Speaking to MTV about his upcoming film Splice, director Vincenzo Natali expressed his desire to create a video game based on Cube, one of the greatest science fiction films every created. This needs to be done.
For those of you unfamiliar with the film, Cube is the story of a group of ordinary people who find themselves trapped in a 3D maze of interlocking 4.3m x 4.3m x 4.3m rooms, some safe, some laced with deadly traps. The group must work together to escape the labyrinth, but increasing fear and pressure bring conflict that could hinder their already slim chance of survival.
With only one real set, lit differently to convey the feeling of an endless series of similar interlocked rooms, the movie becomes a study in character and how human beings react to extraordinary situations. Simply put, it's brilliant.
And Vincenzo wants to make it into a video game.
"I would very much like to do a 'Cube' game, I'd love to do a game. When I was writing it with my writing partner, Andre [Bijelic] , we were saying to each other, Are we writing a film or are we writing a game? It's always been amazing to me that no one has attempted to turn it into a game. I would very much like to do that. That's how I'd like to go back into the 'Cube' world."
He goes as far as saying, "If there are any game designers out there, give me a call."
Why are you not calling this man?
Making a Cube game would be extremely simple in terms of setting, yet extremely difficult in terms of setting tone and capturing the spirit of the film. Might I suggest an online multiplayer game, sort of like Left 4 Dead meets Myst Online: Uru Live? Give the players the tools they need to survive and set them free to live or die.
And once you've watched it, call your developer friends and get the game made. I'm counting on you!
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