Now There Are Two People Who Want A Getting Up Sequel

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Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
STILL FREE CREW 
Hello, I'm Jeff Gerstmann, and I'm the guy that really liked Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Considering the way that game gets brought up in extremely derisive ways these days, I've had the feeling that I'm the only one out here that still has fond memories of the crazy near-future Turk 182 update, where Trane takes back the night with paint cans.

It was the atmosphere and the world that the developers created that made it stand out, and I can still remember a lot of the game's big set pieces. Great voice cast and soundtrack, too.

Anyway, my desire to see the game get a sequel or remake or something is apparently shared by the clothing magnate responsible for its production, Marc Ecko. At least, that's what he claims in a recent interview with Destructoid. He also takes a moment to blame the game's publisher, Atari, claiming that they... well, here's the quote...

"Getting Up was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears," he said. "Atari shit the bed, you know? And I'm gonna f*cking make that game again if it kills me. I'm gonna do it. I want to see the brand out there again."

 Given that Ecko has gone on to launch his own game company, which produced Dexter for the iPhone, maybe he's actually serious about all this. Or maybe he'll get control of the name back from Atari and pump out an iPhone graffiti game with no ties to the world that made the first game so cool. There I go, getting all cynical again... I guess that's what happens when people start talking in business lingo and refer to things as "brands."    
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
STILL FREE CREW 
Hello, I'm Jeff Gerstmann, and I'm the guy that really liked Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Considering the way that game gets brought up in extremely derisive ways these days, I've had the feeling that I'm the only one out here that still has fond memories of the crazy near-future Turk 182 update, where Trane takes back the night with paint cans.

It was the atmosphere and the world that the developers created that made it stand out, and I can still remember a lot of the game's big set pieces. Great voice cast and soundtrack, too.

Anyway, my desire to see the game get a sequel or remake or something is apparently shared by the clothing magnate responsible for its production, Marc Ecko. At least, that's what he claims in a recent interview with Destructoid. He also takes a moment to blame the game's publisher, Atari, claiming that they... well, here's the quote...

"Getting Up was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears," he said. "Atari shit the bed, you know? And I'm gonna f*cking make that game again if it kills me. I'm gonna do it. I want to see the brand out there again."

 Given that Ecko has gone on to launch his own game company, which produced Dexter for the iPhone, maybe he's actually serious about all this. Or maybe he'll get control of the name back from Atari and pump out an iPhone graffiti game with no ties to the world that made the first game so cool. There I go, getting all cynical again... I guess that's what happens when people start talking in business lingo and refer to things as "brands."    
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#2 Edited by Pantalooney (317 posts) -

I would also love a Getting up sequel, the first one had great potential but some of the mechanics were busted in that game. 

#3 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

meh not interested first one was average at best, leave it die already

#4 Posted by Taizy (28 posts) -

I thought I was the only person who liked Getting Up. I hope they do a remake or seque.

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18914 posts) -

I've never played the first one but, always wanted to.

#6 Posted by ShaunM (82 posts) -

I remember really liking Getting Up as well.  It sucks that I bought the Collector's Edition for the Xbox up in New Jersey about two years ago and the 360 can't play it.  Such bullshit.

#7 Posted by LordKorax (278 posts) -

I enjoyed Getting Up a lot. The story ended up being a bit ridiculous, but it was a great game. Especially when I got to torch people with a spraycan flamethrower. It definitely doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

#8 Posted by Heartbreak (288 posts) -

Getting Up 2 would be great if they fixed it up a bit more, I really liked the idea.

#9 Posted by Conojo (147 posts) -

Thank god someone else enjoyed that game. Marc Ecko may create crimes against fashion nature, but that game was really fun and I really hope they make a sequel

#10 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

Make that 3 people, I would fucking love to see a getting up sequel, even a next gen remake would be badass 
make it happen people, and btw, how's that dexter game they made

#11 Posted by MrMiyagi (929 posts) -

Atari shit the bed, you know?

#12 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

DO WANT.

#13 Posted by Brackynews (4049 posts) -

Y'know, Atari should totally publish a sequel to Shit Your Pants called Shit The Bed.

#14 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -
@Brackynews said:
" Y'know, Atari should totally publish a sequel to Shit Your Pants called Shit The Bed. "
You should go work for mark eckos game company :D 
 
That's a great idea ^_^
#15 Posted by jasonlblair (74 posts) -

I really liked Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. There's a lot of love and good ideas in that game. I'd love to see a sequel that builds on the first, polishes some of the mechanics, and tells another story in that style.

#16 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I'd love a Getting Up 2, although I have a feeling that 1. That's never going to happen. 2. It'll suck if it does.

#17 Posted by Dudacles (1442 posts) -

I loved the first Getting Up, and I got it thanks to your Gamespot review for it. So thank you Jeff. :D
 
And yes, a sequel could be really awesome. Really, really awesome. Where do I sign an internet petition to get this game made?

#18 Posted by Bobby (91 posts) -

I won a Getting Up hoodie courtesy Jeff for a contest On the Spot before the game was released. Unfortunately I never gained the necessary body mass to make an XL hoodie fit so that I could wear it in public. But, on occasion, I'll pull it out of the closet, put it on, and throw up tags with Crayola crayons while pretending I'm but a young lad dreaming of being a real graffiti artist.

#19 Posted by Phished0ne (2486 posts) -

Getting up was a pretty good game, and if Mark could get a solid team behind some sort of rehash or do-over i would be down.

#20 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Count me as the third guy.

#21 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

Such a great but broke-ass game.  The atmosphere was great, and the premise was great.  Unfortunately, due to Atari's shoddy abilities of making a fully-functioning and playable game, it just didn't stand up like it should've.  Hopefully, Marc Ecko can get that license back and give us a PROPER game that we can drool over. 
 
And let's face it - it'd probably have some KICK-ASS achievements.  = D

#22 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

The concept is loaded with potential.  I'd love to see a new take on it.

#23 Edited by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

Heard Jeff liked the first game.

#24 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

Yes Jeff I agree, it would be awesome if they made a sequel to Getting up for the PS3/360

 The first one was great

#25 Posted by InFamous91 (931 posts) -

i always wanted to play this game. I hope that Marc Ecko stays true to his word.

#26 Posted by Death_Burnout (3793 posts) -

Dude its not just two people...i'd love to hear "one colour throw ups, 2 colour throw ups...wheat pasting!" again
 
I actually ordered that game a couple years after it came out on play.com just because of that fact.

#27 Posted by BagManForHire (382 posts) -

i want a sequel i still have the C.E ver.

#28 Posted by DukesT3 (1893 posts) -

The game was broke but had so much potential. Yes, bring it back. Please! I gots to get up and get out!!!! 

#29 Posted by Crono (2643 posts) -
@Jeff said:
"There I go, getting all cynical again... I guess that's what happens when people start talking in business lingo and refer to things as "brands."
Other business lingo mentioned:  "Shitting the bed"
#30 Posted by sublime90 (530 posts) -

i would like to admit i own the collectors edition of Getting Up. the game got really hard half way through though, i couldnt beat the train mission. the game is fun though and i welcome a sequel with open arms.

#31 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

I wouldn't mind seeing another Getting Up, or another Jet Grind Radio. Bring on the spray paint.

#32 Posted by Killroycantkill (1386 posts) -

That game was pretty awesome. I bought the collectors edition and filled up the blank spots in the graff book. But man that limited edition sharpie sucked.

#33 Posted by cyrax (205 posts) -

What I played was enjoyable. The most distinct memory I have is that I never beat the train mission. I tried many times, but many was not enough.

#34 Posted by MeatSim (10778 posts) -

If it's just a iPhone game I am not interested.

#35 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

Ahhhh... yes I do remember this game was very good, but controls felt odd for me.

#36 Posted by Hailinel (23967 posts) -

I love how he's more concerned with reviving the brand than anything else.  It's pretty apparent he didn't really have any interest into getting into games beyond the dollar signs.

#37 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

I haven't played the first one, but I'm interested in a sequel as well.

#38 Posted by Phished0ne (2486 posts) -
@Crono said:
" @Jeff said:
"There I go, getting all cynical again... I guess that's what happens when people start talking in business lingo and refer to things as "brands."
Other business lingo mentioned:  "Shitting the bed" "
Marc Ecko is the consummate businessman, throwing all these terms around 
#39 Posted by Kayrack (291 posts) -

it was surprisingly a good game. I have it for my XBOX and played it just yesterday in fact.

#40 Posted by NevereatNirnroot (72 posts) -

hey, this is totally my first post!!
 
"see this right here, i can use this right here"
 
best quote ever, srsly i still use it like four times a day.

#41 Posted by RedRoach (1179 posts) -
@cyrax said:
" What I played was enjoyable. The most distinct memory I have is that I never beat the train mission. I tried many times, but many was not enough. "
aww man, i was just thinking "i liked that game, i didn't beat it, but i don't remember why i stopped." and then bam, i read your comment and i remember it was that stupid fucking train level. fucking train level.....
#42 Posted by cocabis (104 posts) -

i would kill for a sequel. getting up is in my top 10 games

#43 Posted by Gregomasta (1541 posts) -

Dude, Jeff, I really liked getting up also, never beat it, but I like really really liked it.

#44 Posted by max3000 (370 posts) -

Getting Up wasn't a bad game. Wouldn't mind seeing a sequel if it improves on what is already a solid concept.

#45 Posted by Moody_yeti (369 posts) -

Totally would love to see a remake or a Sequel ,I thought the game was awesome :D

#46 Edited by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

I have that game specifically because you recommended it, Jeff.  I like its style and attitude, I just wish the controls weren't so weird and the camera wasn't so hemmed in.  I'm all for Prince of Persia style stuff, and I like the urban environment.  If he makes it more freeform, the combat more fluid, and the tag mechanic even more detailed and dynamic, then yes.

#47 Posted by Sunjammer (907 posts) -

I totally dug Getting Up. The world was cool, the fighting had a lot of impact to it, the music was AMAZING, and the artwork was top notch. I still don't really understand why people hated on it.

#48 Posted by MrAriscottle (258 posts) -

I loved the first game. I want a sequel. I want one now. 

#49 Posted by Chewii101 (820 posts) -

I'd rather see him make another Getting Up game than more of his Halo T-Shirts. 

#50 Posted by Peacemaker (1101 posts) -

I actually really enjoyed getting up, I thought the platforming was pretty fun, it would be cool if they made a next gen version.  My memory is probably making the game better than it actually is but oh well, sequel please.

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