I Want to Live in the Apartment Ninja Theory Recreated for Project: Mara

The studio is trying to "obsessively" recreate reality.

Once we have reached the point in our lives when we can freely move about without fear of catching the coronavirus, my plan is to move to a city with some hole in the wall apartment that somehow costs half my monthly income despite being roughly a third the size of my childhood bedroom. This is the life I have chosen for myself, but man, does looking at apartments in the bay area make the apartment Ninja Theory is painstakingly recreating for Project: Mara look look like an unattainable dream of a living space.

Today, the studio released a developer diary on Project: Mara, which showed how it’s attempting to “capture reality obsessively” by basing the game on a real-world location: an apartment. One that Ninja Theory should drop the location and rent for in the comments below. Not that I expect to be able to pay for it, just because a boy can dream of having enough living space in which my kitchen and dining area would not overlap with my living space, or that my bedroom would not have to double as the living room.

Jokes about the horrid state of the housing market aside, the technology Ninja Theory is utilizing for Project: Mara is pretty impressive. Even if we don’t really know what it’s going to be used for just yet. The game was announced last year as an “experimental” horror game, but there’s been little in the way of concrete details since then. But based on the level of detail the studio is attempting to capture of this apartment, it looks like it will be pretty technically impressive when it finally launches.

Check out the full developer diary below:

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Whatever Project: Mara is in the end, it will likely be coming exclusively to PC and Xbox Series X/S, as Ninja Theory was acquired by publisher Microsoft back in 2018. Since joining Xbox Game Studios, the company has released one game, Bleeding Edge, which is a multiplayer-centric game for PC and Xbox One that launched last year. Response was mixed, and the game also came under some scrutiny for a skin that whitewashed a character of color. Ninja Theory is also releasing Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II for Xbox Series X/S and PC, but there’s been little word on the sequel to the 2017 action game since it was announced at the 2019 Video Game Awards.


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