I may have really messed up on the Prototype with the announcement, but here goes:
Starting this summer, I will be working to make a NEW Full Motion Video horror video game. The project has a director, and a programmer, who will add to the plot along with me.
Before we set start filming and coding, we'll be doing a quick beta of a simple "scene" or random task involving your character breaking a vase to open a locked cupboard. (with two or more secrets.)
What we're going for is pants-shitting horror, mixed with B-movie sensibilities and a touch of exploitation. Think Tales from the Crypt, or House of the Dead: Overkill. It's going to be a hard "R" and have blood, violence, and possible nudity with simulated sex. (Phantasmagoria is a good example of this) Though this being America, if people are oogy about sexual stuff, we'll just balance it out with more murder.
So far, this is how the project stands:
We have a Director, who has written plays, movies, and has a few years under his belt living and working in New York.
We have me, the idea guy/plot outline/video editor/actor/whatever.
We have a Programmer who wants to test gameplay mechanics, and was on with the word "horror."
What we need:
Low budget special effects help, crazy characters, people who want in on this kind of crazy atmosphere. People who have no problem with the macabre and women who don't mind being topless a +. (NOTE: we only ask once, after that, we never ask about taking your top off ever again....if it helps you can ask to murder me in a scenario if you're angry you're asked)
The locations: Basically we'll be working in DC and NYC. We can't really operate anywhere else for as cheap as we need to. We may have to film parts of the game in both cities, so the ability to travel to both cities is a huge help and will make us figure out who we can use more of. In fact this is the MOST IMPORTANT reason your character gets more screen time.
The schedule: From mid-march to June, we'll be trying to piece the plot, characters, setting, and what roles people will want to play. We'd like it if we could meet people in person to play video games, hang out, and brainstorm.
Just remember, not marijuana bullshitting, actual SOBER brainstorming. If you're gonna toke up to help your "process" do it and write some ideas on some other day. I'm allergic to Marijuana, and I'd like not to be coughing, sneezing, and feeling like shit. Tobacco's bad too, but if you go outside and come in, I'll be ok. I hate to be a dick about this, but I'd rather not be sick every time we get together.
Knowing all this crazy crap, if you want to help out, or have advice, or just want to donate stuff to the project, contact us at:email@example.com