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Interactive Wes Craven

Interactive Wes Craven

by T.J. GoforthJune 29, 2006

No one is better than Wes Craven in horror movie…maybe except Stephen King!  Ah, they’re both great!

If Steven Spielberg finds videogames enchanting enough to sign a deal with Electronic Arts to produce a series of games, you can safely bet more Hollywood creative types would be lining up for a similar opportunity. At the MI6 game marketing conference, horror director Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) became the latest to sign on.

Dean Takahashi, author of the 1UP-featured book Xbox 360 Uncloaked, sat down with Craven at the conference, where he revealed he was in talks to develop an original videogame for an unspecified company. Unfortunately, however, Craven refused to expand on the topic, so we’re left in the dark about his plans for now.

Craven isn’t exactly new to the videogame world, though, having developed a concept for horror adventure game Wes Craven’s Principles of Fear, which was in development at Asylum Entertainment before the publisher went under and the game disappeared. Originally scheduled for a release in October 1997, the game focused on players conquering their seven mortal fears through a mix of first and third-person viewpoints.

There aren’t enough scary videogames these days (the last one to make this writer jump was Condemned: Criminal Origins), so hopefully we’ll hear about Craven’s efforts soon.


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T.J. Goforth
I'm 25 and own my own home. I have one step child and a wife. I work as a Team leader at a restuarant about 50 hrs. a week. Otherwise, I surf the web or play video games.

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