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'Ender's Game' (ALL) Title No Longer In Development

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

Back in 2008 Chair Entertainment and bestselling author Orson Scott Card announced a partnership to create the first-ever video games inspired by the legendary "Battle Room," featured in the popular science fiction novel, Ender's Game.

Co-founder Donald Mustard revealed in an interview that Ender's Game no longer fits into Epic's strategic objective anymore and that it is no longer working on the game.

Under the terms of the agreement, Chair obtained the exclusive rights to develop Ender’s Game "Battle Room" video games across all next-generation consoles, handheld platforms, and PC.

In the fictional Ender’s Game universe, humanity is at war with an alien species known as the Formics, and Battle School is the training ground for the future leaders of Earth’s International Fleet. Taken at a very young age, Earth’s most brilliant children undergo a rigorous training designed to teach advanced military theory where strategic and tactical glory is won in the null gravity battles known to the elite students simply as the game! Through simulated war games and training conducted in the Battle Room, the children rise through the ranks of Battle School to become Earth’s only hope for victory.

The two parties previously collaborated on the Chair Entertainment Group property Empire, which the Company introduced in 2006 with the launch of an Orson Scott Card-written bestselling novel of the same name. A feature film based on Empire is in development by Warner Brothers and Chair has future plans for video games and comic books based on the property.

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