Damnation Developer Commentary: Hot Damn?

By Kieron Gillen on April 22nd, 2009 at 9:06 pm.

You know, despite mocking underboob lady, I still searched for a screenshot of her, knowing that more people would find their eyes caught by her than a cowboy. This makes me a hypocrite. 11 years in magazines has taught me well.
What I know about Damnation can be pretty much summed up in two facts. Firstly, it’s got some kind of steampunky cowboy setting. Secondly, it’s got one of the most blatant examples of gaming underboob seen in recent times. What if I wanted to know more about how its development worked? Well, I could do journalism and go out hunting for RED HOT FACTS. Or I could embrace the aging corpse of Web2.0, sit on my soft buttocks and watch developer commentaries over footage. Join me, fellow fatties.

Firstly, there’s this one on art design.

Secondly, there’s this one on level design.

Thirdly, here’s the Damned playing Smash It Up.

On one of RPS’ best content days ever, it seems to fall to me to bring the tone down.

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33 Comments »

  1. Gabanski83 says:

    Good song.

  2. rei says:

    I should rewatch Brisco County Jr. sometime.

  3. SirKicksalot says:

    Couldn’t pay attention because of the bloom.

    This game looks more Unreal 3-ish than UT3…

    …but it has boobs, so count me in.

  4. Eamo says:

    “We really went through the list of the kind of weapons the player would get the most satisfaction out of”

    And came up with:

    A pistol.
    A shotgun.
    A machine gun.
    A sniper rifle.
    A grenade launcher.
    A rocket launcher.

    Way to really push the boundaries there guys …

  5. DarthInsinuate says:

    The 60 story-tall map sounds pretty cool.

    The steam-powered zeppelin less so. Something screams out that it’s just wrong.

  6. Chaz says:

    I like Westerns and I like Steam Punk, so this should really appeal to me, but it doesn’t. The art style does nothing for me and the whole “verticality” thing seems too contrived. Add that to some rather mediocre looking shoot’em up gameplay and it all seems very underwhelming.

    I wish someone would make a new Chaos Engine game, that was proper steam punk.

  7. Adam says:

    The guy in the second video seemed to be saying that they designed all the open world scenery, then the level designers come in and make it into a linear game. I could not be less excited about this game.

  8. DigitalSignalX says:

    Gears of Steampunk eh? Looks good, I hope they play test the hell out of it, when your set piece is also a navigation puzzle, it can get frustrating quickly.

  9. Lunaran says:

    who are you calling fatty, fatty

  10. shinygerbil says:

    I’m not that fat. :’(

  11. MetalCircus says:

    Punk was really really dead by the time the damned released that song. Ah dear. My beloved punk. Why did you die so quickly and so horribly? (it really began and ended with the pistols tbh)

  12. TariqOne says:

    This has co-op. It also has jumping cowboys. The only thing more fun than one jumping cowboy is two jumping cowboys.

    Sold.

  13. Legionary says:

    It all looks very square, to me.

  14. Ben Abraham says:

    This is why Kieron Gillen exists.

  15. Senethro says:

    I’ve never been comfortable with the word underboob. Or sidetit. These words… the world just shouldn’t be organised in such a manner that there should be a need for these words!

  16. Clockwork Harlequin says:

    I’m insulted that the industry doesn’t think I’ll buy their games unless they tempt me with VERY NEARLY revealed breasts. I’m also insulted that they don’t actually give me value for my money and show me the breasts.

  17. GamblingVideoPoker says:

    I agree with Harlequin above. why just almost a nipple?

  18. Wedge says:

    Wait, did this game start as a UT2k4 mod where you help Lincoln battle robots in the civil war? Because that mod was awesome.

  19. sebmojo says:

    Oh god, you know what this is? It’s Actiongirl, that’s what this is (www.actiongirls.com – N in the slightest bit SFW)

  20. Surgeon says:

    Check out that sideboob.

  21. Rudolfo says:

    these vids don’t seem to play no matter what browser I use. Apart from Safari and Chrome, I’ve used everything else. Shame, really, wanted to see boobs as well :)

  22. Heliocentric says:

    If you are going to have side+under boob and plunge cleavage all in the same game why not just have nipple tassels as a clothing option and be done with it?

  23. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    I’m on her side.

  24. phil says:

    Links seem broken for me, so I’m speaking from a position of complete ignorance BUT I still maintain queen of side and under boob is Ivy from Soul Calibur 4 – now if only Namco could get them to move in such a way that doesn’t suggest two fleshly cannon balls orbiting a stripper.

  25. Kieron Gillen says:

    Gametrailers are doing some work right now, so none of their videos are working. Should be fixed in a few hours, sez they.

    KG

  26. DMJ says:

    Links still broken, it would appear. However I’d still like to take this opportunity to endorse boobs.

  27. Spatula says:

    mmmm milk

  28. Ian says:

    Say what you like about this game, it certainly has females in it.

    Females with boobs.

  29. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Well, the embedded versions appear to be functional, at least.

    On the game: Steampunk goodness is good. Otherwise, not that interested.

  30. Bhazor says:

    I do hope the talk about boobs in these comments is done ironically. If not you aint forwarding the cause and are trapping us in the crusty sock era of the medium. Now if they could get sxy_kitten voicing every character that would be a step forward for the medium.

    Also verticality is a silly looking word.

  31. Guhndahb says:

    From what little I know about this I think I’ll like the “world” but not necessarily the gameplay. We’ll see. It’s worth keeping my eye on. I certainly don’t personally care about the fan service, or if you prefer, sexually liberated female protagonist.

    And a big yey for Brisco County, Jr. :)

  32. Tonamel says:

    Couldn’t wait until Sunday, Keiron?

  33. IvanHoeHo says:

    There sure wasn’t much steam for a steam punk world, especially that steam-powered bionic arm of hers. And that car? There is totally a rocket behind it. Maybe they shouldn’t call it steampunk if there weren’t gonna be any steam in it. Coupled with that boobs business, maybe it’s time they considered getting themselves a new arts person – preferrably noy not a teenage boy, so we don’t have to look at those boobies anymore.

    Looks fun, though, if they could ditch that crappy third person camera of theirs.