‘There is no great genius without some touch of madness’ said Aristotle, perfectly summing up Quantic Dreams CEO David Cage. The ‘Heavy Rain’ developer has been blogging his thoughts about the forthcoming ‘game’:
“After a while you forget the game and you become interested in the story and the characters, you forget it’s a game. And in fact it isn’t one. I don’t know exactly what it is, a sort of strange experience. And then I played the “finger” scene. I got goose bumps. It’s the first time that’s ever happened to me in a game. It’s got to be the most disturbing scene in the game. ”
Cage also reveals that Heavy Rain has 70 scenes and that after two hours of playing a testing team had not managed to progress past scene seven. David comments, “Which means that we undoubtedly have more game time than we imagined.”
Being a playtester for Heavy Rain sounds like an FBI interrogation if Davids description is anything to go by: “The players are alone before their screens. They’re filmed and observed from behind a two-way mirror. Everything is recorded, their voices, their faces, their games, in order to figure out what they’re feeling.”
David also posted a ‘hilarious’ picture of Heavy Rain for the Atari 2600.