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Dec 11 2012 12:30pm
John Scalzi’s Video Game Project Morning Star is a First Person Shooter With a Twist

John Scalzi’s Video Game Project Morning Star is a First Person Shooter With a Twist

John Scalzi has just announced that he is developing a new first person shooter called Morning Star in conjunction with Industrial Toys, the game studio formed by Alex Seropian, who formerly ran Bungie. The big news on Morning Star, other than Scalzi’s contributions (how often are awesome SF novelists involved with video games?) is that the game will be multi-platform and be playable across a variety of tablets and mobile devices. From Scalzi’s blog:

“It’s designed specifically for mobile gaming on tablets, which means that everything — gameplay, controls, story — was put together incorporating both the physical layout of tablets and the gameplay dynamic of mobile gaming. It’s not a port from another video game medium, in other words: It’s at home in mobile.”

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Luis Milan
1. LuisMilan
"How often are awesome SF novelists involved with video games?"

Weeeell...

http://www.firefallthegame.com/2011/07/01/orson-scott-card-writes-for-firefall-june-dev-diary-2/

It's still in Beta but the game is very interesting. Sort of like a brazilian-based Starship Troopers.
critter42
2. critter42
Hmm - how often?
Just off the top of my head - Douglas Adams was involved in Infocom's HHGTTG and wrote for Starship Titanic, Harlan Ellison collaborated on the video game version of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, and Terry Pratchett has been involved in video game adaptations of several of his works.

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