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Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:01 pm
by allan_boa
... Seems so ... not 100% but 98% ?
I can't understand why the company, ie. AGEOD is not maintaining active discussions here, for instance by simply answering all questions. This is a clear commercial mistake IMO. "Motion creates emotion".
Otherwise you're dead.
The most successful games in pc gaming history are the ones that had an active community.
Wake up guyys !

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 pm
by Taillebois
Ain't nobody here but us chickens.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:35 am
by allan_boa
Tabarnak !

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:59 pm
by Highlandcharge
Yep, they don't seem to be interested, I reported a bug in WOS around 2 months ago, there has been no Ageod reply, its a shame because they used to really involved in discussions....

I mean if you look at Philthibs page he hasn't been on the forums since early July...

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:13 pm
by pantsukki
Sadly the forums are, indeed, really quiet. Here's hoping the new title and engine will breath new life around here! When AGEOD finally gives some information...

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:02 pm
by ned_for_sped
It's very unfortunate, yeah. I'd like to be more active, but I check the forums every day and there's rarely anything new to respond to. Seems we've dropped below that critical mass where someone always has something to say.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:09 am
by Pocus
Hey,

Forum is not dead, but a combination of vacation period and lull before the new engine/game makes it dormant.

We are almost ready to make an announcement about the new game!

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 am
by pantsukki
Pocus wrote:Hey,

Forum is not dead, but a combination of vacation period and lull before the new engine/game makes it dormant.

We are almost ready to make an announcement about the new game!


That is excellent news! Is the new game to be published in 2018?

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:01 pm
by allan_boa
pantsukki wrote:
Pocus wrote:Hey,

Forum is not dead, but a combination of vacation period and lull before the new engine/game makes it dormant.

We are almost ready to make an announcement about the new game!


That is excellent news! Is the new game to be published in 2018?


+1 !
Great news. Can't wait for the announcement ! :clown:

Starting to save money for the next game ! 100 years war ? :niark:

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 pm
by Pocus
No, we will wait for 2019, sorry!

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:22 pm
by Nikel
What happened with Christmas releases?

Not ready yet or other developers come first in Matrix/Slitherine?

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:44 pm
by Pocus
Christmas releases... With Steam, it means that either you are in the top sells, or you killed your game release.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:45 pm
by Pocus
It's somehow like the Apple shop (although I don't own an Apple product), the first 20 or so products do great, the others struggle to recoup expenses.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:33 pm
by Nikel
OK, good luck with the sales anyway :hat:


Edit: where is PhilThib?

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 am
by Pocus
PhilThib had switched to others activities. I know he is not ready to announce anything yet, and anyway that's up to him. He can still pass here to chat with you, but I know he was busy this summer.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:31 am
by marek1978
Pocus wrote:PhilThib had switched to others activities. I know he is not ready to announce anything yet, and anyway that's up to him. He can still pass here to chat with you, but I know he was busy this summer.



By saying "PhilThib had switched to others activities" you mean PhilThib left the company, or left the forum ?

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:08 pm
by wosung
Wow! Edit: What a pity!
Don't know if this is ... fake news?!
Pocus, if this post is somehow ...unwanted or inappropriate, sorry & please don't hesitate to delete it.


https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/comp ... 4/officers

AGEOD LTD

Company number 08310364
Nature of business (SIC)
46510 - Wholesale of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software



THIBAUT, Philippe

Correspondence address
34 Anyards Road, Cobham, United Kingdom, KT11 2LA

Role Resigned
Director

Date of birth
March 1962

Appointed on
28 November 2012

Resigned on
25 April 2018


Nationality
French

Country of residence
France

Occupation
Game Designer

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:48 pm
by allan_boa
:-((((((((((

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:08 pm
by Nikel
What?!

So this is finally the end of Ageod :(


Here it is said he is collaborating to create boardgames based on Wars Across the World.

https://www.wargamer.fr/wars-across-the ... e-bientot/

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:36 pm
by wosung
Well, the good news is, the company Ageod still exists, Pocus and the 2 McNeils of Slitherine/Matrix are listed as officers. And they've got a new game engine and a new game in the pipline.

But I'm sad PhilThib doesn't seem to be on board any longer. I hope he can make a living and has fun with his new projects. Wild guess: He'll do board games?!

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:11 pm
by SMikh
wosung wrote:Well, the good news is, the company Ageod still exists, Pocus and the 2 McNeils of Slitherine/Matrix are listed as officers. And they've got a new game engine and a new game in the pipline.

But I'm sad PhilThib doesn't seem to be on board any longer. I hope he can make a living and has fun with his new projects. Wild guess: He'll do board games?!


Agree... As soon as a spirit of this company keep by these key persons - nothing`s over.
Let`s wish a good luck to PhilThib! :hat: :hat: :hat:
He`s back to his beginning - board games. Who knows what if he`ll return later with another great PC game concept :)

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:15 pm
by Nikel
Well, I am not as optimistic as you 2.

Ageod was founded by PhilThib and Pocus.

Ageod cannot be with any of them out...

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:28 am
by vonRocko
Pocus wrote:PhilThib had switched to others activities. I know he is not ready to announce anything yet, and anyway that's up to him. He can still pass here to chat with you, but I know he was busy this summer.


Wow! Good luck PhilThib and thank you. :coeurs:

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:48 am
by veji1
I find it a bit scary to be honest... I still hope we will get some nice new games in the future but who knows. Phil Thib and the "board game" feel are sort of the essence of what made AGEOD different, in an era of either hardcore simulation à la WITP or arcadish games with historical feel à la HOI and co, AGEOD provided us with games that felt table topish with turns and counters and all, and fantastic chrome. AACW will probably remain in the top 5 of my favourite games all time in that regard. What came after was never quite the same to be honest. Good luck to the studio, and to Phil Thib, and let's see what happens.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:58 pm
by wosung
Nikel wrote:Well, I am not as optimistic as you 2.


Well, when Ageod gives you lemons, think of lemonade...

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:07 pm
by SMikh
wosung wrote:Well, when Ageod gives you lemons, think of lemonade...


... or Limoncello :)

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 pm
by allan_boa
veji1 wrote:I find it a bit scary to be honest... I still hope we will get some nice new games in the future but who knows. Phil Thib and the "board game" feel are sort of the essence of what made AGEOD different, in an era of either hardcore simulation à la WITP or arcadish games with historical feel à la HOI and co, AGEOD provided us with games that felt table topish with turns and counters and all, and fantastic chrome. AACW will probably remain in the top 5 of my favourite games all time in that regard. What came after was never quite the same to be honest. Good luck to the studio, and to Phil Thib, and let's see what happens.


It's clear that AGEOD games are unique in the sense that both the historical immersion and the board game feels are incredible.
Now we have to wait for the new engine and hope for the best.
Hope it remains turnbased-wego.

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:49 pm
by Slitherine Iain
Pocus is the heart and sole of the development team. There are other full-time devs working on the project but it is Pocus' vision that drives everything. Philippe Thibaut was very much on the management side and supporting other devs to make games in the old engine. He contributed considerably in shaping up Ageod’s current line-up, but the market doesn't really support this kind of approach anymore. We, therefore, had to make the decision of focusing on less but bigger games. Hence the huge investment in the current game Pocus is leading on. This will be the biggest budget game Ageod has ever created.

With the transition to less but bigger games and the management structure at Slitherine, Philippe found he didn't really have a significant role left to play and wanted to try something new and has left to pursue those interests.

We wish him luck with his future endeavors.

We hope to be able to tell you more about the upcoming game very soon!

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:51 pm
by allan_boa
Thanks for this clarification !!

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:52 pm
by Nikel
A huge loss :(

He has come back to the boardgame world apparently.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesi ... pe-thibaut


And will release two Great Invasions based games.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/257 ... s-volume-1



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I wish you good luck Mr Thibaut :hat:

And also to Pocus with the new game, now that he is alone.