Personalized games available at a price

Amuse Me service offers custom-made titles; costs range from $27 for a customized element in a prefab title to $67,500 for a from-scratch "art game."

Personalization in video games is nothing new. Character creators have allowed gamers to customize their avatars for decades, but a new service is offering to create whole individualized gameworlds--for the right price.

According to the New York Times, the new service, called Amuse Me, was created by the editor-in-chief of Amusement, Abdel Bounane, and offers customized experiences at three different levels of luxury.

Amuse Me is an offshoot project from the EIC of Amusement.

Amuse Me's cheapest offering customizes faces, appearances, backgrounds, and more of the main elements of six different preexisting games for €20 ($27) per modified element. The second level of customization runs from €1,000 ($1,350) to €10,000 ($13,500) and offers a built-from-scratch game. It allows the customer to choose from a group of 10 designers as well as a range of game genres, and it includes a two-hour consultation session.

For the true spendthrift, the "art game" deluxe option offers an original "intricate universe" built by a team of artists and runs up to €50,000 ($67,500). The final game will be delivered on a tablet and may feature custom hardware.

The first orders for Amuse Me's service have already come in, and at least two projects have been delivered thus far. Florent Deloison, who serves as an artist on the project, equated its offering to having a personal portrait panted. "In an era of standardized mass production, true luxury is the uniqueness of an object. This could go as far as conceiving a game where each level would be based on the structure of your DNA," said Deloison.

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Brebber
Brebber

Winning the lottery, pretty much the only way I would spend money on this. With that being said, if I do win the lottery, this is one of the first items I am getting.

gugagomes7
gugagomes7

@megakick exactly what i though when i read it

megakick
megakick

Sounds like a cool idea but I don't think the game will be that great.

mamelon2012
mamelon2012

...a bit over the top on a day of turkey hangover

Valacan
Valacan

Yeah, I would have to say I'd expect the end game to come back as a disappointment even if you spent $67 000. It'd be hard to meet such specific expectations.

Granpire
Granpire

$67,000 is pretty cheap, even for an art game. I fail to see how they will achieve your vision for the project, though. If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

Razer361
Razer361

 @Granpire Hmmm... Maybe they offer a "do it yourself" deluxe version for $2,000,000