Sony enters the Rat Race

Super-Ego Games creating bawdy episodic adventure game for PS3 this winter.

By way of its PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced Rat Race, a new episodic game series coming to the PlayStation 3 this winter. The game is in development by Super-Ego Games, a relatively upstart studio whose former credits include The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery for the PC.

You're a VERY BAD monkey!

Belying its snicker-worthy predecessor, Rat Race will focus on adult themes in an office setting. Players will "sneak, sprint, solve puzzles, eavesdrop, and steal" as they attempt to survive the day working for the dysfunctional and questionably legal BiggCo. The game promises a number of unique characters, including an "impossibly hot" PR exec, a backstabbing coworker, and a research scientist who "may or may not be intimate with his lab monkey."

According to Super-Ego, the game is "written and voiced by some really funny people with credits on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, South Park, Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, and Comedy Central." Also working on the project are stand-up comedians local to the studio's New York City office.

Rat Race has not yet been rated or priced.

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66 comments
lefonginc
lefonginc

It is hard to believe, though.

greasejunky
greasejunky

That one screen shot with the monkey looks really good with great lighting and shadows...the others look like they were from a game published 5 years ago...

kyo_tetsuei
kyo_tetsuei

That's funny as heck. I love the idea.

majin_vegeta300
majin_vegeta300

that looks quite amazing, too bad I don't plan on getting a PS3 anytime soon.

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

Now this seems interesting, after seeing only trailers I was like what in the world, but it's all coming together now.

Hell-Fire21
Hell-Fire21

Very impressive, barbie just needs to make a come back to top it all off.

seamusb
seamusb

Anyone forget to tell them Rat Race is also the name of a movie. Because of that I wouldn't be surprised if they have to change the name for legal reasons and such.

jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

south park staff? this game is going to be really funny and its great to hear about games that are going to be a series...i think assassins creed is going to be a triligy.

M-ManLA
M-ManLA

This might be one of those sleeper games that won't get a lot of sales, but will be fun to play.

gsf
gsf

hahahahahaha i seriously cant wait for this. looks hilarious

Karaam
Karaam

please get one right this time.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

I love it how they refer to some of that stuff as "adult" humor, as if there's anything mature about it.

mastertimx
mastertimx

more games are better, look at the 360, has the most games meaning it has the most good, and bad games. ps3 will be the same, it already has some great games, and some not so great, but in a year it will have a great library both online and off.

InfinityMugen
InfinityMugen

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AJC3317
AJC3317

could be really good, could be really bad. it sounds funny at least

Xaovagon
Xaovagon

i would agree with a horrible blight on the world

Questlove711
Questlove711

This game could either be really funny/good... Or a horrible blight on the world...

mad_tyger
mad_tyger

Oh no, it's the start of Episodic gaming! We might as well just start paying hourly for our game time.

whitey3221
whitey3221

awesome, maybe now my ps3's greatest accomplishment will no longer be playing the halo 3 dvds...then again it's not a fully developed game so I can't get too excited about it.

kajtrooper
kajtrooper

The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery ....? LOLOLOLOLOl but anyways, this will be a great addition to my library if it ends up being good. and holy crap that's a lot of talented people

DimitriFan1
DimitriFan1

1 less good game for sony. The nintendo fanboys are laughing at sony fanboys.

Paper_Knife
Paper_Knife

hmm... there r some people that r involved with south park huh. could be good/bad.

Rhaxdric
Rhaxdric

Hmmm people who write it are amazing.

-SlipSkull-
-SlipSkull-

Meh. I'm not interested in this game.

metalisticpain
metalisticpain

That sounds interesting, i hope they pull it off

maxxorz
maxxorz

I laughed when I read "Barbie" but after finishing the article it actually sounds like it might be a fun game to FINALLY play on my PS3... now I can give my Wii and 360 a break :P

vass86
vass86

.... i have no real reaction to this

Proust
Proust

Sounds like they are trying something new. Will give a look when it comes out.

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

Office politics makes for good movies and TV shows, but makes for boring games. And I'm guessing the people that have worked with those hit shows all have good reason to not have jobs there anymore....hint, hint. You have to be a pretty abysmal writer to get fired from SNL. :lol:

Symphonycometh
Symphonycometh

Hehehe....Show me a vid or I'll just ignore this like I do most games...

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I'm glad I read further, because I would have impulsively posted about the movie. IMO, the movie was crap, so by the formula, the game would be the end of all mankind.

xmg0
xmg0

i thought of the movie too

dukerav
dukerav

Given that the one game to their credit is The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery, its no surprise that I am a bit skeptical about this upcoming episodic game.

ZOnikJJ
ZOnikJJ

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monco59
monco59

Wow, The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery! This is sure to be a solid game and a real system seller. Just wow!

4esth
4esth

Umm yeah...hopefully the prior experience with Barbie will really come in handy with this.

isblackhawk07
isblackhawk07

Wow... who instantly thought of the classic movie of the same name when they read the title of this news article..

psychic_zebra
psychic_zebra

They had me at "a research scientist who 'may or may not be intimate with his lab monkey.' " Let's just hope it's at least somewhat good.

darthzew
darthzew

Adult themes... are sneaking, sprinting, solving puzzles, eavesdropping, and stealing adult themes?

markevens
markevens

It's too bad there isn't a "Comedy" genre of games. Humor is always something that is thrown in on the side. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.