Disco Elysium – What happens when you’re aiming to create the best RPG of all time?
At EGX Birmingham this week, members of the press and public will have a chance to go hands-on with hotly-anticipated hardboiled-cop-show-meets-isometric-RPG Disco Elysium. But for attendees on Friday 21 September, ZA/UM Studio has another treat in store: a developer panel in the EGX Theatre, which will give fans the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes on the game’s development.
Titiled ‘Disco Elysium – What happens when you’re aiming to create the best RPG of all time?’, the panel will offer unique insight into one of the most innovative games on the horizon. Hosted by veteran games journalist Alex Wiltshire (EDGE, Rock Paper Shotgun), both Art Director Aleksander Rostov and Lead Designer and Writer Robert Kurvitz will be on hand to discuss the aims of the development team, and the challenges that need to be overcome to achieve the goal of creating the greatest role-playing adventure in gaming history…
Get in touch with us now to make an appointment to play Disco Elysium and interview the development team at EGX.
Location: Rezzed Zone, Booth RZ15 5-8 + RZ18 1-4
“It has a killer look to match an off-beat premise.”
“Absolutely fascinating… the hour or so I’ve played also contains the best writing I’ve ever seen in a video game.”
Rock Paper Shotgun
“The freshest and most fascinating RPG I’ve experienced in years… plays right into the best aspects of pen-and-paper roleplaying.”
“At once a re-invention and a return to the roots of the RPG genre.”
The word on the street (aka. Twitter):
“Just played Disco Elysium at #paxeast from @studioZAUM – what an awesome and original opening. Looking forward to this”
Swen Vincke, Founder of Larian (Divinity: Original Sin 2)
“I used to be worried about the quality of the writing, but that shit is *quotable*.”
Dominic Tarason, Rock Paper Shotgun
“You know when the noise level around a game gets so loud you have to play it? Now I must play Disco Elysium.”
Samuel Roberts, Editor-in-chief, PC Gamer
About Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium is a ground-breaking blend of hardboiled cop show and isometric RPG. Solve a massive, open ended case in a unique urban fantasy setting. Kick in doors, interrogate suspects, or just get lost exploring the gorgeously rendered city of Revachol. What kind of cop you are — is up to you.
You play a disgraced lieutenant detective in Revachol West, a shore town where corruption’s out of control, murders go unsolved, and the kids just wanna dance. Kick in doors, interrogate suspects, or get lost exploring a gorgeously rendered city and unraveling its mysteries. All the while, tensions rise around you as Revachol threatens to explode.
Disco Elysium’s completely original skill system makes your innermost feelings, doubts, and memories an integral part of every conversation. Level up your rational faculties, sharpen your wits, or give in to your basest instincts. What kind of cop you are is up to you.
• A massive, open-ended case you can solve however you choose.
• An utterly unique urban fantasy setting where bell-bottoms meet muzzle-loaders.
• Set-piece combat sequences you can avoid or dive into at your peril.
• Develop your own cop persona with 24 colourful skills.
• Ditch your cop uniform for real disco threads to impress, intimidate, or seduce.
• An inventory for your thoughts where you can research clues and then put them to use in the game.
• Original score by the rock’n’roll band British Sea Power.
Disco Elysium is now listed on Steam.