Thursday, February 3, 2011

The new thing.


Ever heard of 'Interstellar Marines'? Neither did I until I recently viewed the 4:30mins of pure monotony that is Zero point Software's latest trailer for their up & coming self-proclaimed 'Triple-A' indie title 'Interstellar Marines'. If tight, steel grey corridors of generic spaceship design isn't enough to get you excited, Zero point Software selects possibly the most uninteresting man on earth to narrate us through their video demonstration on how not to make an original title. If this man has ever cracked a smile in his life it was no doubt as he watched his wife tumble to her doom from the top of a staircase. Anyway, check out the trailer for yourself.

There's nothing wrong with being proud of the product you're making but I believe a good game can sell itself. A trailer that displays a few of your games highpoints with brief descriptions of it's key features is enough. If you have to the lengths of describing it as an experience so immersive that 'you will tingle' before anybody that's not on your payrol has had a chance to play the finished product, it just seems like an attempt to sell a product the creator knows is crap.

48 comments:

  1. interstellar marines sounds like a ripoff of starship troopers, so I agree

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  2. game looked strange even in trailer provided, all that glitter isnt gold :p

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  3. They might as well have named the game "Video Game: The Space Themed One".

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  4. It seems a bit too much like Halo for me.

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  5. Not really into these typa games. Looks... interesting though.

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  6. idk how this will turn out, we'll see.

    i like your blog, followed

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  7. But...butt...it's the game of their dreams!

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  8. Agreeing with you, it's a damn shame how people try to sell crap games like that.

    Following and supporting!

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  10. Most games will find their niche regardless of good or bad advertising. Or the game will just fail (most likely).

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  11. If it has to do with anything marines...I wont play it. Tired of that genre.

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  12. I would love to hear more about the gameplay btw
    following

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  13. following because it's interesting.

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  14. Yeah, I agree with Xiphas. FPS games get kinda generic after awhile. I think that if this game is a multi-platform and has online play it might stand a chance. Too many people already hooked on MW2 / BF2 and Black Ops. I also find it funny that they are comparing it to Minecraft - and talk about developer support - when the minecraft creator hasn't released a major update since making around $7,000,000 (after tax). Do want to see what the final product is though - following.

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  15. To me it just looks like another mw2 or any other fps these days just with few tweaks developers should think of something else if they want their product succesfull. but that's just my opinion.

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  16. New blog, right? Like ur style, will follow!

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  17. Iunno, I think it looks pretty sweet haha.

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  18. I saw the trailer as well, really looking forward too it. I have been waiting for a good squad-based FPS for a long time.

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  19. Unless it' really epic, nobody needs to see 4:30 of a video game trailer.

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  20. I don't understand why they can't figure out an original concept. I mean, if you put effort into it, people will love it and buy it.

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  21. No trailer should be 4:30 long. That's ridiculous.

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  22. I have to agree with Branchez on the length of the trailer. How is my attention span supposed to keep up? Besides, you shouldn't need four minutes to try and explain why you should play the game.

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  23. I'll give it a go - you never know it might be cool
    following

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  24. I think the game looks good but they could have made two seperate videos, one advertising the game and one narrating the game companies vision.

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  25. good luck! I like your blog, I'll be following.

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  26. It doubt it will be even half as good as the hype.

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  27. interesting, you're right, the games content will make or break it, definitely following this blog.

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  28. Looks amazing. I love it that they arent on a major label aswell, all though, if it will be a hit they are gonna BE a major one..

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  29. Hahaha i love how like 4 people actually read this blog. But I'm following for fun too!

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  30. Great blog, Im gonna start following you!! Check out mine blog too if youd like.

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  31. over hyped in my opinion, trailer was average.... nice blog

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  32. Reminded me vaguely of Dead Space. This reminds me; play Dead Space. You will not be disappointed.

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  33. Seems like an interesting game.

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  34. My body is ready to tingle. kooloo-limpahhhh.

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  35. it would be okay if it was actually as good as starship troopers, but i doubt it will be...

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  36. Haha, your name is from Stephen King!

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  37. I laughed doubly at your comments about the narrator after I watched the clip!

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  38. the comments, the comments...

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  39. I might have to get this game!

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