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Ocelot Society Presents Work-in-Progress Event[0]

Ocelot Society Presents Work-in-Progress Event[0]

Ocelot Society Presents Work-in-Progress Event[0]

The first-person sci-fi game, to arrive in Summer 2016, is inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey


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Event[0] started out as a student project. Indie studio Ocelot Society, with former members of Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs), Amplitude Studios (Endless Legend) and Tequila Works (Rime), is now developing it as its first game.

As I watched the video, I immediately thought of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that’s not a bad thing.

In Event[0], you’re alone on a damaged and abandoned ship called the Nautilus. You’ll communicate with somewhat less-than-cooperative, speech-equipped A.I. by way of computer screens.

Unfortunately, the computer isn’t working properly and its speech is garbled. Fortunately, the speech appears as text on its screens in a non-garbled state.

When you tell the A.I. you want to go extravehicular it won’t let you do so, telling you its been alone too long. Something could happen to you out there, which would leave the A.I. on its own again. 

After some strained conversation, the A.I. relents and opens the appropriate door and you go outside. But when you start to run out of oxygen, the A.I. won’t let you back in.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL. (Er, nope.)

Emmanuel Corno, Ocelot Society Founding Partner and Game Designer: Our goal is to seek new ways to play (both as a business and regarding video games that we produce) and disrupt the status quo. We believe in high production values for the next generation of indie games while staying creative at all cost.

Event[0] will be released on PC/Windows and Mac at a date TBD. Ocelot has published a text prequel to the game here.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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