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Hunt The THING Revealed

This interview on Skewed and Reviewed talks with Jon Jacob about Hunt The THING, a new CryENGINE 2 MMOFPS tie-in with The Thing, both the John Carpenter movie and the upcoming prequel. Jon is the NEVERDIE famed for buying and selling virtual items for record prices in Entropia Universe, and the game is a product of Neverdie Studios as part of their ROCKtropia virtual world, which itself is a subset of the Entropia Universe. Here are a couple of answers that outline how this all works:

How did the idea for the game come about and what is the background and setting for the game and how close does it follow the new and previous film?

We were discussing with Universal the possibility of using ROCKtropia as a backdrop for Movie length MMO’s and The THING stood out as a perfect fit. Our Platform Entropia universe features the Cryengine2 which is an amzing graphics engine for creating stunning Landscapes and the Antarctic is such a powerful setting. We chose to draw our inspiration primarily from both John Carpenters’ The THING and the upcoming prequal, but our story is set on our Virtual World ROCKtropia which exists in a parallel Universe so we are not Locked into the specific storylines of the movie.

How is player vs. player going to be handled?

Well since this is a free to play adventure inside an MMO with a micro transaction economy, you need to be super careful with Your free Ammo, if you blow too much, then you are going to have to visit the Supply Dump and try to pick up enough free oil barrels to trade for ammo, but the supply dump is a PVP combat Zone, so You are gonna have to fight for it. When you are ready for your final showdown with The THING, you are also going to be in a PVP combat zone so you are going to need to make alliances to survive.

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54. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 15, 2011, 02:12 Mead
 
Heh, Rocktropia. I just can't even begin to say enough hateful things about those assholes. Fuck them.  
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53. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 14, 2011, 12:37 xXBatmanXx
 
Darks wrote:

And Batman, where was this movie already done recently? It wasnt, there have been no other movies made from this franchise. This is the second to be made.

ah, I thought The THing 1982 was a remake of The Thing from Another World 1951. It is also set in the poles.....probably could deduce that since the monster was in a block of ice and they thaw him.....so yea, it is the 3rd movie.

Even the wiki for the 82 movie says it is a remake of the 51 movie....so relax nancy....
 
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52. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 14, 2011, 10:07 bfg9000
 
Loved the movie might watch it again tonite.
 
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51. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 22:34 cappy
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 19:39:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 18:09:
Haha, that sound like a James Cameron movie. Follow a highly successful sci-fi horror movie with a big-budget sci-fi action movie.

And look how awesome that turned out!

I never played the game through till the end but, from what I understand, the debate still rages in regards to who was still the thing at the end of the movie which is pretty incredible and almost rivals the debate that Deckard is a Replicant in spite of the interview with Ridley which implied that he was.

I hope that the ending will never be exploited and we never know the answer...unless the game touched on it...then I would be sad...

MacReady shows up at the very end of the game to rescue the main character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAPamQXHu7A

Yeah. It was interesting that in the original trailer for the game they had implied that MacReady was dead (about the 2:55 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptWHFJeuBJ8

If I remember from playing the game, I believe you actually do find Childs' frozen body, though.
 
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50. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 22:20 Beamer
 
Linksil wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 16:22:
I kinda wished they'ed done a movie that did what the xbox game did. Set following the movie with a rescue team. I know it was more action then suspense, but that game was really good.

I'd approve.
 
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49. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 19:39 Agent.X7
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 18:09:
Haha, that sound like a James Cameron movie. Follow a highly successful sci-fi horror movie with a big-budget sci-fi action movie.

And look how awesome that turned out!

I never played the game through till the end but, from what I understand, the debate still rages in regards to who was still the thing at the end of the movie which is pretty incredible and almost rivals the debate that Deckard is a Replicant in spite of the interview with Ridley which implied that he was.

I hope that the ending will never be exploited and we never know the answer...unless the game touched on it...then I would be sad...

MacReady shows up at the very end of the game to rescue the main character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAPamQXHu7A
 
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48. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 18:09 Wallshadows
 
Haha, that sound like a James Cameron movie. Follow a highly successful sci-fi horror movie with a big-budget sci-fi action movie.

And look how awesome that turned out!

I never played the game through till the end but, from what I understand, the debate still rages in regards to who was still the thing at the end of the movie which is pretty incredible and almost rivals the debate that Deckard is a Replicant in spite of the interview with Ridley which implied that he was.

I hope that the ending will never be exploited and we never know the answer...unless the game touched on it...then I would be sad...
 
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47. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 17:13 Agent.X7
 
Linksil wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 16:22:
I kinda wished they'ed done a movie that did what the xbox game did. Set following the movie with a rescue team. I know it was more action then suspense, but that game was really good.

Haha, that sound like a James Cameron movie. Follow a highly successful sci-fi horror movie with a big-budget sci-fi action movie.
 
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46. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 16:22 Linksil
 
I kinda wished they'ed done a movie that did what the xbox game did. Set following the movie with a rescue team. I know it was more action then suspense, but that game was really good.  
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45. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 15:47 Cutter
 
Ain't nuthin' but a thang.
 
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44. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 14:46 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 14:39:
The trust system had no impact. You could test someone and have them show as clean and less than 10 seconds later, without him leaving your sight, he'd change.

Total crap.

That was a major issue with the game, but it hardly rendered the game total crap. It still was a very atmospheric and moody survival horror game with spot on atmosphere. I'd rate it 80% myself.

No, what I meant was the trust system was total crap.

The game itself was kind of bland and kind of annoying but maybe a 6.5 out of 10. Worth it if you had nothing else to play and could pick it up for $20.
 
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43. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 14:42 Lobster
 
My girlfriend and I play Hunt the Thing all the time.  
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42. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 14:39 Prez
 
The trust system had no impact. You could test someone and have them show as clean and less than 10 seconds later, without him leaving your sight, he'd change.

Total crap.

That was a major issue with the game, but it hardly rendered the game total crap. It still was a very atmospheric and moody survival horror game with spot on atmosphere. I'd rate it 80% myself.
 
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41. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 14:17 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 13:35:
I wasn't that much of a fan for the game. The camera and controls were a little wonky and the trust system had little to no overall impact on the game which was unfortunate since it was the top feature of the game. The graphics, on the other hand, were spot on and the fire effects were top notch for the time.

I still have it lying around somewhere so maybe I'll give it another chance and come out with a different experience.

The trust system had no impact. You could test someone and have them show as clean and less than 10 seconds later, without him leaving your sight, he'd change.

Total crap.
 
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40. Re: removed Oct 13, 2011, 14:15 Prez
 
venomhed wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 13:27:
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You sound like a broken record venomhead. REMOVED, REMOVED, REMOVED...
 
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39. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 13:35 Wallshadows
 
I wasn't that much of a fan for the game. The camera and controls were a little wonky and the trust system had little to no overall impact on the game which was unfortunate since it was the top feature of the game. The graphics, on the other hand, were spot on and the fire effects were top notch for the time.

I still have it lying around somewhere so maybe I'll give it another chance and come out with a different experience.
 
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37. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 13:24 Verno
 
Anyway, I am looking forward to the new movie. I love the original Carpenter film, and the game that came out a few years ago was pretty good as well. This game, however, sounds like crap.

Agreed, the PS2/PC game was surprisingly good, it just had a few flawed mechanics and some control niggles that really detracted from the experience. It's a shame that many people wrote it off without trying it.
 
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36. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 13:21 Agent.X7
 
venomhed wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 13:14:
Here block this

FUCK YOU


Arrogant shit hole. Wonder how long you would las
t in prison with this "Gonna tell Blue's and you'll get yours!"

Such a pussy.


Seriously, are you 12?

Anyway, I am looking forward to the new movie. I love the original Carpenter film, and the game that came out a few years ago was pretty good as well. This game, however, sounds like crap.
 
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35. Re: Hunt The THING Revealed Oct 13, 2011, 13:17 Verno
 
I don't really plan on visiting prison but your experience there explains a lot about your posts Bobby

Anything else sweetcheeks?
 
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