Alan Wake 2 "Looks Promising" as Remedy Look for "Drama & Storytelling" Savvy Level Designer
Written Monday, April 04, 2011 By Dan WebbView author's profile
What happens when you add 1 and 1 together? You may well get "apple"... well, that's what my 2 year old self would have said, but most of the time you'll get 2. So when Remedy say that Alan Wake 2 "looks promising" and a job ad appears online with Remedy looking for a Senior Level Designer who is passionate about "storytelling," we automatically get Alan Wake 2.
"Are you passionate about creating memorable gaming experiences through a well-balanced mix of compelling narrative and intense action?" reads a recent online ad on Gamasutra for a Senior Level Designer position at Remedy.
The position calls for a designer to work on their "AAA console team" and must be someone who can "collaborate with the design and writing teams to make sure the game matches the storyline and vision as a whole" and understand the basic rules of "drama and storytelling."
Then on the other side of the tunnel, in this month's OXM, in its rumour mill section, Alan Wake 2 gets a mention with the quote" It looks promising."
“Yes or no for Alan Wake 2?" says the snippet, "We shook The Ball and it said, “It looks promising.”"
Of course, the job listing could be for a new IP entirely, but chances are after Remedy spent so long on their engine and the light versus dark gameplay mechanics, to turn their back on Mr Wake now would seem like a somewhat interesting business decision.
I'll guess we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, if you've not bought Alan Wake, buy it. Seriously, just buy it. Now.