Today we have a nice treat for everyone. I know you have all wondered how the main character behind a game feels about the process. We were able to sit down with Max of Max Greene and here is what he had to say.
1. Your name has kind of come out of nowhere, into the spotlight. What were you doing in the years prior to this project?
Hi Michael and thank you for the interview. Truth to be told I wasn’t doing a whole lot prior to this project. I was jumping from one job to another. Actually, I still work as a waiter down in Brainville. Hopefully, that changes soon.
2. How did you end up scoring this role?
Gordon and I met about 8 or 9 months ago. At the time he was working on a small play. I was serving him a drink in the bar I work at and he just looked at me. (Freaked me the hell out I tell you.) I don’t know what he saw but he just asked me to come to one of the auditions. A few weeks later the project was done. There was no money to be made or anything but people seemed to really like it. So he started to flesh out a much bigger story and asked me to stick around.
3. Was “Max Greene” the project name, before you joined, or did the devs change it to your namesake?
By the time I got on board, neither the project nor the main character had a name. If I remember correctly, John Stiller who plays Lee Black was messing around one day. Making fun of the character I play, saying stuff like Max Greene hero of the universe or Max Greene Sci-Fi cat lover. It became like a running gag on the set. To make a long story short, in the end, Max Greene just stuck and it didn’t bother me. So there you go.
4. Have there been any injuries on set, thus far? (I realize you may not be able to answer this for legal reasons.)
It’s funny that you ask. I’m sure you can’t notice it but they had to replace one of my teeth with an implant because Jessica Dorm (who plays the Mystery Lady) hit me in the face with a prop gun while shooting one of the scenes. Though, in Jessica’s defense, it was my fault. I was leaning a little further in than during the rehearsals. She felt really bad.
5. Do you feel that the character you play is dimensional enough for you?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the character and the transformation he has to go through. He gets thrown into a situation that shatters his vision of the world he lives in. But yes, sometimes it feels a like there is one dimension missing. Maybe that’s just me or maybe we aren’t ready to find and go to that 3rd dimension yet.
6. What is your vision for how this project will end?
We still have a long way to go and Gordon has lots of crazy ideas. Until now it’s just him and us actors. I don’t want to sugarcoat things, there is no actual budget to speak of and production is slow sometimes but I can promise you that, when it’s done, you will have the opportunity to experience a great and epic story. Hey, and there is always the idea of crowd funding.
7. Are there any pixel actors you would like to work with in the future?
There are tons of great pixel actors. Maybe I shouldn’t say this but I love Rosangela Blackwell, one of the greatest in recent years. Like I said, there are so many I not sure which one I would pick. It all depends on the project I guess. Oh, wait, the Flashback guy… what’s his name? That guy is damn cool!!! If you let me I would love to give a shout-out to some great devs out there: James Spanos, Shaun Aitcheson, Troels Pleimert, Alexander Ponomariov, Sir Carma, Matt Frith, Dorian SRed and Natalie Juhasz. I’m sure I forgot some… I’m sorry.
8. I noticed that in the promo shots, you don’t speak. Is this an artistic choice for the project or are there extenuating circumstances?
I actually have a problem with my vocal cords at the moment. My doctor told me to keep my voice down for while. But no worries, you will hear my “beautiful” voice in the future.
9. If the studio wanted to make a “Max Greene 2” would you return to the role or would they need to redraw? …um, recast.
I would definitely love to come back to the role but this is showbiz and you never know where you find yourself a year from now. If Gordon wants me back on the set of Max Greene 2 I’ll be there. Or maybe do something more romantic. We have to see.
10. Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
The entire crew and I thank you for your amazing support and feedback. Thanks for enjoying our work so far. There is a long road ahead of us and we would love for you to join us on the way to make this project come true. There is more to come… stay tuned.
11. Has there been a date set for the release of this Sci-Fi epic?
There is not date yet. Sorry, because of legal reasons I cannot say anything else.
Hope everyone enjoyed this Q&A with the lead character of Max Greene. Thank you to Gordon for humoring us here at the site and make sure to check out his current work on his TWITTER.