Friday, 25 April 2014

Strategy Informer: Mark of the Old Ones

MegaWestgarth Mark of the Olds Ones

The following is an excerpt from my recently published Strategy Informer article titled "Kickstarter Profile: Mark of the Old Ones".

With my questions regarding acquirable abilities and player progression answered (to an extent) my thoughts moved to MotOO's story and how players fit into that story. For example, who or what is Mogal and what is its significance in MotOO's bigger picture?

"I can't tell you where Mogal fits in," Brock explains "You know that we were inspired by Lovecraft, so you know that you cannot fathom the answers to these questions."

Not the answer I was hoping for, but interesting nonetheless. While this is mere speculation on my part, I feel that Brock & Co. are either intentionally keeping MotOO's narrative, lore and mythology shrouded in mystery or they have purposefully written a vague backstory, the details of which they genuinely don't know. In fact, when asked about the clarity at which story elements will be delivered to players Brock responded by simply saying "With a Lovecraftian level of clarity". Fair enough considering that when it comes to Lovecraftian storytelling, no one person ever holds all the answers.

Read "Kickstarter Profile: Mark of the Old Ones" in full over at Strategy Informer

More information on Mark of the Old Ones can be found on the game's Kickstarter page and official website.


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