The cinematic world has tried and tinkered with the concept of a choose-your-own adventure movie many times over, and the results have so far been pretty unanimous: it just doesn’t work for a cinema audience. However 2016’s The Bunker proved that interactive filmic experiences can work very well for gamers. That’s presumably why The Bunker’s developers Wales Interactive are trying it again by bringing London-based crime thriller Late Shift - which debuted as an iOS experience - to PC and consoles next month.
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Developed by CtrlMovie and written by the author of Guy Ritchie’s 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, Late Shift drops the player in the role of unwitting protagonist and night shift security guard Matt as he becomes embroiled in a high stakes heist. Filmed entirely in HD with a shooting budget of $1.5 million, the experience will feature 180 decision points, all of which lead to one of seven different endings. It’s also got Oliver Twist’s Richard Durden in it - make of that what you will.
The Steam page for the game/movie/experience is live now, so if you’re interested you can read more here. Late Shift set you back $12.49 (or £9.99) when it launches, but you’ll be able to pre-order it later today with a handsome 20% off if you’re absolutely sold on its premise and fancy the saving.