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L.A. Noire Director's New Project Finds A New Home

Earlier this year, L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi basically imploded after complaints of a poor working environment.

Most employees left for other gigs, including new positions at Sydney-based multimedia production firm Kennedy Miller Mitchell. KMM was co-founded by "Mad Max" director George Miller and producing partner Doug Mitchell; they've recently worked on "Happy Feet 2" and the company's game creation branch produced Happy Feet 2.

In more interesting news, in a Financial Review interview, Miller and Mitchell have revealed that they've acquired the rights to Team Bondi founder Brendan McNamara's next game: Whore of the Orient. We've heard the game will be "one of the great untold stories of the 20th century," but there are no further details at this time.

So, will this be in development at KMM Games? ...is it too big of a project for them? If it's as ambitious as L.A. Noire, you're gonna need a lot of time, a lot of talent, and a lot of resources, right? Well, we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Tags: la noire, team bondi, kennedy miller mitchell, kmm

11/28/2011 10:20:23 AM Ben Dutka

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tes37
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:59:05 AM
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I'm interested in seeing what this new game is about. LA Noire was a unique game and if it was McNamara that was the driving force behind it, we should be in for something that stands apart from everything else in gaming.

McNamara just needs his very own copy of the labor laws affixed to his work area and he should be good to go.

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 12:44:50 PM
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Let's just hope that when he sold this new project, that KMM didn't also give him any job title there where he can destroy the workers morale there too.

Other than that I'm interested in finding out more about this game.

But I have to wonder how long before the working name of this title will shock the mainstream self-appointed safety-nannies into more misguided fits of out-rage???

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Lawless SXE
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:04:44 PM
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I like in that article they mention a 2800 page script. Not sure if they're talking about this new game or L.A. Noire, but I'm interested. The Indo-China region in the (hopefully) early 1900s. The atmosphere of it could be utterly awesome if done correctly. I'm glad they're trying again with the Aussie games industry, I must say. Also Max Max 4: The Game is also in production there, so it could be a litmus test on the strength of the studio.

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___________
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 3:02:26 AM
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oh god, now hes going to bring them down too!
come on, we only have 1 studio left here in NSW so dont destroy it for us!
oh well, fingers crossed it does not take 5+ years to make, a ridiculously large amount of cash, and takes the studio down with it.
normally when you set the house on fire, you dont go straight back in.

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