11-11: Memories Retold might be an unexpected three-way collaboration between Bandai Namco, Aardman (of Wallace & Gromit fame) and game developer DigixArt (Lost in Harmony), but that just makes it all the more intriguing. The game takes us back on to the First World War – the 11-11 refers, of course, to Remembrance Day – for a narrative adventure.
While Aardman might be better known for their stop motion animation, 11-11 will feature a painted art style, and if the teaser trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to look practically unique. The game is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said, “Engaging audiences with compelling stories through animation is at the heart of what we do at Aardman. With this project we want to produce an emotionally rich experience with a distinctive visual identity that reflects the sentiment of this narrative. 11-11: Memories Retold is truly an exciting step for us as it marks the first time that Aardman has collaborated on a game of this scale and we’re delighted to see this come to life.”
Yoan Fanise, DigixArt game director added, “11:11: Memories Retold is a very special game at many levels. From the painted style to the emotional journey we create for the player to revive their heritage, we are pushing the boundaries of what a game can be and hope it will leave a mark on you.”
Source: press release