I’ve played a lot of video games in my day, but don’t recall many—if any at all—that included live-action gameplay. I’m sure there’s been a couple along the way, most likely in some arcade in the ’90s, but nothing I remember specifically. Recently I got to play the excellent Quantum Break, which included live-action episodes within the game but not live-action gameplay.
So when I first heard about co-developers Wales Interactive’s and Splendy Games’ The Bunker—a game that’s entirely live-action, and was filmed in an actual decommissioned nuclear bunker—earlier this month, my attention was surely obtained. The game releases this week, and I was able to give it a try. You can read my thoughts on it below!
An announcement trailer has been released for an upcoming video game titled The Bunker. Don’t go into the trailer wondering how good the graphics are, though, because this particular video game is entirely live-action.
The Bunker is a point-and-click interactive drama, similar to a Heavy Rain or one of Telltale’s titles. In it you play as the last surviving occupant of nuclear bunker. It was even filmed in a real nuclear bunker that you can visit if you want to, which is pretty darn cool.
You can read much more about the game and watch the announcement trailer below.
There’s only one thing scarier than knowing the world is going to end, and that’s knowing that you are the one who will cause its collapse. In The Bunker, Vol. 1, written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and illustrated by Joe Infurnari, a group of young adults discover letters from their future selves revealing their individual involvement in the apocalypse.