Marc Ecko Vows To Re-Make Hipster Graffito Game "Even If It Kills Me"

Hey, remember "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure?" The brand-extension venture of apparel designer Mark Ecko? Remember its thudding reception, which he blamed on hillbilly gamers skeered of the big bad city? Yeah, he wants to do it again.

Destructoid talked to Ecko and found he's ready to reboot the story of how, with love and courage, one man heroically spray painting crap on a wall can triumph over oppression and give a voice to people yearning to be free. Or just make Marc Ecko some money.

"Getting Up was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears," he told D'toid. "Atari s—t the bed, you know? And I'm gonna f—-ing make that game again if it kills me. I'm gonna do it. I want to see the brand out there again."

I think the last part of his comment is the most revealing. I think this has more to do with spreading the Ecko brand than with satisfying the cries of gamers beating on pots and pans for a next-gen turf-tagging simulation.

Ecko said the game must be untangled from its legal arrangements with Atari, which predate the publisher's current reconstituted form.

Marc Ecko Wants to See Getting Up 'Brand Out There Again' [Destructoid]


    "I want to see the brand out there again.”"

    We don't. Go back to making ugly, overpriced clothes and sucking in general.

    The only time I want to read about Mark Ecko in the news is when he dies.

      You seem to be assuming that anybody cares enough for that to actually make the news...

    Corporate Masochist.

    Please make this guy go away

    The best thing the OFLC has ever done for gaming was ban this piece of shit from sale in Australia.

      Independent of the game quality, the OFLC decision was one of the more bizarre classification decisions.

      While this game got banned for promoting graffiti, you they had rated that promoted illegal street racing as G (e.g. Need For Speed: Most Wanted).

      As bad as graffiti is, I wouldn't have classed it as worse than street racing (something that can get both participants and bystanders killed).

        This is true, and additionally, the content they banned it for (graffiti and tagging) is readily available in other games like GTA San Andreas. Paradoxically the controversy over San Andreas was over an activity which is actually LEGAL IN REAL LIFE. WTF?

          I thought it was partly the fact that it encouraged you to climb on illegal spots i.e. billboards and trains to start tagging?...

    What a sellout

    I played it. People who know me know I'm quite open to many games and nicer about them. Think o a game you hate and maybe lots of other people too think is crap, and I will see it's strengths not its flaws.


    I gave it a go and was like this ain't so bad with the combat and taggin and the parkour. Then it was like, "here's the stealth bit where you avoid the super-police!" Whoops I made a mistake and got spotted. Hide in the shadows? nahh the walk right up to you. Fight back? nahh Tough as nails. Parkour up somewhere out of sight? nahh they can shoot you down.

    So I was like, "nahh not playing this no more."

    'Cos swearing in media quotes is really stickin' it to the man. Not like Ecko, who makes video games so he can see his name on something else and make money off of kids pretending to be cool. What a wanker.

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