Into Game Business
announces that German developer
is creating a game called
Tunnel Rats, based on an upcoming Uwe Boll Vietnam War movie that is not one of
the director's signature adaptations of game properties. The game is expected to
be released for PCs and Xbox 360 early next year in conjunction with the movie's
release. Word is:
"Tunnel Rats is a first-person shooter set during the
Vietnam War that tells the story of a young G.I. who escapes from a POW camp and
journeys through a heavily fortified valley in the Cu Chi province," said Marc
Moehring Managing Director and Co-Founder, Replay Studios. "It not only depicts
his actual physical path through the merciless jungle and claustrophobic,
trap-ridden tunnels, but also his emotional and psychological journey as the
horrors he witnesses--and participates in--slowly deprive him of his ideals,
morals and sanity."
The game will take place over 10 levels of jungles and tunnels based on the
movie. Players will have over a dozen weapons to choose from as they make there
way through the game's environments.
"The game mainly takes the setting, atmosphere and philosophy of the movie, and
tells the parallel story of different characters in a similar situation," said
Moehring. "Like the film, it is very dark, violent and dirty, and depicts war as
the madness that it is. In the end, it's all about survival in a situation where
everything you know and believe in goes to hell, and a fight for an impersonal
goal becomes a very personal experience, one that changes you forever--if it
doesn't kill you."
The movie, which was penned by Boll and Dan Clarke, stars Michael Pare, Nate
Parker, Brandon Fobbs and Erik Eidem. Boll said all of the actors from the film
have signed on to have their likenesses appear in the game. He said the game
will incorporate Jessica de Rooij's score from the movie as well as additional
music composed specifically for the game.