Some quick photos from the Roundabout booth and surrounds at PAX East
The last photo is perfect.
Our No Goblin Boston Logistics HQ has started taking delivery of merch for PAX East. Check out the two shirts you’ll be able to buy at our booth! (#1045, across from 2K!)
Introducing Georgio Cam - Roundabout’s Fake April Fools Gag That Is Definitely Not A Real Thing That Comes With Your Pre-Order.
Business cards, T-Shirts, death threats in internet comment sections: No Goblin’s output to date means it’s a legitimate grownups video game corporation.
Being a corporation comes with responsibilities, and one of those is coming up with a fake announcement for April Fools. So, here you go: Georgio Cam. Play Roundabout from the first person perspective of Georgio Manos.
This is obviously fake, and we’ll come out at 12:01PM PT tomorrow to announce that we fooled you. Try to act surprised.
I bet you’re so fooled right now. I bet you were all like "Wow, I feel really sick watching this", followed by "This is stupid. Why would I ever pre-order Roundabout in order to get this dumb bonus extra build where the game is basically unplayable. I’m not even the kind of guy who would start an eSports Georgio Cam eSports League based on a dumb pre-order gag".
Well, lucky for you, it’s fake. That’s what April Fools is all about, and we here at No Goblin LLC are proud to enrich our corporate brand with such lighthearted tomfoolery. Your $9.99 that you would have wasted on a pre-order for Roundabout is safe to buy hats or DOTA lanes or Dew XP or whatever the midcore yacht rock gamer demographic is into these days.
Remember: this is fake. Don’t pre-order Roundabout at roundaboutgame.com to get this as a bonus extra. You’ll be disappointed when you open your bonus extras and this isn’t in it.
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oh no we need to set up and run an entire booth in that space 10 days from now what have we done
We’ve talked about some of the passengers that Georgio picks up, but we haven’t talked about the most important passenger, or about Georgio!
Let’s fix that today by talking a little bit about Beth & Georgio.
If you’ve been paying attention to Roundabout, you’ll notice that we’ve been hinting at some love story elements. That’s where Beth fits in.
Played by the wonderfully talented Jillian Carol, Beth becomes enamored with Georgio’s revolving abilities early on, and very quickly falls head over heels with Georgio.
Where Mickey the Mechanic is looking to get the best out of “Revolving Chauffeur” Georgio Manos, Beth is looking for the best out of “Human Being” Georgio Manos. Naturally, those things don’t necessarily align.
One thing you might not know about Jillian is that she brought her own wardrobe. She had a change of costume for every scene we were doing, and about a dozen backups in case we wanted to change anything about her role or appearance. I can’t think of anyone more naturally prepared for the ’70s than Jillian, which makes her the perfect Beth.
We’re incredibly lucky to have Kate Welch as our Georgio Manos.
Georgio is a hard role. Georgio is the lead character in our game, deals with competing forces of strong willed people and surly passengers, falls in love - but never talks. Instead Georgio only communicates by spinning around and giving a stare.
In our first FMV shoot, we recorded two hours of different stares.
"Kate, give me a stare where you’re guilty about being caught out in a lie"
"Okay, give me six stares that are slightly happy"
"Great, now a stare where you’re a little unsure about what Mickey’s telling you, but you trust him anyway".
Kate nailed it, and the final result totally worked. A lot of the great laugh reactions from our GDC footage were Kate’s perfect reactions. Only four more hours of recording to go!
Want to check out Georgio & Beth yourself? You can play at PAX East! Come stop by our booth (across from 2K!) to say hi and play some Roundabout!
Literally no idea how we managed to trick both Jillian and shegeekshow into our game. 100% best cast ever.
Here’s a YouTube embed of the B-Roll we captured for press. Enjoy!
We’ll most likely be doing some kind of Twitch stream sooner rather than later to show off the demo build, so stay tuned for that!
NEW TRAILER! Kate Welch as Georgio Manos! Stars galore! Updated gameplay! Free puppies!
Building GDC build…Played 2333 times.
Played 2109 times.
Today’s character introduction is Ronaldo, Georgio’s nemesis. Ronaldo only communicates through Georgio’s CB radio, and is voiced by the wonderfully French-Canadian Psychedelic Eyeball.
I don’t want to spoil too much, but Ronaldo is essentially the anti-Georgio. Where Georgio turns right, Ronaldo turns left. Where Georgio respects the sacred code of chauffeuring, Ronaldo lets nothing get in his way.