A quick history lesson on Supergiant Games Heads It reveals that These Hughes are almost the hero of the game, not the most famous villain.
So far, Hades has become a super hot product, and the sales of this rogue-like action game on PC and Nintendo Switch have reached at least 1,000,000. After being released incognito via Nintendo Direct Mini in September 2020, the game quickly became the highest-rated game in a year.
Since then, with its likable cast, addictive game loop, and impressive writing, it has dominated the game dialogue.
However, we can almost see that one of the most respected characters in the game is the protagonist. Supergiant co-founder Amir Rao shared some insights about the Hades development process through the chat in the clubhouse (Cheers, The Verge), thus clarifying the early development ideas of the game.
Obviously, in the early stages of development, the game was seen as a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur. Players will act as heroes in Greek mythology to guide them out of the maze of Minos.
Obviously, creative director Greg Kasavin (Greg Kasavin) finally changed everything in the game, making Zagreus (Zagreus) the main character, and finally with the arrogant Greek hero who is more lively than you Combat. The developers worry that if These Husseus are retained as a hero, the game will eventually feel universal.
“[Kasavin] There is an idea that we might be able to keep all the content in the game, but recast it as Zagreus. Rao explained.
These different ideas, all these different roles, all merge together. I think in a day or two, he convinced everyone that this is a better idea. “
From then on, Kasavin began to study Zagreus, the son of death-things just started to happen. Interestingly, considering the theme, it also gives more “life and death” tone to family life and lightens the tone of the whole thing.
In the end, These Husseus will be rewritten from an unremarkable protagonist into the magnificent, arrogant boss we see in the game today. Of course, this is a hell of a story.
Casavin told The Verge: “I think the part of his bravery is deeply rooted in myths about him.” So why not? After all, Theseus’ arrogance, dedication and determination make him the perfect complement to our own Zag.