Horrormeister Clive Barker often ponders how movies and novels require their creator to choose one path out of numerous possibilities. That question drew him to work with video game firm Codemasters on "Clive Barker's Jericho," which allows him to explore many paths simultaneously.
The elaborate story is based on the perilous quest to reach the innermost chamber of a mysterious place called Jericho, wherein lurks evil incarnate. Players join a special forces squad trained in conventional warfare and arcane arts to save humanity. The Mature-rated title, set for release in late 2007, will be available only for next-generation consoles and PCs.