Hyper Scape Free Digital Comic Out Now – Writer Q&A
The world of Hyper Scape exists far beyond the battle-filled streets and rooftops of Neo Arcadia. In the year 2054, more than 10 billion people suffocate in massive cities across the globe, leading megacorporation Prisma Dimensions to create the virtual world known as the Hyper Scape. The creation of, issues with, and cover-ups behind this world are explored in the new “Hyper Scape” series by Dark Horse Comics. The first issue, “Hyper Scape #1 The First Principle Part 1,” tells the story of two Prisma Dimensions scientists who make a shocking discovery.
The series will be made up of 12 10-page comics released monthly, and is available on the Hyper Scape website, Dark Horse Digital, Comixology, and other digital comics sites.
Tell us a bit about the set up for Hyper Scape #1 The First Principle Part 1.
Marielle Quesney: Hyper Scape #1 The First Principle Part 1 sets up Mathieu Eiffel's work, the conflict between him and Doctor Tan, and the ensuing mystery that drives our story.
Who are Ivy Tan and Mathieu Eiffel? What is their relationship?
MQ: They are colleagues. Together they build the Hyper Scape and the B-Link, a device that allows full body immersion into the Hyper Scape for the first time ever.
What exactly is The First Principle? What does it reference?
MQ: It refers to Eiffel's work and is a vague reference to Einstein's first principle: the principle of relativity.
As writers of the story, what was the process of working with Dark Horse to translate it into a comic like?
MQ: Jesse and I, and sometimes others from the narrative team, start creating the story. Once the treatment is validated, we then work closely with Dark Horse on the script adaptation with several iterations of the script. It is a long process, and the talented team at Dark Horse has been wonderful through all the steps, at adapting our story into a comic!
Seeing Dark Horse take those ideas and turn them into fully realized comic panels has been a treat.
How will this story affect the experience of players in the game?
MQ: The comic is a great tool for us to give more context into our characters' backstories, and why and what they fight for in the Hyper Scape. We have a very rich and diverse cast of Heroes, each with their own unique set of challenges that they must overcome in this near-future world. Sometimes these challenges are mirrored in the game experience and sometimes not.
Sep 08, 2020 at 14:17