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Gamasutra - Dreaming of a New Day: Heavy Rain's David Cage

David Cage, founder of French studio Quantic Dream, feels strongly about the evolution of games as a medium. Starting out in 1997, the company debuted the David Bowie co-starring Omikron: The Nomad Soul for PC and Dreamcast in 1999.

But Cage is probably best known for his company's 2005 game Xbox, PS2 and PC title Indigo Prophecy, known as Fahrenheit in Europe, which was critically acclaimed for its inventive storytelling and immersive techniques - and is now available on the 'Xbox Originals' program for the Xbox 360 for those wanting to investigate it in more detail.

Going even further is the company's PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain, described at one point by Cage as "a very dark film noir thriller with mature themes", and which was shown behind closed doors to select members of the press last week at E3. It intends to take the narrative and emotion-oriented elements of Cage's previous title much further.

In this in-depth Gamasutra interview, Cage discusses here issues as diverse as capturing true emotion in games, what it really means to make a "mature" game, the true diversification of the gaming audience, and the controversy that surrounds games in the mass media.

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Fishy Fingers3494d ago

Good interview, bit harder going than say a CliffyB interview but David Cage seems to have some serious grey matter.

Siesser3494d ago

He does indeed, and seems willing to call out his own industry, as well as those on the outside looking in. I never really thought about it, but it is kind of unfortunate that the video game industry lacks any kind of formalized, unified front with which to address issues and topics greater than any of the individual consoles. It's probably just too tumultuous a field though, with the caustic infighting between the console makers, the buying and selling of services amongst developers, and the speed with which a new company can be created or bankrupted. I guess that's part of its draw as well; anyone with the skill can supposedly get started. Then again, with all the crazy revenues that these system owners make on the back end, maybe a little bit of profit sharing and incentives to keep those companies that actually TRY afloat wouldn't be such a horrible idea...

Mr BlueScreen3494d ago

The graphics are one reason to buy the by its self.

The stories have got to be great.

This is one game that I can't wait for.

Its good that a developer is going a different way with video games.
And its only on the PS3.

Siesser3494d ago

The graphics are indeed like nothing we've seen in a real-time game before, I think.

ToastyMcNibbles3494d ago

ahhhh heavy rainnn soooo hot want to touch the heineyyyy

TheColbertinator3494d ago

Heavy Rain looks very promising

Vino3494d ago

Can't wait to see this game in action.

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