National Film & Television School students to release first playable demo for “Into the Black” at EGX 2016.
Students from the National Film & Television School will be unveiling the first playable demo for the ambitious new VR game Into the Black at EGX 2016. EGX 2016 is the UK’s biggest games event and will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre on the 22nd to 25th September.
Into the Black is an immersive, third person, virtual reality adventure about teamwork, instinct and survival. The game features a distinct visual style and boasts an original score. The game has already begun to attract attention from the industry, Hollywood actor Nigel Barber, whose recent credits include Spectre and Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, will be lending his voice as the game’s narrator.
Into the Black is set during the infamous wildfires at Yellowstone National Park. The player assumes the role of a spirit guide sent to help a red fox and grizzly bear, who have been thrown together during the chaos of the wildfire and need the player’s guidance to help them escape the perils of the inferno and reach safety.
Only by working together will they survive the long road ahead and stand any chance of being reunited with their families. Along the way they will be tested to their limits as their world is consumed by flames, the fire has put Yellowstone out of balance and forced a mass migration into the hunting grounds of the Druid Wolf pack. As these fearsome predators descend upon their fleeing prey, another lurks in the darkness. Man has come, full of cruelty and bad intention, seeking to turn this disaster into opportunity. If you and your companions are to survive you will need to rely on each other and leave everything behind as you journey into the black.
“The best thing about VR is how it can transport you to another world. These don’t all have to be about hyper realism, though – why not whisk us somewhere completely alien? Into the Black dares to take us some place different, transporting us to the infamous wildfires at Yellowstone National Park” – Kirk McKeand, PCGamesN.
Into the Black is the latest game to be created as part of the ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development run by the National Film and Television School. Previous games created as part of the course including A MAZE winner Pixel Ripped and The Sandman Project.
Into the Black, is an episodic game that uses the Oculus Rift. The first episode is intended for release worldwide in 2017 on the PC.
With Saturday tickets now sold out, EGX 2016 is expected to be the biggest event in EGX history. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit – https://www.egx.net/egx