Posts Tagged ‘FMV’

Fhtagn motion video: The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker coming May

It’s ’90s a go-go these days with new trashy first-person shooters, Infinity Engine-style RPGs, and adventure games from genre giants, but to me the epitome of the ’90s revival is these new FMV games. I’ve not had a disc drive in years but I can almost hear one spin up when I look at Contradiction, The Bunker, Late Shift, Her Story, or, right now, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker [official site]. Due in May, it’s a “Lovecraftian” FMV murder mystery about a psychiatrist treating/interrogating patients/suspects to uncover who murdered their predecessor, the eponymous Doctor Dekker. Observe: Read the rest of this entry »

Full motion crimes: FMV game Late Shift announced

The modern FMV revival might well have peaked with the charming camp comedy of Roundabout but I’m still interested to see what developers do with this odd ’90s artform. Following Her Story, Contradiction, Quantum Break, and The Bunker, among others, Late Shift [official site] is coming in April. It’s an interactive movie about a lad caught up in London underworld antics around a heist, shaping the story as he makes decisions. It sounds like something Jason Statham should be in but sadly no, he is not. It is, however, co-written by Michael R. Johnson, one of the screenwriters on Guy Ritchie’s sillyfun Sherlock Holmes. Here, check out this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Chuck Tingle’s Daffy Sexy FMV Game Hits Kickstarter

You can find some mighty strange sexystuff on the Internet. So a friend told me. I wouldn’t know about that. Not that I’m friends with sex people either. It was someone on the bus. Four rows behind me, okay? Anyway! Amongst the mighty strange sexystuff is the work of Chuck Tingle. The Hugo Award-nominated pseudonymous writer’s short stories include Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt, I’m Gay For My Living Billionaire Jet Plane, and Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt”, and now he’s working on an FMV game with Zoe Quinn. ‘Project Tingler’ will be pay-what-you-want but has turned to Kickstarter for funds to finish up. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: The Bunker

Somewhere there exists a line that marks the point where FMV releases switch between clicking on a film to make it keep playing, and being a meaningful game. The Bunker [official site] is way, way over to the left of that line – it can barely be bothered to ask you to click. Here’s wot I think:

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FMV Horror-Adventure The Bunker Released

When they first appeared in the skies, you knew what to do. While your family stood in the streets watching the flocks of winged toasters, you ran. When the ground shook to a latin beat, you dug your nails into your palms fighting urges to raise your right arm, your left, flip right hand flip left, to shoulder to shoulder, to head to head, to hip to… Days pass, somehow. You’ve dodged the shambling shell suits, so far, and are almost- there! There it is, the bunker! Just as the evacuation notice said! You run in, slam the door, turn the wheel, and collapse, gasping. After your eyes adjust to the darkness, you see cameras? Actors you half-recognise? No. Oh no. This bunker is the filiming location for The Bunker [official site]. You’re in an FMV game. The Nineties have you now.

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Zoe Quinn’s FMV Chuck Tingle Dating Sim

I’m finally catching up on the news of the FMV Chuck Tingle dating game that Zoe Quinn’s been working on (I did that thing of saving it to read later and apparently that’s not a system which works – on the bright side I’ve also just learned about a woman with an extra type of colour receptor in her eyes and a chatbot that’s trying to help tackle homelessness).

I cannot for the life of me remember why I know about erotica author Chuck Tingle [THIS LINK IS NSFW] except perhaps just that the ambient internet will send you to his Amazon page eventually. He’s the author of such works as “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt” and “Gay T-Rex Law Firm: Executive Boner” and with glorious cover art. “Feeling The Bern In My Butt” features a topless hunk standing thoughtfully in front of a unicorn version of Bernie Sanders (he’s called Bernie Sambers in the book).

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Wot I Think: Contradiction

Goodness, it’s now a trend! After Her Story, we’ve now got Contradiction [official site] – a full motion video adventure murder mystery. It’s like 1994 all over again, but in significantly higher resolution. Unfortunately, Contradiction is a little more authentically like a 1994 FMV adventure, right down to poor design choices and deeply wonky tech. Which is a shame. A meaty murder mystery would be perfect for this format, and there’s the legwork in here for that to happen. Here’s wot I think:

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