Quantic Dream brings Kara to life in Detroit

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detroitI am not a fan of David Cage. I’ve enjoyed his games, to a point – but they always seem to take the sci-fi twaddle a step too far. Cage wants games and films to blur the lines between them – which is an admirable goal, I suppose. What he needs though, is an editor – someone to sit him down sometime and say “hey buddy, you’re jumping off the deep end here.”

One of the things of his I’ve enjoyed most though, was a little tech demo and animation. Featuring an Android called Kara who was struggling with her sentience and, I suppose, humanity.

That animation is becoming a proper game. Called Detroit, it looks beautiful, emotionally engaging and visually striking. I just hope the eventual game behind it has a little more substance to it than an exploration of the mundane.

Last Updated: October 27, 2015

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • I am taking bets. How many minutes of actual player control per hour in this game.

    I would bet 5 minutes of actual control for every hour of “gameplay”.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      7
      They call it the “Llew-experience”

    • WitWolfy

      I love games like these but that David Cage though…

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    I remember that video a while ago….dem feels

    • True. I give those guys a lot off guff because they make interactive movies but at least they get the story right most of the time.

  • (Umar) Must be Cipher

    She looks like that girl from The Following.

    • Brady miaau

      that is totally why I clicked on the link in the first place, really.

  • Milesh Bhana

    I loved Heavy Rain, but Beyond Two Souls felt like a step back. Really hope Cage managed to get the gameplay right this time. Back then, his games were a unique experience, but with Telltale and Until Dawn doing similar things, QD needs to evolve that genre imo.

  • WitWolfy

    Dammit and here I was hoping for that sorcerer tech demo game!!! Lets hope its not as ambitious as Beyond two souls was supposed to be when he kept on spitting BS like “more than one way to do each mission” and “choice really matters”. Beyond two souls was a narratively written and coherently constructed MESS!!!

    Most parts of the game didnt connect much like Until dawn (even if you did play in chronological order). Lets hope he actually delivers this time…

  • Hammersteyn

    press x to Kara?

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      Move controller sideways to simulate walking, press O to unhuman…

  • CypherGate

    I really dont mind just how much gaming goes into this. It looks amazing however possible. If I look at previous Quantic games then you kinda have an idea of how it would be. Id enjoy this as a movie as well. The first demo gave me the feels lol something that most games cant really give you. Looking forward to this. So glad its not based in new york etc.

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