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Title: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on January 31, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
  Hi, I was wondering about the status of Roehm to Ruin and Fortress of Fire?  Us backers are curious. And I not inquirering about any frigging rewards which will be sent out in time. Thanks, Chadly. :)
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on February 07, 2017, 11:52:10 AM
Hey Chadly,

Sorry, I haven't been around in a while.  Shawn and I are working on both projects, but it's just pretty much us at this point.  We're also working on an update to Quest for Infamy.  We've been getting in a few hours of work on each project a day, and things are going well.  RtR needs a few animations finished and some testing, and Fortress of Fire we've done a lot of design/plot development and story realignment to.  We had planned to tell OotT in three parts, but we're only going to do these two now, so we had to rework the story and elements to fit that.

Hope you're well.


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on January 12, 2018, 09:39:37 AM
Hello,
any news?
I enojoyed the main game a lot and "Roehm to Ruin" seems very promising in terms of graphics. For example, I love sceneries of medieval-like towns in games and the street scenery from "Roehm to Ruin" seems even better than Volksville sceneries in "Quest for Infamy" RPG...
(http://www.infamous-quests.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/qfi-rtr-screen2.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on January 13, 2018, 06:12:40 AM
I hate giving an answer to this question because it always ends up biting me in the behind, but very soon! Steve (BT) and I are just polishing it at the moment.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on January 13, 2018, 04:47:13 PM
Yeah, to follow up on that - we've been polishing the rough edges of the game, finishing and tightening puzzles and beats of the game.  We've added some more music and sound effects lately, and recently finished a whole new section.  After this, we'll need to record the games dialogue with voice actors, and then bug-test it.  I don't really have a specific time frame, because we all work on this part time now and it's basically just me and Shawn.  I want to get it out ASAP, though, so we're working as hard as we can!


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on January 14, 2018, 12:12:11 AM
we are still here
hugs

holla if ye needs anything
hugs x 99

Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: shoptroll on January 18, 2018, 10:28:21 PM
Woohoo!  Sounds like you're getting closer to the home stretch!  Looking forward to seeing the finished project when it's done.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on February 21, 2018, 01:40:25 AM
  Hi all.  An update on Roehm to Ruin would be nice.  For me, when RTR is completed, it is closure for the series. As i am skeptical on the future pf Fortress of Fire.?  Hell man let's get the two games I monetarily and supported done and call it finished?????    Thanks,   Chadly
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Fizzii on February 21, 2018, 02:34:01 AM
It's actually making progress. I even thought it wasn't happening for a while, but then I saw that Bt posted a build late last year and frequency of new builds has increased now. There is some new content / graphics compared to a while back too.

Voice auditions were recently held, and Bt should be working through casting actors soon. Progress!
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on February 24, 2018, 03:23:08 AM
Hey,  I'm am sad that few folks post here.  I mean yes, I get that there are other forums to post at.  However  as a long time admirer of Infamous Quests and Infamous Adventures ( Which doesn't exist anymore sadly), I wonder wtf is going on?   Ok, I get folks get older and have personal issues.  I mean hell, man just seems like myself and a few dedicated fans post here.  Bueller anyone Bueller???/....             Chadly.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on February 24, 2018, 07:12:06 AM
It's not just here mate, a lot of forums are dead now. Social media has crushed them. I think there's probably about 4 "regular" posters here.

(Infamous Adventures still exists btw, we just don't do anything with it. The games are all on https://infamousadventures.itch.io/)
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on February 24, 2018, 08:57:36 AM
It's not just here mate, a lot of forums are dead now. Social media has crushed them. I think there's probably about 4 "regular" posters here.

I'm still here!   ;D
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on February 24, 2018, 12:44:42 PM
Yeah, and my free time for chatting on forums isn't in high supply either, these days.  Free time I have, I spend working on the games!! Roehm to Ruin is coming along, as is an update to Space Quest II.  After we release Roehm to Ruin, I can turn my focus back to Order of the Thorne: Fortress of Fire and finish that game up.  Still got a lot of story left to tell.


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on February 25, 2018, 06:39:40 AM
It's not just here mate, a lot of forums are dead now. Social media has crushed them. I think there's probably about 4 "regular" posters here.

I'm still here!   ;D

You're one of the four! The mighty four!
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on February 25, 2018, 12:05:16 PM

You're one of the four! The mighty four!

Also known as íLos Loco Cuatro!    ;D
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kurdt on February 26, 2018, 12:36:50 AM
Don't get too comfortable, sweaty. Some of us get nostagic and pop back in on occasion.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on February 26, 2018, 06:23:33 PM
Sweaty? Or did you mean Sweety? I'd not know for sure with you Cris. :)
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on February 26, 2018, 07:03:32 PM
Pretty sure he meant sweaty, sweetie.


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kurdt on February 28, 2018, 01:23:14 AM
Don't sweat the sweet, swarthy.

Also, how come I had to register a whole new account to shitpost here? Is Broomie still that jealous of how awesome I am?
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on March 01, 2018, 05:52:39 AM
Oh, we had some spam problems that I resolved by deleting everyone who hadn't logged in for [can't remember how long]. You must've been caught up in that. It's not like we missed you, I see your sexy ass on Facebook all the time.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on March 16, 2018, 03:47:39 PM
It's not just here mate, a lot of forums are dead now. Social media has crushed them.
Not accessible to anyone: while I use Facebook "passively" (= read entries), I don't have an account. On purpose: I just hate when it is perceived as almost obligatory, as if only a sociopath (yes, I have seen this kind of "reasoning") could have no account.

After we release Roehm to Ruin, I can turn my focus back to Order of the Thorne: Fortress of Fire and finish that game up.  Still got a lot of story left to tell.
Does it mean that this one is already partially done as well? Because actually, I found the first game really nice. At first I had the impression that it's going to be boring, particularly in terms of graphics - I really think you should add more diverse screenshots on the game's page. But in fact it was much better than I had expected at first, so I guess I will buy "Fortress of Fire" when it's released.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on March 16, 2018, 07:33:18 PM
rohem to ruin?
after sound recordings (voices)
methinks MOST of the bugs are squashed!

stay tuned lets hope sooon!
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on March 17, 2018, 05:16:41 AM
It's not just here mate, a lot of forums are dead now. Social media has crushed them.
Not accessible to anyone: while I use Facebook "passively" (= read entries), I don't have an account. On purpose: I just hate when it is perceived as almost obligatory, as if only a sociopath (yes, I have seen this kind of "reasoning") could have no account.

After we release Roehm to Ruin, I can turn my focus back to Order of the Thorne: Fortress of Fire and finish that game up.  Still got a lot of story left to tell.
Does it mean that this one is already partially done as well? Because actually, I found the first game really nice. At first I had the impression that it's going to be boring, particularly in terms of graphics - I really think you should add more diverse screenshots on the game's page. But in fact it was much better than I had expected at first, so I guess I will buy "Fortress of Fire" when it's released.

It's not a personal choice or business decision to move to social media, it's just that's where the majority of our audience is now, so we had to move as well. Personally I much prefer forums such as these, but I'm unfortunately in the minority.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on March 17, 2018, 03:50:40 PM
rohem to ruin?
after sound recordings (voices)
methinks MOST of the bugs are squashed!

stay tuned lets hope sooon!
When and where will it be announced?
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on March 17, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
It's not a personal choice or business decision to move to social media, it's just that's where the majority of our audience is now, so we had to move as well. Personally I much prefer forums such as these, but I'm unfortunately in the minority.
Oh, and by the way - I've forgotten: in case of your Facebook profile I can't even read it. Anytime I access it from Infamous Quests' website, a message appears that I have to log in. Which I obviously cannot do... I can read lots of Facebook profiles, which don't request logging in for just viewing the posts and comments, they would only request logging in if I, for example, tried to send a comment myself. And your profile, unfortunately, requests logging in right at the start...
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on March 17, 2018, 04:44:13 PM
Hmm. I have no idea why it requires one to to do that.  I don't really use the IQ Facebook Page much any more, either.  Facebook is dying and it's doubly terrible for business or fan pages.  Unless you want to pay for their crappy ads, you get no reach on there.  I use twitter a lot and post a lot of updates there @IQ_Adventures - When Roehm to Ruin is ready to be released, it'll be announced here for sure, with a news/blog post which will cross post on the forums here and on the front page.

Like Klytos said, it's mostly the audience that migrated away from forums, not us.  I like using the forums just fine here, but I also don't have as much time to forum dwell as I did 14 years ago when I really started doing this stuff. Sigh.

Like Kaldire said, Roehm to Ruin is just about done.  We'll be finishing recording the voices and implementing them in the game, a few final rounds of testing and then out into the world to be played by the literal dozens of fans of ours!


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on March 17, 2018, 06:29:54 PM
Oh, and by the way - I've forgotten: in case of your Facebook profile I can't even read it. Anytime I access it from Infamous Quests' website, a message appears that I have to log in. Which I obviously cannot do... I can read lots of Facebook profiles, which don't request logging in for just viewing the posts and comments, they would only request logging in if I, for example, tried to send a comment myself. And your profile, unfortunately, requests logging in right at the start...

Unfortunately, it's been like that for some time -- at least about 6 months or so (I don't have a FB profile, either).

I don't believe it was something intentional that IQ did or failed to do to their page -- I checked the page one day and the log-in request started popping up all of a sudden.  Maybe a new switch/trigger that FB installed/instituted during an update?

You should be able to select "Not Now," relegating the request to the bottom ~1/3 of the page.  While it makes viewing the info a bit more difficult, it sure beats joining Zuck's FB.

And as BT said, FB is dying; there are few new posts/comments there anymore, anyway...   :-\
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on March 18, 2018, 01:52:22 AM
Oh yeah! I see that with Facebook now. On a PC browser (that's all I tried) I could see the top posts then a popup appeared demanding login etc. I'm sure I used to be able to look at public pages without logging in.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on March 18, 2018, 09:48:08 AM
I really feel as if engagement will move back to forums like this.  I think a lot of people tire of the social media construct, especially on facebook.

Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on March 21, 2018, 02:15:51 AM
    I really believe that facebook, will go the way of "myspace",  Shit folks after all the advertisements, what is there?.

        Granted, lots of folks connect there, however as a old dude who use to use compusere/ Prodigy, (ms)  It is a dying market?  I really believe forums, such as this are the best way for folks that care to communicate and discuss such issues.    As for fans of Roehm to Ruin, or Order of the Throne,   I think it is a few thousands, (not dozens) who can't wait for release. I.M.O.      Infamous Quests Forever~, Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                         Chadly.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on March 21, 2018, 09:30:22 AM
It's nice to see that there are people excited about Roehm to Ruin - though, honestly, it makes me a little nervous.  RtR is a much smaller game than QFI was.  I really like it, and it's fun - it's a great little chapter in the QFI story - but I don't think we'd ever be able to make a game as large as QFI again.  That was just a crazy time - we all had high hopes and lots of ambition.  Our scope has been tempered for sure... I was going through the gigabytes of raw files for QFI, not only the finished assets, but the sketches, ideas, unused stuff... that was a huge production.   I do hope you'll enjoy Roehm to Ruin, though.

Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on March 21, 2018, 12:39:57 PM
It's nice to see that there are people excited about Roehm to Ruin - though, honestly, it makes me a little nervous.  RtR is a much smaller game than QFI was.  I really like it, and it's fun - it's a great little chapter in the QFI story - but I don't think we'd ever be able to make a game as large as QFI again.  That was just a crazy time - we all had high hopes and lots of ambition.  Our scope has been tempered for sure... I was going through the gigabytes of raw files for QFI, not only the finished assets, but the sketches, ideas, unused stuff... that was a huge production.   I do hope you'll enjoy Roehm to Ruin, though.

Bt

Well, as long as we get to select Roehm's career path again in RtR (Brigand, Sorcerer, or Thief), I'm sure it'll do just fine...
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on March 21, 2018, 04:56:36 PM
:(

umm

its a very short game mate.
I give it 20-40 min tops for those that know how to play these games
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Klytos on March 21, 2018, 06:21:49 PM
20-40 minutes is a very big exaggeration. It's more like a few hours. Like all adventure games, you could smash it out quite quickly if you knew exactly what to do and the optimum path. I can knock over the early KQ games (3 excepted because of timers) in a pretty short amount of time. But there's certainly more than 20 minutes worth of content in R2R.

Goatmeal - I hate to say it, but there's no classing in R2R. It's a prequel, he can't class up here then forget it in 6 weeks time when he gets to Volksville! What we've done is a number of ways to deal with most situations which are our three classes orientated. As an example, early on in the game there's a thief you have to deal with, and there's a brigand approach, a thief approach, a coward approach, and a "don't give a stuff" approach. There's a number of those type of situations. It's a more melded approach to the classes.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on March 21, 2018, 08:33:51 PM
Goatmeal - I hate to say it, but there's no classing in R2R. It's a prequel, he can't class up here then forget it in 6 weeks time when he gets to Volksville! What we've done is a number of ways to deal with most situations which are our three classes orientated. As an example, early on in the game there's a thief you have to deal with, and there's a brigand approach, a thief approach, a coward approach, and a "don't give a stuff" approach. There's a number of those type of situations. It's a more melded approach to the classes.

 ;)

I know, Klytos -- I was only kidding!   ;D  Just trying to give Blackthorne a heart attack about our [over] expectations for RtR.

The choices you describe make sense for the prequel -- Can't wait for its release...   8)
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on March 22, 2018, 06:11:29 PM
20-40 minutes is a very big exaggeration. It's more like a few hours. Like all adventure games, you could smash it out quite quickly if you knew exactly what to do and the optimum path. I can knock over the early KQ games (3 excepted because of timers) in a pretty short amount of time. But there's certainly more than 20 minutes worth of content in R2R.

Goatmeal - I hate to say it, but there's no classing in R2R. It's a prequel, he can't class up here then forget it in 6 weeks time when he gets to Volksville! What we've done is a number of ways to deal with most situations which are our three classes orientated. As an example, early on in the game there's a thief you have to deal with, and there's a brigand approach, a thief approach, a coward approach, and a "don't give a stuff" approach. There's a number of those type of situations. It's a more melded approach to the classes.

Yea tis true, Im using the testers timer here, lol so of course I can glide through the game in 10-20 min doing everything.

didnt mean for that to be the avg person...as I said for people that know how to play these games.
I was trying to imply the people who had played them already, not just advents

my estimate is about 1-2 hrs for those reading everything, maybe extra time for some achievements and replay for a few others that cant be done on the same line.

I love this prequel though. it sets qfi up nicely!
had a "pick of destiny" vibe feel.
the "prick of infamy" as in a-hole, rohemmmmm

hehe
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on March 22, 2018, 07:39:05 PM
Goatmeal,

I did have that heart attack omg


Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on March 22, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
Goatmeal,

I did have that heart attack omg


Bt

That's what we call "Mission Accomplished" !   ;D
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on March 23, 2018, 01:33:50 AM
Hell man, we all friends here.  "Lets not give the creators of said world, ANY MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS. LOL."  I  mean damn Steve, is plucking away at these games with a bad kidney, with kids under two,  Shawn has kids too.  Myself i'.m just a supporter, I have family and responsibilities too, I support everyone, here period! Whatever my poor ass can do to help I will do.  Thanks,  Chadly....
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on March 23, 2018, 04:18:13 PM
Lolz to all
hehe

bt check ur BP
roll an INT check also
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on August 01, 2018, 10:10:41 AM
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to give an update and check in here: Roehm to Ruin has been kind of on hold for the past month or so, as I just haven't had time to work on it.  Which is okay, it's still in a solid place; we just have to finish up the programming for the "loot drop" from the tower game as far as big setpieces go. 

Having time off from development also lets me go back and play with fresh eyes and ears, so maybe a few other odds and sods will get tightened up and/or polished.  Thanks to everyone who has play tested it so far, and thanks to those who will when we release the next beta.

I think I may have more energy and time to work on it after I start dialysis again, hopefully that will pick me up some... you never know, though, I could end up sick for a month after starting it.  It's a crap shoot.  All I know is that I've really felt terrible the past few months, I don't sleep well, I have no energy, and any energy and free time I have now is for my family.

I hope you all are doing well out there, I know everyone's got their own issues.  At least there's some cool adventure games on the horizon from some friends of ours - Unavowed from WadjetEye Games launches this month!  And Lamplight City from Grundislav Games is coming soon too.  So, hopefully after all the hubub from their releases dies down a bit, we can get on to releasing QFI: Roehm to Ruin.

Recently, I've been thinking about how QFI came about after my last transplant; after it happened and things were great, a fire was lit under my ass and we hustled to finish SQ2 and then we steeled our resolve to make QFI happen. And we did.

So maybe after this transplant, we can finally make Quest for Infamy 2 happen, proper.  Shawn and I have had the story and setting developed for years now.  Perhaps we could do it.  Anyway, I appreciate all of you who have stuck around our forums, been fans and encouraged us.  Times have looked bleak, but I know at our core, the folks here at IQ are strong.

Bt
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on August 23, 2018, 02:41:36 PM
I hope it works. I've been hoping for QfI2 because the first part has quite an open ending.
I really feel sorry for you. How is it possible for life-saving surgery not to be refunded? Nobody should be expected to pay for survival. Nobody should be expected to die just because they happen not to have money for surgery.
I don't care where does healthcare get money from. For all I care, they can even print their money. But free healthcare is a human right.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Goatmeal on August 24, 2018, 12:26:25 PM
I hope it works. I've been hoping for QfI2 because the first part has quite an open ending.

It's not official / cannon, but...

Three-and-a-half years ago, I made a joke in another IQ thread that there was a "special" ending to QFI which gave a preview of QFI2.  I even provided a summary for everyone who couldn't find it in the game -- which was everyone, because it's not there.  It was all just nonsense I made up to tease my fellow QFI fans.

I still believe it has the feel of how a QFI2 sequel might start...

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( ATTENTION: MAJOR QFI2 SPOILERS -- DON'T READ!!! )

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Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on August 24, 2018, 12:48:51 PM
And Goat, I fell for it, like a dumb ass.  I remember laughing about it, (after being pissed at you). It was a good story/joke.  :) 8) *****After years of being anonymous; like the Sig, I proudly present pic of myself. Damn, it looked better when I took it on my S8.******* LOL.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on August 24, 2018, 01:00:52 PM
Hey Team Bt and Klytos, or anyone who knows? How many posts do I need to get to Mastermind instead of Senior Villain????
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Fizzii on August 24, 2018, 05:32:21 PM
Hey Team Bt and Klytos, or anyone who knows? How many posts do I need to get to Mastermind instead of Senior Villain????
I would guess 500 given Goatmeal is Mastermind.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Chadly on August 24, 2018, 06:05:47 PM
ty Fizzii.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on August 24, 2018, 06:25:18 PM
I think I earned mine in the BT bar hunt
lol

but yes I believe it tis' 500
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Nowhere Girl on May 06, 2019, 06:13:46 PM
May I ask how is the work on this game going?
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on May 08, 2019, 10:50:12 PM
May I ask how is the work on this game going?

Good.  It's mostly done.  We just have to record voices and I've been dragging my feet on that a bit.  If I can wrap that up, we can get it out in a couple months.


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Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Adventuress on May 09, 2019, 01:25:44 PM
I am SOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to playing the game!!!!!  It will be really hard to top the first QFI, but I am determined to enjoy R2R to the max!!
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Blackthorne on May 15, 2019, 02:45:57 PM
Heh, yeah - I mean, this game is REALLY small compared to QFI.  I think it's fun, and it sets the stage for QFI... but I don't think we'll ever make anything as large as QFI was. That game is really insane.  Working on v2.0 of it made me see that again. God we were ambitious.
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: caldric on May 16, 2019, 01:55:45 PM
You were very ambitious, and the great thing is, you did it! The game was made, and will always have been made. Lots of thanks from us to you and the rest of the dev team!
Title: Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
Post by: Kaldire on May 17, 2019, 09:28:16 PM
History for sure will always remember IQ and its counterparts

look at all the oddly failed remakes vs these originals and revamps of nice ole classics

Hooo rahh!

never will ye all be forgotten!