George Romero Games

Move over John, there's a new Romero in town, as Hip Interactive announces plans to create games based on the work of horror film director George Romero:
HIP INTERACTIVE CORP. AND LIVING DEAD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED PARTNER TO REVOLUTIONIZE HORROR VIDEO GAMES WITH NEW SERIES: GEORGE A. ROMERO PRESENTS

San Francisco, CA - December 15th, 2004 - Hip Interactive Corp. today announced that its fast-growing publishing division, Hip Games(TM), signed an agreement with Living Dead Productions Limited to produce a George A. Romero series of video games on all current and upcoming platforms.

Romero's movies, including "Dawn of the Dead" and "Night of the Living Dead," benefit from a strong, worldwide cult-following, which translates into continuous success for the movies and their merchandising. Now, finally, his fans will have the long-awaited series of video games that capture the entire universe of zombies, action and gore of George A. Romero. Hip Games(TM) will soon be announcing the first game of the series in a separate release.

"Horror fans have been searching for the ultimate experience in gaming, and we intend to deliver it to them with the tremendous creative input of legendary director, George A. Romero, and Living Dead Productions," said Arindra Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hip Interactive Corp. "We believe this series will make an important contribution to the growth and results of our Hip Games(TM) division."

"This is a fantastic opportunity to share George's work and ideas with the game buying public," said Simon Bailey, Managing Director of Living Dead Productions. "We are very impressed with the quality of work that Hip will bring to the games. George's fans and gamers alike will not be disappointed!"

"I am very excited to start working in this medium and look forward to the association with Hip. I thank Living Dead Productions for making it all happen," commented George A. Romero.
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Re: GO GEORGE!
Dec 16, 2004, 13:17
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Re: GO GEORGE! Dec 16, 2004, 13:17
Dec 16, 2004, 13:17
 
The recent Dawn of the Dead remake was awesome.


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Re: GO GEORGE!
Dec 16, 2004, 09:05
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Re: GO GEORGE! Dec 16, 2004, 09:05
Dec 16, 2004, 09:05
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Games that involve them usually also involve:
Zombies- Shotguns.
Nazis- World War II.
Advantage: Zombies Zombies Zombies!!!

I think the conclusion is obvious. Killing the undead is much better that playing another WWII game any day of the week.



Oh hell yes...



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Re: GO GEORGE!
Dec 16, 2004, 02:27
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Re: GO GEORGE! Dec 16, 2004, 02:27
Dec 16, 2004, 02:27
 
I too am a huge zombie movie fan. For some reason I simply love them. Same with vampire movies. Funny thing is, I don't watch any other horror flicks because they bore me to death. Zombies and Vamps are the only exception.

My cousin was a zombie extra in Night of the Living Dead, and I shit you not. It was shot not far from where my cousin lived in Pennsylvania at the time. They spent hours on his makeup and in the end he had a 1-2 second clip of him being blown away put in the movie. Not a huge big deal, but I think it's cool as hell.


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He cut the possum's face off then cut around the eye socket. In the center of the belt buckle, where the possum's eye would be, he has placed a small piece of wood from his old '52 Ford's home made railroad tie bumper. Damn, he misses that truck.
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Re: GO GEORGE!
Dec 16, 2004, 00:20
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Re: GO GEORGE! Dec 16, 2004, 00:20
Dec 16, 2004, 00:20
 
Lets look at the facts shall we?

What they are:
Zombies- Shambling undead, animated by a terrible virus, supernatural powers or some completely unexplained phenomenon.
Nazis- Hateful agressors bent on domination of Europe.
Advantage: Zombies (for allowing writers everywhere to use the word "shambling").

Motivation:
Zombies- Consume the flesh of the living, spreading their terrible influance.
Nazis- Military victory and ethnic cleansing.
Advantage: Zombies (Braaaaaains...)

Special abilities:
Zombies- Can suvive near total dismemberment and maintain motor function. Can spread their influance through infection.
Nazis- Scream humorous German phrases when they die.
Advantage: Zombies (Nothing beats an enemies arms and legs and watching them squirm around on the ground, still trying to bite you)

Weaknesses:
Zombies- Slow speed, limited mental capacity.
Nazis- Can't ever seem to hit the broadside of a barn, especially if Indiana Jones is around.
Advantage: Tie.

Games that involve them usually also involve:
Zombies- Shotguns.
Nazis- World War II.
Advantage: Zombies Zombies Zombies!!!

I think the conclusion is obvious. Killing the undead is much better that playing another WWII game any day of the week. =D

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Re: GO GEORGE!
Dec 15, 2004, 21:47
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Re: GO GEORGE! Dec 15, 2004, 21:47
Dec 15, 2004, 21:47
 
Zombies are the best form of entertainment.

I will have to disagree. Nazis and the violent dismemberment thereof, is the best form of entertainment. Evidence: Levels in Wolfenstein with Nazis compared to levels in Wolfenstein with Zombies. Which was better? I'm sure an insightful person such as yourself sees my point.

Killing Nazis provides more entertainment. Anyone suggesting otherwise must be licking frogs for the high.
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twilight of the DEAD !
Dec 15, 2004, 20:47
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twilight of the DEAD ! Dec 15, 2004, 20:47
Dec 15, 2004, 20:47
 
a zombie gibbing FPS with either the D3 or H2 engine could be the greatest thing since sliced beer !!!...and i LOVED the Dawn of the Dead remake , that and 28 days later were extremly satisfying to us flesh munchers ( had a Tom Savani cameo , thats an endorsment )

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Zombies?
Dec 15, 2004, 20:44
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Zombies? Dec 15, 2004, 20:44
Dec 15, 2004, 20:44
 
In a game? What will they think of next?

Whoever Hip Games are, they obviously aren't what you'd call very imaginative. This is why most licensed games suck - if they didn't have an idea of their own what to do, how can they come up with good ideas for how to do it?

-tAE-

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Dec 15, 2004, 20:18
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Dec 15, 2004, 20:18
 
Holy crap. After being a total zombiephile for the last 15 years, I can only hope they do something along the lines of Doom 3.

Now, before I get flamed to death...I want the interactive, creepy, shadowy, jump out of my chair scares that Doom 3 delivered.

NOT (and let me repeat it again with caps) NOT the monsters in the closet, "Open the door, Oh wow another completely empty room, I wonder where the line definition trigger is" spawn in hell that was Doom 3.

Now THAT would be tits.

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Dec 15, 2004, 20:08
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Dec 15, 2004, 20:08
 
ANYONE ELSE PANIC AND MIS-READ IT AS JOHN ROMERO GAMES???????

No, but most of the time I mis-read John Romero as George Romero...


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Re: No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 19:45
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Dec 15, 2004, 19:45
 
ANYONE ELSE PANIC AND MIS-READ IT AS JOHN ROMERO GAMES???????

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No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 19:25
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No subject Dec 15, 2004, 19:25
Dec 15, 2004, 19:25
 
bleh.

its all about securing intellectual property now. God forbid someone came up with an original thought.

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Re: No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 19:25
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Dec 15, 2004, 19:25
 
Hope the games have nothing to do with the arseholes behind the recent Dawn of the Dead remake. I'm sure all fans of the genre will join me in saying it was horseshit.
Games with the nihilistic feel of the original films, though.... bring em on.


Umm, no, we won't. I love the original "Dawn.." as well as all of GR's movies. I also happen to love the new "Dawn.." Not all Dotd fans are as close-minded as you apparently are.


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George Romero...
Dec 15, 2004, 19:15
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George Romero... Dec 15, 2004, 19:15
Dec 15, 2004, 19:15
 
But will he make me his bitch?
Only time will tell.

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Re: No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 19:07
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Re: No subject Dec 15, 2004, 19:07
Dec 15, 2004, 19:07
 
There were times when I was playing HL2 that I thought it'd be a great engine for a Dawn of the Dead mod. It wouldn't take much at all.

As an aside, I loved the recent remake. They took it in a different direction and that's great. Remaking the original shot for shot would've been stupid and pointless. My 2 cents.

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Dec 15, 2004, 18:39
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Dec 15, 2004, 18:39
 
Hmm... strange that this was announced soon after a particular 'fun mod' was harkened as deadly successful.

Brain Bread. If you haven't heard of it, check it out. Something tells me that this game will be largely similar in scope and style.

Call it a ...hunch.

Nope, it's just a coincidence. George Romero has talked about his intention to make a video game many times before, this isn't anything new.

But just because he's attached his name to a project doesn't mean it will necessarily be good. If he doesn't have the gamer "awareness" in him, he's not going to get the pacing right; movie pacing doesn't work with games, it's a bit different than that.

So I hope George has been playing alot of games, otherwise he's in for a rude awakening that so many Hollywood types before him have had that haven't taken the art (or craft?) of game development seriously.

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Who is Living Dead Productions?
Dec 15, 2004, 18:33
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Who is Living Dead Productions? Dec 15, 2004, 18:33
Dec 15, 2004, 18:33
 
I did google search... couldnt find anything. Anyone know oho are these guys are?

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Re: No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 18:27
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Dec 15, 2004, 18:27
 
What's the chance that John Romero sues over the use of his name? In todays world, I am guessing it's pretty high.

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Dec 15, 2004, 18:07
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Dec 15, 2004, 18:07
 
Hope the games have nothing to do with the arseholes behind the recent Dawn of the Dead remake. I'm sure all fans of the genre will join me in saying it was horseshit.
Games with the nihilistic feel of the original films, though.... bring em on.

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No subject
Dec 15, 2004, 17:50
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Dec 15, 2004, 17:50
 
Hmm... strange that this was announced soon after a particular 'fun mod' was harkened as deadly successful.

Brain Bread. If you haven't heard of it, check it out. Something tells me that this game will be largely similar in scope and style.

Call it a ...hunch.

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Re: Romero
Dec 15, 2004, 17:42
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Re: Romero Dec 15, 2004, 17:42
Dec 15, 2004, 17:42
 
Well, as a huge fan of Romero's 'Dead' series, I'm very pleased to hear this news. I just hope the attempted translation to interactive media does the parent films justice.

That said, Romero was supposedly already in cahoots with American McGee to make 'City Of The Living Dead'. Will this development invalidate that project then?

Furthermore, the three existing 'Dead' films are all owned by different companies - George (apparently) has the rights to the original "Night", Laurel and Universal have the rights to "Dawn", and Taurus Entertainment have the rights to "Day Of The Dead". Sounds like a legal minefield to me...

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