The Complex by Wales Interactive, Red and Black Films, Good Gate Media and Little Jade Productions. The Complex, is a completely live action interactive sci-fi thriller filmed in the UK. It will be released worldwide through PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 31st March 2020.
Following Black Mirror’s ‘Bandersnatch’ and BAFTA-winning game Late Shift – The Complex is written by Lynn Renee Maxcy, part of the Emmy award-winning writing team from The Handmaid’s Tale and is the very first live interactive Science Fiction film and one of only a small number of interactive films in existence.
The Complex is directed by visionary new talent Paul Raschid (White Chamber) and stars Michelle Mylett (Letterkenny, Bad Blood), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch), Al Weaver (Grantchester) and Twitch streamer and former Xbox UK presenter, Leah Viathan. The film’s award-winning team includes Oscar-nominated Production Designer Guy Thompson (Black Sheep) and internationally acclaimed DOP Matthias Pilz (Top Boy).
The interactive film is highly unique in that it offers multi-optional storytelling with 8 different outcomes; a real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play and a real-time Personality Trait Tracking that evolves based on your choices.
Throughout the game you will interact with characters and — depending on your choices — will either strengthen or weaken your relationship. The relationship scores are calculated from the start right through to the very end and will affect certain scenarios as well as having major consequences in the concluding scenes.
For every decision you make, every interaction, your character’s personality is being tracked. At the end of each playthrough, you are rewarded with a Personality Score and a breakdown to see how you played the game. Discover the five basic dimensions of a personality; openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. Which of those will your character play?
After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With choose-your-own adventure style gameplay, your actions and your relationship with other characters will lead you to one of eight suspenseful endings.
Having treated the victims of a chemical attack in the totalitarian state of Kindar, Dr Amy Tenant (Michelle Mylett) is a leader in the advancement of Nanocell Technology. Now, in London, news breaks of a blood-vomiting civilian whose identity is far from coincidental. Reunited with an old friend, Amy is trapped in an impenetrable HQ of laboratories — a womb of scientific advancement with a perilous secret.
Richard Pring, Executive Producer/Co-Founder, Wales Interactive said: “We are very excited to be at the forefront of the renaissance in interactive movies, bringing both high-end value in production quality and great advancements in technology. The Complex is one of the first in a new slate of titles using our streamlined Interactive Scripting Tool – WIST – that enables writers to easily create playable, multi-directional choose-your-own-adventure scripts.”
Paul Higgins of Fields Park Media and Dragon Digital said: “We are excited to be supporting this groundbreaking interactive drama. We believe it will be a major growth area of media going forward where games overlap with linear drama content. You could say we have got the bug!”
Interactive Film Features:
• Multi-optional storytelling with 8 different outcomes.
• Real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play.
• Real-time Personality Trait Tracking that evolves based on your choices.
• Unlockable features include Skip Scene, Personality Assessment and a Hidden Event.
• Featuring a Pause Choices option for improved audience participation during live streams.
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