I don’t know how I missed this one, because it’s basically Phantasmagoria in a bomb shelter, and if there are two things I love more than anything else, it’s old school full-motion video games and Cold War nuclear paranoia. And cats. If there are three things I love more than anything else, it’s old school full-motion video games, Cold War nuclear paranoia, and cats. And koeksisters. I’m not good with lists.
Developed by UK indie studio Splendy Games and the writers of The Witcher, Broken Sword, and SOMA, The Bunker is a point-‘n’-clicker filmed on location in a legit decommissioned nuclear bunker in Essex, England, and tells the story of John, its last remaining inhabitant (… OR IS HE?). According to the blurb on the game’s website:
Players will be able to explore the Bunker, search rooms and documents, discover hidden secrets and solve puzzles. As the game progresses, John’s nightmare escalates and you will have to move fast, make quick decisions which could cost them their life. You must venture deeper and deeper into the bunker discovering long forgotten zones and uncovering dark and repressed memories that finally reveal the terrible secret of the bunker.
The Bunker stars Adam Brown (the Hobbit trilogy) as John, next to Sarah Greene (Assassin’s Creed 3), Grahame Fox (Game of Thrones) and Jerome St. John Blake (The Fifth Element).
It’s out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this month, and mobiles “later in 2016”.