Thai Dev Studio, "Hive", Working on an Ong-Bak Game

By Chris Davis on January 17th, 2012 (13 comments)

Ong-Bak

Asian action cinema and video games practically go hand in hand.  It is unfortunate however that you really don't come across good games based on them.  Sure, you get a standout title like Stranglehold every now and then but it's rare to find a title that lives and breathes kung fu.  Studio Hive, a Thailand-based developer, is looking to change this however as they announced that they are working on a title based on Ong-Bak, a popular martial arts film series staring Tony Jaa.  Studio Hive, whose previous work involved collaborating on Front Mission Evolved (they have some beautiful art of the game on their site), doesn't have much of a catalog but hopes to release the game sometime later this year.

The idea of an Ong-Bak game sounds like something that should have happened quite a long time ago and I'd love to see them recreate the intense martial arts action of the series in game form.  Still though, I am cautious since it is from a relatively unknown studio.  One can imagine that the game would play a little something like this...

Tags: Ong-Bak, Studio Hive, asian action cinema, kung fu

Chris Davis

I am 4Player's video and feature producer. I've been writing about games for years and I enjoy every minute of it. I'm pro-developer and I have a few friends who have gone on to successful careers in the industry. I may only be an amateur but I've got things to say.

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  • J4g3r 2 years, 8 months ago

    Do want!

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  • RedAmarillo131 2 years, 8 months ago

    Another case of one of my random preminitions that comes to life. I have seen all 3 Ong Bak films (yes, it's a triolgy) and I think they should focus more on the 1st movie since 2&3 are about as linked to each other as the Soul Blazer trilogy (illusion of Gaia and Terranigma are the other 2). Im not getting my hopes up since its a "movie" game, but maybe it'll be like the Warriors which is the best movie game ever.

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  • The_Australian_Ashman 2 years, 8 months ago

    Could be cool. Could be terrible.

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  • LauKungPow 2 years, 8 months ago

    The Gods have spoken. Hopefully it will be good.

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  • WingZero 2 years, 8 months ago

    Interesting...

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  • lemith 2 years, 8 months ago

    Cool.

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  • tenkail 2 years, 8 months ago

    Ong-Bak! http://youtu.be/p310Y0tctr8?t=4m54s Dunno what to expect but whatever, Ong-Bak!

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  • CrossOutlaw 2 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks alot chris for reminding me how much i want shenmue 3 more than any other game....forget ong-bak the game, great movie tho...shenmue 3!

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    • CrossOutlaw 2 years, 8 months ago

      Btw...mmmmm that shenmue quick time event sounds.

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  • Sunsigil 2 years, 8 months ago

    The youtube link above is from the movie "The Protector"

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    • Chris Davis 2 years, 8 months ago

      ...staring Tony Jaa, the star of the Ong-Bak series.

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  • hfsyei aka chad 2 years, 8 months ago

    do chocolate - god that movie is so good http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183252/

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  • 4Player Weekly News Wrapup for 1/20/12 - 4Player P 2 years, 8 months ago

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