McGee's New Company

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 20, 2001 1:48pm PDT Well Rounded Entertainment has learned of the creation of a new company by American McGee. McGee, who worked at id Software and more recently worked on the Rogue/EA game Alice, is starting a company called Carbon Entertainment. He'll do this along with ex id employee Dave Taylor who was working at Transmeta. So what's supposed to be so special about this company?

The philosophy behind Carbon 6 will be to create works that are friendly to more than just one medium. In other words, games and movies will be developed simultaneously, with specific attention being paid to concept art, scripting, design, modeling, animation, motion capture, voice talent, acting, direction and full motion video. Film scripts and game design will be concurant, which McGee says he hopes will result in a cohesive product that creates better movies than, say, Mario Brothers and better games than South Park. ....

The report also mentions that McGee himself will be directing and producing movies himself soon thanks to a studio deal at Miramax. He also hopes to strike a deal that will have him direct TV commercials and music videos. Work also continues on the Alice movie.

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    the amount of negitivity on this site never ceases to amaze me.

    why don't you give these people a chance to prove themselves before you release the hounds?
    regardless of your taste in games, you have to admit alice was extremely well executed and polished. the game has imagination in terms of enemies, animation, etc., regardless of the borrowed plot. it may not be your cup of tea (hell, i never finished it and i'm not a fan of 3rd person stlye games myself, but i liked the artistic idea) but that does not = failure

    if this new startup does indeed release hollywood induced shite, then we can flame them to hell all we want. but for now, you have NOTHING to go on, not even a working title, so let's just postulate what this announcement means in terms of what titles may be released and leave personal attacks and insults out