WALES INTERACTIVE - 2019 REVIEW OF THE YEAR
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 PS4 boxed releases with Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective making it to physical. As well as our game releases, we announced our new tool called WIST (Wales Interactive Scripting Tool), which we have been developing in tandem with our latest interactive movies. It allows film and game writers to create playable multi-directional choose your own adventure scripts and we have a number of titles currently in production all using WIST. Going forward we have a very hectic 12 months ahead with 5 new titles releasing throughout the year including our latest interactive movie The Complex, first person survival horror Maid of Sker and more games being announced as the year unfolds. Exciting times ahead and really looking forward to bringing some more great games to the world this year and seeing where our Wi adventure leads us next.