No, Gun Interactive’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre game isn’t out. But we at least have proof they’re still working on it. Gun has released a new update on their progress — the first since last October — in the form of a behind-the-scenes video.
They’re working on mocap now, and capturing the movement for the game’s characters at The House of Moves in Los Angeles. The team — including industry veteran Kane Hodder, who’s involved with the production — explains what goes into animating character movement.
Gun says they will be publishing more behind the scenes videos in the future, though they don’t mention when the next one will show up. Hopefully shorter than three months.
In addition Gun has also released another track from the game’s music composition. The soundtrack will be released as Remains, a companion album, around the same time as the game. Composers Wes Keltner & Jim Bonney wrote about their process creating the music for TCM in a new blog post, and whether intentionally or not, it provides the very first insight for how this is supposed to work as a game.
“Wes called and asked if I would be interested in writing music about what happened before the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre movie. The story of a town before their only source of income dried up. The story of a family, before they were left behind by friends or co-workers, with no job prospects, alone on their family homestead to fend for themselves the best they knew how. My mom is from a tiny town in the rust belt of central Ohio, that suffered a similar fate, and while my relatives fared a whole lot better than the Family in this story, how could I turn down an opportunity like that?”
Because we still haven’t seen any gameplay footage, nor have we been given any hints for when the game is coming out. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Game will supposedly be released sometime later in 2023.