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  • Blog Post: Replay – Omikron: The Nomad Soul

    Update: Today we remember musician David Bowie, who passed away today after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie's influence has been felt in games, with his music appearing in Elite Beat Agents and, more recently, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He also touched the gaming world with Quantic... More
  • Blog Post: The Road To Detroit: Inside Quantic Dream's Tech Demos

    This video interview was originally posted on 9/26/2013, but we thought it was worth looking at again in honor of Quantic Dream's announcement that the Kara tech demo is now their next game called Detroit: Become Human . It's interesting to think that Cage's natural segue between talking... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Learning The Origami Killer’s Identity In Heavy Rain

    Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Heavy Rain. Some of the moment-to-moment interactions and voice acting in Heavy Rain are iffy – if not painful – but I still find the overall story and mystery intriguing. For me, a defining moment in Heavy Rain is finally learning the Origami... More
  • Blog Post: How Confronting Despair Influenced My Ending Choice In Beyond: Two Souls

    Beyond's lead, the Ellen Page-modeled Jodie Holmes, doesn't love life, but I desperately want her to. For all of Beyond: Two Souls' storytelling foibles, empathy is one aspect David Cage draws out of players. Jodie is called nasty names, abused by the government, and treated like an experiment... More
  • Blog Post: David Cage On Self-Doubt And Admiring Team Ico

    Whenever people talk about storytelling in games, the name David Cage isn't far away. As the director of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls, Cage has spoken at length about the power of interactive stories and the need to advance the maturity of the medium. We sat down with him recently... More
  • Blog Post: David Cage, Metal Gear Solid 4's Producer, And Shenmue's Director Talk Storytelling

    Listening to Camouflaj Radio , the podcast that chronicles the development of the game Republique , is a great way to learn about the challenge of game development and the struggle for a game to tell a coherent story. The game's director Ryan Payton was the assistant producer on Metal Gear Solid... More
  • Blog Post: Interview: David Cage Talks About The Perfect Future Of Gaming

    We sat down with Quantic Dream founder David Cage (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) to discuss the game industry’s Peter Pan syndrome, the technological limitations facing creators, and the parallels between the evolution of the film and game industries. As the data you presented at D.I.C.E. demonstrated... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With Heavy Rain DLC

    Now that PS3 owners have had some time to play (and replay) Heavy Rain, Sony is giving gamers an incentive to dive back into Quantic Dream's haunting and atmospheric world with The Taxidermist, the first episode in a planned series of downloadable content. While the game's main story unravels... More
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