Luther Patenge is a loot-box designer Turned indie developer. He’s currently running a KickStarter campaign for regency roguelike Ambition: A Minuet in Power, a rags-to-riches tale set at in the looming shadow of the French Revolution, where a single misstep could see you headed for the guillotine.
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Patenge recently ran an AMA on Reddit, in which he discussed the new game, as well as the practicalities of Lootbox development. His responses begin with a lengthy response about ‘The Soul Box’ - a seemingly impenetrable lootbox designed to house and protect Patenge’s immortal soul.