Here's the trailer for that unreleased Irrational game

#1 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

Right before Bioshock, Irrational was making a game called The Lost. It never came out, but just today they showed the trailer for the game, and gave a little backstory about what happened to it:

In 2005, things changed for The Lost when Irrational’s Creative Director Ken Levine met the CEO of a development studio in India called FXLabs. This fellow was hoping to bring more of the gaming industry to the Indian market. The pitch was to take the final finished version of The Lost, port it to PC only, and repurpose the game for the Indian market. The idea was approved, and localization of this port was under way.

“They spent about a year or so after we gave them all game assets and they periodically checked in,” says Gardner. “Finally, someone sent around a link to this YouTube video of the trailer for the game, and it had a bunch of Bollywood actors in it. There was this really well known Bollywood actress in the lead role, and just to see their spin on the game was a bit of cross-culture shock.”

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#2 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (433 posts) -

obligatory what is this...? I dont even...

#3 Posted by IAmNotBatman (626 posts) -

I thought of a multitude of replies, yet all I typed was this.

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'd buy it.

#5 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@GloriousDinosaur said:

obligatory what is this...? I dont even...

What's so weird about it, Haven't you see anything from India before?

#6 Posted by august (3825 posts) -

I always wanted to see footage of this game.

What I didn't know is that I always wanted to see footage of this game with a pretty Indian lady dancing in front of it.

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13130 posts) -

It's... probably for the best that this didn't come out.

#8 Posted by Village_Guy (2482 posts) -

I have no idea what to say. Bollywood isn't so weird (alright it is a bit weird...), but mixing it with video games is just... VERY weird.

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (11645 posts) -

Bollyshock :o

#10 Posted by ImaLizard (72 posts) -

So a trailer that was posted in July 2010 is considered "just shown today"?

#11 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

Guys, the dancing lady was 100% Irrational's creation. What you see behind her was the doing of FXlabs.

#12 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:

Guys, the dancing lady was 100% Irrational's creation. What you see behind her was the doing of FXlabs.

Nope.  The dancing lady is a Bollywood actress whose name escapes me.  The game was re purposed and released in India under the name Agni: Queen of Darkness in 2008.  It's already been reviewed and did quite well considering.
#13 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1520 posts) -

Wow, this is a great industry story. Thanks for posting.

#14 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

@thehexeditor said:

Guys, the dancing lady was 100% Irrational's creation. What you see behind her was the doing of FXlabs.

Nope. The dancing lady is a Bollywood actress whose name escapes me. The game was re purposed and released in India under the name Agni: Queen of Darkness in 2008. It's already been reviewed and did quite well considering

I was joking...

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