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New I Am Alive Details Surface

Since the announcement, we haven't heard much about Ubisoft's survival/disaster game, I Am Alive. But thanks to a recent feature article in UK magazine GamesTM, we have more details to relate, so pay close attention, Edge of Disaster fans.

First up, this game is not being produced by the super-cute Jade Raymond, who was responsible for producing Assassin's Creed. Perhaps this came about due to game journalists desperately wanting to attach a pretty lady pic to their I Am Alive updates, but either way, this responsibility falls to Alexis Goddard, who spoke to GamesTM. First of all, we will receive a first-person view that isn't quite so weapon-oriented; as Goddard said, they "encourage players to use tactics, diversion, and discretion." As an example of what to expect, an empty shotgun can still be quite effective if the person you're pointing it at isn't aware it's empty. Furthermore, as this really is a "disaster" game, the developers want the player to "really feel the power of Mother Nature, to feel the danger coming from the collapsing towers and devastating rifts, feel the chaos happening..." Goddard added that "there's nothing like a first-person view to create that kind of emotion."

We can't wait to hear more about I Am Alive, as it sounds both engaging and original (something this industry needs more of). We do expect it to release some time later this year, although Ubisoft hasn't issued an estimated launch date. Keep it here for more news as it becomes available.

Related Game(s): I Am Alive

1/6/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:56:39 PM
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What is this game about? It's like a Fallout3/Mirror's Edge/Silent Hill/Manhunt??? I don't know?? Anybody know?

I'm glad that Jade Raymond isn't producing a game. How could a producer let a story as bad as Assassin's Creed get out?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 12:15:51 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Alive

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:10:22 AM

@king james, i loved the story in assassins creed, i think they did a great job and when the end of that game came i was sadened because i didnt want it to stop. im anxiously awaiting the assassins creed 2 and i hope they continue the story right where it left off. i wish they would release a trophie patch but it wont happen. it would give me another reason to go through it again. jade certainly seemed to know what she was doing from what ive seen.

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 7:25:44 AM

I agree with metalhead. Assassins Creed was a great game with a cool futuristic twist. It felt like GTA4 in the middle ages.

I want to play an assassin through the ages...go back to my Western descendants and then WWI and WWII up to modern day.

AC2 should be good.

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King James
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 11:57:15 AM

@shadow
Any news about how it will play? I watched the trailer last night.

@ Metalhead & Timster
Glad u guys liked it. I liked it too...for about 4 hours. Then the game just felt like a job. The flags had no purpose. There was no incentive to do extra research on your targets. That whole little DNA Memory/"Lay down onto the machine" was unnecessary and a cheap way to tell Altair's Story.

They claimed that u could kill ur targets anyway u wanted to, but that was totally untrue. There was always two choices:
-the "start a riot and kill everybody in ur path way"
OR
- the "sneak and use ur hidden blade stealth kill"

I mean, COME ON....that's not medieval assassinations! Where's the food poisoning? Where's the instigation and propaganda tactics? Where's the creative "booby-traps"? Where's the disguises (not that cheap "LOOK, I'm monk" move?

AC was a BIIIGG let down. Its the only next-gen game I purchased, beat, and then traded back in. It had potential. And delivered on a couple of things it promised. But overall it was a pretty mediocre game. Pretty nonetheless...but still mediocre.

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Arvis
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:03:11 PM

I also loved the story in AC, I just hated the ending. Ranks right up there with Halo 2 in Worst Endings Of All Time.

The gameplay, I thought, was great, but really it was the Biblical settings and locations that I really loved. Rarely has a game nailed a historical setting and time period so well. And the dialogue... wow. Absolutely stellar writing.

I understand wanting more ways to kill your target, but honestly, having any options was pretty cool. The game doesn't force you to go at it just one way; fail the stealthy approach, you can still chase the target through the streets. Fun stuff, if you ask me.

-Arvis

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city96
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:55:48 PM

It kinda like Mirrors Edge where great ideas and bad controls merrge into crappp. Mirrors edge i like the graphics and storyline not the pressin R1 L1 R1 does some crazy amazin flip from 1 wall and wallriding up to a ledge. Jus takes the piss. AC has the same thing jus not as much of a let down.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 4:29:18 PM

Right now it's just speculation as to how it'll play. I would assume that you should expect an interesting mix of stuff. Some Mirror's Edge-esque platforming. Some survival horror-ish stuff where you are walking and s*** starts shaking. Definately some FPS stuff: fighting off factions and what not. Maybe some Heavy Rain-like investigative stuff. And I'm sure there is some major twist involving the Earth Quake's origins that will "shock" us.

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slayerkillemall
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 12:59:59 AM
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quote:"there's nothing like a first-person view to create that kind of emotion."

they got my attention...

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Blaiyan
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:10:59 AM
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Yeah i've been waiting to learn more about since the trailer. Being part of the crowd who loves their shoot em up games i'm also apart of that crowd that likes to buy some different once in a while. Hope whatever I see from the game (as more is revealed) I like and then I hope it hits 2009.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:33:06 AM
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Was "Edge of Disaster" a video game????

Other than a book, I can't seem to find any other info on it anywhere.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:03:58 AM
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To be perfectly honest I totally forgot about this game. With all the game games that came out last year and all the great game coming out this year this game fell off my radar. I hope it will be better than Assassin's Creed.

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:13:10 AM
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the game sounds pretty cool and to be honest, this is the first ive heard of it unless i forgot. there is just to many games to try and keep track of these days.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 6:18:42 AM
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Sounds like mirror's edge 1.5

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isaya85
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 8:49:11 AM
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no it doesnt sound like mirrors edge honestly it got me thinking about a game that came out on the PS2 around when it first launched if Im not mistaken it was called Disaster Report, I could be wrong about the name but if anyone know what Im talking about please correct me


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Mista
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 7:45:11 PM

I remember Disaster Report. It was a 3d game with earthquakes and other natural disasters you tried to survive.It was one of those wierd quirky games from japan, the company made more of those "types" of games but I can't remember the names. One had something to do with a bee or something i think.?

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Robertson99
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 10:09:35 AM
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To be honest, this is the first I've ever heard of this game...and as sooon as I read the report it sounded to me like a sort of "I am legend" "Cloverfield" sort of game. I may be completely wrong, but that's just what came to mind. I'll definately be keeping an eye on this one.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 10:23:32 AM

Yo...why tha hell didn't they make a cloverfield game? That would have been sweet.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 11:33:47 AM

a cloverfield game would have been like resistance 2 in my opinion

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 4:32:59 PM

A clover field game would be tite if they told a different story. Same events different person maybe? It would build up the back story of the movie and provide real gameplay as opposed to what would just become a bunch of quick time events if they were to translate the movie scene for scene.

Cloverfield = Good Movie if you're into monster movies.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 11:33:14 AM
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not weapon orientated, means it takes a similar tangent as mirror's edge, and i loved mirror's edge, i like the sound of this.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 12:18:01 PM
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Sounds like my kinda deal. Jade Raymond is a sex maniac.

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xXxSeTTriPxXx
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:13:38 PM
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thank god,jade ain't producing this.she called repetitive game play,the 1st true next gen experience.assassin creed.if her name is anywhere near a game,i'm not buying it.

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