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A new reality

June 7th, 2007 by Troy Goodfellow · 6 Comments · RPGs

Firefly Studios, the makers of Stronghold and CivCity Rome, are making an action RPG for the PC and 360. It’s apparently called Hero, though the word “dungeon” hovers over the name so it looks like it’s called Dungeon Hero.

This part of the press release caught my eye.

The first dungeon-based game to realistically depict underground life, Dungeon Hero promises all the danger, intrigue and daily routine of an actual subterranean community. Combining HD graphics with incredibly detailed environments completely immerses players in their newfound surroundings, complete with goblin cheese merchants, jailed troll miners and helpful imps just looking for peace.

Because nothing says “realistic underground life” like cheese merchants. What do goblins milk, anyway?


6 Comments so far ↓

  • thk123

    I don’t understand how a game can be realistic when it is about a completely fictitious environment. Great blog, by the way.

  • Troy

    Thanks for the kind words.

    By “realistic” I’m assuming they mean something like “convincing” or “internally consistent” or “plausible”. But, yeah, the pointlessness of a word like “realistic” is what I’m getting at.

  • Dave Long

    This is a Gamecock game. A few screens appeared in Edge a couple months ago and it looks pretty cool.

    If Mike Wilson and Harry Miller can keep it together, they’ve got a pretty cool lineup of games coming in the next couple years.

  • Dave Long


    …I think the title is Dungeon Hero.

  • Dave Long

    …or not. They seem to be pretty unsure of the title themselves.

  • Troy

    The media sources vary quite a bit. IGN is reporting a name change, so I guess it is Dungeon Hero now. But the website isn’t keeping up.

    In any case, I’m going to keep an eye on it since it looks interesting and the idea of a dungeon with a society is interesting. Given how bland CivCity and the latest Stronghold were, though, I don’t have sky-high hopes.