Mad Max: the Game announced

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. K.C. Cool

    K.C. Cool It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 4, 2005
    So we have:
    Fallout 3
    The new Wasteland
    And now Mad Max, the game

    Post apoc fever in the near future?
  2. Xenophile

    Xenophile It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2007
    I care.....
  3. Neptune

    Neptune First time out of the vault

    Apr 7, 2006
    Good luck getting that Boy and his Dog game off the ground. The auther of the original book (and the graphic novel sequel "Vic and Blood") is pretty much the king of jack asses. And I'm not just saying this based off of what has already been posted on the net a billion times before (Look up Harlan Ellison vs Penny Arcade on google), but I actually met the old crab once. I met him at a convention and even brought my first edition copy of a Boy and his Dog thinking he might sign it! I told him I was a big fan (Not knowing the guy was as stuck up as he is) and that I got into his novels after I saw the movie version of A Boy and his Dog. The old fucker called me "sheep who can only appreciate a book after viewing a garbage movie". I tried to tell him that this wasn't the case, and while I liked the movie very much, I thought his book ten times better (Before I got there I had contemplated asking him about a possible remake, needless to say I never asked.) but the old codger just ignored me and screamed "NEXT!" to the person behind me. So I was the better man and dropped my book on his table and told him I won't be needing it anymore. He looked somewhat pissed at this and I think he threw the book in the trash can, but I don't know, I simply walked away.

    Plus the guy is a money lover. I remember reading something about him sueing some bok for supposed 'defacement' or some such nonesence. So, you're best bet is to make a game that could either be a parody of a Boy and his Dog, or something almost exactly like, but not quite the source material.

    Gotta admit, though, I love his insults when he has time to sit and think about them. He's not very good with on-the-spot insulting though.

    Back on topic, this may be good. There have been a few, VEYR FEW, movie based games that I thought were awesome. The Riddick game that came out a fe years ago is one. Plus, I liked God of War alot, so I have faith. It can't be any worse than that crappy NES Mad Max game, or that shitty Outlander (Sorry to whoever mentioned it earlier, I couldn't stand it honestly).

    And slightly less off topic, I'd love it if you guys would follow Rage when more details start coming out. Sure, as of right now there's absolutly NOTHING new released, but I got a good feeling about this game. It seems like Carmack and Id realised how they fucked up Doom 3 and wish to improve on it and...gasp... make a decent FPS now instead of a playable tech demo. But I dunno. I liked the teaser though.
  4. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    Ummmm didn't they already try this with Outlander?

    Obtaining the license to Mad Max, made the game, lost the license, released the game with a different name, called it Outlander, still looked like Mad Max, the game sucked horribly.
  5. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    I don't think they tried having the actual creator collaborate with a AAA game designer, so much as they just repurposed TechnoCop to be a Mad Max game.

    There's like a 99% chance this game will be a GTA clone, and no matter how derivative that may sound it will be awesome. I just hope there's a snakechucking button.
  6. spadthebad

    spadthebad First time out of the vault

    Jul 10, 2003
    Shit what a tosspot, especially when there are fans who took the trouble to come see him. But you know some people are just better off on their own with their money.

    you know i remember some nods to abahd in fallout2 vault city. Like the sperm donations.

    There's the dog too of course, I wouldn't like to venture a guess as to when the first post-apoc canine-chum appeared.
  7. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    Sep 21, 2007
    I wonder...

    If good movies make bad games, and B movies make decent games (See the evil dead games) I wonder, what B-F movies have you seen that you think would make good games?

    I honestly think Cyborg 2 would make a good game, as long as you get rid of the freaky robotic love interest, you know, the whole escape from the military facility with your stolen parts (stolen because well, you haven't served out your contract yet and they plan to scrap you.)

    Anyhee, just a moment of madness, I'm sure it'll pass, eventually...
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    We're in the middle of it. Check it (including indies);
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Q2 2007) (PC)
    Hellgate: London (Q4 2007) (PC)
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (2008) (PC)
    Fallout 3 (Fall 2008) (PC, XBox 360, PS3)
    Rage (when it's done) (PC, XBox 360, PS3, Mac)
    Borderlands (Q4 2008) (PC, XBox 360, PS3)
    Edge of Twilight (TBA) (PC, Xbox)
    Wasteland 2 (TBA) (TBA)
    New Dawn (TBA) (PC)
    Afterfall (TBA) (PC)
    Age of Decadence (TBA) (PC)
  9. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Age of Decadence's ETA is late 2008. Check your facts buddy :P

    Also, it's not "PC" per se, it's Windows/Linux/Mac OS (the last too aren't for sure, but very likely).
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Age of Decadence's ETA is "Thursday". You check your facts.

    Please don't be a smart-ass. It's not been confirmed for Linux or Mac OS, it doesn't have an announced release date, so all I'm saying is correct.

    Don't make me beat you up.
  11. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    Sep 21, 2007
    Meep, Violent BN, c'mon people, puppies and sugar snacks, let's not get angry, keep thinking about those puppies and sugar snacks!
  12. K.C. Cool

    K.C. Cool It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 4, 2005
    Ah, I forgot about Stalker and Hellgate (and of course the others)... I wonder if after Bioshock and Fallout 3 that the '50's feel' takes off about as much as the post apoc feel is now. Eh, time will tell.

    Rage's teaser didn't exactly interest me, and I'm a long time fan of ID's stuff (I liked Doom and Quake back in the day, what can I say?) but I'd at least like to see more info to see where this is going.
  13. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006

  14. mareboro

    mareboro First time out of the vault

    Jan 5, 2007
    thanks for pointing out the movie " a boy and his dog " , i just watched it and really enjoyed it.
  15. Neptune

    Neptune First time out of the vault

    Apr 7, 2006
    I've been thinking about this recently alot, and the more I think about it, the mre I like it. I mean , come on, any game where you play as a straping buck wearing nothing but leather can beat the holy crap out of a bunch of faggots with pink hair and an unhealthy fetish for tight leather using a sawed off boomstick and mowing them over with a souped-up muscle car in the middle of the austrailian outback after a global war (Though given that I've actually SEEN the australian outback and it ALREADY looks like a radioactive cease pool makes me wonder if the entire plot is actually just a bunch of LARPers that take it a tad to far...) sounds like a sure fire win to me.

    Bottom Line: I'll get it even if it sucks because I fucking LOVE Mad Max. And hot leather.