Nolan Planning Inception Videogame

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Nolan Planning Inception Videogame

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The idea to turn Inception into a videogame has been planted in Christopher Nolan's mind.

Aside from an overly-long scene involving floating dudes, Inception is a pretty awesome movie. Director Christopher Nolan hopes to bring some of that awesome to the game industry with a possible videogame adaptation.

Variety reports that Nolan recently announced plans for the videogame at a press conference in Rome that basically also just trumpeted how much money Inception made at the box office so far ($753 million). In his comments, he seemed to let on that this wouldn't be a quick movie-to-game cash-in.

"What we are looking at doing is developing a videogame based on the world of the film, which has all kinds of ideas that you can't fit into a feature film," Nolan said. "That's something we've been talking about and are looking at doing long term, in a couple of years."

So, according to Nolan, the Inception game might not even feature the same characters as the movie as it's just set in the same universe, though it's likely to at least contain references. A "couple of years," if referring to development time, is a pretty good number to spend on making a quality experience. However, it could also refer to Nolan's intention to not even start for a couple of years, which means the game wouldn't be out for a while.

If you thought an Inception card game sounded cool, just imagine what could be done with a full-fledged electronic version. Inception is rare in that it combines action, espionage, and gunplay with landscapes that could potentially take the form of anything. A Nolan-backed game set in the movie's universe is an intriguing possibility, and who knows, maybe it'll even take place in our own minds.

Source: Variety

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Normally a game would have you move the control stick foreword to run and press a to interact with your surroundings.
But with an inception game i have a feeling its gonna make you go deeper.

I thought there was already a game.

It's minecraft.

I go deeper all the time in that. Surely it must be based off of inception.

Can anyone else explain to me why every level what weightless except for the snow level? Still don't understand how they screwed up the physics so badly. Movie was overrated. It was decent but not great.

Well as long as it's not just a quick cash in. I'm interested in the concept of it but movie games are never that great. On the other hand, it'll be based on the universe of Inception so I'm hopeful.

Poomanchu745:
Can anyone else explain to me why every level what weightless except for the snow level? Still don't understand how they screwed up the physics so badly. Movie was overrated. It was decent but not great.

Forgive him Nolan, for he knows not what he says (can someone fix that for me, I know thats not the right way to say it)

An Inception game, huh? I can see it now...

Press Y to have sex with subconcious
Press B to ruminate about dead wife
Press A to uncover traumatic events from chidhood
Press X to enter The Matrix.
RT to solve complex mathmatical equations
LT to put on clothes before going to the mall
RB to turn world upside down while a naked John Cleese does jumping jacks on your front porch
LB for "Ground control to Major Tom..."
Up to play Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer
Down to imagine making out with a Doberman Pinscher
Left for Souplex
Right for giant genital monster
LS to know Kung-Fu
RS to Bludgeon Spongebob Squarepants with a CD jewel case

...No, come to think of it; I'm not really sure how that would work.

Poomanchu745:
Can anyone else explain to me why every level what weightless except for the snow level? Still don't understand how they screwed up the physics so badly. Movie was overrated. It was decent but not great.

I'll just tell you how it is explained in the movie, don't know if it would work in practice:

The dudes in the car fall off of a bridge. The drop causes the dreamer's mind in the car to think that there is no gravity, affecting the dream. But since the dude dreaming in the dream never really felt the sudden drop or some shit like that, he didn't turn his dream into gravity free. Or then they were too deep. Or they were just in a dream and dreams don't have to be realistic.

What I had more problems with was the killing yourself shit in the deepest level. You needed a drop at all the other levels, but on the last one it's enough to shoot yourself? And if you die on the earlier levels you actually die. That doesn't make any sense.

Interesting news. I don't know how they'll make a good game out of this, but if they don't rush it, it has the potential of being good. We shall see.

Inception really was overrated. Great ideas, but an extremely mediocre execution in my opinion.

This game would probably be better if it were based on the Inception universe, not on the film itself. Being some random idea thief with his own story opens up many more possibilities than having to play as Leonardo DiCaprio's character and go through the movie.

Let us hope they pull a Spider-man 2 and make the game awesome, because this was one the best movies I have seen recently, and I do not want that memory ruined.

I'm very surprised that they would make a game because it quite a profit at the box office(!)

Seriously though, this is just to milk more out of the name if it's going to have little resemblance to the film, they could just call it some guy

I think the point was taking the leap of faith. It's not that killing yourself in limbo would wake you up. It's believing that it would wake you up.

To which, why wouldn't it work on earlier levels. To which, I reply: because Dom told them it would send them to limbo.

On topic though, I have to say I'm cautiously optimistic.

Awesome idea. Hope this hits shelves sooner rather than later, but they can take their time as long as they have a good final product.

Well, I was thinking that the concept and world of Inception would actually make a good television series rather than a game. Sure, a game would prove to be the interactive version that could work out well overall, but something where there's more predictable and controllable seems to be more of what a movie director would work on. Need I remind anyone of Cameron's Avatar game? Pretty much was a swing and a miss for a lot of people.

When I read the title, my de facto movie-to-game reaction of rage immediately triggered. However, it sounds like Nolan actually wants to make a good game out of it. Since he's not busy directing the movie the game's about, he can make sure the game is true to the source. Also, it sounds like it'll be at least 2 years before we see the game, so it's not gonna be a quick, sloppy cash-in. I loved Inception to death, so here's hoping this turns out good.

That's fucking awesome. My faith in the universe has been restored.

if they really back the development and don't rush it out, it could be awesome

the movie is one of my favorites now
(it's really easy to tell who are the dreamers and who aren't...basically people who think it's overrated are the latter. not saying that as an insult or anything, just an observation)

Hmm well if they're going to actually spend a couple years on it, not shovel it out when the movie's hype is still fresh (a lot of those come out even BEFORE the movie) it might be good.

Also....I haven't actually seen Inception yet, haven't got around to going to the movie theatres in a while now. Got a lot of movies to catch up on.


(Haha, sorry i had to do that)
Sounds excellent, let's hope they don't fail like most of the other movie-to-game.

As long as it doesn't turn as a bad copy of the Matrix games (wich were god awful), I'm good.
It sounds really interesting and it could work as a game, let's just hope the curse of bad films made even worse games doesn't rear it's ugly head.

SupahGamuh:
As long as it doesn't turn as a bad copy of the Matrix games (wich were god awful), I'm good.
It sounds really interesting and it could work as a game, let's just hope the curse of bad films made even worse games doesn't rear it's ugly head.

This. I hope they wont screw it up royaly. As i really liked the movie and it's concepts.

DVSAurion:

Poomanchu745:
Can anyone else explain to me why every level what weightless except for the snow level? Still don't understand how they screwed up the physics so badly. Movie was overrated. It was decent but not great.

What I had more problems with was the killing yourself shit in the deepest level. You needed a drop at all the other levels, but on the last one it's enough to shoot yourself? And if you die on the earlier levels you actually die. That doesn't make any sense.

Interesting news. I don't know how they'll make a good game out of this, but if they don't rush it, it has the potential of being good. We shall see.

You didn't die (again just re-explaining the film) you got sent into limbo instead of waking up, so when they were in limbo and shot themselves they woke up, granted that doesn't make much sense still but hey, fun movie

OP: From what they've said it sounds interesting but forgive me if I'm still hella sceptical

Hmm, well if they say "a few years" then realistically that means either it's going to take 4 decades, or it was already released and we're on the second level.

Ha, this is awesome. As all the jokes/references.

I thought the world of Inception was really too good to not return to. There could have been an entire first movie about extraction, for example, that would have made for quite the action movie (if not quite the head scratcher).

A game would be really fun, but... Nolan doesn't know much about games. I'm worried he would try and realize that games aren't movies the hard way, or pass off the game to some lame dev that can't do anything fun with it. And maybe this was just an aside. Who knows.. but it's fun to think about.

Potential to be incredible, likely going to suck.

But, hell, so long as a ton of care and work go into the story and non-linearity (think of the many many multiple worlds of .hack or Disgaea), this game could provide as great an experience as the movie, or, dare I say it, an even better one.

Awesome, so long as everybody knows what they're doing who works on it. Inception was one of the decades best films.

Poomanchu745:
Can anyone else explain to me why every level what weightless except for the snow level? Still don't understand how they screwed up the physics so badly. Movie was overrated. It was decent but not great.

They were so deep into dream state at that time that the upper layers of the dream had little to no effect. Being in a dream within a dream within another dream was essentially being in a coma, your mind has been subdued so far that it has almost zero relation to reality anymore - that's why they had to "kick" themselves out of each layer of the dream, instead of just the first dream (the one in the van).

It DOES make sense according to the rules of the world... but it's hard to wrap your head around unless you spend a lot of time thinking about it.

That would be such a strange game...I can only imagine the amount of headaches it could induce from trying to understand if this was real, or not lol

nolan so far has managed not to sell out his artistic side and if he wants to do a game i think great, he seems to want to be involved with it, having someone of his vision and caliber involved in producing or writing a game set in a universe he created, and if he can pull it off, maybe it will lay a good stfu on the people that say games are not art and then cannot be art.

but 2 years from now i mean the guys got batman 3 on his plate the next superman and isnt there some other project he is involved in besides those two? i would say maybe 3 or 4 years depending on how hands on he is with the project.

LSD Dream Emulator meets Max Payne.

Actually, that would be really, really good.

Well, obviously. Ever since I saw that movie I thought it would make a great game. Hope they don't fuck up!

I like the idea of a new set of characters the most. Means that they can't/won't be tied down by the plot of the movie, and just focus on the awesome concept.

Come to think of it, also means we won't have to endure horrible Leo and Tom Hardy impressionists as well...Hoorah!

didnt name game think about this
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I look extremely forward to doing both puzzles and shooting projections walking on the ceiling.

Seriously, if they can make the game equal to or greater than the movie...

My mind would = Blown

Urgh god... They should make a game based on the idea in Inception, so like totally unrelated to the film plot, just focusing on extractor agent people... Or based on the main character's earlier days

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