Game News: Dave Gibbons: “Minecraft Has Similarities With Watchmen”
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Gibbons explained: “Minecraft is really interesting to me in that the environment becomes one of the parts of the drama, that what you do to the environment affects it.
“With Watchmen, the world we set up there was as much a character in it, in that how that world was different than the real world, as any of the fictional characters in it.
“I can almost see world building will become a very important part of entertainment, outside of particular stories or particular gameplay. People who can create compelling worlds might hold the key.”
Gibbons is no stranger to video games himself, having worked with Revolution Software on classic adventure game Beneath A Steel Sky, as well as the re-release of Broken Sword.
Watchmen, which is widely considered to be one of the greatest comic book works of all time, has been a perennial best-seller since its release in the ’80s and is the only graphic novel included in Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Novels list.