Wired Productions, Oiffy and Wolf & Wood have revealed that The Last Worker will release on Nintendo Switch.
This narrative adventure is centred around our struggle in an increasingly automated and dehumanising world. With handcrafted 3D and 2D visuals based on concepts from British comics artist Mick McMahon, the game is set in a lonely and oppressive but strangely beautiful environment.
The gameplay experience has been concocted from “a unique blend of first-person narrative, work simulation and stealth strategy,” with the developer looking to deliver an emotional, thought-provoking and comedic story with “an all-star cast” bringing to life its rich characters.
The game has been selected by the 78th Venice International Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia), where it has been nominated for a Golden Lion in the VR Expanded category.
“It has been my lifelong dream to see one of my stories in the Biennale, but who knew that it would be with a VR game!” explains Jörg Tittel. “It is truly beautiful that the world’s oldest film festival is at the forefront of celebrating the future of storytelling. There is no better place to introduce the world and characters we’ve been building.”
Wolf & Wood creative director Ryan Bousfield adds: “To be part of such a prestigious festival is very cool for our small team. The hand-crafted style of The Last Worker really reflects the level of thinking and artistry each individual has poured in to create this multifaceted world. The invitation to compete in Venice is obviously a little nerve-wracking but also incredibly exciting for us and I’m really proud of all the work the team has created to get here.”
Wired Productions managing director Leo Zullo continues: “The design, story and themes of The Last Worker are so unique, and what Jörg, Ryan and their teams are creating fills us with pride, and I am very much looking forward to seeing the story unfold.”
The Last Worker will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.