Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Story Time

Last week we held Media Day here at ArenaNet for our upcoming Guild Wars: Eye of the North expansion. We invited members of the online and paper computer game press to come into the office and play the game and talk to us.

The most amusing moment for me was during game's opening moments, when the heroes are attacked by the Destroyers, our big bads, and are supposed to help the dwarves escape by running at full tilt away. Instead, every one of these brave professional journalists stopped, turned around to face the eldritch horrors and took a screen shot to use with their articles. Needless to say, very few heroes reached the exit.

Anyway, as a result of the interviews, we have gotten a lot of good press about the game, leading up to its release at the end of the month - here, here, here, here,here, here, here, here, and here. And also, Allen Rausch of Gamespy and I had a long chat (OK, I did most of the chatting, I'm afraid) about story and games. Check that one out here.

And since I'm doing the major promotion thing, we're having a major presence at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo, so if you're in the Seattle area, come on down and see us.

More later,