Welcome to the 'Everything we know about I Am Alive' thread!
Here we will try to sum up everything we know about this promising title for you! ^_^
First of all, all info containing in this thread is confirmed.
This thread will get updated as soon as any little peace of info will be out.
Second of all, sometimes it will be hard to keep up with the flow of info – it happens suddenly, so it will be really hard to watch out for everything in the massive ammount of information on the internet.
If you'll find some new info/interview/official artwork/trailer of the game confirmed by developers – post it here (don't forget to put the source)!
Your help will be appreciated!
Now that you know the rules, here it goes:
Developer: Darkworks (same team who worked on a survival-horror Cold Fear)
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
Genre: First Person Survival
Release date: April 2009 - March 2010 (Ubisoft's financial year)
Modes: Single player
Rating: 16+ (PEGI)
Engine: Unreal 3
Official game boxcover:
The game was previously known as 'Alive'.
I am Alive has been in development since 2005.
There will be sequel(s).
The game will be set in first person. Though, there is a possibility for third person gameplay elements. (To be confirmed)
The game is set in June 2009 and will take place in Chicago (whether partly or fully is unknown), where a 10.3 magnitude earthquake took place.
You play as a 27-year-old Adam Collins, an usual office worker.
After the earthquake you'll find yourself trapped in a high building. For 3 days on you will fight your way out in the open.
After the escape from the building, you'll discover that you're being trapped again. Comes out, during the earthquake Chicago was detached from the main ground and is now a lone Chicago-island swimming in the ocean.
The game revolves around finding your ex-girlfriend Alice, who may, or may not, be alive. Because you still love her.
Your second main goal would be to get off the island. The rescue operation failed (or didn't come at all(To be confirmed)), so you're on your own.
There are enough other survivors to make your life easier...or harder...
You will also have to gather together enough survivors to gain the attention of the government rescue teams.
The game will leave you several choices: rescue or not, steal or take by force, protect or attack, heal someone or heal yourself (due to the medicine and water being rare). All the choices you make in the game will affect what will happen to Adam and Alice.
There will be several factions, some of which you can align with, that were formed in the city. You can also befriend other stragglers.
There will be some kind of a camp, where survivors will gather to share food and sleep safely. The objectives will revolve around the camp at least from time-to-time (bring someone a bottle of water, so the person would not dry up etc).
At the current moment 3 more characters are known:
Riley - a young female doctor, she will do her best to help you and other survivors at the camp.
Virgil- an African-American former solider, he will try to protect the survivors.
Peter- a disabled ex-firefighter. It was his idea to build a camp.
They will give you information and goals to achieve (Additional quests).</span>
One of the ways of telling the story of Adam and Alice is through flashbacks. Whether they will be playable or not is unknown.
The game takes place over 9 days. That means no free-roam after the ending credits. Also the game will open and lock certain areas during your progress through the game.
There are weapons (Firearms, throwing weapons and everyday things can be used as a weapon too) and you can pick them up and shoot/hurt people. There won't be loads of ammo and health packs though, and the guns themselves are rare.
You can scare off people with an empty gun, if they don't realize there are no bullets inside.
You can only aim at one person at a time.
Water can either replenish health or be thrown away for distraction.
The cause of the disaster will be revealed throughout the game. (Just a nature disaster??? We'll see
Easter Eggs: (There already are a few!)
In the CG trailer we can see an Al Soljon poster (reference to Al Jolson, a comedian and musician who lived and died in the 20th century)
In the CG trailer we can see a 'Jazz & Blues' poster, which is actually a (slightly modified) copy of the real life one.
And it gives us some hints!
Like, the date, for example:
June 3rd. So, we must assume, the game takes place in early days of June. Of course, it's still just an assumption...
And the 'New Haven' could be Chicago?
Oh, these tricky Easter Eggs...
In the CG trailer we can see a sign saying 'www.ruaumoko.com', which is a reference to a Mäori mythology god of earthquakes and volcanoes – Ruaumoko, and also applications, specifically designed for earthquake engineering.
The story of the game spins around Adam and Alice. Now this may be just my imagination and coincidence, but if you mess up the letters a bit, you'll get:
Adam Alice = [A][d]am Ali[c]e =
[|]am Ali[v]e = I am Alive
A good choice of names I'd say
Adam, the main character of the game, shares his name with the first man to be created by god, the first one to live. And now, when the mother nature got humanity cornered, he is one of a few to survive. The humanity is reborn, and Adam is again one of the first ones to live. The question is though:
For how long?
Riley - a young female doctor.
Main character of the game - Adam
Main character of the game - Adam
Real-life Al Jolson poster
Al Jolson trailer easter egg
Real-life 'Jazz & Blues' poster
'Jazz & Blues' poster easter egg
Ruaumoko - Mäori mythology god reference
If you know about any more confirmed info - post it here!
Hope this thread served useful at least a little bit for you.
Hall of Fame
A list of people, who contributed and helped collecting info! Good job guys/girls!
- and, of course...Z! The uber mod, who is always there to help you out!
If you will find any wrong/incorrect info in this post, please submit a comment as of what the mistake is. Thank you.
Last edited by Black_Widow9; 02-03-2012 at 11:55 AM.
*Reserved post in case the first one exceeds the letter amount.*
*And another one*
Darkworks is keeping very quiet about this game.
"Pheon is SO WITTY."
Gamespot say is will be released in the 2nd quarter of 2009.
It's unreal how much hope i have in this game! I would have preferred Third Person though...I don't see how it's going to work without some huge gun infront of your face, which i don't want. I know mirrors edge did it, but i don't think this game will have the speed of that, obviously. I'd like to see how this plays though...Thanks for all the info!
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