Thursday, September 18, 2008

A word about NHiN2

We’ve been seeing quite a few people recently asking about the status of the sequel to Night Howls in Nestlehaven, or simply expressing their eagerness for its release. It’s wonderful to realize there are so many enthusiastic fans of Jackyo123’s Hall of Fame mod.

It is to be fair to these fans that we are officially announcing that NHiN2’s development is now unfortunately on indefinite hold. This likely comes as no surprise to many, since there has been no news here or elsewhere about the mod for many months now.

We know this might be disappointing to many players. It is disappointing to us as well. After having spent much time and energy on area design, scripting, cutscenes, writing and testing for the mod, few may have been more eager to see the mod come out than us at Gaming Parents.

But of course, none was more devoted to this project than Jackyo himself. His boundless enthusiasm and imagination was impressive and a joy to witness. Before going on hold, NHiN2 was clocking in at somewhere around 14 hours of gameplay and was fast approaching the first stages of beta testing.

Sadly, Jackyo has other obligations these days that prevent him from pursuing the project further. We the remaining active members of GPS hold on to the hope that he will eventually return to the NWN2 scene and that we will all someday be able to complete the mod together as intended. In the meantime, we wish Jackyo and his family the best.

Our other mod projects (A Time to Die and Trinity) are still very much in the pipeline. So stay tuned for more news on those. Thanks.


vendalus said...

Sorry to hear that. Night Howls was a great module and I was looking forward to the sequel. Still, it's good to hear that the other projects are still going!

Amraphael said...

Sad to hear. I liked NHiN much and was eagerly waiting for it. (Not that I have much time to play now days). Someone should make a Shrine of Stranded Projects where the sorrowers(?) can meet up and let the tears flow over all the great the modules that never made it through.

It's good to read that the Trinity and ATtD projects is alive.

Jclef said...

I remember doing a small amount of beta testing with the first one - I knew it was going to be big...

This post made me sad until you mentioned "A Time to Die" and "Trinity" - now I'm happy again! :)

Erik Karlsson "Berra" said...

Ah - sorry to hear it folks. I was also one of the people who enjoyed playing the first part. Still, I'll be looking forward to whatever else the Gaming Parents Studios can come up with. :) Gotta look at the bright side. ;)

Anonymous said...

I must say: I am very sorry to hear that we are at the end of NHiN. NHiN is one of my top three favorite NWN2 modules (along with (H&C and DA), and I have been saving a character to finish this one out!

May I just ask, is Jacko123 even involved anymore in GPS? Is there really any likelihood that he will return?