From the British indie Landslide, which includes developers who worked on the Grand Theft Auto series and Wipeout, comes Criminalympics, a crime-sports lark very much in the Rockstar vein. The game – which is looking for 100,000 pounds on Kickstarter – takes places in something called the “Staten Island ghetto prison camp” where convicted criminals compete to do crimes better and faster in front of a Running Man style television audience. This is funny because I think it is British people’s impression of Staten Island, which is actually not a ghetto prison camp but a conservative Republican prison camp, but never mind.
Events include the Molotov Cocktail Throw, Swimming with Concrete Boots, Witness Removal, Prison Wall Vault and more. For those of us with a fond memory of Rockstar’s State of Emergency halcyon days (err, me), this game looks incredible.
A video promo: