David Perry, the man behind such gaming classics as Earthworm Jim and MDK, is an astounding guy. Once, in a bar, he boasted of his ability to wrestle live dinosaurs, only to spend a month cloning an adult tyrannosaurus from DNA found inside of a stone, then pinning it for a three-count in front of thirty thousand people at Madison Square Garden.
Of course, all of that was a lie, but his newest project is only a hair less ambitious than that.
Gamespot has a piece up about Acclaim's Perry-led MMO, Project: Top Secret, which they unveiled earlier this month. MMO's are a dime-a-billion these days, but what differentiates P:TS is the level of community involvement built into the game at a fundamental level. The game itself will receive all aspects of its development (sans genre) from discussion with the community, and everyone involved in the discussion will receive credit for their part in the game. On top of that, one of these would-be developers will be chosen by Acclaim to direct one of their future MMOs.
Hit the jump for snippets from Gamespot's interview with Mr. Perry regarding Project: Top Secret.
God only knows how well this gamble will pay off, but one cannot deny the appeal of an MMO with tremendous amounts of community input. The best MMOs (WoW especially) have always relied heavily on community feedback, and this seems to be the next logical step. Regardless of how this turns out for Mr. Perry and Acclaim, it should make for interesting news throughout its creation, and for that, The Robot smiles upon Mr. Perry.