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Announced PSN Game: Rat Race! |

I was drafting a post about the dearth of adventure games on PSN (and competing services). When comparing PSN’s offerings to the hobbyist developed PC games out there, there is a complete lack of narrative driven adventure games, strategy games, and role-playing games. Almost all of the PSN games are twitch action titles.


Now, Sony announces exactly the kind of concept that I was looking for: Rat Race.

Our goal is to give you the feeling of “playing” inside an episode of your favorite TV show. Sometimes we describe Rat Race as an interactive sitcom, but that doesn’t do it justice. There’s more to the experience than funny dialogue. Along the way you’ll sneak, sprint, solve puzzles, eavesdrop, steal, and even “neutralize” that lab monkey.

This sounds like a very interesting concept. What’s great about this as opposed to hobbyist developed titles, is this game has high production values. It sounds like they have high end writing and voice acting staff as well as professional art and programming staff.


I can’t wait to see more from this!

  • I took a survey about this kind of stuff earlier this year. It was called “Nine-to-Five”. Here is some more info about it:


    Don’t let the nine-to-five eat you alive: Fight back in this interactive sitcom in which you are the star. Kiss the boss’s butt to avoid the chopping block. Pretend to laugh at the mailroom flunky’s bad jokes. Make a move on a dreamy colleague. Every workday is a new adventure. With a nod to Dilbert and The Office, Nine-to-Five delivers top-shelf humor, outrageous storylines, and hilarious gameplay.


    * 4 over-the-top episodes introduce you to MegaCorp, a misanthropic multinational corporation
    * Each episode is approximately 3 hours with sitcom storylines and cliffhangers
    * Cast of 25 unique and memorable characters
    * Multiple tactics to get ahead: Chat, cajole, flirt, coerce, and lie
    * Action packed mini-games like full contact races
    * Goal-oriented gameplay
    * Fully customizable player character
    * Dialogue written and performed by veterans of Comedy Central, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, Chappelle’s Show, Conan O’Brien, etc.
    * HD and surround sound

    Each episode is purchased separately online via the PLAYSTATION Store

    * Each episode provides approximately 3 hours of gameplay
    * A new episode is released each month until all four are available
    * Episodes can be played in any order though are best played in sequence

    A few more Screenshots (1) (2)

  • derrickgott007

    I am oddly looking forward to this game….