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I Am Alive, But Who Are You?

Ubisoft's all-but-secret first-person survival game hits shelves in a few short months.

If you're so alive, why haven't you called?
Remember that first-person survival game that Ubisoft is working on? You know, the one that takes place after a major earthquake that has devastated Chicago? Yeah, I didn't think so. The super low-profile project is called I Am Alive and, according to a recent Ubisoft release schedule, it will be here in March. Surprise!

So let's back it up a second. What the heck is I Am Alive? The game was barely shown at E3 and the biggest news to come out since then is that Ubisoft producer, Jade Raymond, is not working on the project. Pretty much the only information about the game comes from a recently published article in GamesTM that talked a little bit more about the yet-to-be-seen gameplay.  Here's a bit from the game's senior producer, Alexis Goddard, about how to deal with your foes.
Confrontation is a way of dealing with violent groups, but will rarely be rewarded," said Goddard. "We encourage the players to use tactics, diversion, and discretion. You've found a police shotgun, which is out of bullets - rightfully so, since Chicago has long been a proponent of a ban on guns. How about some intimidation? After all, who knows the gun is empty but you? Just point it at looters and they'll remain at a distance as you progress toward your objective. However, you can only aim it at one person, so you have to watch for being flanked.

You can check out more from that article over at 1up. So, if you are one of those people who likes video games, then surely this sounds interesting, right? Hopefully we'll see more in the coming month before the game's release on the PS3, X360 and PC, but for now, here's the trailer from E3.


  


Not talking about a game makes me scared. Stop scaring me Ubisoft. Serously, you're making your mother worry. I hate you.



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Posted by Vinny
If you're so alive, why haven't you called?
Remember that first-person survival game that Ubisoft is working on? You know, the one that takes place after a major earthquake that has devastated Chicago? Yeah, I didn't think so. The super low-profile project is called I Am Alive and, according to a recent Ubisoft release schedule, it will be here in March. Surprise!

So let's back it up a second. What the heck is I Am Alive? The game was barely shown at E3 and the biggest news to come out since then is that Ubisoft producer, Jade Raymond, is not working on the project. Pretty much the only information about the game comes from a recently published article in GamesTM that talked a little bit more about the yet-to-be-seen gameplay.  Here's a bit from the game's senior producer, Alexis Goddard, about how to deal with your foes.
Confrontation is a way of dealing with violent groups, but will rarely be rewarded," said Goddard. "We encourage the players to use tactics, diversion, and discretion. You've found a police shotgun, which is out of bullets - rightfully so, since Chicago has long been a proponent of a ban on guns. How about some intimidation? After all, who knows the gun is empty but you? Just point it at looters and they'll remain at a distance as you progress toward your objective. However, you can only aim it at one person, so you have to watch for being flanked.

You can check out more from that article over at 1up. So, if you are one of those people who likes video games, then surely this sounds interesting, right? Hopefully we'll see more in the coming month before the game's release on the PS3, X360 and PC, but for now, here's the trailer from E3.


  


Not talking about a game makes me scared. Stop scaring me Ubisoft. Serously, you're making your mother worry. I hate you.



Posted by Weltal

Looks interesting. Kinda want to see some gameplay... also I don't care enough to go looking for it.

Posted by Gizmo

I hope it copies many aspects from "I Am Legend". Such as collecting food/resources during the day and barricading and defending at night.

Let's hope it isn't a Fallout 3 clone. I want this game to have hardly any human interaction, just lots of angry creatures/monsters/infected.

Posted by Irishjohn

I'm sorry, no Jade Raymond, no interest.  Come on!

Posted by captainawesomo

I want it to be awesomoe. Ubisoft has had me on the edge of my seat over this game since E3. I really want to know more ASAP. Better get that marketing going Ubi.

Posted by MattyFTM

I think they're just going to release it without telling anyone what it's about. That'll be fun.

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Edited by CitizenKane

Looks pretty cool.  Hopefully all this silence surrounding it is not a bad thing.

Posted by tec3297

Looks awesome, can't wait.

Posted by Niall_Sg1

I don't see how keeping this under wraps will help sale figures at all..

Posted by End_Boss
MattyFTM said:
"I think they're just going to release it without telling anyone what it's about. That'll be fun."
Kinda' like Killzone 2? Yeah, that game's coming out soon. I heard they have a trailer for it somewhere. I heard its also gonna' be awesome.

Seriously though, I hope this game works out. As for it being filled with mutants/zombies, I doubt it. Maybe some pissed off wildlife, but from what little I gleamed from the trailer there doesn't seem to be any inkling of mass mutations.
Posted by zitosilva

It's an interesting premise, bit I'll keep my excitment until I see any gameplay.

Posted by RawShark

The main character looks like a total gimp =/

Posted by byoung210

I definitely hope there are no zombies or mutants. The idea of this game has me intrigued. And for some reason, when I see the trailer, I can't help but be reminded of the "Lost: Via Domus" video game that Ubisoft put out last year. There's something eerily similar between the two. Most didn't like that game or it's play style. But I really enjoyed it. Of course, I'm a "Lost" fan, so that's probably why.

On another note, Amazon.com doesn't even list this game on their site yet. Is it defnitely coming out in March?

Posted by Kazona

I wouldn't be surprised if the game's release has been postponed, or if it just silently got cancelled. It looks pretty interesting, though, so I will be keeping an eye on it

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Posted by JoelTGM

Looks interesting, I don't want another zombie shooter, or at least, not another fast-paced one.  It'd be cool to have to scavenge for stuff and use your wits to take out your enemies, but I still have no idea what the story of this game is.

Posted by LiquidPrince

So it's releasing in March and we know nothing about it.

Posted by Det1

THE I AM ALIVE WIKI PAGE NEEDS TO BE UPDATED.
USER-BASED DRONES, AWAY!

Posted by darkjester74

Looks VERY interesting.  Also, is it just me or does the guy look a little bit like Matt Damon?

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Right now the game is at top of my wish list .

Posted by lamegame621

I'm glad to see this is coming to PC :D

Posted by MasterSplinter

I am definitely excited to see some gameplay of it because the concept sounds intriguing.

Posted by Jedted

Ubisoft must be big fans of the show LOST.  As mentioned earlier, i get a strange "LOST" vibe from that trailer.  I get the same feeling when watching those "future" scenes from Assassin's Creed.

Since Jade Raymond isn't producing it and it doesn't have the Tom Clancy or PoP name anywhere in it, that explains why we haven't heard of this.  New IPs are always interesting to watch so lookin forward to March!

Edited by Mattalorian

Ahhh yes, I remember this game from E3. Looks extremely interesting.
One thing I have learned about Ubisoft, however, is that they're GODS at coming up with interesting concepts, and producing very disappointing results.
I'm not getting my hopes up this time.
We'll see how it turns out.

Posted by McBain

Sure, some of you might think it'll be "fun" to not release any info about the game, but think of that from a business perspective. Who's going to buy a game that no one knows anything about? That most people haven't even heard about? Think about it.

Posted by AllanIceman

Odd... I'm now more intrested in  Tenchu: shadow assassins.

Posted by Snail

I am alive is a hit song of the.. was it 80's? Anyway, duh!

Posted by Rio

Interested for now, need to see gameplay now.

Posted by c1337us

Yeh this has the potential to be one of those great flew under the radar games like Dead Space last year. I only heard about this game for the first time a week or so ago from a local game magazine and the information it had available was next to nothing so a March release date is a suprise indeed. Hoping it turns out really good.

Posted by Dots

Awesome

Posted by Peacemaker

As long as it's good I think it's cool that they are keeping a tight lip on the game.  I almost think it would be cool if we knew next to nothing about the game.

Posted by Scratch

I remember checking the trailer out back when it was first out. Totally forgot about the game, but here's hoping we see some gameplay within the few months of its release.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Whoa...really good premise. I'm interested.

Posted by Sephiroth9997

Looks perty.  DO WANT!

Posted by PercyChuggs

I highly doubt it comes out in March, those "official" release calenders are always wrong. Remember when National Geographic was supposedly putting out Afrika, in North America, in November?

Posted by StaticFalconar

See, this is what happens when Jade Raymond is not working on a game.

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Vinny
"Not talking about a game makes me scared. Stop scaring me Ubisoft. Serously, you're making your mother worry. I hate you."   
ah Vinny you crack me up with your hilariousness... but yea what is the deal!? Only a month till the games release and only one old CG trailer showcasing the game and no gameplay footage??? I seriously doubt this game will actually be out in a months time...  
Posted by dsplayer1010

And I was interested in this too...

Posted by steelharrison

and i aint dead im alive

Posted by NikoBellic

I give Ubisoft some credit.  It takes balls to release a game with no advance press.  Maybe, for once, I won't know everything about a game before I play it.  Won't have seen tons of gameplay footage so that when I finally get my hands on it I already know what to expect.  Kudos, Ubisoft.  I hope this game quietly comes out and is good.  That would be an unexpected treat.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.. :)   

Edited by MrKlorox

Meh. I like what Clint Hocking did with Far Cry 2 a lot. He should be working on this.

Not to be misogynistic but I seriously doubt Alexis Goddard plays videogames recreationally and probably doesn't have what it takes to make this game what it should be.

Does anybody have any info on her past or what she's worked on? This game could be awesome, but shitty, non-game playing producers ruin fine products. Jade Raymond is an prime example of this.

Posted by GIVEMEREPLAY

I'm going to bet that this game will have all of the fun strangled out of it by a limited action set. One will want to throw a ball at a dog to get it away, or climb a building, or cry, but you will be limited to running, or doing pre-ordained tricks like the one in the video. You throw the bottle where they let you, not where you want to. Lets hope I eat my words.

Posted by Arsenal86

hmm what to think of this game. o wait I can't I know nothing about it

Posted by HatKing

I don't know what the appeal is to me...but damn there is a strong one.  Maybe the fact it takes place in Chicago...a city I've spent a lot of time in...or maybe that fact that it is a fresh idea...a real survival game....not a shooter that has less ammo pick ups and calls itself survival.

Posted by BiggerBomb

So it's I Am Legend, but good?!

Posted by Spiritof

Throw in a kid and a wet hacking cough and you've got a "The Road: The Game" game that no one has been waiting for!

Posted by Daz0608
I really want to see gameplay for this game

BiggerBomb
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"So it's I Am Legend, but good?!"
Yea when I saw this trailer a couple of months ago I thought this looked a lot like I am Legend
Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

That is some really fast smoke.

Posted by teh_destroyer

I wonder if water bottles and water will have a large affect on the gameplay.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Looks pretty promising.
I'll save it until I see some gameplay, though.

Posted by Double0hFor

I AM LEGEND 2?!?!?! but with earthquakes instead of zombies? PURE HOLLYWOOD GOLD

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