Wheel of Time Books Becoming Game, MMO

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A series of games, including an MMO, will be made from the Wheel of Time book series by the late author Robert Jordan.

Red Eagle Entertainment, a California production company which holds the film, TV and video game rights to the series, has opened a subsidiary, Red Eagle Games to produce games that tie in to upcoming Wheel of Time movies, reports VentureBeat.

"We expect to have a game based on every movie, and we expect no less than three movies, though that depends on how well each does," said Red Eagle co-founder Rick Selvage.

Aside from the movie tie-ins, Red Eagle also plans to develop an MMO set in Wheel of Time's fantasy universe.

According to the report, the company intends to release Wheel of Time games on "all major platforms: the consoles, personal computers, handhelds and wireless devices." It would not be the first Wheel of Time game released, as a 1999 PC Wheel of Time title was released by Legend.

Red Eagle will develop the games in-house, but the company currently lacks developers. Selvage and co-founder Larry Mondragon, both former IBM executives, have "identified key game developers" and plan to start hiring "in the coming months."

"We want to hire the rock stars," Selvage offered.

From The Chatty
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    November 12, 2008 10:47 AM

    Wheel of time was a game before. Year 1999 timeframe I think. Northern VA company I believe.

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      November 12, 2008 10:51 AM

      and it was glorious

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      November 12, 2008 10:55 AM

      Yep, by Legend Entertainment, RIP :-(

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        November 20, 2008 8:04 AM

        I actually got to work for them as a beta tester before that game dev started.

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      November 12, 2008 10:59 AM

      Yep, designed by Glen Dahlgren. Good times. Well, actually, I was in the middle of my teenage depression at that point.

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        November 12, 2008 4:29 PM

        I was really surprised when I saw his name on that game.
        I'd played his graphic adventures on the computer when I was a kid. I think they were the "Hall of the King." I remember having to take a crowbar, jam it in the ground, tie off a rope to it and then swim through an underwater cave. The rope would let you get back against the current. Fun stuff.
        They were written in BASIC but he encoded the text so that you couldn't just look up a solution without putting a bit of effort into it.

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      November 12, 2008 11:43 AM

      it was a really great game ,i think i'm gonna play it now... :D

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      November 12, 2008 11:47 AM

      Wait that was good? I never gave it a chance. I'd go buy it or take a copy if it was enjoyable though.

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        November 12, 2008 12:55 PM

        It was a good game. They did The Ways very very well, I remember that level creeping me out.

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      November 12, 2008 11:57 AM

      Well this is nice. It's eight years later, I can install my game and play it without any worries of online activation servers being down or install limits. I feel like a kid again. ;)

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      November 12, 2008 1:58 PM

      This game was great.

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      November 12, 2008 7:40 PM

      the multiplayer was a hell of a lot of fun; you would set traps up, etc. in a setup stage and then one team would try to bust in and take the item.... man it was cool

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      November 13, 2008 12:27 AM

      Yeah. Most beautiful game to date on its release, and it won a whole number of awards, including beating Quake 3 Arena as Gamespy's action game of the year. PC Gamer too iirc.

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