Lionhead’s second GamesCom teaser is Robespierre

Friday, 14th August 2009 11:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Lionhead just posted up a second teaser on its site, showing a new splash page with a shot of Maximilien Robespierre and the same thumbs up and thumbs down symbols that appeared under Che Guevara yesterday.

The quote: “Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; is it a less distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.”

Same deal. Hit the up thumb, you go to the “followers” page, the down thumb taking you to “subjects”.

There’s a number five there as well. There was a number six yesterday. Wednesday morning at GamesCom or bust.



  1. Psychotext


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    It’d better not be more Natal stuff, Peter! I’m watching you! :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. phatb0y

    You play a time-travelling dog influencing visionaries and revolutionaries throughout history.

    Unlikely, but theres probably a dog in it somewhere.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Robster1979

    I’m not into all this teaser randomness

    I think it just pisses me off, infact yeah….. it just pisses me off.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I have a sneaking suspicion those up and down clicks will impact the game in some way.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Aimless

    I doubt it, Pat. That sounds like the sort of Molyneux feature that’s bound to be cut.

    I’m still waiting to plant my tree, Peter!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk


    #7 5 years ago
  8. Hero of Canton

    Interesting. Robespierre being a prominent figure in the French Revolution following from another revolutionary figure, both of whom used tactics which could in the current climate be considered terrorism. With Molyneux banging on about it being ‘politically contentious’ could this be gaming’s first serious look at the War on Terror?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I saw him show Black & White the same year MS showed Xbox tech demos for the first time at GDC in San Jose about 1,000 years ago. He had realtime weather in the game based on the real weather at your location. It was amazing.

    Never made it.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rrod360lol

    I remember someone else talking about having real time location based weather but they dropped it as people didn’t want it to be raining in game when they were already forced to be inside due to the rain… It was criterion or polyphony something car based…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    I reckon it’s a Black and White game, but there’s been lots of Fable talk.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Black & White did have location based weather. At least the version I had did.

    There was an interview about another game recently where they said it was taken out… maybe people are thinking about that? Was Carmack related I believe.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OrphanageExplosion

    What’s the betting it’s another remake of Populous?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    Did it? I could have sworn he removed it. That’s my ailing brain for you.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Hunam

    You did put your address on the config for the weather, but if it ever actually worked it was news to me.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Yeah, it worked. It was basic, but it worked.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Spiral

    I have no idea what that quote means. Since I fear what I do not understand, I clicked the down thumb.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. rrod360lol

    Don’t sweat it spiral, Robespierre was a nob end

    In tomorrow’s comments “Cromwell was a twat” ;)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Spiral

    It’s that kind of insightful political commentary that keeps me coming back to this site. :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. locus2k1

    Clutching at straws here… Black and White: Natal?

    thumbs up and thumbs down could be related to natal for yes/no options… B&W is a random guess :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    So, do we expect many new game announcements from GamesCOM?

    I don’t really, apart from this.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    God, I hope so. E3′s for ‘Christmas’, Leip…. GamesCom and TGS are for ‘next year’. Although all this Christmas’s games have slipped into next year, so maybe you’re right. :-D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    Well I HOPE there’s more stuff to be announced. But I just don’t think there will be.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    it will most likely be a revolutionary game that will inspire terror on those who hate motion controllers.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. BC

    @8 Hero of Canton
    > Robespierre being a prominent figure in the French Revolution following from another revolutionary figure, both of whom used tactics which could in the current climate be considered terrorism.

    “in the current climate”? Robespierre is hardly a figure you’d want to use to comment on the “war on terror”. The French generally hate Robespierre, and call the period where he was in control as “the reign of terror” because he beheaded so many people suspected of being loyal to the monarchy.

    Quoting Wikipedia:
    The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 27 July 1794) was … marked by mass executions of “enemies of the revolution.” Estimates vary widely as to how many were killed, with numbers ranging from 16,000 to 40,000

    #25 5 years ago
  26. wz


    #26 5 years ago
  27. Daodan

    I say 10 quid Guy Fawkes is on that list somewhere as well.

    #27 5 years ago

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