Remember The Game Discworld?
The point-and-click adventure game released in 1995, and adapted from the Discworld novels, might get a re-release within our lifetimes! But it could potentially be dependent on the King of England being pretty cool.
The simplified explanation: Discworld (the game) utilises a story written by Terry Prachett for the game, so developers could work with a cohesive plot. However, studios coming and going, and the IP changing hands over the years has made understanding who has IP rights a bit complicated.
Intellectual property rights suggests that King Charles might actually own 50% of the IP, with the other 50% reverting to the original creator.
“Who knows what might happen if that’s really the case. Maybe he’s a fan…We still own the IP rights…no one has spoken to us about any re-release” says Rhianna Prachett.
She also previously clarified in 2012 that the company only has ‘rights to the characters’, and not the games themselves.
Yeah… Someone Played Doom On Soundwaves
Here’s what it sounds like:
The visuals of the game are represented in a spectrogram, while the inputs are a range of high frequency notes mapped to specific keys. Instead of a controller or keyboard you use a microphone.
Technically the game doesn’t run on an unintended device, it’s just displayed and played in a weird and unintended way. But if you have a spectrogram you can give it a try yourself as the creator has uploaded the source code, complete with instructions.
Texas Chain Saw Romance
One of the playable characters in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Johnny, has a fresh new look. Introducing Shirtless Johnny, and don’t you worry, he’s a free cosmetic for everyone. So open a bottle of wine, get comfortable, and then murder video game people. Happy Late Valentine’s!
Taco Bell held an E3 style event called Taco Bell’s 2024 Live Mas Event. Complete with hyping up chicken tenders, as well as live performances, all with that ‘gamer pizazz’. This isn’t really gaming related, but it was uncanny.
XBOX will be announcing their new business updates on February 16th at 6am for those of you in Queensland. The announcement will be through their official podcast, and will feature Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond, and Matt Booty.
And now for some upcoming games!
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong – Nintendo Switch
- Skull and Bones – PC, PS5, Xbox Series X
- Nightingale – PC
- Bandle Tale: A League of Legends story – PC, Nintendo Switch
- Last Epoch – PC
- Pacific Drive – PC, PS5
- Sons of the Forest – PC
That’s it this week in gaming news!