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After recent rumours suggesting that the development team at Australian studio Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM) who previously worked on LA Noire may be out of jobs, the Australian government has recently granted $200,000 to KMM, the local publisher who acquired the rights to Whore of the Orient.

Development on Whore of the Orient began when Team Bondi became embroiled in controversy after the launch and success of LA Noire and a developer exodus due to alleged poor working conditions. Aussie studio and film production house KMM moved to salvage the brand and remnants of the team.

Rumours began surfacing late April suggesting that the development team were no longer working on Whores of the Orient, however this somewhat suggests that they are, giving hope back to fans looking forward to the title.

Whore of the Orient is a detective thriller based in 1936 which is apparently set to use the Depth Analysis mechanic that LA Noire used to allow for high-quality acting visuals.
Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.
So far only one single screenshot has been revealed for the game, with further details kept tightly under wraps. Hopefully with this recent funding from New South Wales' Interactive Media Fund, the team are able to get back on the right track and hopefully release more details on the title.

Interestingly, according to GameInformer another studio which is headed by former Team Bondi Alumi, Intuitive Games Studios, has also received funding. Their game, Canonical Five, is described as a "thrilling interactive detective game" which hopefully means more detective-based games are set to appear on our radar.



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