Blade Runner gets replicated as an 8-bit videogame we wish was real

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Aug 15, 2013

Plenty of sci-fi franchises were adapted into (often terrible) 8-bit videogames. Blade Runner was not one of them. Until now. 

If you think about it, Blade Runner already sounds like it's a videogame. You're Deckard, a blade runner who's been out of the game for a while, but you're forced back in to the business in order to stop a group of rogue Nexus-6 replicants. But, as ever, there's more to the problem than meets the eye.

The only problem is that you'd have to decide which kind of game it's going to be -- is it turn-based RPG, a MetroidVania, a brawler? Can we blend them all together somehow?

While you're thinking that over, here's a video that just takes the plot and turns it into a point-and-click adventure title.

It would be interesting to play the game from different characters' perspectives. There was an Alien vs. Predator game where you could play as an xenomorph, a predator or a human. Maybe this version of Blade Runner could be like that? Could be cool, although in that case you're pretty much playing as either a replicant who knows they are a replicant or one who doesn't.

In any event, we wish we had gotten this Blade Runner game instead of the 1997 one that wasn't even about Deckard. Ah, well -- this video will have to do.

(via Slash Film)

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