'Blue Estate' leaps, guns blazing, to video games

The crime comedy Blue Estate is moving from comic books to video games with a "darkly funny" PC rail shooter developed by fledgling French indie studio HeSaw for Leap Motion. A teaser trailer for Blue Estate: The Game debuted this morning online.

Created by Viktor Kalvachev (now creative director of HeSaw), and featuring art by Kalvachev, Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Robert Valley and others, the 12-issue Blue Estate was published from 2011 to 2012 by Image Comics.

Players will step into the shoes of Tony Luciana, the bumbling, arrogant mob boss from the comics, "as they’re dragged greasy hair-first into a tangled web of mobster chaos and high-velocity violence. What Tony lacks in smarts he more than makes up for in gun-toting belligerence. The only thing that can keep up with his trigger finger is his penchant for sarcastic one-liners."

“The Blue Estate comic series is a real labor of love for me, and it’s very cool to see some of the characters come to life off the page in such an amazing interactive way with Leap Motion,” Kalvachev said in a statement. “Tony Luciano is a good choice of character for the lead role with his sharp tongue and itchy trigger finger. It really is a lot of fun to play and I hope people are going to love it."

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