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Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 17:05 GMT
American McGee’s Grimm is now available through Spicyworld. Originally released through Cartoon Networks GameTap service, the game consists of 23 episodes of demented fair tale shenanigans, where a dwarf named Grimm is hell-bent on turning sweet and wholesome sweet fairy tales into a nightmare. All episodes can be purchased through the Spicyworld portal for $1.30 each, $8 per volume, or $20 for the entire thing.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 18:24 BST
American McGee has told Geek.com that the approval process for digitally distributing games through PlayStation Network and Xbox Live needs to evolve.
Citing his recent stint into episodic gaming with Grimm, McGee feels that the game could easily make the transition to consoles if the process did not take so long.
“The content could certainly make the transition – porting this sort of stuff is straightforward – and the audiences are indicating desire for things like Grimm on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network,” he said.
“The biggest issue we’ve found is inside the content approval and distribution model at the publishers. When a single title might take months to get through review and approval (take Braid, as an example), pushing 24 episodes through would translate to years of approval process.
“Content and audience are there, but the process isn’t. Hopefully that will change someday soon.”
McGee said in the same interview that players should be compensated for user created content in games such as LittleBigPlanet.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 21:42 BST
American McGee has told Geek.com that users who create content for games like LittleBigPlanet should be compensated for the added value.
“I seem to recall this being a ‘trend’ back in the Doom days,” he said. “The only difference now is that someone is trying to monetize it.
“That’s all fine and good, but I think if game products or publishers are relying on ‘outside the box’ content created by users to drive interest in their titles – then they should find ways of compensating those users for developing added value. That might even inspire the user content communities to step up their game.”
He also goes on to talk about the upcoming Alice game with EA, and his experience working on episodic gaming through Grimm.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 22:35 GMT
American McGee’s Grimm Volume 3 is starting to wind down, what with only two episodes left after this week’s offering of Sleeping Beauty.
In Grimm’s sordid version of the fairy tale, a socially awkward witch puts a kingdom to sleep for 100 years. This promises to be the longest episode yet.
Also, Just Cause has been added to the free-to-play list, but only until March 26.
That should get you pumped until Just Cause 2 comes out sometime this year.
GameTap’s offerings can be found here, and if you are chintzy and don’t wanna spend the cash on a subscription, just play the free ones.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 22:45 GMT
GameTap has announced that Pinocchio, the new American McGee’s Grimm episode, is now available and free to play for the first 24 hours.
Eidos and Rebellion’s Rogue Trooper also free to play until March 12.
Free is good.
Hit the link for more details.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 22:41 GMT
GameTap has added a new American McGee’s Grimm episode to the line-up this week.
Grimm, the wee-happy troll, goes to China where he meets the cross-dressing-warrior-woman Mulan and makes the Yellow River earn its name.
Non-subscribers can play this too, because new episodes of Grimm are always free for the first 24 hours.
Speaking of free, RPG fans can play Sacred Gold all this week for nada, and Psychonauts, Metal Slug, Tomb Raider: Legend and Earthworm Jim have also been returned to the free bin.
More information through the link.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 20:55 GMT
GameTap uncorked the final volume of American McGee’s Grimm yesterday with Episode 17: The Frog King, as well as adding Take-Two’s bullet-ridden Serious Sam II.
This Grimm episode sees a naïve young princess discover just how messy love can get when she hooks up with an unusually charming – albeit slimy – frog. All new episodes of Grimm are free for the first 24 hours.
Serious Sam II is also free for its first week on the service, but there are close to 142 free games over there to play should you sign up, so you’re pretty much spoiled for choice on the “free” front.
More Grimm is expected next week, and gold members will soon get Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, and Titan Quest with the Immortal Throne expansion pack.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 21:26 GMT
America McGee’s Grimm: Volume 3 will be the last in the point and click adventure, says GameTap.
The online gaming site is celebrating the series upcoming February 12 release by making all episodes of Volume 2 free to play this weekend. So, if you want to step into the shoes of the naughty troll Grimm and make fairy tales as nasty as possible, complete with the ability to wee on everything, head onover there now.
The first episode of Grimm: Volume 3 will be the Frog King – also known as The Princess and the Frog in some circles.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 is also free to play until February 11 if you sign up for the free service. That should give you something to do over the weekend, no doubt.
Sun, Jun 15, 2008 | 22:36 BST
Gaming Today‘s posted up a trailer and episode release schedule for American McGee’s Grimm, which looks, to be frank, bonkers.
The fairy tale game will be piece-mealed thus:
- July 31: A Boy Learns What Fear Is
- August 7: Little Red Riding Hood
- August 14: The Fisherman and His Wife
- August 21: Puss in Boots
- August 28: The Girl Without Hands
- September 4: Godfather Death
- September 11: The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs
- September 18: Beauty and the Beast
More through the link.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 07:34 GMT
What it says. Here’s a first look at American McGee’s Grimm, the first title from the developer’s Chinese operation, Spicey Horse. The company recently confirmed that it’s starting work on a new project, despite the fact there’s no release date set for episodic adventure Grimm as yet. Take a look.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 13:42 GMT
According to his blog, American McGee is starting work on a “UE3 based, big publisher, multi-platform, twisted tale project’ – pre-production is starting soon”.
The developer, probably best known for retelling of Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, is currently recruiting for people to work with him in China at his studio, Spicey Horse.
“This is going to be a world-class product, and we’re hoping to attract world-class talent to the team,” McGee added. “If you’ve liked what you’ve seen/heard about ‘Grimm’, or were a fan of ‘Alice’ – then you’ll not want to miss a chance to work on this project.”
He’s now recruiting for a heap of positions for the team. Take a look, if you fancy it.