Fire Escape: An Interactive VR Series
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Fire Escape is an interactive VR series. Peer into the private lives of eight diverse New Yorkers from your fire escape to discover suspicion and deception—all unfolding in real time. Set against a shadowy backdrop of contemporary gentrification where tenants become twisted in a string of dark mysteries and a murder. Audiences exercise their voyeuristic tendencies in this rich and innovative interactive cinematic narrative, which harnesses the strengths of virtual reality—where audiences must reconcile their own role as an observer to reveal the truth. Inspired by Hitchcock’s anxiety driven storytelling, from the moment Fire Escape’s action begins, audiences will have free range to seamlessly select apartments, spy close-up and hear the the intimate conversations of the residents—the dilemma becomes—who do you watch—and what does this tell you.
Game Developer: iNK Stories
iNK Stories was awarded the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s prestigious Jury ‘Storyscapes’ Award for pushing the boundaries on immersive storytelling. Based in New York City, iNK’s outstanding team led by the distinctive pedigree of founders Vassiliki Khonsari and Navid Khonsari who developed the cinematic look and feel for iconic game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Manhunt, The Warriors, Alan Wake, Bully, Homefront and the highest grossing VR game to date Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.