Posts Tagged ‘Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’

Take-Two launch ‘indie’ publishing label Private Division

Reminding us all that the term ‘indie’ is meaningless, Take-Two Interactive–the multi-billion-dollar owners of GTA devs Rockstar Games, Civ and XCOM studio Firaxis, and 2K–have launched an indie publishing label. It’s named Private Division and that combined with the logo ↑ makes me think: Twin Peaks-themed porn site. But they have gathered a fair number of big names for their initial lineup, including Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from the new studio of Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Désilet, a yet-unannounced RPG from Tim Cain and his Fallout cohorts at Obsidian Entertainment, games from fellas who worked on Battlefields and Halos, and Kerbal Space Program (which Take-Two now own). Hey, if leads to good games getting made, wank yourselves wild with your indie fantasies. Read the rest of this entry »

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey makes a monkey outta me

Patrice Desilets, former creative director on the first few Assassin’s Creed games, has shown more of his ape-based survival game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey [official site]. Desilets worked with ideas of aliens, conspiracy, and prophecy on Creed games but this is even wackier, positing that you and I were born as monkeys! What an imaginative world! It sounds like it’ll trip across a string of monkeys and Eegahs to explore his wild fantasy history. Suspend your disbelief for a look at Africa ten million years ago (as if the Earth existed ten million years ago! you jokers) in this new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »