South Park Co-Creator Matt Stone: Gaming is “Not Really a Writer’s Medium”
South Park: The Stick of Truth is an interesting anomaly in that not since a game like Conker’s Bad Fur Day has a game made so many gamers laugh and howl at their television screen. One of the reasons why The Stick of Truth is arguably so funny and authentic is due to the fact that Co-Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were directly involved in its production. Recently, Mr. Stone spoke on why he thinks there is an overall lack of comedic games.
“A lot of comedy is timing and it’s hard to control comic timing in an open world where you’re not in control of when the joke happens. It’s not really a writer’s medium,” he told The Guardian, “because you can’t write and mould and change on the fly like you can in a live show. Timing is one of those things that’s pretty crucial to comedy and pretty hard for video games.”
South Park: The Stick of Truth was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 4th.