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American McGee's Game Pitch

American McGee’s Blog outlines plans for BaiJiu Racer, a game proposal from McGee's Spicy Horse Productions and its Chinese publishing partner ICEE that they've decided to pitch over the internet to solicit western publishers (ICEE is "locked in" to publishing the game in China). The game is described as an "MMO-lite racing game concept with China as the core theme," that hopes to fill the dream of a "'Mario Cart' or 'KartRider' killer." There is a piece of concept art with the pitch and more in the expatriate American's Flickr Account and a concept video on his YouTube Channel. Here's a bit on the game and its eastern focus: "For one, it’s the first Chinese cart racing game developed with an authentic and original Chinese art style, set in real-world locations, and featuring some of the funkiest racing vehicle designs the world has ever seen (inspiration coming from actual Chinese vehicles). We’re focusing on semi-realistic (and fun) physics-based racing dynamic, going light on the power-ups, and throwing in a lot of visual action."

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17. My Pitch to China Oct 23, 2008, 22:53 Kxmode
 
Stop flooding MMOs with your employees and we'll talk.  
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16. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 23, 2008, 08:19 zirik
 
mcgee is now an expat? is this some futile attempt at running away from his reputation in the west? he can only go so far before coming full circle.  
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15. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 23, 2008, 03:09 monkay
 
This is a carbon copy of the Korean made online kart game, which is very popular in China. Not sure if this is going to copy the business model as well(ie. free to play, but have to buy items for your character and kart).  
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14. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 20:19 OneEye
 
the video might have actually been ok if they didnt over-dub with the lame music (that doesn't even loop correctly). Pay a few K to have a sound guy do some kart and ambient sounds and that video would have been tons better.

stupid is as stupid does i guess...
 
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13. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 18:08 siapnar
 
Wacky Wheels split screen racing was the shit!

As for this new American Mcgee game.. I have absolutely no faith in his productions after playing Bad Day LA
 
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12. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 17:41 dubfanatic
 
kart karts CHINA
 
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11. Re: Remember Wacky Wheels? Oct 22, 2008, 14:47 Hazard
 
1994? I feel old....

3d realms used to do some great stuff back then. Maybe they should just ditch duke and do shareware games for the iphone or something...
 
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10. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 14:47 Ant
 
Too bad it doesn't work on the Internet. Maybe old Kali (not listed on http://www.kali.net/games.asp )? Yeah, I am old school.  
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9. Re: Remember Wacky Wheels? Oct 22, 2008, 14:38 Parallax Abstraction
 
That game was awesome. And I guarantee will be infinitely better than anything American McGee is possible of producing anymore.  
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8. Re: Remember Wacky Wheels? Oct 22, 2008, 14:17 Ant
 
Yep, http://www.3drealms.com/wacky/ ...  
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7. Re: Remember Wacky Wheels? Oct 22, 2008, 14:03 Hazard
 
Aaaah. Yes!

That one was surprisingly good! And it probably was over a decade ago (wasn't it a DOS shareware game? Can't remember...).
 
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6. Remember Wacky Wheels? Oct 22, 2008, 13:57 Ant
 
 
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5. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 13:09 Beamer
 
Kart games are a rough sell. They almost always suck.

This is no exception. Sure, it's concept only, but you're better off with no physics than having your character slow down every time it goes near another Kart. Better off with a wide open track than something that claustrophibic. Especially with the combination of the two.

I saw nothing there that would lead me to believe it can out MarioKart MarioKart.
 
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4. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 12:08 RazorWynd
 
bai ju is a chinese alcoholic beverage iirc  
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3. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 11:48 Lincolns Mullet
 
The only way they'll be able to get a Western Publisher is to add in the famed AMISH BUGGY. With it's wooden wheels and excellent turn rate at 10 mph max speeds, I'd put it up against one of them Chinese-ran carts any day.
 
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2. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 11:19 Soylent Bob
 
SNAP!
 
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1. Re: American McGee's Game Pitch Oct 22, 2008, 11:15 Ludomancer
 
The game is described as an "MMO-lite racing game...

I'd have to describe American McGee as "John Romero-lite"

 
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