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Offline JGZinv

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THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/10/31/thq-nordic-buys-novalogic-games-delta-force-comanche-more/

So Tachyon is now under THQNORDIC and they're looking for pitches for sequels.....

It'd be nice to get the developer band back together, I'd sure love to be able to talk to them more than the brick wall approach
Novalogic had with everything.
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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
Game was just released on GoG  :)  Probably because they decided to do something with the License.
Nordic Games, or THQ-Nordic, as they now call themselves are really one of the few companies actively doing something for their fans. DRM-free releases, actual compatibility patches (Nexus: Jupiter Incident was patched after YYYEEAARS) and new installments in niche-franchises (Aquanox  ;7 )...               Gotta love them.
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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
Maybe they'll issue a compatibility patch for Comanche Gold now that they own Novalogic. Not that said game is in anyway related to Tachyon: The Fringe, but it is one of the most famous of Novalogic's produced games.
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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
They haven't said anything more about any of their Novalogic games since the initial press release, and there might have been one interview I came across, but so far nothing has changed.
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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
Well, I hope they do. I have to use DXGL to play Comanche Gold, and then only in Windowed mode. I got it to work fullscreen ONCE, and never could figure out what settings I used after.
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Offline z64555

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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
JG, Have you given THQ a headsup about the FringeSpace project?

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Offline JGZinv

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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
When they bought the license I replied in the first 10 comments on their website, it promptly got buried by the internet chiming in.

Going by their website, they have no means by which fans communicate with the studio, they have a forum, but it's pretty much unmonitored.
Their E-mail line is for professional studio inquiries only, all other mail will be deleted.

Their Twitter also doesn't respond it seems.

How he did it I don't know, but a user on Steam claims to have gotten a E-mail reply, to which they said they had no plans to fix or alter Tachyon's multiplayer.
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Offline z64555

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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
So basically THQ is another Novalogic. We didn't really get much of a change in the PR department. lol.

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Re: THQNORDIC Buys Novalogic
I wouldn't say that NORDIC is as dead as Nova in all area, but I think it's fairly evident they bought the licenses in order to refarm any IPs the gaming development community thought they wanted to take over.
Basically it's a one time payment, and it costs them little to nothing to hang on to them for a rainy day. Providing services for a game that wasn't theirs to begin with, nor do they have someone familiar with the code
to do any changes... all that takes allocation of resources, none of which is anywhere in the same galaxy as their current projects.

So yeah it makes sense the reply, expected it much much sooner, but nothing unusual.
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