PS3 gets new episodic adventures

Written by Joe Martin

October 17, 2007 | 09:25

Tags: #adventure #big #ego #episode #episodic #playstation-3 #ps3 #sam-and-max #trailer

That I think adventure games are awesome doesn't really need to be said again. I certainly write enough about it as it is, going so far as to write about writing adventure games.

That's why I can only applaud the new announcement from Super-Ego Games, that it will be developing a series of episodic adventure games for the PlayStation 3. A good move too, the episodic format is proven to work well with adventure games, you just need to look at how successful the new Sam and Max games have been.

The new series will be in a similar vein to Sam and Max by the look of things too. A kind of cartoony 3D presentation, a focus on tickling the funny bone and an episodic delivery system to work over the PlayStation Network.

"Rat Race has been written and voiced by some really funny people with credits on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, South Park, Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Comedy Central, and so on. Our team includes some of the best stand-up comics in New York City, where half of our studio is based." Said Greg Easley, one of the founders of Super-Ego Games, on the PlayStation.blog site.

That sounds good to us in theory (especially since I'm a massive fan of Flight of The Conchords. The only problem is that, from the look of the screenshots and teaser over at the official site, the game hasn't exactly left us with splitting sides.

Maybe we're just grumpy geeks though - what do you think? Let us know in the forums.
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