Curiouser and Curiouser

06.24.2011

ART & DESIGN

For anyone who doubts that video games can be art, look no further than American McGee. The video game auteur started his career working on iconic titles such as Doom, its sequel, and in 1998 became the Creative Director of Electronic Arts. Eventually his love of the gaming medium would lead him to create his own game, American McGee’s Alice, a digital undertaking that takes place after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass sagas. McGee’s title would go on to sell over 1.5 million copies.

"Alice" by Cate Rangle

“EA asked me to create a new IP suitable to the FPS/3rd-person shooter genre,” says McGee about the game’s inception. “While thinking on this task I took a drive along California’s Highway 1 – arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. It was during this drive that a song, “Trip Like I Do” by The Crystal Method, inspired the idea of a “Dark Land of Wonder.” From that initial idea the concept for Alice grew, feeling very obvious and right from the start.”

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  • http://www.ianpawelec.com Ian Pawelec

    Technology really opens up a huge amount of new mediums for artist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ka-Sagosco/100000153084183 Ka Sagosco

    cool

  • http://twitter.com/djbluz Brian Lu

    I love how Maggot Brain is playing the background!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pokyes-Jason-Maina/100000710043326 Pokyes Jason Maina

    dat’s kool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pokyes-Jason-Maina/100000710043326 Pokyes Jason Maina

    is sum tin i alway lyk 4rm u jayz

  • http://orionwong.tumblr.com/ Orion Wong

    I think this is the dream so many people to recreate the characters of the stories they heard as a child. This is fantastic great job. Hoping to see a movie of it! That would be awesome I think. :p

  • http://orionwong.tumblr.com/ Orion Wong

    I think this is the dream of so many people, to recreate the characters of the stories they heard as a child. This is fantastic great job. Hoping to see a movie of it! That would be awesome I think. :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Feliks-Dzierza/100000860341703 Feliks Dzierza

    cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Feliks-Dzierza/100000860341703 Feliks Dzierza

    cool

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZQ7SXMJE3Z2DW6235XCQX7BIE Karl

    Great artwork and concept, but whats really great, is that that brilliant idea, has been turned into an actual product.

  • http://twitter.com/MelooNYC Meloo

    dope!

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