A Tintin videogame is in the works

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Hergé's boy reporter/explorer hero Tintin, who appeared in comics from the 1920s onward, has also appeared in videogames ranging from a DOS-era sidescroller (Tintin on the Moon) to an adaptation of the actually quite good Steve Spielberg movie from 2011. French publisher Microids, responsible for last year's Blacksad adaptation, have announced that they'll be releasing a new Tintin game they're calling an "action-adventure", which will also feature characters from the comics like Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, detectives Thomson and Thompson, and Snowy the dog.

According to Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, "This really is a dream come true for us. The adventures of Tintin transported millions of readers worldwide and this opportunity will allow us to put our talents at the service of one of the biggest creators of the 20th century and its inked hero: Our team members are fans of the famous reporter and will do their best to pay this franchise a vibrant homage. We can’t wait to kick-off this project!"

In Europe, Tintin is a household name. Herge's "clear-line" art style presented simple characters against backgrounds as detailed as architectural plans, highlighted by flat colors and a minimum of shadow. It was hugely influential on a variety of comics artists throughout the 20th century.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.