'Epic Mickey' Spector's first Disney effort?
Source: See below.What we heard: Deus Ex and Thief creator Warren Spector shocked many in 2007, when Disney Interactive Studios announced that it had purchased the famed game designer's Junction Point Studios. One year later, Spector gave the first real clue as to his current work, saying that he...
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What we heard: Deus Ex and Thief creator Warren Spector shocked many in 2007, when Disney Interactive Studios announced that it had purchased the famed game designer's Junction Point Studios. One year later, Spector gave the first real clue as to his current work, saying that he was collaborating with Disney Feature Animation and Pixar. And in late 2008, an online report surfaced that the game in question may be titled "Epic Mickey."
Today, more evidence has surfaced suggesting that Spector's current project is indeed titled Epic Mickey, as well as what may be concept art for the in-development game. The first of a pair of online resumes unearthed by data-mining blog Superannuation shows what appears to be concept art depicting a postapocalyptic, steampunk-esque Magic Kingdom.
The artist, whose LinkedIn profile indicates he previously served as a concept designer at Junction Point Studios, posted six concept shots in all. Notably, one shot, titled by the artist "goofy zombie," depicts the notoriously addled sentient canine as a cyborg of sorts, with sprocket-spun joints, a wooden leg haphazardly tied onto his femur, a missing arm, and a hollow eye socket.
A second shot, which the artist titled "sea transport," shows what appears to be the Disney Land's iconic Epcot Center and Mickey's water tower affixed to the back of the whale that swallows Pinocchio and his father. Yet one more shot, bearing the moniker "castle side," shows what appears to be Cinderella's Castle precariously perched atop a reaching pillar of rock, high above an industrialized wasteland.
According to a second resume dug up by Superannuation, Epic Mickey will, at the least, be coming to the Wii. Also a concept artist, the developer started at Junction Point Studios in June 2009, where he has been busy "designing and painting concept/inspirational artwork" and "painting 'boxouts' for locations"
The official story:Disney Interactive Studios had not responded to requests for comment on the resumes as of press time.
Bogus or not bogus?: Looks not bogus.
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