The Strange Claim of David Cage: Did Quantic Dream Create a Genre?

Game Podunk editor, Marcus Estrada writes "The founder of Quantic Dream, David Cage, recently spoke about his company and Heavy Rain at BAFTA awards ceremony. Among everything he said was a very interesting line about the video game developer: "We created the [interactive storytelling] genre. We own the genre, and we want to show that Heavy Rain was not a coincidence or a lucky shot - that it was really something that makes sense and that we can build on.”

Immediately, this seems like a spurious claim. Developers have had grand ambitions and talked up their products before, but have they gone so far as to claim ownership to any one genre? People in the industry such as Peter Molyneux hype up their games to grand proportions, but eventually admit they didn't quite reach the peak. Developers might often talk a big game but at points will show they understand their products are not absolute perfection. That's why it strikes me as so entirely odd that David Cage is making such strong...

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Solid_Snake-2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

this kinda game has been around for years ( with better controlls )

but....heavy rain was an amazing game ill give it that.

EDIT: why the disagree's

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thebudgetgamer2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

i think we're to far in to create whole new genres.

simpsaons did it!!!

even gta was a mish-mash of other genre's

Ducky2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

Portal and Mirrors Edge can argue against that.

... and what exactly does a game like Flower or Minecraft fall under?

thebudgetgamer2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

i disagree.

portal is fps + puzzle

mirrors edge is fps + platforming.

things that have been thrown together.

Solid_Snake-2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

portal and mirrors edge falls under puzzle/platform fps.

flower and minecraft come under "why even bother"

if you wanna play a game that resembles a master system game with good graphics by all means play them.

if you wanna roll with the big boys buy big titles NOT MINECRAFT.

dragonyght2587d ago

nah more like reviving and evolve a genre that die several generation ago


Adventures never died. But I agree that Quantic Dream brought back a serious take on the genre, more with the Drama/Detective/Thriller plot of Heavy Rain than with the plot in Indigo Prophecy (which take what was, in my opinion, a bad turn half way though - I won't spoil it any further).

The gameplay itself isn't anything new. But QD made a great game regardless. I got all ends and still find myself playing it.

Dr Face Doctor2587d ago

Ignoring all of those point-and-click adventure games from the early 90's...

Kon2587d ago

Dragon's Lair comes to mind... This David Cage is just too arrogant

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