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Project Samaritan [Working Title]
« on: December 27, 2010, 05:48:28 AM »
New Epic game at GDC, says Bleszinski
Original IP gets Prototype lead designer

Cliff Bleszinski has told people to look out for a new Epic game to be unveiled at GDC in February next year.

The Epic lead designer said that the new IP started off as his own idea but Prototype lead designer Eric Holmes has since been brought on board to take the wheel. Whether that gives us an indication of the type of game the project will become, we can't be certain.

Cliffy B sounds as enthusiastic as ever though:

"I believe game designers are the Stan Lees and Jack Kirbys of our day, and we're creating these universes that leave a huge impact on people," he told EGM.

"Gamers vote with their dollars and they often like established IP, but those IPs came from somewhere, right?"

"Call of Duty was crafted by the original Medal of Honor guys. Gears of War was crafted by the original Unreal Tournament guy. I look forward to creating what's next."

Epic's recently seen massive success with Infinity Blade, which became the fastest grossing app on the iPhone last Monday.

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Re: Project Samaritan [Working Title]
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 05:41:34 PM »
I know this video was posted months ago, but I can't seem to find it ...

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Apparently, this is the new IP Cliff was hinting at last year.  Well ... sort of.

  • Cliff was working on an IP named "Nano.Strike".
  • When Eric Holmes came into the picture, "Nano.Strike" disolved and evolved into "The Samaritan".
  • Epic does not officially acknowledge "The Samaritan" as a game (yet).  They are still sticking to the story that it's nothing more than a tech demo.
  • "The Samaritan" is not the name of the hero in the trailer, it is the name of the giant robot at the end.  The hero's name is Jeff (maybe).

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Re: Project Samaritan [Working Title]
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 05:54:10 AM »
Found an article that referenced the Samaritan Demo of last year:

Some big words from the vice president and co-founder of Epic Games. Mark Rein finally broke silence about what select press and Unreal Engine licensees were shown at this year's Game Developers Conference regarding the Unreal Engine 4.

According to Side Mission Epic Games was running the Unreal Engine 3 Samaritan demo once more, only this time on a single Nvidia Kepler prototype. The card is said to be the next-generation of high-end GPUs and according to Vox Gamers can also run the Unreal Engine 4 demo in real-time.

For those of you who don't remember, it was revealed that the Samaritan was running on three over-clocked 580GTX cards. The computer itself was estimated to cost more than $2,000 in order to run that demo in real-time. The demo contained lots of advanced lighting, volumetric effects and dynamic physics.

This year's Samaritan demo, however, was highly optimized and according to Epic's Mark Rein, it could be running on a laptop next year or a smartphone the year after. This is where Rein pointed out that the UE4 demo will make the Samaritan look feeble by comparison and will generally be crap next to what they show off for the next generation engine, saying "Imagine if that were a piece of crap, what would the next thing look like?"

I don't know Rein, but I can imagine a lot better things than crap, so it's a little hard to pinpoint just how amazing the Unreal Engine 4 will look.



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