Canabalt: The Movie
So if you haven’t played Canabalt yet, STOP READING THIS IMMEDIATELY AND PLAY LAST YEAR’S BEST INDIE GAME.
Seriously. That’s a link up there. Click it.
If you have, then you are automatically in the cool kids’ club. In any case, play the game or no, I’d like to think it would make a rad idea for a movie. Here’s how I picture the movie pitch going down:
Studio Exec: All right, Fink, let me hear your latest pitch. Wow me.
Writer: Okay, so there’s a city. A city in chaos. And there’s a guy, see, a regular Joe Everyman, who has to run for his life.
Studio Exec: …And?
Writer: That’s it. He might shout into a cell phone every now and again.
Studio Exec: …Can we get Matt Damon?
Eat your heart out, Doug Williams.