Dave Perry and Acclaim reveal their new user-created MMOG project.
Dave Perry, Acclaim's consultant on a variety of new massively multiplayer games produced by the publisher, is heading up a new project entitled "Top Secret." This Top Secret project is described by Acclaim CEO Howard Marks as "The Apprentice meets American Idol meets The Video Game Industry." He adds, "We're giving our players a chance to work on an online game that we will actually develop and publish. Our community really loves these games and knows what it takes to make a hit. And it will be a dream come true for one lucky star that shines the most throughout the project."
Amateur game developers will have the opportunity to contribute to an MMOG published by Acclaim, with Perry and his team selecting the winning entry. The lucky team or developer who wins will receive the opportunity to work with Executive Producer Perry in completing a fully-financed project. Once the game is sold, the group will collect royalties from sales.
Resumes and previous experience in the industry have no effect on the selection process. "We only care about the pure, focused, passionate talent they show up with," says Perry. This is the only chance I know of to jumpstart a directorship career in the video game industry," continues Perry. "Everyone wins. They get to learn how to make professional games, and if they get anything in, they get a real professional credit on their resume. But, if they win, well then they get their life changed."