Posts Tagged ‘Quantic Dream’

Quantic Dream deny abusive working conditions

Another awful office

Quantic Dream, the French studio that made Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy and is currently working on PlayStation exclusive Detroit: Become Human, has been accused of having an abusive work environment, according to reports in the French media. A joint investigation by Canard PC, Mediapart and Le Monde spoke to former employees who made accusations about the studio and its head honchos, David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, both of whom deny the allegations. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you played… Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy)?

Freeze! (hahaha because it's set in a supernaturally freezing winter)

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.

Let’s play a little game: how much of Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy for US folk) do you remember? I remember:

  • Mopping up blood
  • Having sex in a dirty old train
  • Mixing antibiotics with alcohol and dying alone in my flat

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The Internet Did It – The Indigo Prophecy Remastered

murder victims who don't scream: the bane of local police

Of all the games to remaster, why this? Of all the games to remaster, this, yes, this, of course. What a thing it is, the action-adventure-murder-mystery-conspiracy-everything game we called Fahrenheit back when it was first released in Britain a decade ago, though you over-ponders insisted on calling it The Indigo Prophecy. And what a talking point David Cage/Quantic Dream’s 2005 oddity was, back when I was part of Bath’s game journalist illuminati.* Its incredible escape-from-a-murder-scene first section, its… troubling depiction of its main black character, its ridiculous sex scenes, its wildly over-zealous quicktime event conceits, its spiralling descent into utter lunacy. How we loved it. How we loved to talk about it, anyway. Little did we know what it would lead to. Little did we know what David Cage games would become.

And now it’s back. Remastered. Out now. Why? Why not?
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Wuzza Wuzza: The Nomad Soul Re-Released on GoG

Hitting an all-time low polygoncount

Back before Quantic Dream’s David Cage was thoughtlessly proclaiming that only his barely-interactive exercises in ropey story-telling could save the world, he was busily being absolutely, 110% mad as a box of polecats and making gloriously cracked games about parallel worlds and David Bowie. There are a million and one things wrong with Omikron: The Nomad Soul, but its unflinching dedication to doing everything ever, regardless of all sense and logic, and somehow dragging the universe’s greatest pop star along for the ride, makes it something of a forever-milestone.

It’s back to bamboozle us anew, with a re-release on GoG.
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