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So, David Perry (he of ex-head of Shiny entertainment, and the guy who created Earthworm Jim – NOT the bandana wearing co-commentator of GamesMaster fame) has announced his latest project, and from the point of view of all wannabe games developers, and those like me who are interested in this sort thing – it appears to be a very, well – interesting little project.
So, it appears to be a mix of X-Factor meets Second Life meets…errrr… well, there really hasn’t been anything really like it. But if I’m completely honest, I think this sounds like a really good idea, and I’d be willing to bet somewhere out there, a television exec is kicking himself for not thinking of it first.
Now, I am not a big fan of Reality Television. In fact, you could say I almost despise it – currently we seem to be saturated in the thing, which is part of the reason I lately find watching television more an occasional “if-I’m-really-bored” sort of thing to do. However, the fact that (at the moment) this isn’t going to be televised throws away the main thing I could possibly have against the project. Heck, there aren’t really any bloody celebrities involved to take focus away from the real focus of the project, unlike the televised talent shows we get these days.
So anyway, enough about Reality TV – the project really does I feel, offer a great opportunity. I mean, for one – what sort of person wanting to get into the game industry wouldn’t like to show themselves as the director of an MMO on their CV? Moreover, for years we’ve had things like Second Life, and There – both of which are persistant MMO’s, that offer the users to create their own content. Finally we have something that could indeed result in real recognition for these guys that spend so much time on their efforts for very little relative reward. I shall be keeping an eye on this with interest in the coming months.
And if you want to get involved – and I suggest you do – this would be the link you will be wanting.