CBC News reports
Montreal-based game studio B Df'rent Games has secured the
rights to make a video game based on the life of pioneering film star Charlie
Chaplin. The article describes the negotiations with the rights-holders to
ensure that this will contain no violence, sexism, or racism. Those discussions
spanned five years, but word is a first game based on this deal could come as
early as 2023. Many of the Little Tramp's films focused on social inequality,
and company founder Robert Young explains this is a theme the game will explore
Although the concept of the Chaplin video game is still in
development, the themes around the game could centre on the challenges between
the poor and rich, says Chancey.
He says it's exciting to be able to design a game with a character as iconic as
"Working on an intellectual property that has been known for over 100 years and
in all of the countries in the world … It's definitely a challenge and one that
we feel comfortable rising up to," said Chancey.
People could see this game in store as early as 2023, says Young, but the team
will be paying careful attention to detail, just as Chaplin did — as a comedian,
actor and director.