Epic enlists famed comic writer

Epic enlists famed comic writer

By Rob Crossley

July 17th 2009 at 10:14AM

Chair Entertainmentâ??s XBLA title Shadow Complex to adapt narrative from best-selling novel

Chair Entertainment will see renowned comic book writer Peter David devise a story to the upcoming XBLA title, Shadow Complex.

Peter David has earned distinction as a skilled writer on a multitude of comics from The Incredible Hulk to Spider-Man, Wolverine and Star Trek.

Chair Entertainment, a subsidiary of indie powerhouse Epic Games, is releasing Shadow Complex exclusively on XBLA from August 19 at the price of 1200MS Points.

The side-scrolling shooter – powered by the Unreal Engine 3 – is a synergy of old templates with new tech and ideas. David has crafted a story for the game that is based on Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, Empire.

The announcement to adapt the game’s narrative from literature sits in line with Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski’s vision for the studio. 

In an interview with Develop, Epic’s design director said he wanted to see the company “continue to make very trans-media-friendly properties”.