Sam Barlow, the lead creator of iconic mystery games Telling Lies and Her Story, has revealed his new project called Immortality.
Immortality has been previously teased by Barlow on Twitter, utilising a working title of “Project A██████”, but now we have had a better glimpse of what this game is about.
It’s a game about the Hollywood film industry, that follows the career of classic actress Marissa Marcel through a series of recently discovered film reels that were thought to be lost. Marcel herself has also disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and the game will feature this within its narrative.
You can check out the announcement teaser for Immortality above. It doesn’t reveal a whole lot, but shows three posters of Marcel’s lost movies: Ambrosio, Minsky and Two of Everything.
The teaser also reveals that Immortality includes notable screenwriters Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Queen’s Gambit), Amelia Gray (Mr. Robot, Telling Lies) and Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway).
Due to how we know Barlow’s previous games worked, it is almost a certainty that Immortality will make use of live-action footage spliced in a non-linear puzzle format.
If you were asleep last night, you may have missed the announcement of my next game! It's called IMMORTALITY. Check it out https://t.co/Abe8kEIrHh— Sam Barlow (@mrsambarlow) June 14, 2021
“I have always been fascinated by moviemaking,” said Sam Barlow, the creator of Immortality. “Delving into the history of cinema and sharing Marissa Marcel’s work with players is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. We hope to use this footage as a lens to explore the medium and peek inside the second half of film’s first century. Perhaps it can bring closure to the questions around Marissa’s disappearance also.”
Immortality will launch on PC sometime next year, but since Her Story and Telling Lies also came to iOS, it’s possible this game will do the same. Further platforms are expected to be revealed at a later date.