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.
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.
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...
Now this seems interesting, after seeing only trailers I was like what in the world, but it's all coming together now.
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.
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.
I love it how they refer to some of that stuff as "adult" humor, as if there's anything mature about it.
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.
Oh no, it's the start of Episodic gaming! We might as well just start paying hourly for our game time.
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
Wow, The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery! This is sure to be a solid game and a real system seller. Just wow!
Wow... who instantly thought of the classic movie of the same name when they read the title of this news article..
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.
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.
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