Design Notes

July 26, 2011

12 Page Script!?

The biggest script ever for a non-Special Event Release

A normal weekly release script is 1.5 pages... often double spaced. THIS WEEK's script is 12 pages... single spaced! (11 cutscenes, 4 boss-type fights, and 5 single-item reward shops.) Thank you to everyone who tweeted ideas to help with the script yesterday! Your creativity and passion for the AQWorlds never ceases to amaze... and inspired me to write more than anyone could imagine.  My favorite part of the game-making progress is when we have fun thinking up crazy things together. (What other game studio does that!?) For the record, a room full of network TV writers will throw around hundreds of ideas and use only one. That is what we did together last night. With a twist... I wanted to make this ending a surprise for you. So when I asked you to think of something unexpected, I was also making sure no one could guess what I was writing for you. (As usual, some of you are just too clever... and a lot of rewriting took place.) Also, as promised... it pretty serious (90%). So here are some out takes that WILL NOT be in the script for you to enjoy... 


Vordred: ARTIX, I AM YOUR FATHER!
Artix: Really?
Vordred: NO.


Vordred: I NEED MORE SKULLS!
Vordred: ... MORE SKULLS!!!!
You: Did'ya ever consider hitting a costume store after Halloween? You can get some really good discounts.
Vordred: YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR INSOLENCE!
You: Does the 90% off savings apply to insolence?


You: Vordred... prepare for the FINAL BATTLE!
Vordred:
WAIT... I NEED TO USE THE LITTLE UNDEADSLAYERS ROOM!
Vordred: AND IT IS *REALLY* HARD TO GET OUT OF THIS SKULL ARMOR...
Vordred: ... REALLY HARD.
Vordred: NOXUS PUT THE SKULL SHAPED ZIPPER ON THE BACK.
Vordred: LOOK AT MY ARMS... DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT IS TO MOVE THEM?
Vordred: I CAN BARELY OPERATE A FORK!  HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO REACH BACK THERE?
You: Alright... Artix, this is NOT going in the script.
Artix: Awwwww....  Alright. We are keeping this 99% super serious!
Artix: Well... 90%


P.S. The winner of the Matromy contest will be posted on the homepage tomorrow. We are just waiting for verification! Also check in tomorrow... for a post on how our animators and programmers are doing! Samba & Nulgath are in the hot seat his week.... good luck guys!

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