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December 31, 2018

What an amazing year, it’s been another very successful 12 months for our studio. This year has seen our FMV titles, Late Shift, The Bunker, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective achieving over a million downloads collectively. This has helped establish ourselves as one of the driving forces behind the ‘rebirth’ of the FMV genre and we’ll continue blurring the lines between film and games even more over the next few years with some very exciting titles to come. As well as our FMV titles we actually launched 8 multi-platform titles on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, PSVR, Oculus and Vive throughout 2018. These include our 8 Nintendo Switch titles, 4 PS4, 4 Xbox One, 4 PC, 4 Mac and 2 boxed titles. That helped us achieve a huge company milestone by reaching three million downloads of our collective portfolio! These titles include the new FMV games The Shapeshifting Detective (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac) and The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (PS...

November 28, 2018

Wales Interactive are delighted to announce The Shapeshifting Detective — a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game from D'Avekki Studios, the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker!

In The Shapeshifting Detective you play as Sam - a detective with the ability to (you guessed it) shapeshift! 

Dorota Shaw is dead. And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. It’s your job to find out what else they know - but they won’t reveal their dark secrets to just anyone… Luckily, you can be anyone you want to be. Even the next victim.

Featuring more than 1600 full HD video responses, a randomly chosen murderer and guest starring Rupert Booth (Contraditcion), Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler (Contradiction) and Aislinn De’Ath (The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker). 

Post-launch Update

We've added a highly requested feature to be able to skip scenes in game. This feature will be unlocked after you have completed on...

October 31, 2018

With the biggest grin on his face, he did it 🎖️Dai collected his award from Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, today for services to the Video Games Industry. To report on the achievement, BBC Wales are featuring interviews with Dai and Rich which will go live tonight from 6:30pm on BBC Wales News - discussing the MBE award, our achievements and our upcoming game Maid of Sker. 

October 29, 2018

Bridgend, UK, 29th October 2018 - Wales Interactive have announced a new survival horror game coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in Q3 2019. A boxed edition will also release in retail at the same time, published by Perp Games.

Maid of Sker is a first-person stealth survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a macabre history from Welsh folklore. Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Men.

When they arrive, do not panic — don’t even breathe.

Based on the haunting story of Elizabeth Williams, you play as Thomas Evans, a musician who is thrust into a terrifying battle to save the woman he loves. 

Expect a story of forbidden love within a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel.

Featuring realistic 4k visuals with gameplay focused on stealth, exploration and no-weapon survival tactics. Experience a multiple thread narrative where your decisions matter, unlocking different story paths an...

October 15, 2018

Thrilled to announce that Late Shift won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Game at Sunday's glitzy BAFTA Cymru Award ceremony. Massive congratulations to everyone at CtrlMovie and the Wales Interactive team🤩 And thank you to everyone at BAFTA Cymru for a great night!

October 9, 2018

Discounted pre-purchase is now available!

From the studio behind The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker comes the supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV, The Shapeshifting Detective, which arrives on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 6 November 2018. Pre-order is available from today on Steam and Xbox One with 20% discount. This will closely be followed by PlayStation 4 (Europe) on 12 October and Nintendo Switch on 23 October.

Guest Starring Jesse Cox & Tex Murphy

Wales Interactive and D'Avekki Studios are proud to announce two new additions to the guest voiceovers for The Shapeshifting Detective. Radio August, the in-game radio broadcast, will guest star YouTube gaming personality, Jesse Cox, and the FMV legend Chris Jones (Tex Murphy). To see the full cast, guest voiceover artists and authors click here.

Aislinn De'Ath ... Violet Gallacher

Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler ... Bronwyn Castle

Esmonde Cole ... Zak

Weston Jared Nelson ... Agent X

Joe Ma...

September 8, 2018

We've just had the brilliant news that not one but two of our titles have received BAFTA Cymru nominations, making it the second year running that we've had multiple nominations! Don't Knock Twice and Late Shift have both been nominated in the Games category for the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2018. Dust off your tuxedos CTRL Movie....we're hitting the red carpet! 🏆🏆

A huge congratulations to all the teams involved in the making of the games! 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.

August 22, 2018

We just received good news that we are finalists' in the this years NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Our two founders Dai and Rich have been shortlisted for Creative Industries Entrepreneurs of the Year! And if that wasn't enough in addition we've been nominated for the fourth year running in the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018 for the Creative Industries Award. Its really flattering to receive this recognition in both these events, congratulations to all the other finalists and we're looking forward to attending both award nights.

July 31, 2018

Wales Interactive are proud to announce Moonfall Ultimate — a 2D side-scrolling, action-RPG by developers Fishcow Studio. The entirely hand-painted beat 'em up is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam on 4th September, with the Xbox One release on 5th September.

Set in an industrial gothic universe, you'll hack, slash and cast your way through a treacherous hand-painted world. Choose your class and upgrade your gear with metroidvania-style exploration and a focus on strategic real-time combat.

New and improved over the original release of "Moonfall", Moonfall Ultimate now features a 2-player Couch Co-op mode and an Endless Arcade mode!

Discover a story of The Empire, a once small kingdom now under threat from so-called Savages. They hunt a mysterious element known as Lunarium which resides in The Empire and you, a dauntless recruit, must protect the land at the front line.

Beautifully hand-painted 2D graphics full of detail and dark atmospherics. Play the C...

July 17, 2018

Wales Interactive are delighted to announce The Shapeshifting Detective — a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game from D'Avekki Studios, the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam in Q4 2018.

Dorota Shaw is dead. And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. It’s your job to find out what else they know - but they won’t reveal their dark secrets to just anyone… Luckily, you can be anyone you want to be. Even the next victim.

View the press kit

You play as a detective who can shapeshift into other characters, allowing you to unlock secret conversations and private encounters. Featuring more than 1600 full HD video responses, a randomly chosen murderer and guest starring Rupert Booth, Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler (Contradiction) and Aislinn De’Ath (The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker). 

- 1600+ full HD FMV videos.
- A large multi-location...

June 9, 2018

Anyone who knows our MD, David Banner, has probably heard the outstanding news already. For those who don’t, we’re proud to reveal that Dai has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire - MBE - in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for “services to the video games industry”.  Dai said "I’m overwhelmed by the news, feel very humbled and still can’t quite believe it. When the envelope labelled “On Her Majesty’s Service” dropped through my letterbox I initially thought they wanted me to be the new Bond. In all seriousness though a big thanks are due to an awful lot of people, including my family, friends and colleagues who have supported me wholeheartedly over the years. The response has been amazing and its fair to say my family and I are beaming with pride".

May 25, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who picked up a nomination in the prestigious Develop Awards 2018! 🏆 We picked up two nominations for 'Publishing Hero' and 'Best Sound Design' for Don't Knock Twice. We're only up against the likes of Star Wars Battlefront II and Hellblade but our fingers are crossed for the big night 🤞 Not only that, a round of applause for CtrlMovie with Late Shift picking up two nominations for 'Writing or Narrative Design' and 'Gameplay Innovation' 👏 This is the fifth year running we've been nominated in the Develop Awards and a huge honour to be consistently recognised amongst the best in Europe. To all those attending the awards, we'll see you in Brighton!

May 24, 2018

South Wales, UK, 24th May 2018 - Wales Interactive are creating history on Mixer (Mixtory?) with the very first interactive live-action movie that puts the entire audience in control. To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Mixer, streamers will now have the chance to pass over the controls with the all-new audience voting system in the award-winning FMV crime thriller, Late Shift

The audience’s choices will have consequences from the very start, right through to the very end. One small decision could change the entire outcome in a choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay with adaptable storylines that can lead to one of seven conclusions.

Starting today on PC (Steam) and Xbox One, Mixer audiences can vote on every single decision made throughout the game—and there is over 180 in total to be made! The streaming host also gets a vote but can in no way force the outcome themselves in a majority rule voting scenario. Anyone can access the Mixer interactive feature from the main me...

May 15, 2018

In The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, YOU are a psychiatrist, trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Ask any questions and collect the evidence as you uncover the identity of the randomly generated murderer whilst figuring out how to fix the chaos left behind. 

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions or by picking from a predetermined list.

They'll have questions for you too but be careful what you say. Your words will determine their eventual fates, and your own!

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker will arrive on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 5th June 2018. 

No keyboard? No problem. Choose either the new suggested questioning system or use the on-screen keyboard to type anything you like. The game fully supports touchscreen input on Nintendo Switch as well as PS4 Second Screen and Xbo...

May 4, 2018

It was another great night for Wales Interactive at the Wales Technology Awards 2018 winning the Best International Impact Software Company Award. This is the second year in a row we've been lucky enough to win an award at this event. A big thanks to the award organiser's ESTnet who held another great evening and all the other nominees and winners on the day. We are honored and humbled to be awarded this latest accolade especially knowing that we were amongst the leading and most successful technology companies in Wales.

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