Scrapland

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American McGee Presents: Scrapland
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Developer(s)MercurySteam
Publisher(s)Enlight Software
Deep Silver
Producer(s)American McGee
Designer(s)Enrique Alvarez
Composer(s)Eugeni Martine
Oscar Araujo
Platform(s)Windows
Xbox
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • NA: November 4, 2004
  • EU: March 18, 2005
Xbox
  • NA: February 28, 2005
  • EU: March 18, 2005
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

American McGee Presents: Scrapland is a game developed by MercurySteam, with American McGee as a producer and published by Enlight Software.

Setting[edit]

Scrapland's story is set in the robot-populated world of the same name, also known by the inhabitants as Chimera, which seems like a giant asteroid vastly industrialized as a metropolis and surrounded by a world-scaled energy field and an orbital ring, both used to control entrance and exit of the planet.

Development[edit]

According to American McGee, the game was designed and produced by Enrique Alvarez, the studio head at Mercury Steam. McGee refers to himself as a "marketing tool".[1] Alvarez pitched the idea for Scrapland to McGee while McGee was working as an executive producer at Enlight.[2]

Reception[edit]

Scrapland received "average" reviews on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[19][20] Game Informer criticized the Xbox version's on-foot sections, "which would appear to be in the game for the sole purpose of annoying people. Scrap indeed."[7] IGN gave the same console version a more positive review, saying "I would have liked to have seen more variety and lateral flexibility in the single-player... Overall, the game's refreshing sense of personality wins out over everything else."[16]

The editors of Computer Gaming World nominated Scrapland for their 2004 "Action Game of the Year" award, which ultimately went to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGee, American (21 January 2013). "Reddit AMA answer". Reddit. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Scrapland: Do androids dream of American McGee?". Xbox Nation. No. 18. Ziff Davis. September 2004. pp. 72–73.
  3. ^ "Scrapland". Computer Games Magazine. theGlobe.com. February 2005. p. 67.
  4. ^ McDonald, Thomas (25 December 2004). "American McGee Presents Scrapland" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 246. Ziff Davis. pp. 88–89. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ EGM staff (April 2005). "Scrapland (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 190. Ziff Davis. p. 125. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Scrapland (PC)". Game Informer. No. 140. GameStop. December 2004. p. 188.
  7. ^ a b "Scrapland (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 144. GameStop. April 2005. p. 136.
  8. ^ a b Syriel (April 2005). "Scrapland". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. p. 85. Archived from the original on 17 February 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (11 November 2004). "Scrapland Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  10. ^ Navarro, Alex (18 February 2005). "Scrapland Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  11. ^ Osborne, Scott (9 November 2004). "GameSpy: Scrapland (PC)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  12. ^ Chapman, David (4 March 2005). "GameSpy: American McGee Presents: Scrapland (Xbox)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  13. ^ David, Mike (7 December 2004). "American McGee Presents: Scrapland - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  14. ^ Valentino, Nick (27 February 2005). "American McGee Presents: Scrapland - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  15. ^ McNamara, Tom (3 November 2004). "American McGee Presents: Scrapland Review (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  16. ^ a b McNamara, Tom; Perry, Douglass C. (23 February 2005). "American McGee Presents: Scrapland (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Scrapland". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. March 2005. p. 78.
  18. ^ "Scrapland". PC Gamer. Vol. 12 no. 1. Future US. January 2005. p. 80.
  19. ^ a b "Scrapland Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Scrapland Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  21. ^ CGW staff (March 2005). "2004 Games of the Year (Action Game of the Year)" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 249. Ziff Davis. p. 61. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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