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First Trailer Unveiled For The Very First Live-Action Interactive Sci-Fi THE COMPLEX Following The Effects Of A Major Bio-Weapon Attack


06 February 2020

Wales Interactive, Red and Black Films, Good Gate Media and Little Jade Productions are delighted to announce that THE COMPLEX – a completely live action, interactive sci-fi thriller filmed in the UK will be released worldwide through PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 31st March 2020.

Following Black Mirror’s ‘Bandersnatch’ and BAFTA-winning game Late Shift – THE COMPLEX is written by Lynn Renee Maxcy, part of the Emmy award-winning writing team from The Handmaid’s Tale and is the very first live interactive Science Fiction film and one of only a small number of interactive films in existence.

THE COMPLEX is directed by visionary new talent Paul Raschid (White Chamber) and stars Michelle Mylett (Letterkenny, Bad Blood), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch), Al Weaver (Grantchester) and Twitch streamer and former Xbox UK presenter, Leah Viathan. The film’s award-winning team includes Oscar-nominated Production Designer Guy Thompson (Black Sheep) and internationally acclaimed DOP Matthias Pilz (Top Boy).

The interactive film is highly unique in that it offers multi-optional storytelling with 8 different outcomes; a real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play and a real-time Personality Trait Tracking that evolves based on your choices.

 



Relationship Tracking
Throughout the game you will interact with characters and — depending on your choices — will either strengthen or weaken your relationship. The relationship scores are calculated from the start right through to the very end and will affect certain scenarios as well as having major consequences in the concluding scenes.

Personality Tracking
For every decision you make, every interaction, your character’s personality is being tracked. At the end of each playthrough, you are rewarded with a Personality Score and a breakdown to see how you played the game. Discover the five basic dimensions of a personality; openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. Which of those will your character play?

After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With choose-your-own adventure style gameplay, your actions and your relationship with other characters will lead you to one of eight suspenseful endings.

Having treated the victims of a chemical attack in the totalitarian state of Kindar, Dr Amy Tenant (Michelle Mylett) is a leader in the advancement of Nanocell Technology. Now, in London, news breaks of a blood-vomiting civilian whose identity is far from coincidental. Reunited with an old friend, Amy is trapped in an impenetrable HQ of laboratories — a womb of scientific advancement with a perilous secret.

 



Dr David Banner MBE, Executive Producer/Co-Founder, Wales Interactive said: “Wales Interactive is proud to be collaborating with an array of talent in both the film and the video game industry. The Complex is unlike any other interactive movie, with character relationship and personality tracking a key feature that will influence the future of interactive films. We’re very excited for both the digital and physical release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch."

Richard Pring, Executive Producer/Co-Founder, Wales Interactive said: “We are very excited to be at the forefront of the renaissance in interactive movies, bringing both high-end value in production quality and great advancements in technology. The Complex is one of the first in a new slate of titles using our streamlined Interactive Scripting Tool – WIST – that enables writers to easily create playable, multi-directional choose-your-own-adventure scripts.”

John Giwa-Amu of Red and Black Films and Good Gate Media said: “Interactive gaming company, Good Gate Media, is thrilled to launch The Complex as the first interactive title of its’ upcoming live-action slate."

Paul Higgins of Fields Park Media and Dragon Digital said: “We are excited to be supporting this groundbreaking interactive drama. We believe it will be a major growth area of media going forward where games overlap with linear drama content. You could say we have got the bug!”

 



THE COMPLEX was developed and produced by John Giwa-Amu on behalf of Red & Black Films and Jade Alexander of Little Jade Productions in association with Brockway Pictures Limited, Great Point Media and Good Gate Media. The multi award-winning video games company Wales Interactive was the technology developer and publisher of the interactive film. Financiers are Wales Interactive and Fields Park.

 

 

Interactive Film Features:
• Multi-optional storytelling with 8 different outcomes.
• Real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play.
• Real-time Personality Trait Tracking that evolves based on your choices.
• Unlockable features include Skip Scene, Personality Assessment and a Hidden Event.
• Featuring a Pause Choices option for improved audience participation during live streams.

For more information visit online and on social media on Twitter, Facebook: here and here, Instagram: here and here and YouTube.

The Complex Film Page

THE COMPLEX IS COMING SOON

About Wales Interactive
Wales Interactive is a multi-award winning video game and interactive movie developer & publisher. Internationally we have become one of the driving forces behind the rebirth of the interactive movie with titles such as The Complex, Late Shift, The Bunker and The Shapeshifting Detective. In the process, we are reinventing the popular point-and-click FMV adventures and turning a niche genre into mainstream gaming. Our titles feature high production values, blurring the lines between film and video games. We have refined the process of making interactive movies, having developed our own scripting tool called WIST, which allows any writer to easily create multi-directional, choose your own adventure scripts that will ultimately drive the final film.

About Red and Black Films
Red and Black Films is and film and TV company run by producer John Giwa-Amu and writer/director Caradog James. John produced the company’s first feature, Little White Lies, which won two BAFTA Cymru Awards and was BIFA nominated. Their follow up feature, sci-fi cult hit The Machine, was selected from over 6,000 films to premier in Tribeca and won three BAFTAs Cymru including Best Picture, a BIFA and the Screen Award for UK distribution also managed by John. The film was commissioned to be made into a $9m TV Pilot by NBC Universal/SyFy which John Executive Produced in 2017.

Brit List winning screenplay The Call Up premiered at BIFF 2016 and is released in cinemas by Altitude. Co Production, The Silent Storm, starring Damien Lewis and Andrea Riseborough was also released in cinemas in May 2016 by Sony.

Don’t Knock Twice, by director Caradog James, was internationally by Kew Media in 2015 and was released in the UK by Red and Black Distribution and Kew Media during spring 2017 - the film generated c.$4m at the international box office.

The Party, written and directed by Sally Potter stars Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall, Kristen Scott Thomas and Bruno Ganz - it won the Guild Prize at Berlin 2017, a BIFA for Patricia Clarkson, Evening Standard Awards for best screenplay and leading actress in Feb 2018 and has grossed c.$6.5m. John also raised finance for Sally’s new feature, The Roads not Taken, starring Javier Bardem, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney and Elle Fanning. Red and Black Films will release drumming documentary, Count Me In, in 2020 starring members of The Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

About Good Gate Media
Good Gate Media is a game development company based in Cardiff, Wales, run by John Giwa-Amu.

The mission statement is to create interactive story games which allow the player to be the hero in their own movie. We specialise in live action, interactive games where audiences can be heroes of stories they help create. The games are commercially driven, featuring internationally acclaimed on-screen talent, reaching global markets on platforms like Xbox, Steam, PlayStation, Nintendo, Android, iOS and streamers.

The company made its' first title, Sc-fi Thriller The Complex, financed with Wales Interactive, Great Point Media and Fields Park in 2019 starring Michelle Mylett, Al Weaver and Kate Dickie.

Good Gate Media has a wide and varied interactive slate including Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s seminal Fighting Fantasy book series which sold 23 million copies world wide. The films will start with start with fan favourite, Deathtrap Dungeon, and is scheduled for production in 2021. The company won a Clwstwr funding bid in October 2019 to test Real Time Rendering technology that will help realise the film’s grand scale and ambition.

Good Gate Media’s team has previous (multi award winning) experience in the film industry, and we have identified an opportunity to use our skills in the growing interactive story games sector of the games industry.

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. Fortress Earth features two women who will do anything to survive, and explores the questions surrounding immigration, and border protection.

Jade Alexander has produced award winning feature AFTER DEATH (2012), starring Nick Moran, Linal Haft, Leslie Phillips & Paul Freeman. Recent short film A PERFECT SOLDIER also screened at the British Film Institute as opening for the SCI-FI-London International Film Festival. Jade has a background in commercials producing high end projects for Jaguar, Sky (Foxtel), adidas, Samsung, Land Rover, Nike amongst others.

About Break Point Media
Break Point Media backs high quality television films, series, and mini-series, leveraging our close relationships with some of the best production companies in the UK, US, and abroad. Our projects have featured on UK broadcast television, US cable networks, online streaming services, and in world-class film festivals including Sundance and the Berlinale. We also have a growing music business, partnering with established US labels and exciting new artists like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, whose single S.O.B. reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

We have managed over 50 projects since the company’s inception in 2012, and are proud to present a selection of projects below. For information on additional projects please visit our IMDB page by clicking the logo at the bottom of this page.

About Fields Park Media
Fields Park Media are a production company whose many credits include award-winners Submarine, The Lighthouse, Just Jim, Last Summer and the upcoming Eternal Beauty, Rare Beasts, Gwledd and Rose. They have over 15 new film and TV projects in their current slate, the scope of which ranges from Fields Park’s support of the local media sector and talent in Wales right through to Hollywood, collaborating with Oscar-winning filmmakers and giants of the global entertainment industry.

Founder Paul Higgins’ many past media involvements include the co-founding of Optimum Releasing (now STUDIOCANAL UK), producing and distributing many internationally renowned films (multiple Academy Award winning The Hurt Locker and Pans Labyrinth; Academy Award winning Spirited Away; BAFTA winning This is England and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Critically acclaimed Fahrenheit 9/11 and Dead Man’s Shoes), and chairing COCO Content, Ireland’s leading independent TV production company, working with RTE, Netflix, Sky, BBC and PBS, and others (Kings; Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay; 1916; Traders).

Alongside current productions, Fields Park are keen supporters of various media initiatives in their home base of Wales, funding local schemes that seek out and encourage new and indigenous talent.

Fields Park are delighted to add The Complex to their slate as its first interactive title.

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