Blazing Chrome devs take a ‘shot’ at a John Wick fan game

Keanu gets derezzed

It wasn’t long ago that I was researching how many videogames Winona Rider Ryder has been in. The number was surprisingly low. From the looks of it, the same is true for her ex-boyfriend Keanu Reeves. Other than a few games based on Bill and Ted and The Matrix, he’s pretty much sat the whole digital revolution out. No game based on Speed. No game adaptation of My Own Private Idaho. He didn’t even appear in the unfortunately titled Johnny Mnemonic The Interactive Game The Movie

They’re both slowly coming around though. Winona stars in the upcoming Stranger Things 3 game, and Keanu appears in both Fortnite and in John Wick Hex, directed by Mike Bithel. When it rains virtual Keanus, it pours

Now Joy Masher, the creators of Odalus, Oniken, and the upcoming 2D indie Halo-like Blazing Chrome have done their part to make that Keanu storm all the wetter. They’ve put together a short tech demo for a John Wick NES game that nails the neon-grime feel of the films. While they won’t be doing any further work on the fan title, they’ve uploaded all the assets for public use, so if you want to finish what they started, it’s all on you. Just don’t shoot the dog. Things don’t go well for people who shoot the dog. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes