Clive Barker Summoning New Game

The horror master is teaming up with Codemasters to scare the bejeezus out of gamers. Clive Barker's Undying was a critical hit when it arrived back in 2001. Now it looks like the director/author/professional creepy guy is ready to get back into games, as he has apparently struck a deal with Codemasters to develop a new mature-themed game for next-gen consoles and PCs.

According to Reuters, via The Hollywood Reporter, Barker was drawn by a videogame's potential to allow the player to explore many paths in a story, rather than the one path the viewer experiences in a book or movie. Titled Clive Barker's Jericho, the game unfolds in an elaborate quest to reach the innermost sanctum of a place called -- wait for it -- Jericho, where evil incarnate is hangin' out. The player is part of a special forces squad trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts.

"There are things in my imagination which I think can only be paintings, things that can only be books, and this thing has to be a game," Barker said. "Is there a movie in it later? Sure. But what it has to be is what it's going to be first, an absolutely killer game."

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