Have you ever watched a horror movie and began yelling at the screen, trying your darndest to get the character to avoid a certain hallway or a creepy door? Splendy Interactive has created a new wonderful blend of scary cinema and visceral video games to deal with obvious dumb decisions in movies.
The Bunker is a fully live action video game. No animated characters, no fantastic super powers, this is a game about a man that was born and now lives alone in a nuclear bunker. This is a click and choose game where you tell the main character, John, where to go. Adam Brown, from the Hobbit Trilogy, plays Adam and the cast is more impressive than expected, it looks like a genuine, high-end horror movie.
Splendy Interactive has also created one of the scariest app games called The Hunting, a zombie survival game that can really give a person a good scare if they are even slightly immersed into it. They are finishing up everything with The Bunker now, getting ready for its launch later this year and working on an interactive mystery, horror, movie/video game hybrid called Camera 6 which is slated to arrive next year in March.
The Bunker was filmed in an abandoned nuclear bunker which gives it that perfect true environment, sucking its player into the world. The game, on a technical level, is crazy good with countless hours of filming to achieve the feeling of being in total, fluid control of the main character. I couldn’t imagine the difficulty in writing this story or filming it; a truly outstanding feat.
The concept and execution of what I’ve seen so far is astounding. It’s enthralling while never becoming annoying or gimmicky. This blend of game and film has been tried many times before, but with releases like Her Story and The Bunker coming soon, live action games are more respectable and are offering better experiences for the players.
Will it be a lame horror movie? Will it be an excellent game? Will it be so scary and disconcerting that you can’t make any decisions and choose the dumb things all horror genre character do anyways? Either way, Splendy gets major kudos for being wonderfully creative and making games literally come to life.