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Shadow of the Eternals is back! Dyack launches new transmedia company!

BY2K

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPVFUCWx1QQ&feature=youtu.be

IGN re-uploaded the Shadow of the Eternals trailer but now it seems it's produced by Quantum Entanglement Entertainment? I can't find anything on these guys on Google.

EDIT: StreetsAhead found a page to the producer which shows a countdown ending at 10AM EDT tomorrow. http://www.que-ee.com/

Up: Quantum Entanglement Entertainment is Dyack's new company. Shadow of the Eternal is now a video game, a movie and a tv show?

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/10/31/denis-dyack-announces-new-entertainment-company?+main+twitter

Denis Dyack, formerly of Silcon Knights, has formed a new entertainment company, Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc., or "QE2."

The new company will not only develop video games, but will also create movies and television programming. Dyack says this is where the future is, calling the merging of all three platforms "The Singularity."

"A lot of the television that you're seeing is really bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games," Dyack said. "A lot of the things that you see in film are bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games.

"I wanted to do something that was a lot more than just video games."

Dyack will serve as the Chief Creative Officer for QE2, but he's not alone in the venture. Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Soon-Shiong has an extensive film and television background in Canada, including his time as Deputy Executive Director, Strategy and Finance at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Chief Operating Officer Paul Rapovski has experience as a film and television producer, and as an actor and director. Rapovski was also an assistant fight coordinator for "Pacific Rim," and provided motion capture aspects for Dyack's Silicon Knights title "Too Human."

One of the first projects we'll see from QE2 will be the return of Shadow of the Eternals -- a spiritual successor to the Silicon Knights cult-classic Eternal Darkness. Dyack tried to relaunch the game a few times through crowdfunding, but the project stalled after failing to reach it's goals.

However, he said Shadow of the Eternals is actively in production now. And it won't just be a video game.

"(We're) looking at it from a film and television side," Dyack said. "We've got more going on that we're just not ready to talk about yet."

Taking a look at the current video game landscape Dyack said the gamer has more say in what they want to play. And he said a successful game isn't hardware-dependent anymore.

"It could be successful on a cell phone, it could be successful on a console, it could be successful on a PC," he said. "(It's) a combination of things gamers have wanted to see for a long time."
 

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IGN is basically the only site willing to listen to Dennis so maybe they found a publisher? Cool, here is hoping they keep them on a really short leash.
 

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I bet they haven't done any work on it. It's never getting released. And if it does, it's one episode and then it'll take a year for the next and it'll get canned eventually. The joy of episodic gaming!

They had their chances, I wanted to back them when they were on Kickstarter, but the way they handled everything made them just lose all credibility.

It seems like the footage they used for the Kickstarter had gone round pitches for publishers without it getting picked up. They used that same footage for the Kickstarter, with really nothing to prove that they had actually been working on the game beyond that. They rely on the community to create hype and get backers. They use designs made by fans on their forum to showcase 'progress' ... I really REALLY do not see this project ever resulting in a decent end product.
 

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Derphoof

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Oh man, I hope this is true. I'd love to play that on Wii U.

Meanwhile, I'm still hoping a copy of Eternal Darkness shows up at my local used game store sometime...
 

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I have a feeling it won't be coming to Wii U this time. It always seemed like it was originally coming to Wii U because it was partially the remnants of when they were trying to pitch the game to Nintendo as an Eternal Darkness sequel.
 

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I have a feeling it won't be coming to Wii U this time. It always seemed like it was originally coming to Wii U because it was partially the remnants of when they were trying to pitch the game to Nintendo as an Eternal Darkness sequel.
Its more than just partially, this was straight up eternal darkness 2 pitched to nintendo before they were rejected cause they lost their case to epic.
 

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if it holds true and comes to wii u i will buy myself and a couple of friends copies of the game if its as good as eternal darkness.
 

L Thammy

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If it happens, I'll probably buy it.

Maybe the movie pictures are supposed to mean that it's been turned into a movie? I don't even know.
 

L Thammy

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One of the 14 mystery Wii U games perhaps?

Google isn't doing anything for me. Link?

The original co-writer (also of Eternal Darkness) was convicted of possession of child pornography and had much worse charges filed against him.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/30/5951777/ex-silicon-knights-dev-kenneth-mcculloch-child-pornography-charges

I know he left the company but I'm surprised they would still use the same story setting and presumably dialog. Wouldn't it be smarter to come up with a new plot? Though I don't think they could create new assets if they changed plot.

Well, the plot wasn't convicted for possession of child pornography. If they already compensated him for the work, they might still use it.
 

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