A playable demo, titled Fertilizer and Birth! of the world’s first interactive movie, Deus Ex Machina 2 is now available.
Deus Ex Machina 2 is the re imagination of the classic 1984 Game Of The Year, Deus Ex Machina, the first true multimedia video game ever made. It has been written by Mel Croucher, creator of the original game, published by Automata, the first video games company in the UK, this brand new version is a darkly comic cradle-to-grave roller coaster of your entire life. It takes players on a surreal journey from before your own birth, all the way through the temptations and dangers of your life, and beyond your own death. Christopher Lee’s narration ranges from chilling to deeply moving as he takes over the role played by “Doctor Who” Jon Pertwee in the original version. The late lamented Ian Dury has been remastered for a “live” reprise of his original role, including his kick in the teeth duet against video games that encourage greed and violence.
It has been translated into 19 different languages. The soundtrack album has also been released and the book includes the no-holds-barred inside story of how the computer games industry started and where it’s heading. Writer Mel Croucher stated the following:
All I had to do was stay alive for another thirty years and wait for the technology to catch up, That and wait for the wonder of crowd-funding to be born. Back in the day, we never sold out to banks, advertisers or parasites, we only ever dealt direct with our players. Now we can reward them in advance thanks to mechanisms like Kickstarter.
The playable demo can be found here. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.