In the always-fun-to-read comic book “Y the Last Man” by Brian K Vaughn, all of mankind has been wiped off the face of the earth, leaving all of womankind to recreate a society. Well, almost all of mankind; there’s still Yorick, the sole surviving and somewhat helpless guy. And many of the surviving women want to get ahold of him so they can procreate with him or kill him, and often both. Lots of twists and surprises, great dialogue, and an action-packed journey across America. Perfect for a video game, wouldn’t you say?
The folks at Packet Switched Press think so and they mocked up a trailer for the game, with explanations of game play. One innovative aspect, to make use of the newer widescreen monitors, is the 4-paned screen that gives you a large window showing where your focus is, while 3 smaller windows to the side can show you different POVs of the same scene or different scenes altogether, since in Vaughn’s layer-heavy stories there’s a lot going on at the same time. There are also suggestions that the players be able to click on Autopilot and just enjoy the story.
Has anyone approached Vaughn or DC Comics about making a Y game? No clue. But this would be a good start.