Immortality, the next game from Sam Barlow, the creator of interactive film games Her Story and Telling Lies. Immortality will be coming out on 26th July. Here’s a new trailer showing more clips from the game’s video detective narrative.
Similar to his recent titles, it feels like you will be diffing through recordings from an actress named Marissa Marcel, who starred in three films: Ambrosio, Minsky and Two of Everything. However… none of the films were actually released, and now Marissa Marcel has disappeared. It’s up to you to figure out what happened.
Immortality is directed by Sam Barlow, with writing from Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, Queen’s gambit), Amelia Gray (Mr. Robot, Maniac) and Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway).
Expect this to be a bit of a horror story, with Barlow writing on his Half Mermaid blog:
So in thinking where to go next, it was inevitable that horror was on the menu. Exploring characters’ inner lives, having the player’s imagination become enmeshed with the game’s story? With horror we can crack that skull open and have the inner life leak out onto the screen. The player’s desires and imagination can warp the story and have themselves warped back.
Playing the game, you’ll explore clips from the filming of the three unreleased movies. There will be three time periods thanks to this, with Ambrosio being from 1968, Minsky in 1971, and then a bigger 28 year jump ahead to Two of Everything in 1999 after a lengthy hiatus. Why and how did she disappear? You’ll have to explore clips, find visual clues and search terms in order to discover more clips and piece together the narrative.
There’s definitely a creepy and unsettling vibe to the various trailers that have been released. We look forward to seeing the final Immortality when it’s out next month.