Don’t Blame Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll, director of various dismal game-related movies, says game publishers consistently failed to give him the support he needed. He complained, “A lot of video game companies are wrong in how they support video game-based movies, because they get a fee for the license and then don’t do anything to promote the movie.

Speaking to Eurogamer, he added, “They don’t do video game tie-ins, they don’t do cross promotions. They count on the fact that the movie will support the game sales, but they’re not willing to spend any money in cross-promoting anything. This is not healthy.”

He went so far as to name names. “Sega did nothing for House of the Dead, and Atari did nothing to support Alone in the Dark. The reality is that a lot of the video game companies are quite sloppy – they are happy to sell the license, but then they don’t give a shit about it, and this is not the right approach.

Source Next-Gen