A cool new interview just popped up at Nightmare Mode. It’s great when an interviewer spends time reading other things we’ve said and coverage we’ve received to end up with a much stronger piece.
In this article Steven and I cover a number of our opinions about working at larger game studios, and this new indie world we’ve recently become part of.
In other news, a few of us got together in Providence yesterday and came up with a few new ideas for the game we’re really excited about. Hopefully they won’t take long to get in the game so we can start playing with them.
RPS just put up an interview with me, Aaron, and Arthur. There are also 2 new screenshots. Check it out here!
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A new interview with me and Steve popped up today. Check it out!
Evidently, I’m a “her.” That’s cool.
I have been a bit surprised by the shock that some people have felt towards our trailer in regards to the content and violence. Here are a few comments from random sites:
‘And you may say “jesus, it’s a game, you moral bore!” to which I would respond by suggesting maybe it’d be a good joke to photoshop pictures of children being mutilated by Jesus’ disciples using iron mauls and tack them to a church’s bulletin board.’
‘What? Seriously? Talk about bad taste and extreme disrespect.’
‘It just seems like it’s in bad taste, even doing the titanic one.’
The internet being what it is, I guess I’m not surprised by much… but a game like ours that is taking a humorous (albeit dark) take on some events in history is, in my opinion, at most mid-level when it comes to depicting violence. There are games out there that depict wars we (the US) are currently fighting, that try to enlist our current youth into the armed forces by killing people, or just plain depict violence in a far more accurate way than our teaser did.
It’s a strange world we live in where someone will play a shooter based on actual events and kill people for a number of hours, then watch a teaser with cartoon violence in an obvious alternate reality, and get offended. Have we become so accustomed to gritty near-photorealistic violence that it takes some cute cartoons getting hurt to pull our heart strings? I hope not.
We knew a number of aspects about our game would be polarizing. I’m just surprised it’s the morality that people are questioning.
When we released the teaser we were excited. But, we were not at all ready for it to receive the attention that it did! Thanks so much to Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Joystiq, Game Trailers, Giant Bomb, and even The Boston Globe for picking it up! (And everyone else here that I haven’t mentioned. Thanks!!!!!) It was a total, and awesome, surprise.
So, we spent most of the last 2 days answering interview questions that should pop up soon.
Now we get back to doing what we’re good at, making games. We’ll be posting updates often here, as well as our facebook and twitter pages. We’re working on dialing in our gameplay so that we can start showing off more of what we have done.
In celebration of our teaser success, I thought I’d post a shot of our Mummy monster. More coming soon!
After working like crazy for the past two weeks on it, we are releasing the Dreadline Teaser today! We’ll post it here in a while after it gets sent out, and hopefully picked up, by a number of gaming sites.
If you’re here because of the trailer, and feel like following us, then check us out on facebook and twitter.
Here is a little more information about Dreadline. We’ve been working on it for about 6 months now, and it’s starting to look really cool. (You can see it in the last few seconds of our trailer.) Our Titanic level is pretty playable, but not polished yet to a point that we want to show people. You can control your team of monsters, run around the ship, and just generally rip people to shreds. It’s pretty awesome. We still have a long way to go as far as content, more characters, and finishing up some of the game systems. We’re really pumped about where we are with it right now though, and can’t wait to release some more screenshots and videos.
We’d love to hear what you think of the teaser, and thoughts/questions you might have about the game. Feel free to contact me at bb (at) eerie – canal . com.