Dort and Gik

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Dort and Gik

Post by szemi » Mon Apr 01, 2019 15:12

Hey, the Dort was planned for Keen 4, which goes through hazards, but it was replaced by the Slug.

Question: Did somebody realize that the Gik acts like the Dort? It goes through hazards (like the Dort was planned to do that), yellow (like the Dort), and Keen can ride it (as it was planned for the Dort). Because for me it's suspicious.
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Re: Dort and Gik

Post by Plasma Captain » Mon Apr 01, 2019 22:30

That's an interesting point. I always got the impression that the Dort wasn't lethal (like Bounders); maybe they recycled the concept and made it more interesting (e.g. dangerous) for K6. Could be...!

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Re: Dort and Gik

Post by XkyRauh » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:52

Help me learn: What's this about a Dort?

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Re: Dort and Gik

Post by Keening_Product » Fri Apr 05, 2019 15:30

XkyRauh wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:52
Help me learn: What's this about a Dort?
This thread from a few years back will get you up to speed: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2154

Here's the first post, for convenience's sake:
Bubbatom wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:35
I was talking to Tom Hall on Facebook tonight and I asked him about the keen 4 demo tileset. He told me the most prominent outake of keen 4 were these passive cow-like creatures called 'Dorts' that cold take you across harmful surfaces. But later on in development they were replaced with poison.
And here's a stronger description. Seems the image is lost. On my very slow mobile so can't check the Wayback Machine.
VikingBoyBilly wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2015 22:33
Just talked to Tom about the dort on facebook. He said it was yellow, low-body, mix between a cow and a dacshund with a more dog-like head, and he quickly drew this:

Image
Finally, some more detail on behaviour:
szemi wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2013 19:51
I talked to Tom to get further informations about the Dort and here we go:

These cow-like creatures act like a moving platform, which turns around at a wall, moreover these creatures temporarily die like the Arachnut.
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Re: Dort and Gik

Post by loop4ever » Fri Apr 05, 2019 18:22

And here's a stronger description. Seems the image is lost. On my very slow mobile so can't check the Wayback Machine.
was that an image of a Dort? It doesn't seem to be working on the Wayback Machine. I really wish I could see this creature. :begging

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Re: Dort and Gik

Post by XkyRauh » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:29

Woo, thanks! :) Very interesting, you're right, that the Gik largely took over that functionality.

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