Jerry Springer, Riki Lake, Montel. The end of the 90’s ushered in the peak of trash TV.
Before the internet recorded every aspect of human nature it was the ‘talk show’ that offered glimspes into the (arguably) real lives of (arguably) real Americans.
Sex, scandals, brawls, bad language - sounds like the perfect formula for a video game.
The 90’s talk show is renowned for sugary hits of high tempo entertainment but translating that into a gaming format, was a challenge.
The pitch to Sony sounded a lot like this 'Imagine ‘WrestleMania VII’ on ‘The Maury Popovich Show’ with the dialogue written by Charlie Brooker.’
Code Name: ‘Rough Diamond’ was born!
One of the inspirations behind Rough Diamond is Capcoms 'Saturday Night Slam Masters', a game I spent many a evening blistering my thumbs to in the early 90's. The over the stop styling and simple but satisfying control scheme mapped perfectly to our game show analogy.
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