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See gameplay ‘target’ footage of Spielberg’s canceled Project LMNO

It’s common practice for developers to create “target” footage of their games early in the development process in order to give their artists and designers something to shoot for. Following its look back at the now-canceled collaboration between EA and director Steven Spielberg, Project LMNO , 1UP has posted what it says is target gameplay footage from the cooperative “escape” game. It’s a (very) brief clip, but it clearly shows the A.I.-driven future girl “Eve” from a first-person perspective, and actions that imply that it’s the player’s character looking at her.

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Armature Studio hiring for ‘unannounced project’ with ‘unannounced publisher’

The last time we heard from Armature Studio , the developer founded by ex-Retro Studios executives, it had signed a multi-game agreement with EA. That was in fall 2008, and there hasn’t been a peep from Armature since then — until now. The Austin-based developer is up to something! And hiring people to do that thing that it’s up to! A newsletter sent out by the former Metroid Prime dev announced that “We are staffing up for the initial stages of an exciting unannounced project with an excited unannounced publisher!” That “unannounced publisher” bit puts the status of Armature’s ” long-term, exclusive ” deal with EA into question

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EA Kills Blueprint, Plans More Boom Blox [Electronic Arts]

Electronic Arts’ mysterious Blueprint division is no more, according to a report from Variety. Formerly lead by EA LA vet Neil Young, the shrouded-in-secrecy project was reportedly established to create lower cost content with smaller teams based on original intellectual property.

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