Sunday, August 30, 2009

No CCTV Sunday #11: The New Breed Online Games

Movie-based games almost never work. No matter how cool the movie, the game is almost always lame. For a lot of movies, the game is an afterthought but a good game takes years of development.

Allows me to introduce to you 2 new breed of movie-based online games. Hopefully this will mark a new dawn of tight movie-game collaboration.

James Cameron was hands-on for the more than three years France’s Ubisoft took to develop “Avatar” online game. The game will hit stores ahead of the film’s year end holiday release.

First let me show you the movie;

... and the game;

LucasArts and BioWare have spent years designing a massively multiplayer online game similar to “World of Warcraft”, “Star Wars: The Old Republic”. PC Gamer U.K. called “The Old Republic” “a credible ‘World of Warcraft’ killer,” and the lineups to see the demo at gamescom have been longer than those at most movie premieres.

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