October 16, 2007 // 10:33 pm
- Hey people! My name is Greg Easley and I'm one of the founders of Super-Ego Games, a development studio with a different take on making games. We're finally announcing our new title and labor of love, Rat Race. You'll read more about this in the game press soon, but I wanted to tell you about it here first.
Rat Race is a PS3-exclusive comedy/adventure game - yeah, another one of those! - that will be available as individual episodes on PSN beginning this winter. Rat Race has been written and voiced by some really funny people with credits on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, South Park, Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Comedy Central, and so on. Our team includes some of the best stand-up comics in New York City, where half of our studio is based (the other half is in San Francisco).
Rat Race is set in an office - an extremely dysfunctional one. The company is called BiggCo, and the people who work there make the Enron guys look like Nobel Prize laureates. Your job is simply to make it through the day as bombs go off all around you. As the clock ticks toward quitting time, you'll encounter a rogues gallery including: Joy Chung, an impossible, and impossibly hot, PR exec; Chip Bratsby III, a pompous jerk whose career focus is getting you fired; and Dr. Ron Durfman, a research scientist who may or may not be intimate with his lab monkey.
Our goal is to give you the feeling of "playing" inside an episode of your favorite TV show. Sometimes we describe Rat Race as an interactive sitcom, but that doesn't do it justice. There's more to the experience than funny dialogue. Along the way you'll sneak, sprint, solve puzzles, eavesdrop, steal, and even "neutralize" that lab monkey.
Look for more info about Rat Race in the coming weeks.
More pics at the link at the top of this story!