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Whore of the Orient receives $200,000 in funding from NSW Interactive Media Fund

Friday, 21st June 2013 14:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Whore of the Orient, the Team Bondi game which has been in limbo since a rumored round of lay-offs and the inability to find a publisher, has received a round of government funding.


>According to a report on Game Informer
, the project – which was picked up by Kennedy Miller Mitchell along with the team working on it – was given $200,000 in funding by the New South Wales’ Interactive Media Fund.

While that’s not a whole lot of money, as the original report states, it at least means it’s still in the works in some capacity.

Whore of the Orient, as far as we are aware, is still expected in 2015 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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  1. iSh3rlock

    that’s great news!! and a good start. glad to hear that :)

    hope they will use kick-starter as well.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. bitsnark

    With the possible exception of the above commenter, I think I’m pretty much the only person that I know who loved LA Noire to bits.

    I’d love to see this game see the light of day; if only because more games need to be set in fresher, less-well trodden settings such as 1930′s Shanghai.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Citrus raptor

    I was wondering what had happened to this game, good to see it’s still alive and kicking.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. SameeR_Fisher

    Good news.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Max Payne

    @ I liked it. I didn’t finished it but you could say , I enjoy it.
    I still think the game didn’t benefit much from open world it was just waste of time for programers.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    I am a little more cautious about this.
    Long after it went “dark”, news surfaced in a couple of places that Studio Tarsier received a grant for (City of) Metronome. RIP… Still, ask yourself how much you’ve heard recently, even in the last few years, about that game?

    It’s up there with Eyedentify, TFLO and Faith and a .45 as abandoned concepts with big potential, that sadly never got to see the light of release day :( I’d add BC to that list, except there isn’t as much as a trailer for Peter Molyneux’s dinoXcaveman. th…th..ERE IS?!! @.@;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POZEB-H_k_0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCzLbJxp1V8

    True Fantasy Live Online (right at the brink of release before MS canned it D: ):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_I5j256vDY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kInzteQhbf8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbUvjFnkd4A (Japanese language recorded DEMO of the game in action!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caN2PH88M8w (story of TFLO)

    Eyedentify: (this is quite silly, but it also looks fun)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZMPrlJwt1U

    #6 10 months ago
  7. gargus

    Eh. LA noire was a god awful excuse for a game. It was a mindless, soulless, boring and mediocre GTA style ripoff with a bunch of fancy facial expression tech that didn’t actually make the game better.

    Im less than interested in this game.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. CaptPierce

    @7 Says you.

    The game took a risk, something not all games (especially new IPs) ever do. It told a good story with plausible, realistic characters, and enough gameplay to not seem like Heavy Rain. I liked it for what it was. I’ll be interested to see what they can do with this one.

    #8 10 months ago