We'll be posting some contest details later today, but first I wanted to drop a post about something discussed in the office today; Characters.
We've had a myriad of suspects in our 10 years of making ND games, some more memorable than others. With such a huge variety, we'll often begin a short "kitchen meeting" (AKA a water-cooler debate) about some of the qualities that make some characters more likable than others. It would seem many of our personal favorites (Sonny Joon, Professor Hotchkiss, Eustacia Andropov) are all quirky and eccentric characters. While they are interesting to listen to and interact with, I can't help but feel sorry for all those other wonderful characters that often get overlooked. You know; the necessary elements that help build a good story and encompass great characterization. Joseph Hughes, Donal Delany, Tino Balducci, just to name a few. Sometimes I can totally see their "life after the case." Adding characters that are believable, ones that you can like, or even champion is great... especially if you fall for the villain! :P
Is there a suspect you're a total fan of?
Anyway, just thought I'd share some of the office chatter. Send me a line if you've got the time, I'd like to hear your thoughts. See ya in a few.
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