When zombies-and-parkour game Dying Light was released last year, it polarized opinion. It seemed the game was loved and loathed in equal measure by players, but one of the reasons why Techland’s title hit the headlines was its $380,000 Apocolypse Edition that included a full-size, custom built, zombie-proof shelter. Now, the game’s expansion, Dying Light: The Following, has upped the ante by offering a Spotlight Edition from UK retailer GAME that costs $10,000,000.
That $10 million asking price gets you a few things – as you would expect – the most ‘valuable’ being a supporting role in Dying Light: The Movie. The pack will also include acting lessons provided by Roger Craig Smith to help you prepare for the role. Smith may not be a household name, but he has lent his voice to many video game characters, including Ezio in Assassin’s Creed and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil.
You’ll also receive stuntman/parkour training, an off-road driving course, a personal trailer on set, an original copy of the script signed by the cast, a screening tour with first-class accommodation and flights, 10 VIP tickets for the opening night, and an FX makeup session. Additionally, you’ll get to provide the voice of Kyle Crane in a special edition of Dying Light; although I’m not sure what happens if the person who buys this Spotlight Edition turns out to be female.
You would expect that 10 million dollars would get you quite a few copies of the game as well, maybe to give out to all your friends and family, but no – you only get four. They are, however, signed by the development team, which obviously makes them worth the money.
“Dying Light is one of the most exciting survival games around and what’s more – it’s Oscar season so what better time than now to head to the Hollywood hills,” GAME UK retail MD Charlotte Knight said.
“We know our community like to get in character and will have no doubt been inspired by the leading actors on the big screen – so this is a really exciting opportunity for any gamer wanting to hit the silver screen in style.”
The whole thing is, of course, more of a publicity stunt than anything else – there’s not even a guarantee that the movie will be made unless someone helps fund it by buying the Spotlight Edition. But any multi-millionaire gaming fans looking to break into the acting world may consider this package a pretty good deal.