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Archive for March 6th, 2013


Godsrule: From the Land of Ice and Snow

Thorir Walked To Work

As we have mentioned, we have a game in Open Beta that we are quite proud of — Godsrule: War of Mortals. As we have also mentioned, this game is being developed by the fine folks at Gogogic — based in Iceland, this small development team has been working hard to craft a game where you battle over the fate of the Midrealms — a world torn asunder by New and Old gods.

Also did we mention Gogogic were based in Iceland? We  did, right? This becomes important because as it turns out the country was not named haphazardly. We received this message this morning from the Gogogic team:

“So we have a small snowstorm going on today, some people have not made it to the office, the police are asking everyone to remain indoors, every rescue crew has been called out to aid people stuck in traffic and such, we had a 20 car pile up and multiple other crashes, buses have stopped running, children that made it to school have to stay there as parents have been asked not to pick them up, so a lot of fun here in the land of ice and snow…”

I can’t personally relate to this ordeal — SEGA of America is based here in San Francisco, where the weather varies between a mildly balmy 68º F. and a slightly less balmy 59º F. However, many of us have seen snow on TV, where it is impressive, and I know several people personally who have touched it, and assure me it is quite cold. The photographic evidence we were sent (linked from this local news site) seems to suggest the toughness of Iceland’s Viking ancestry is not exaggerated in the slightest.

Iceland via Satellite:

Iceland Via Satellite

Some slight traffic issues:

Godsrule (Weather in Iceland is Fine!)

A minor reduction in visibility:

iceland visibility

And oh yes — most everyone at Gogogic still made it to work, frosted beards and all. Just another day driving their ships to new lands, to fight the horde, and sing and cry.

(ps. Yes, we know we used the same image twice — once on the blog front, once in the article. We don’t care. That icebeard is terrific).