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Rick & Morty co-creator dives into VR with new studio

Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, is teaming up with former Epic Games executive producer Tanya Watson in a bid to bring comedy to virtual reality. …


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Brace Yourself: Crypt of the NecroDancer studio recruits Duskers devs

The team at Crypt of the NecroDancer studio Brace Yourself Games is growing a bit bigger this week with the addition of Duskers developers Tim Keenan and Jeremy Phillips. …


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Night School Studio Reveals Launch Trailer For Mr. Robot Game, Available Today

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After teasing fans on Twitter, the Telltale Publishing and Night School Studio collaboration has been revealed as a text adventure game based on Mr. Robot. The mobile title, Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa, is out now on iOS and Android platforms.

This game is set during the show's first season, and features characters like Elliot and Darlene. Players assume the role of someone who has discovered a smartphone used by the hacking organization. Using a messaging app, players will make choices to target and interact with key characters to bring down the villainous E Corp. You can view a brief teaser that introduces the E Corp messaging app below.

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You can download the game now for $ 2.99. Night School Studio released Oxenfree earlier this year, and Telltale Publishing recently put out 7 Days to Die.

 

Our Take
Mr. Robot is one of my favorite shows on TV right now, and lends itself well to this kind of dialogue-heavy gameplay. I will be checking the app out for sure, but it may not be welcoming to those who haven't seen the show.

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King-owned studio Z2 lays off marketing and support staff

Gamasutra has confirmed that Z2 has laid off its marketing and support staff 9 months after being scooped up in the Activision-Blizzard purchase of King. …


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Facing the challenges of starting a small, sustainable online game studio in 2016

In a new Polygon feature Joe Piepiora and fellow Empyrean Interactive cofounder Geoff Virtue speak about their efforts to build a smaller, more sustainable online game studio in a post-MMORPG world. …


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Platinum Games exec says studio needs own IP to gain true independence

Platinum Games cofounder Atsushi Inaba tells UsGamer that the company’s licensed games push is a short-term business model, and it’ll need to produce original game ideas in order to succeed. …


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Monument Valley lead designer forms new studio, Mountains

“I’m excited to be drawing from all my experiences across different roles in order to build a more creative and healthier type of games company.” …


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Assassin’s Creed Movie Producer’s New Film Studio Will Focus On Video Game Adaptations

Jean-Julien Baronnet recently departed his position of CEO at Ubisoft Motion Pictures after working on the Assassin's Creed adaptation. His next venture is a studio that will work on more movies based on games.

Marla Studios, named after Baronnet's daughters, will specialize in adapting the stories of popular games for a wider Hollywood audience. In an exclusive interview with Variety, he explained why he thinks so many video game movies have failed because they try to copy the story beat for beat without understanding the change in audience. Baronnet will head Marla Studios and work directly with video game developers to manage their IPs and come up the best idea for a movie. No partner companies have been announced yet.

Assassin's Creed opens on December 21, starring Micheal Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Before shutting down, Ubisoft Motion Pictures also worked on an idea for a Splinter Cell movie, potentially starring Tom Hardy.

[Source: Variety]

 

Our Take
Baronnet's comments about imagining a new story rather than copying the original are encouraging. It seems that Assassin's Creed is already following this mindset, but the jury is still out until the film opens. I personally have faith in it and hope to see more successful video game movies. Warcraft wasn't a complete trainwreck, but there are better stories out there primed for adaptation. I think this is a great time to revisit an old feature on how to make the Assassin's Creed movie not suck.

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Former Ubisoft film exec forms new studio for video game films

Jean-Julien Baronnet, who oversaw production on the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell films, will now aim to adapt other video games for the big screen. …


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Rovio, EA, and DICE vets form new VR studio, Fast Travel Games

“Our games will focus strongly on narratively rich worlds full of possibilities for exploration and social gameplay, where players can cooperate, share worlds and experiences, and play together.” …


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