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Scott's Books => Leviathan / Behemoth / Goliath => Topic started by: Zombie on October 06, 2010, 09:53:16 AM

Title: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Zombie on October 06, 2010, 09:53:16 AM
So, we've got a topic discussing how cool Leviathan would be as a movie. What about a video game?

Personally, I think it would make a fantastic MMO.
You could have your own character, choose to be a Clanker or a Darwinist (or neutral, even), go on adventures, take part in the armies of either side and move your way up in the ranks... nifty stuff like that. :D

It could also be a really neat single-player game, too, though.
Something like where you could play through either Deryn or Alek's story, following the book plot. :D

The settings would be really fun to explore in a big open-world video game! And who doesn't want to pilot a walker/airship? That would be awesome.


I'm sure we've got plenty of gamers here, and I'm curious about how you'd feel about a Leviathan game! Let's go! :D
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 06, 2010, 10:36:53 AM
I agree. It would be really cool.

I'd definately buy it... and then spend countless sleepless nights trying to wrap it. ^^
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: PerfectlyxImperfect on October 06, 2010, 11:50:59 AM
I hate video games..

... But I love Leviathian so much, I'd definetly buy it and play it. And I'd probably get addicted to it ^^
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Zombie on October 07, 2010, 02:15:36 PM
Any sort of particular style of game you think it would be suited for? Realistic-ish graphics, more cartoony or anime? First person like a shooter, or third person like most RPGs? (Me, I'd love to be able to pilot a walker in first person- like, you'd just see your hands on the controls, and the landscape out the viewport. Fun. :D)
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: julia456 on October 07, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
Hmm... third-person for most of the time (so you can properly see the undoubtedly gorgeous environments, all modeled on Keith Thompson's art, of course!), but switching to first-person when you're aiming a weapon or somesuch.  Or piloting a walker. :)
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Cyanrain on October 07, 2010, 11:27:59 PM
It would be the best thing since sliced bread.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: CorpseVendor on October 09, 2010, 08:17:35 AM
Omg as I was reading Behemoth I was thinking. "This would be a kickass game!"
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Zombie on October 09, 2010, 03:56:49 PM
It totally would! The gaming world could use something as epic as Leviathan. :]
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: CorpseVendor on October 09, 2010, 05:18:10 PM
You switch back and forth from deryn and alek, taking missions, side mini games to like earn money. pilote freaking walkers!! Using beasties at your command! God it would be awesome!
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: jackal on October 25, 2010, 06:25:23 PM
I'd like an MMO, but something like fable (if anyone's played it) would be good.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: One Person on November 23, 2010, 08:43:23 AM
A different character with a gas mask on. Switch from Darwinist to Clanker. First-person shooter is better
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: CorpseVendor on November 23, 2010, 01:11:34 PM
Or it could be a game where its... 3rd person view when you're walking around and stuff and when you get inside a walker it  turns into 1st person view :)
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Seven on November 23, 2010, 01:33:01 PM
These are all epic ideas. As for me, just as long as I can play as Alek.  ;)  With a cute Loris on my shoulder.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: julia456 on November 23, 2010, 01:57:48 PM
Just so long as the loris doesn't give you "helpful advice"...  I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to kill those !@#$ fairies  (http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=244)in Legend of Zelda.  :D
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Zombie on November 24, 2010, 02:34:35 PM
Hahahaa~ I totally know what you mean. xD (not about LoZ, specifically, since I don't play those, but most little helper thigns in games are freakin' obnoxious. e_e)

The loris should just sit there giggling creepily/adorably. xD
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Eclipse-chan~ on November 24, 2010, 02:35:34 PM
No, he'll be going TEEHHEE, TEEHEE, TEEHEE, over and over and over
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Seven on November 24, 2010, 02:51:12 PM
Hahahaa~ I totally know what you mean. xD (not about LoZ, specifically, since I don't play those, but most little helper thigns in games are freakin' obnoxious. e_e)

The loris should just sit there giggling creepily/adorably. xD

Which is pretty much what the little guy does best.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: holywalrus2 on December 05, 2010, 07:25:57 AM
mister sharp indeed.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: CorpseVendor on February 02, 2011, 02:00:25 PM
Lolz oh dudez, I got an insane idea.

Leviathan Racing!

You now how there are games like Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic etc etc. All popular games yes? Then they spit out at least one racing game. I thought to have a Leviathan Racing game would be pretty cool. Pick you character and they would have a special vehicle or beastie to race in/on


Deryn- Some kick ass beastie to race on

Alek- A cool clanker machine


That would be so cool X3
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: danakairi on February 02, 2011, 02:38:46 PM
Lolz oh dudez, I got an insane idea.

Leviathan Racing!

You now how there are games like Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic etc etc. All popular games yes? Then they spit out at least one racing game. I thought to have a Leviathan Racing game would be pretty cool. Pick you character and they would have a special vehicle or beastie to race in/on


Deryn- Some kick ass beastie to race on

Alek- A cool clanker machine


That would be so cool X3

Yes! I would so buy that! I wouldn't know who to pick though! Alek or Deryn? They're both so cool!
Great game idea! :D
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: CorpseVendor on February 02, 2011, 02:39:20 PM
Deryn would be my first choice X3
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: danakairi on February 02, 2011, 02:50:40 PM
Yea I would probably pick Deryn first! :D
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Seven on February 02, 2011, 03:17:26 PM
Bovril!  :D

In a stormwalker.

If his feet could reach the pedals.

That may not work out.

Err...Alek then...
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: danakairi on February 02, 2011, 03:52:29 PM
lol bovril can be your guide as you race.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Seven on February 02, 2011, 03:57:32 PM
I'd win for sure!  :D
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: danakairi on February 02, 2011, 04:02:01 PM
You sure would! He would be used as a handicap lol.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Seven on February 02, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
Definetly, Bovril could distract the enemy with his cuteness.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: danakairi on February 02, 2011, 04:27:39 PM
Hahaha yes! :D
Or say stuff to confuse them!
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: ForeverBookworm on April 20, 2011, 06:24:58 AM
I would SO buy it...my family would never be able to drag me away from the TV. I think that they should have Keith Thompson draw storyboards, then send them to be CG animated.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Chlumpy on April 30, 2011, 06:25:22 AM
I personally want there to be an option of changing views. i mean ur not going to please everyone.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Jabbawok on August 21, 2017, 03:32:51 AM
A Real-Time Strategy Game might be the perfect setting in the fashion of Warcraft 2 or Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2. Having the two different factions with separate storylines with an alternate universe where the clankers win of America never got involved in the war at all. With different production buildings, technology benefits and hindrances such as Clanker technology being more durable but slower to build and in movement speed and the Fabrications of the Darwinist being faster and more maneuverable but less durable. It absolutely shouldn't but published by EA they gutted Westwood and ruined C&C.
Title: Re: Leviathan Video Game?
Post by: Chairlegs 2.0 on September 03, 2017, 10:29:40 PM
This has me hyped and it isn't even real
Imagine if it was made by everyone. Like different companies putting their best attributes into it and making it the most epicist game ever created by humans.

Things I wanna see
- Walker piloting with different speeds and difficulties
- Beasties such as the giant Mexican engine assisted birds to be able to fly around in
- Bovril routes for scouting ahead
- Alek raising a rifle to shoot at people (game mechanics make it impossible to hit)
- POV switches
- Markets and noticeability in said markets
- Lilit hang gliding skills
- The one scene where Alek pilots the arms for the Şahmaran
- Scenery like 'The Last Guardian'
- Unity Engine
- Actual Scottish voice actor for Deryn
- all the cool stuff