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Whore of the Orient production gets $200,000 funding

Australian trade and investment board Screens NSW has agreed to provide $200,000 in funding for Whore of the Orient, GamesIndustry International reports.

After L.A. Noire, Team Bondi set to work on Whore of the Orient, another mid-20th century cinematic thriller. The studio folded in 2011, the rights to the game and several of its developers were acquired by KMM Interactive Productions, and a lack of funds reportedly led KMM to halt production and lay off staff in April.

"Whore of the Orient is a unique and extraordinary story and game, and we are still actively pursuing the right investor to partner with," KMM co-founder Doug Mitchell told MCV in response to the rumored lay offs.

It appears work on the game can continue with this new round of funding, though at this point it remains an independent production without an announced publisher.

6 comments

  • stevenbrianp - June 25, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    Only 200K? What will that pay for? One developer and a secretary?
  • Redeater - June 24, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Considering that rumors had Rockstar stepping in to reshape/finish Noire.....I wouldn't expect too much from this....
  • bobob101 - June 24, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    While I wasn't in love with LA Noire, if Team Bondi is going back to a similar game, they can probably make many improvements. And really, going to Shanghai always means seeing some crazy stuff. I want this game to be offensive and not dancing around any issues, so the title fits it very well. I hope this gets released.
  • shawksta - June 24, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Based Australia not giving 2 shits
  • Danomeon - June 24, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    I hope the game's connection to LA Noire's development team means that we'll be seeing another awesome story-driven game on par with that good ol' title. That's an... uh... interesting name, too. I think it's kind of daring to have the word 'Whore' in a video game title, even if it isn't particularly offensive given the context. I like it as a title, though! It's different. I wonderi f the game's title might bring on box-art censorship when it hits store shelves? Would parents freak out if they saw the word "Whore" while shopping with their kids at gamestop or best buy? That'll be interesting to see.
  • PatHan-bHai - June 25, 2013 3:55 a.m.

    "Would parents freak out if they saw the word "Whore" while shopping with their kids at gamestop or best buy?" ^ LOL! I'd love to see their reactions! :D But yeah, it's quite risky.

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