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April 16, 2007



Following the boutique success of Undying, Clive Barker returns to game storytelling with Jericho. The game begins with the appearance of a lost desert city; the player sent in as a member of an occult special forces unit... Judging by the trailer and these stills, this is right up my street.

"This project is very close to my heart and I don't believe there's ever been anything like it. It promises to be the most spectacular, creative, and unflinching realisation of a Clive Barker nightmare that will drag players in kicking and screaming," Barker said.

"Players will constantly be given new challenges, new environments, and yes, new horrors and abominations to face every step of the way. However, unlike a conventional game in which the characters are attempting to escape at the end of their ride through Hell, our protagonists have a much more difficult task. ... The closer they come to the end of their trek into darkness, the nearer they get to the source of that darkness: Evil Incarnate, we'll call it for now..." Maybe they'll change its name to Steve or something later.

Spooky. Clive Barker himself is somewhat alarming as he is interviewed about the game; his voice is deteriorating.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 16, 2007 06:54 AM


Yeah but Undying was absolutely crap. I played it. I do hope this is slightly better than that game. I have read previews and it looks rather interesting.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 16, 2007 01:03 PM

I would still get a giant Undying tattoo.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 16, 2007 01:51 PM

I have been so unhappy with Barker of late.. he went all silly with his books and strayed from what originally attracted me.. Undying looked silly to me but this new game, hmm.. Wonlt work on my system (not that Ihaven't seriously upgraded in the past for a game... i.e. splintercell 2)

I think I am about to finally win res evil 4 on ebay.. w00t... It may finally pry me away from Warcraft..

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2007 09:07 AM

A friend of mine read "Abarat" and raved about it so I had a go. And again. And again. I have yet to get through the second chapter... To me it is like getting "turned around" in the woods. Some books do that to me for a while and some for good. I had a similar problem with "Cold Heart Canyon" and have begun to wonder if he has crossed the Stephen King/Anne Rice threshold of uneditability.

I still love his paintings best of all and he remains perhaps the ultimate role-model for me of a creative person making a living. I think the trick is to find success in one context and build on that to make things in another. I am always sympathetic to models-turned-actresses for this reason; I see no reason someone has to be kept in the same box their whole life. And for all the "triple threat" tedium, Jennifer Lopez really can dance as well as she can sing as well as she can act (though in her case it is her acting I like best).

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2007 09:19 AM

Good point. Mark Mothersbaugh is an excellent artist as well..


Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2007 03:25 PM

Oh my....

this looks yummy


Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2007 03:28 PM