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July 10 2008

Impressions of upcoming adventure game "Mirror's Edge". Joss is cited as a major influence on the setting and story of the game, and a direct quote from his Serenity DVD commentary appears in the second paragraph.

When asked about any particular inspiration for Mirror's Edge's fictional city (which he describes as an amalgamation of cities that the developers are fans of), O'Brien freely admits to being heavily influenced by the works of TV/movie writer Joss Whedon (in fact, O'Brien jokes about outright plagiarizing him)

I'm hoping this counts as Joss-related enough to be posted here. If not, my apologies.

...Although I think it helps that (to me at least) the game does look pretty darn cool.

[ edited by El_Smacko on 2008-07-10 15:26 ]
Well, it did the first time ;).

(this link has more about the game - it explicitly mentions another possible Whedon nod, the character Faith - and more about the ways in which 'Serenity' inspired the designer so I guess it might stay ? Up to the mods as per usual though ;)
Ahhhh.....I missed that, my bad.

I guess that's what I get for not putting Whedonesque on my RSS feed.
Easy to miss stuff and it doesn't always turn up when you search the archive - sometimes you have to be pretty broad with your search terms.

(here's the actual thread BTW - pasted the wrong link into my previous comment. D'oh ;)
Willing to let it stay up, personally. Only the second mention of it ever and this one has a whole paragraph on Joss/Serenity plus much more in depth game info.
Really? Joss was an influence? Awesome. I've been looking forward to this game ever since I saw the trailer. It looks fantastic.
I'm very much a hardcore gamer and Browncoat (I actually pitched an idea for a Firefly game to Nathan when I saw him at a Melbourne con in May), and I'm looking forward to this one. The concept of a game so strongly focused around movement and momentum is intriguing, and the level of freedom when it comes to the combat is excellent (according to an interview is listened to today, it will actually be possible to go throughout the whole game without killing anyone). I was interested in this before I even heard about Joss being an influence, and that has just made it more potentially awesome.
Not a huge gamer but the odd title grabs me every now and again and then i'll play it until it's finished (to the exclusion of everything else barring the basics - and that doesn't always include eating ;).

I do like the sound of a free-running or parcour game, if they could capture that it'd be worth a look I reckon. Something like 'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' but even more open and free would be very cool.

(course, I don't have a 360 and even my PC is way out of game-playing condition. Getting time to spring for a new box I reckon *sigh* ;)

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