Monday, September 26, 2005

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, OC, OC, Start.

Whiny teenagers rejoice!

Here's the scoop about an upcoming video game based on "The OC":

Gameloft president Michel Guillemot said the property will allow players either to assume the role of one of the four main characters from the show or to create their own original character.

Even though I've never seen more than two minutes of this show, I like this concept tremendously. I could be Chris, the emerging alternapreppy writer with a penchant for breaking hearts, escaping trouble and struggling with my new addiction to In-N-Out burgers.

"The game was designed with the intention of capturing a realistic and true environment that mimicked the show, yet provide new elements to it that was specific only to the game," [Guillemot] said.

Good to see that programmers will incorporate the realism of 20-something, acne-free, homework-less actors playing high-schoolers.

Speaking of realism, I'm hoping the creators of "Grand Theft Auto" are somehow involved in this project.