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Heavy Rain's David Cage wants game industry to grow up


7:00 PM on 11.05.2009
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With its complex narrative and serial killer storyline, there's no denying that PS3-exclusive Heavy Rain will be a thoroughly adult affair. Developer Quantic Dream has no intention of marketing this game to kids, and boss David Cage wishes more studios would do the same, as well as provide experiences that aren't clear-cut "good vs. evil" scenarios.

"As an industry we make games for teenagers and kids," Cage tells NowGamer. "So we try to make things very casual and as clear as possible. The bad guys have to be very baaaaad and the hero has to have big muscles and look fantastic, and the women have to have big boobs and be very sexy because to a teenager, this is what women are.

"I think we’ve passed that stage and we can go to the next one and say, ‘You know what, you can be a very evil character, but it’s not written on your face’."

Interesting words indeed. Heavy Rain's plot revolves around a series of murders carried out by the "Origami Killer," and I'll be interested to see how Quantic Dream portrays this evil character. As Cage says, we've had plenty of over-the-top evil villains in games, but rarely have we delved into the very real, very subtle world of serial murderers. I cannot wait to see how they pull it off.






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