We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the 2020 @TheQueensAwards for Enterprise in International Trade. The Wales Interactive team are extremely honoured to have won a Queen’s Award 2020. 🏆It is a fantastic achievement for our studio and highlights all the hard work we have put in over the last few years. We are proud to be flying the flag for Wales internationally and delighted to be recognised for creating video games and interactive movie titles that entertain the world. #TheQueensAwards #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty
Our latest interactive movie the sci-fi thriller, The Complex, is OUT NOW on Steam (PC & Mac), Xbox One, Switch and PlayStation 4! We've had some fantastic features in the press and on the digital store fronts since its launch on the 31st March. We're very pleased to say its received some incredible reviews gaining international recognition as one of the best interactive movies ever made as well as downloading really well in the process. We developed this in partnership with Good Gate Media and Little Jade Productions and its been a project that's a few years in the making. Seeing it finally get its worldwide multi-platform release and receive such a positive reception has made all the effort and risks we've all put into well worth while. Interactive movies are definitely here to stay and they're getting bigger and better, one launch at a time...now onto the next!!
We're proud to announce that we're collaborating with Perp Games for a physical release of Maid of Sker 👻
And, for the very first time, we'll be receiving a PS4, Xbox One and a Nintendo Switch boxed release! The digital and physical release coming July 2020.
Find out more from the Perp Games blog post 👉 https://www.perpgames.com/2020/03/11/maid-of-sker-releases-this-summer-across-multiple-platforms/
Wishlist on Steam 👉 https://store.steampowered.com/app/826940/
Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Discover multiple story endings through exploration, a sound-based AI system and no-weapon survival tactics.
Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is a story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel.
Developed by Wales Interactive with a plot crafted by the writing talent and design...
Soul Axiom Rebooted is a first-person story-driven adventure puzzle game, set in the beautiful, haunting cyber-world of Elysia. The original game was released on Steam, Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 and was nominated for several awards, including Best Game at BAFTA Cymru Awards, Use of Narrative at Develop Awards and Best Console/PC Hardcore at Game Connection America.
+ Localisation support
+ A new objective marker system
+ Major optimisations throughout
+ Improved checkpoint & save system
+ Reduced completion requirements
+ Enhanced dynamic lighting
+ Many QoL improvements
+ A reduced base price
+ Free artbook & soundtrack DLC (Steam)
Nintendo Switch Specific
+ Added motion controls
+ Added bonus levels that weren't available on Wii U
+ Added built-in achievem...
Our Co-Founder & MD was awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Technology today at De Montfort University in Leicester. This recognition was for his achievements over his 25 year video games industry career. It was particularly special and humbling moment for him as this was the University where he studied and graduated from way back in 1995! We doff our hat to you Dr David Banner MBE.
We had an amazing 2019 at Wales Interactive with our studio continuing to go from strength to strength. We received our 100th award nomination this year winning our third BAFTA Cymru Award as well as two Great British Entrepreneur Awards. We were also recognised in the Wales Fast Growth 50 as one of the top 5 fastest growing companies in Wales. As normal, we visited a number of shows throughout the year. A couple of the stand out trips include Los Angeles for E3 where had some great meetings for our future projects including a very memorable one at Netflix headquarters. We also had an invite to South Korea to talk all about our interactive movies at the Busan Film Festival, which was a brilliant experience. Launch wise 2019 was busy again with us releasing a number of multi-platform titles including found phone horror game Simulacra, turn-based combat Attack of the Earthlings, FMV adventure hybrid Headspun and VR cinema versions of Late Shift and The Bunker. We also had two Limited Run...
Simulacra gets its worldwide launch today on to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. We are very pleased to collaborate with Malaysian game developer, Kaigan Games, to bring their brilliant found-phone FMV horror game SIMULACRA to console. SIMULACRA is the spiritual successor to the viral found-phone horror game Sara Is Missing. The follow-up title has since received a 96% overwhelmingly positive review status on Steam and has now received full controller support for console and touchscreen support for Nintendo Switch.
We're extremely proud to have won the BAFTA Cymru Award 2019 for Best Game at Sunday's glitzy ceremony in Cardiff. Our virtual reality title, Time Carnage VR, picked up the award on the night making it back to back wins following on from last year's success. This is another great achievement for the Wales Interactive team and we celebrated in style partying long into the night in the amazing official BAFTA Cymru after party. Also as an added surreal bonus we got to meet Doctor Who (Jodie Whittaker), Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and C3PO (Anthony Daniels)! Thank you to all at BAFTA Cymru for the award and for putting on such a memorable event.
The Shapeshifting Detective is getting a boxed release on PS4, our second boxed release with Limited Run Games this year!! The supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game developed by D'Avekki Studios and ourselves will be our 6th boxed product on PS4 and will be on sale this Friday, October 11th at 3pm and 11pm BST on https://limitedrungames.com.
We had an amazing trip last week to the Busan Film Festival 2019 in South Korea where we were invited as guest speakers and panelists to talk about our interactive movie titles. We showed exclusive footage of our latest interactive film, The Complex, which is nearing completion as well demoing the Wales Interactive Scripting Tool (WIST) used in its creation. It was a brilliant experience and very flattering for us to be involved. A big thanks for BARUNSON for inviting us and being great hosts. 감사합니다
Delighted to announce that our Founders and Directors, David Banner MBE and Richard Pring, have been crowned the 2019 @NatWestBusiness #GBEACardiff Great British Entrepreneurs of the Year! They also picked up the Creative Industry Entrepreneur Award and if that wasn't enough excitement for one night they got to meet Wynne Evans! Aka Mr Go Compare!! A big thanks to #GBEA for a brilliant night and this amazing recognition.
We've just had the brilliant news that Time Carnage VR has received a nomination in the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2019 for best game. This makes it the seventh year running that we've had a title nominated! Time to dust off our tuxedos....we're hitting the red carpet again! 🏆 A massive thank you to @BAFTACymru and a huge congratulations to all the other nominees. Looking forward to seeing you all at the ceremony next month and the Champagne Taittinger after party to properly celebrate this achievement! To see all the BAFTA Cymru Awards nominees, click here.