The Story Behind Jonathan Davis’ Unfinished Video Game

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Among the several hobbies he enjoys, Korn singer Jonathan Davis loves video games.

Throughout past interviews he has been vocal about his enjoyment of gaming, mentioning how he likes to play such titles as Spyro, Toy Story 3, and Attack on Titan (just to name a few).

For the Korn frontman, gaming is a wonderful escape – it is also an art form that he has worked in.

During a conversation with Kotaku back in the day, Davis mentioned a video game he had worked on in the past. The game was called Pop Scars and would have been a fighting title featuring big-named celebrities.

“I had all the biggest pop and rock stars at the time that were down to do it,” Davis told Kotaku. The plan was for Davis to collaborate with American McGee – the designer behind those super dark Alice In Wonderland horror games – and it was going to feature celebrities from the world of metal (such as Limp Bizkit)

Unfortunately, the project never saw the light of day. In regards to the game being dropped, Davis shared, “It was with one of the gaming companies, and they had to pull out because they had to pull entire teams for other games. It just didn’t happen, but I really liked it.”

That is such a shame because Pop Scars sounds like a pretty cool idea. However, this is not the only video game idea Davis has come up with.

During that same conversation, Davis shared that he also thought of an RPG based around a “scary, twisted carnival.” Davis talked to some developers about this game, but he ultimately dropped the idea when he realized how much work it would be.

Per Davis: “There’s so much bullshit involved [in making games]. I’m just going to stick with playing them.”

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