Why? Because I think it is extremely needed. As much as I love (to watch people play) games like Amnesia and American McGee's Alice, I can't help but feel extremely annoyed that perhaps the best qualified author to have a horror based (or hell, almost any based) game inspired from his stories...does not. I know H.P. Lovecraft's stories have a lot more to go on; but hell, without POE, there may have been no Lovecraft
. Poe created many fictional settings with different themes, one could easily manipulate them into something like they did with Alice In Wonderland (heck they could even reverse it. Have Poe universe be bright and cheery and slowly become corrupted; that would fit his life story quite well).
It doesn't even have to be horror or survival games; even though Poe pioneered the horror genre, and pretty much invented the psychological horror aspect of it, he also invented the damn Detective Story, and pioneered Science Fiction. There have been PLENTY of Sherlock Holmes based video games, and even though I have played a few games relating about Poe, they weren't necessarily all that hard, challenging, or creatively using Poe's works.
Just an opinion really; I could say this about lots and lots of authors, but seeing as I know most about Poe, I think it's only fitting for me to make a stamp about Poe, and leave other authors to other people who can give their own arguments.
(I swear, there needs to be an Amnesia-esque game with Poe references. That'd be freaking amazing).
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