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  • Blog Post: Mad Max Wasteland Lore 101

    During our trip to its Stockholm offices, Avalanche Studios worked to cultivate a sense of mystery about Mad Max’s Wasteland. For example, if you’re curious about where the Wasteland is on the globe, you may be out of luck . There are clues scattered throughout the canyons, caves, and deserts... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The Weirdos Of Mad Max’s Wasteland

    Mad Max is the central figure of the movies, but he’s always been surrounded with some of the oddest supporting characters put to film. From Toecutter to Lord Humungus to the odd couple of Master Blaster, these crazed maniacs have left us wanting more. The upcoming game features an all-new cast... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Mad Max, Saint Of The Wasteland

    Video games are home to a wide range of grizzled antiheroes, from the gun-toting noir cliché Max Payne to the nuanced, melancholic Joel from The Last of Us. Long before these troubled protagonists entered our games, another morally conflicted hero graced the big screen and inspired hundreds of... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Deadly World Of Mad Max

    If you've played Just Cause 2 from Avalanche Studios, you understand the team's passion for creating gigantic worlds for players to explore. With their new game, Mad Max, players will be set loose in the Wasteland ( which kinda sorta isn't Australia ) and tasked with finding the resources... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Max, Just Cause, And Avalanche Studios' Biggest Year Ever

    Rising from the ashes of a failed studio, chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg and chief technical officer Linus Blomberg founded Avalanche Studios. Most widely known for the Just Cause franchise, this studio in Stockholm has grown ( and expanded with a New York branch ) and is now releasing four... More
  • Blog Post: Building Your Nightmarish Dream Car In Mad Max

    One of Mad Max's defining characteristics is that he's a man who was tragically separated from his family. Without a wife and child in this post-apocalyptic nightmare, the only other constant in Max's lonely life is his black-on-black Interceptor. This enduring, powerful car is tragically... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Wheel Of Mad Max's Vehicular Combat

    You're road kill if you don't have a vehicle in the cut-throat, wide-open Wasteland. Fans of George Miller's Mad Max films know this, and we learned the importance of being behind the wheel firsthand in Avalanche Studio's game when we visited its studio in Stockholm, Sweden for our March... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is Mad Max’s Wasteland, And Does It Fit With The Films?

    During our visit to Avalanche Studios’ offices, I spent hours exploring the Wasteland. That meant that I experienced Mad Max’s day/night cycle several times over. Senior producer John Fuller pointed out that the night sky featured a meticulously accurate recreation of what you’d see... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Mad Max Screens Show Off The Brutal Wasteland

    We haven’t seen Mad Max in a game for a long while, which makes his return exciting enough. Couple that with the fact that the new title is being developed by Just Cause creators Avalanche Studios, and you’ve got the makings of something special. We got to play the game for several hours... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Badass Things We Did In Mad Max's Open World

    Earlier this week, we announced that the original post-apocalyptic anti-hero, Mad Max, graces the newest cover of Game Informer . We traveled to Avalanche Studio's office in Stockholm, Sweden, to test our mettle in an exclusive hands-on session in the open-world Wasteland. I survived several hours... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Gameplay Of Mad Max

    For our April cover story , we journeyed over to Avalanche Studios in Sweden to finally fully pull the veil off of the open-world Mad Max game. We have a full month of exclusive content that we'll be rolling out in our hub , but to start things off we wanted to give you a high-level idea of what... More
  • Blog Post: The Highs, Lows, And Future Of Just Cause's Avalanche Studios

    When we visited New York City for the December cover story on Just Cause 3 , we were able to sit down with the co-founder of Avalanche Studios Christofer Sundberg. Flying over from the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Sundberg tries to visit the New York branch of the studio every month to keep up... More
  • Blog Post: Where Are These Games Now?

    A number of games are slated to come out this year, but whether they will or not remains to be seen. We check in with a number of titles to see how things are going. Bayonetta 2 News on the game has been largely silent since E3 last year, when a multiplayer mode was announced. Conventional wisdom says... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: The Mad Max Game

    All month long we've been revealing information on the new Mad Max game from Avalanche Studios . As a way to patch any holes in our extensive coverage , we turned things over to the community and opened the floor for any questions they may have about the open-world game. On this special edition of... More
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