Aliens Colonial Marines dev team 'want people to be afraid'

by Gaetano Prestia Featured 3 Comments 11 Votes 1785 Views 18/07/2012 Back to News

Aliens: Colonial Marines developer, Gearbox, wants "people to be afraid" of the Xenomorphs, the horrifying alien creatures from the sci-fi series.

The game's design director, John Mulkey, says that the best way to scare people is to "have enemies that act in ways the player isn’t familiar with and doesn’t necessarily know how to react to", and build gameplay around that.

"The variety that the new multiple species bring to the game can be a powerful thing, both in terms of gameplay and tension," he said.

As for the game's accessibility to cooperative gameplay, Mr Mulkey believes that, as players "don’t always act in a predictable manner", the development team needed to accomodate that to maintain the edge.

"At points, it’s all-out action. Other times, it’s all about tension and scaring the crap out of people. That sort of thing can be harder to do in co-op because people tend to be more confident in a group, but at the same time, that makes it all the more powerful when the entire group is terrified and starts to lose it.”

Source: Xbox 360 Magazine

By Gaetano Prestia - Bio

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/aliens-colonial-marines-dev-team-want-pe
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

More Info on Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens Colonial Marines dev team 'want people to be afraid' Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
I hope they do. I am looking for a good balance between tension and on-your-feet hardcore action. The Aliens film did a good job of being action packed but still quite tense, but especially scary, but certainly threatening (even for the audience).

I hope Gearbox maintains that.
This game better make me crap my pants if not I won't be happy :@

LMA0 said: This game better make me crap my pants if not I won't be happy



It doesn't need to scare me. Just stress me out. I'll be happy with tension and stress. Aliens was more "tense" than "horror".

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Aliens: Colonial MarinesAliens: Colonial Marines Video
  • Aliens: Colonial MarinesAliens: Colonial Marines Video
  • Aliens: Colonial MarinesAliens: Colonial Marines Video

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Most anticipated game of March

Most anticipated game of March

25/02/2015 Polls 5 7
Gamers more likely to commit online fraud - report

Gamers more likely to commit online fraud - report

Tano 15 hours News 1 5
Netflix ANZ unmetered with iiNet, Internode, Optus

Netflix ANZ unmetered with iiNet, Internode, Optus

Gryllis 2 days News 12 14
Sonic's future on consoles looks bright

Sonic's future on consoles looks bright

Tano 2 days News 8 2
Netflix is launching in Australia on March 24

Netflix is launching in Australia on March 24

Gryllis 2 days News 17 21
Bad games that sold really well

Bad games that sold really well

Tano 3 days Articles 19 6
Friendly Fire Show 86: How'd you like dem apples, Moira?

Friendly Fire Show 86: How'd you like dem apples, Moira?

Podcast 3 days Articles 3 2
Game dev's plea to reunite a divided culture

Game dev's plea to reunite a divided culture

Tano 26/02 News 2 5
Big games of March: Battlefield Hardline, Resident Evil, Bloodborne

Big games of March: Battlefield Hardline, Resident Evil, Bloodborne

Tano 25/02 Articles 13 5

Community Content

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

12/01/2015 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

commented on The Phantom Pain will be the last Metal Gear Solid

Zinker 2 hours ago
Username

commented on SimCity developer Maxis shuts down

Zinker 2 hours ago
Username

commented on Xbox One controllers can soon be used on PC

Zinker 2 hours ago
Username

commented on Danganronpa 3 is in the early stages of development

Zinker 2 hours ago
Username

commented on Nintendo launches Pokémon Art Academy competition

Zinker 2 hours ago
Username

Mickyt888, maxiboy commented on 6 Games of 2015 that will either be amazing or horribly overhyped

Mickyt888 5 hours ago
Username

DarkJibTEC is now Level 27!

DarkJibTEC 5 hours ago