From the publisher of Late Shift, the producer of The Machine and with writing talent from The Handmaid's Tale
BRIDGEND, UK, May 28 2019 – The BAFTA Cymru award-winning studio Wales Interactive, have announced The Complex — a cinematic FMV sci-fi thriller. In a collaboration with Red & Black Films and Little Jade Productions, The Complex will release on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020.
After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With over 100 interactive choices, you will attempt to escape the lab with several different endings that are discovered based on your decisions and your relationships with other characters.
The Complex is a female-driven production written by Lynn Renee Maxcy, part of the Emmy award-winning writing team from The Handmaid’s Tale. The interactive movie stars Michelle Mylett (Letterkenny, Bad Blood), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch) and Al Weaver (Grantchester). Actors also include Twitch streamer and Xbox UK presenter, Leah Viathan.
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David Banner MBE of Wales Interactive says “Over the last few years in the video games industry we’ve been one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of the interactive movie genre and this exciting cross industry collaborative project will further blur the lines between film and games”.
Richard Pring of Wales Interactive adds "The Complex will be the first interactive movie that utilises our innovative new scripting tool for filmmakers and writers, which was developed in-house by Wales Interactive. We're extremely pleased to be offering this tool to our partners and will be making a full announcement to reveal the software to the public in the near future.
John Giwa-Amu from Red & Black Films says “Making an interactive film has been a dream since I first read the Choose your Own Adventure books as a child. The Complex presents a rare opportunity to help pioneer new ways of telling stories on screen.”
Jade Alexander of Little Jade Productions adds “We are excited to be bringing a cinematic experience to the games industry with THE COMPLEX, which is a female driven genre project. We hope that this will inspire future collaborations”.
Publisher: Wales Interactive
Game Developer: Wales Interactive
Developer & Producer: Little Jade Productions, John Giwa-Amu of Red & Black Films
Genre: FMV, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Q1 2020
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About Wales Interactive
Wales Interactive is a multi-award winning independent games developer and publisher, based in South Wales, UK. Our catalogue of titles include The Complex, Maid of Sker, Late Shift, The Shapeshifting Detective, The Bunker, Don’t Knock Twice and The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. We develop and publish on a variety of platforms including PS4, Xbox One and Switch. We are passionate about video games and our aim is to create original games that entertain the world as well as put Wales on the video games map.
About Red & Black Films
John Giwa-Amu runs production, distribution and financing company Red and Black Films with writer/director Caradog James. John produced Little White Lies, which won two BAFTA Cymru Awards. His follow up feature, sci-fi cult hit The Machine, won three BAFTA Cymru Awards, including Best Picture, a BIFA and the Screen Award for UK. John also produced Don't Knock Twice alongside the VR and non-VR horror game, which was published by Wales Interactive on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
About Little Jade Productions
Little Jade Productions facilitates female driven, genre films, working with emerging and established British talent to create thought provoking and entertaining films. Jade Alexander has produced award winning feature AFTER DEATH (2012), starring Nick Moran, Linal Haft, Leslie Phillips & Paul Freeman.