Category Archives: Nordic Game 2009
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 17:32 BST
Goichi Suda told attendees at the Nordic Game Conference that many different films and actors inspired Grasshopper Manufature’s No More Heroes – most notably Dirty Harry, Jackass: The Movie, and Spaceballs.
During Suda’s presentation titled “The Birth of No More Heroes”, he showed films clips from movies that prompted the ideas prevalent in the game.
Some of the antics in the Jackass movie provided the background and design for the game character Travis Touchdown, mainly Johnny Knoxville being beaten up by Butterbean and getting bitten on the nipple by a baby alligator.
Spaceballs was the inspiration for the beam katana, the city of Santa Destroy was based on the depiction of San Diego in Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry (actual setting was San Francisco), and the hotel in Memento was the inspiration for the hotel in the game.
Travis Touchdown was modeled not only after Knoxville, but UFC/Pride champ Josh Barnett who was also the basis for Destroyman. A bit of Scarlett Johansson can be seen in Sylvia , Henry can lay claim to bits of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Dr. Peace got his characteristics from Charles Bronson, and Thunder Ryu was Japanese pro wrestler Genichiro Tenryu.
Loads more is through the link.
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 10:52 BST
Capcom isn’t letting its foreign employees travel due to the Swine Flu pandemic, meaning that Keiji Inafune will not be talking at Nordic Game this year.
“I’m sorry to announce that Keiji Inafune has cancelled his appearance at Nordic Game 2009, due to corporate policy restricting foreign travel during the current influenza outbreak,” said a spokesperson for Nordic Game.
That’s a shame. Hopefully he’ll make it to E3.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 12:02 GMT
2DBoy’s Kyle Gabler will deliver a speech at Nordic Game titled, “Developing your own game”.
It’s actually part of the show’s Career Expo bit, but it’ll be a good look at the thinking behind making World of Goo, if nothing else.
Nordic Game and it Career Expo will be held on May 19-20 in Malmö, Sweden.
Press release after the break.
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 13:39 GMT
Capcom’s Keiji Inafune and Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda will both speak at Nordic Game this year, the event’s announced.
“Having Keiji Inafune and Goichi Suda join Nordic Game this year highlights the strong and growing relationship between the Japanese and Nordic games communities” said NG boss Tom Felices, “and will offer attendees a unique opportunity to meet two of the most exciting game creators today”.
Nordic Game takes place in Malmö, Sweden, on May 19-20.
Full details through the link.