the events 23 years before the original “Drakensang” to be exact.

That brings up the question, what made us place the game before and not after “Drakensang”. The answer to this is a little bit more complex. But first things first: The story of “Drakensang” was never designed to be continued. It was epic. It would have been very difficult to tell an even bigger adventure in a sequel. We experienced with „Drakensang“, that the fascination was especially high with the smaller stories. They seem more vivid and personal. The more we would have gone into another epic, the more we would have neglected the smaller characters.

It shows clearly, what makes a fantasy roleplaying game a great one compared to others: Strong characters and a well drawn up story. They are not only attachments, not only carriers, but part of the game playing. This is where we tap the full potential of opportunities of the roleplaying game. The genre allows like no other to tell tightly woven, thrilling stories.

Thanks Armin.

Information about

Drakensang: TRoT

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released