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Disco Elysium's lead designer wants to expand on his growing world

Disco Elysium's lead designer wants to expand on his growing world

Disco Elysium’s lead designer is keen to create an expansion and sequel to the well-received RPG.

In an interview with Escapist Magazine, Robert Kurvitz revealed the game - which took five years to develop - is set in the same world as Sacred and Terrible Air, his 2013 novel.

Kurvitz and his fellow designers at the Estonian studio ZA/UM have been playing board games together for 10 years.

“I always knew I wanted to build worlds,” said Kurvitz.

“We wanted to do something truly strange and ridiculous. Our goal was to make a world to end all worlds, and that’s what I’ve been doing.”

Kurvitz continued: “We have an insanely ambitious list of projects we want to make in the Elysium setting.

“The last one I want to make, when I’m 50 or 60, that I want to absolutely go crazy on and throw out all commercial considerations and get this as conceptual as possible, is the tabletop setting.

“The working title for the tabletop setting is You Are Vapor. It will be a really, really, crazy pen-and-paper game.”

Upon release, Disco Elysium stormed to the top of the Steam charts. In 2020, the team is planning to release a manifesto.


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