Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

"Dead Rush" resurrected in "Alone in the Dark"?

JCinDEJCinDE Registered User
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
Alone in the Dark's driving gameplay is VERY reminiscent of the E3 2004 trailer for Dead Rush. Heck the rest of the gameplay has strong similarities, too.

Both protagonists had amnesia.
Both are set in locations ravaged by earthquakes (sort of)
Both require the player to light the environments and even provide similar light sources.

http://www.gamershell.com/tv/7180.html

I wonder if it is just coincidence or is there more to it?

They had different developers and publishers obviously, but that doesn't mean the rights to Dead Rush couldn't have changed hands at some point...

JCinDE on

Posts

  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Did you just seriously suggest that Alone in the Dark was somehow inspired by that game?

    PeregrineFalcon on
    Looking for a DX:HR OnLive code for my kid brother.
    Can trade TF2 items or whatever else you're interested in. PM me.
  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    JCinDE wrote: »
    Alone in the Dark's driving gameplay is VERY reminiscent of the E3 2004 trailer for Dead Rush. Heck the rest of the gameplay has strong similarities, too.

    Both protagonists had amnesia.
    Both are set in locations ravaged by earthquakes (sort of)
    Both require the player to light the environments and even provide similar light sources.

    http://www.gamershell.com/tv/7180.html

    I wonder if it is just coincidence or is there more to it?

    They had different developers and publishers obviously, but that doesn't mean the rights to Dead Rush couldn't have changed hands at some point...

    Are you 12?

    Esh on
    "At first he thought it might be a natural occurrence - maybe a rabbit. But upon closer inspection, it was clear a knife had been used. And rabbits don't carry knives."

    Final Fantasy XIV:Lilja Sunblade
  • RaereRaere Registered User
    edited June 2008
    No, I think he's trying to say that they incorporated elements from Dead Rush into the new Alone in the Dark.

    Raere on
    Raere.png
  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Raere wrote: »
    No, I think he's trying to say that they incorporated elements from Dead Rush into the new Alone in the Dark.

    I could also say that Dead Rush incorporates elements of Zork III. Earthquake. Light sources...

    Also, amnesia is one of the oldest plot devices in the book.

    Someone lock this thread. Please.

    Esh on
    "At first he thought it might be a natural occurrence - maybe a rabbit. But upon closer inspection, it was clear a knife had been used. And rabbits don't carry knives."

    Final Fantasy XIV:Lilja Sunblade
Sign In or Register to comment.