E3: Spielberg and Jackson talk Tintin: The Game

From the sounds of their on-video speech at Ubisoft’s press conference, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg seem to have a lot of respect and enthusiasm for gaming in general, and they seem to really believe that Tintin: The Game will be a worthwhile standalone product.

In their talk, there was a particular focus on the two-player co-op mechanics between Tintin and his dog, Snowy. They sound intent on crafting a game that makes for a social experience between players. Being that Tintin: The Game is a 2D platformer beat-’em-up with puzzle elements, the options for potential co-op dynamics are pretty much limitless.

That said, we’re talking about a game based on a movie, so it’s hard to be overly confident that this one could be a winner. I’m guessing we’ll get to see for ourselves this winter, as the game is likely to drop sometime around the film’s release in December.

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