Ground Zero: Texas is a full motion video game, released for the Sega CD in November 1993. The game relies heavily on video footage, with which the player interacts. It contains 110 minutes of interactive footage from four different cameras. It was directed by Dwight H. Little, who is also known for the films Marked for Death and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.
I’ll walk you through a bit of the history behind this title as I make several attempts to play through it. Also from Wikipedia:
Ground Zero Texas was a “second-generation” title for Digital Pictures, their first titles for the Sega CD having been rehashes of titles developed for Hasbro’s aborted NEMO system. The game had a two million dollar budget – most of which was generated by the bundling of Sewer Shark with Sega CD consoles.
The game started life with the codename Project X, a script written by Digital Pictures co-founder Ken Melville that was inspired by Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Invaders from Mars. By the time development started the script had been re-written by Alan B. McElroy, Edward Neumeier and Joshua Stallings.
The game’s FMV was shot by a full Hollywood film crew, which meant that Digital Pictures had to negotiate with the Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild – the first time this had been done for a video game.-----------------------