|[News] Olaf Barthel Interview||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 10-Jun-2002 09:11 GMT by Rodney McDonell||56 comments|
Finaly i have finished my interview with Olaf Barthel. At near 6000 words, its not a bad read, and probably one of my best interviews yet. Get to know a great man, read it now!
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|Posted by Olaf Barthel on 11-Jun-2002 11:20 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 42 (Leki):|
> anyone know if that Legend of Faerghail is a good game and
> if its now freeware?
> might give it a look at :)
By yesterday's standards it was a decent game. Not exactly brilliant in
design or novel. If you'd compare it to the all time champions, such as
"Ultima IV", "Dungeon Master" or the later parts of the "Wizardry" series
(which the "Bard's Tale" series mined for good ideas), I wouldn't be so
sure if we managed to come up with something that could compete with them.
As far as I know the program is not freeware. Some of the "abandonware"
sites on the web carry it, but this doesn't mean that it was ever released
into the public domain. We'll probably have to wait another 140 years for
that to happen ;) I don't even know who the current owner of the property
is. It's probably the company that bought out Rainbow Arts/Softgold/Funsoft.
My best guess is that it might be Bertelsmann.
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