During late 2001 (whoops!), there was a small bit of media frenzy with Auran's new medieval 3rd person action game, called Excalibur.
Excalibur had some incredible looking artwork (which even holds up two years later), and promised some varied types of fighting styles. I was pretty impressed with the title that I had it in the developer games spotlight ever since Sumea has been up. It was definately a title worth keeping an eye on.
A year later, not a peep was heard from Excalibur since. I was pretty curious as to how the project was going, so I did a small bit of snooping and found that Ken Turner had long since left Auran, but I was assured the game was still in production. There were some Excalibur website changes, and there seemed to be things happening.
It's now reaching the second year since anyone has really heard anything about Excalibur, and unfortunately the links to the game title http://www.auran.com/excalibur/ and http://www.excalibur-thegame.com/ are no longer working.
Given that Auran must be pretty busy with Trainz and their MMOPG project, does anyone know the fate of [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sdevelopersprofile.asp?developer=4&game=3"]Exaclibur[/url]? Could it have been cannabilised into their new MMOPG, perhaps?
[url="http://www.gamesurge.com/pc/interviews/excaliber.shtml"]Here's an interview with Ken Turner[/url] (Excalibur Project Director), so you can find out a bit more about the game.
From what I have heard excalibur used the assets from the not so finished Harn chronicles Auran was working on, looks like there may have been a third recycling of assets if Souri's onto something with the mmorpg idea.
We are such gossipers lol.
So ladies, who wants a cucumber sandwich while we knit? [:P]