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|Friday, March 27, 2009|
Behind the Builder Interview 1: DrK - 4:47:45 PM - pavlovscat
It is with great pleasure that I announce the latest project from our dedicated taffer, SneakyJack. He is conducting a new FM author interview series called Behind the Builder: A Deeper Look Inside the Minds of Fan Mission Creators. This will be an ongoing series with one or two FM authors interviewed every month. SneakyJack will be providing a window into the minds of some of the premier mission authors starting with DrK, well known for his A Night in Rockbourg Series. The interviews will be posted in discussion threads so that any TTLG forum member can post his own questions for that author. This is a great interactive opportunity to find out more about the fascinating minds behind the missions.
The first interviewee in the series is the French author DrK. You know him best for his series A Night in Rocksbourg: ANIR 1: A New Beginning/Un nouveau départ; ANIR 2: Discovery/Découverte; ANIR 3: Ink and Dust/Encre et poussière. DrK is also known as Kubiak. He co-authored two missions released back in 2005 under this name with French author TheHardyBoyz for the 15 Days series: Vol De Nuit (Night Flight) and Chasse A L'Homme (Manhunt). These missions were originally released in French language only, but both were translated into English and Italian recently after DrK made his solo continuation of the story with 15 Days 3: Greenbay, a small mission released to celebrate 10 years of Thief.
Now for a taste of the DrK interview:
Q & A Interview Session:
Thank you very much DrK for taking the time to answer some questions about yourself and about your missions - it
is appreciated. First, what can you tell us about yourself and what you do when you aren't building amazing
creations in dromed?
Your background in architecture certainly shows in the amazing layouts that you present to us in your missions!
What are your hobbies, and how did you get into Thief?
For someone who took a few years to discover the fan mission scene, you certainly broke into it with a bang. Your
amazing work on the Rocksbourg series has produced some all time greats, that much is certain. If you had to choose
a favorite project of yours - which would you choose and why?
With everyone involved in the Mission X process being top notch fan mission talent from the community - there is
no doubt that you were a great fit in that team. What do you think is the most important aspect of creating a fan
mission that people will enjoy?
Atmosphere is certainly what Thief is all about - one of the many pieces of the puzzle that fit together to make
Thief a unique experience. You certainly showed us what atmosphere could do in "Ink And Dust" - it could scare the
pants off us! I imagine all the Rocksbourg missions take a very long time to develop - does having spent so much
time intimately with a mission cause you to avoid playing your own releases?
Check out the rest of the interview in the Forum
Discussion Thread and get ready to ask some questions. Enjoy!
|Wednesday, March 25, 2009|
Fiction: I Married a Pagan, Day 3 - 7:00:11 PM - pavlovscat
It's time for the next day in greypatch3's delightful story, I Married A Pagan. You can get Day 3 here. Be sure to drop greypatch3 a line, and let him know what you think about the story.
'Welcome, young initiates, to the Builder’s Retreat!'
|Wednesday, March 11, 2009|
Fiction: I Married A Pagan, Day 2 - 2:53:26 AM - Dan
Last week greypatch3 treated us to the first part of his humerous story, I Married A Pagan. Day 2 is now online. But don't just read it - the author wants to know what you think, too. Go ahead and email him.
“Oh, hello, Henry. What are you in for this time?”
|Sunday, March 08, 2009|
FM News Update March 2009 - 4:19:14 PM - The Phantom
The latest Circle's FM News, based on the latest update from the upcoming missions list.
One author makes a reappearance in the list: Splashcups.
His mission info was removed in the last update because of a 12 month news silence. But he contacted me and said that his mission, Cold Silence, is still in the works. Therefore it is once again mentioned as upcoming project.
Krush the Second finished and released his new mission, called "Amoral Dilemma". Because of this, the author was removed from the list. The official thread, with download links and screenshots, can be found here.
Another mission released last month is "Vandal" by Balboa. It's the first part of his Tales from the Cleft series, which he silently worked on for many years. The thread can be found here. There is still a lot of work to be done so don't expect it anytime soon.
- DrK revealed in a recent interview that Rocksbourg Part 4 could become a two mission pack
- EZ-52's upcoming mission Aria Part 1 didn't made it's January 2009 release. He now expects to release it in Mid june of this year, possibly together with Aria Part 2
- Ladytaker, the 2nd part of Balboa's Tales from the Cleft, has an ETA of Late spring 2009
- Wicked Webs We Weave, in development by darthsLair, has reached beta and is expected to be released in March 2009
- Melan revealed some new city street images of his upcoming project Disorientation
- HipBreaker is still working on his latest mission, which name is changed from Eclipsed Resonance into Eclipsed
The full change list can be read here.
Until next update,
|Tuesday, March 03, 2009|
Fiction: I Married A Pagan - 1:11:32 AM - Dan
A new Thief Fiction promises weekly releases, as long as the author, the editor, and I can keep up with it. This funny story is in five chapters, or days, and according to the author...
The plot revolves around Henry Cresswell, noted incompetent thief, who reads a newspaper, finds out about Garrett's recent theft of the Hammer and Pagan artifacts, and decides to steal that idea and one-up him. Unfortunately, his two buddies, Jack Roberts and Pete Williams, have since given up on the thieving game and gotten 'real' jobs. He manages to sucker them back in, so that he can finally fulfill his dream of being a master thief, but will his schemes all be worth it in the end?Sound like your cup of tea? Click here and enjoy Day 1!
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