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You might possibly remember a few videochats ago, I asked Ross which of the games featured on his Gaming Dungeon series he would most like to see adapted into a movie or some sort of television series. If I recall correctly he suggested hyper violent taxi driving simulator Quarantine as a game ripe for a screenplay reimagining. Months later, after thinking about this particular question again with more deliberation than I care to admit out loud, I began to wonder what sort of unlikely yet potentially rad reiterations of these games could make for a good television program. I was hoping that if I posted a few of my own goofy ideas it might encourage others to share their own, no matter how silly or sincere and hopefully get a worthwhile topic going. Feel free to be as serious or as humorous with your particular pitches for whichever game/s you choose as like!

 

  • Nyet 3: A suspenseful and utterly skin-crawling thriller filled with gut wrenching twists and shockingly violent scenes. The premise effectively centres on an unnamed character waking up in a decrepit bunker who cannot seemingly remember anything, about his life or even the outside world. Soon after waking he stumbles upon a series of bizarre and lethal puzzles, all whilst being taunted by a grotesque boggle-eyed obese man via various media outlets, who offers thinly-veiled threats and occasional suspect aid.
  • Wolfenstein: An extremely camp situational historic comedy that just so happens to be set in techno-occult Nazi Germany. A bit like 'Allo 'Allo but with more overt bloodshed and bloody carnage.
  • Construction Bob Escapes From Hell: On the face of it, CHEFH is just another goofy saturday morning morning childrens cartoon series. But beneath the zany façade and playfully irreverent character design is a cartoon with surprisingly snarky humour and a sincere commitment to not patronizing it's young audience. A bit like Billy & Mandy's Grim Adventures but with more anti-papal overtones. For some reason the credits always have a different German metal band as the closing soundtrack.

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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at the end of the Nyet 3 movie it turns out the bird from the birdcage was behind it all

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at the end of the Nyet 3 movie it turns out the bird from the birdcage was behind it all

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Strife: A campy yet sincere sci-fi action series from the 90's. Despite the often hammy acting, dated CGI and a consistent habit of "jumping the shark" in every other episode, this series has a cult following due to some ineffable charm and distinctiveness as a program. A new edgier, reimagining of the series will be debuting on Netflix soon which will feature unwarranted interpersonal drama, depressing lengthy side plots and a well-meaning but extremely forced dosage of sociopolitical worthiness.

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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  • Potty Pigeon: Essentially a homage to the infamous Jerry Jackson flash toons, but each episode is twenty-five minutes long and centre on the unremitting dialogue from the pigeon protagonist. Is rapidly banned from terrestrial TV for being extraordinarily offensive and downright weird.
  • The Chosen - Well of Souls: A low budget amateurish attempt at nudging into Game of Thrones market that becomes inexplicably popular.

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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Eternam - The whole game's premise could very easily be morphed into a Sci-fi satire or absurdist comedy film. Something along the lines of what the Coen Brothers or Mel Brooks might make.

Long is the way; and hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light-Paradise Lost

By the power of truth, while I live, I have conquered the universe-Faust

The only absolute is that there are no absolutes, except that one

Vae Victus-Brennus

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Eternam - The whole game's premise could very easily be morphed into a Sci-fi satire or absurdist comedy film. Something along the lines of what the Coen Brothers or Mel Brooks might make.

 

There is definitely a Patrick McGoohan-esque The Prisoner vibe within that game.

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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