Enslaved dev diary explains the inspiration for the game, and inspiration for the dev team

by: Tina -
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is looking more and more intriguing as the assets and news role out. Today, Ninja Theory presents us with another developer diary. In it, the team explains their inspirations for designing Enslaved, and in particular how the design team worked with the programming team to complement each other’s talents.

They also mention how, alternatively, the game has inspired them. Monkey, being the brutish force that he is, has called for certain qualities that the designers are attempting to perform in their lives.

Look below for the video. 

The fourth developer diary for ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ is now available for download from our press ftp site. This new video features the team discussing various sources of inspiration - how they learned from each other and even how lead character Monkey inspired several of the team members in an unexpected, positive way.

Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., ENSLAVED takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. In ENSLAVED, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and athletic, yet solitary figure, who has been captured by one of the mysteri ous slave ships, which harvest the remaining population and take them out west never to return. Trip, a technologically savvy young woman who has also been imprisoned by the same ship, manages to escape. She quickly realizes that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is her only hope to survive the perilous journey back to her home. She hacks into a slave headband and fits it on Monkey, linking them together – if she dies, he dies… Her journey has now become his and Monkey must now travel west alongside Trip as they traverse a demolished world, under constant threat of capture and mortal peril.

A tactical action-adventure game, ENSLAVED centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, ENSLAVED combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.

ENSLAVED will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 5, 2010. ENSLAVED is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99.
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