Apr 22, 2010

Darkstar - The Interactive Movie

Darkstar"It's more than a game. It's an interactive movie."

Takes you back to the mid to late nineties, doesn't it? The much-maligned age of the interactive movie, the ending of the adventure gaming golden years, but also the time when such FMV masterpieces as Gabriel Knight II and Wing Commander IV were released. Interesting times and, well, judging by the fact that Darkstar has been in development for probably more than ten years, I guess its little marketing slogan is more than okay. After all this will -allegedly- be a proper interactive sci-fi movie featuring over actors including the whole original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and even the late Peter Graves.

What's more, we can be more than hopeful that Darkstar won't go the way Duke Nukem 3D. The brand new, extensive and most brilliant interview at Slightly Deranged will convince you and also let you know the story of the production so far, as well as offer some unique glimpses into the creative minds responsible for it. It is after all an interview with more than one participants. Go read it. Now.

More information -including further links, production stills, trailers, news and a synopsis- on Darkstar (by Parallax, mind) can be found on the game's official website, whereas the main trailer can be watched here. I'm quite amazed. Go FMV! Oh, and here's a rather ancient by Internet standards preview.

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  1. Somehow, I'd never heard of this before. This is not something anyone should pass up, I think. I am now eagerly awaiting this "game." Thanks for posting this!

  2. You are most welcome dear Ithmeer. Can't quite wait myself.

  3. "even the late Peter Graves."


  4. This is a good game. playing right now

  5. Good to know. Should grab it sometime soon myself.