Aviary Studios has announced that its live-action video game The Gallery is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Pitched as “a thrilling combination of hostage thriller and social drama with a dash of world film festival cinema aesthetic,” the story follows an art curator that is held hostage by a portraitist who threatens to detonate a bomb unless their demands are met. That centres upon two interactive narratives, with one set in 1981 (with a female protagonist) and another in 2021 (with a male protagonist).
Filmed over a six-week period in February and March 2021, you will be faced with more than 150 decision points as you work to “navigate a story full of mystery and intrigue.”
Written and directed by Paul Raschid, it will star George Blagden (Versailles and Vikings), Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia), Kara Tointon (Mr. Selfridge and Eastenders), Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit), Richard Fleeshman (The Sandman and Coronation Street), Shannon Tarbet (Killing Eve and Love Sarah) and Fehinti Balogun (I May Destroy You).
The Gallery will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in April, and will receive a UK interactive cinema release “where the audience will play the game by majority decision as part of an immersive and participative interactive experience.”