Dexter: The Game announced

Written by Joe Martin

March 4, 2008 // 11:20 a.m.

Tags: #adaptation #dexter #echo #ecko #showtime #spin-off

IGN has reported that a computer game based on the TV series Dexter, which is in turn based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, is in development.

The game, according to IGN, will be developed by Marc Ecko Entertainment, creators of Mark Ecko's Getting Up. The developer is said to be working very closely with Showtime Networks, who are behind the TV adaptation of the book.

Dexter itself has gained wide acclaim and is passionately followed by more than one member of the bit-tech staff. The plot for the series follows the titular Dexter, a forensic scientist who is also a serial killer. In order to sate his hunger for blood though, Dexter hunts other serial killers - much like Serial Killer X in Condemned.

With any luck the game will come close to recapturing the pitch black wit and creepiness of the show - perhaps as something like Thief?

Yeah - unlikely given that the development studio is best known for it's ties to the fashion industry.

Excited about the idea of a game from the serial killer's perspective, or jaded by one too many spin-offs? Let us know in the forums.
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