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Darkstar – The Interactive Movie

Sci-fi adventure from J. Allen Williams to be published later this year by Lace Mamba Global.

Lace Mamba Global announces that it will publish DARKSTAR™ – The Interactive Movie, a Science Fiction adventure game for PC and Mac, developed by J. Allen Williams at Parallax Studio.

“DARKSTAR is an extraordinary adventure game. It has been in development for over ten years, and has finally found its international publishing home. DARKSTAR is a perfect addition to our 2011 line up of independent adventure game productions”, says Jason Codd, European Managing Director at Lace Mamba Global. “DARKSTAR, with its extensive use of Full Motion Video, its famous cast and its eclectic mix of science fiction and dark comedy is a real gem in the adventure game genre. We’re confident that legions of PC and Mac players will truly enjoy this absolutely unique interactive movie experience. By publishing DARKSTAR, we once again prove that Lace Mamba Global is dedicated to the adventure game genre and are keen to bring the most exciting developments to our customers worldwide”, he adds.

J. Allen Williams, Producer, Director and Writer of DARKSTAR recently said “Lace Mamba Global is a perfect fit for a project like ours. Their commitment to bringing unique and cutting-edge entertainment to gamers everywhere while providing an unparalleled classic gaming experience is second to none. Their team knows how to take a release and put it out there with all the value-added extras that players want—they listen to the fans.”

DARKSTAR is set in the post-apocalyptic future in the year 2499. Captain John O’Neil awakens from cryogenic sleep aboard the lost and damaged starship Westwick. The ships’ computer voice informs O’Neil that he has been asleep for over 312 years, such a long time that his memories are gone—a side effect of being in hibernation centuries too long. A breath-taking journey through space and time begins as the player explores the haunted starship searching for answers and clues as to what the true mission is.  Backstory cinema is unlocked as areas are unlocked and made accessible, and the epic story unfolds on this drifting and broken starship somewhere on the other side of the Galaxy as it orbits a strange, alien planet. Players must utilize their wits and ingenuity to discover what has happened to the Earth, the starship, and its crew.  They must find out what has happened to O’Neil’s partner Ross Perryman, why Pilot Paige Palmer still slumbers in her cryo-chamber and who savagely murdered Navigator Alan Burk during his long session in suspended animation.  O’Neil soon discovers that the Earth has been destroyed and the crew of the Westwick are the sole surviving members of the human race…or are they?

DARKSTAR, both an adventure game and an interactive movie, features more than 13 hours of Full Motion Video sequences to tell its amazing story. More animated footage than any other game in history is packed into this adventure with over two-dozen exhilarating alternate endings. The cast of live actors features Clive Robertson starring Captain John O’Neil (Sunset Beach/StarHunter), as well as the original cast of the American cult television comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000”, including Trace Beaulieu, Beth “Beez” McKeever, Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Frank Conniff and J. Elvis Weinstein. DARKSTAR is narrated by the late, great Peter Graves (Mission: Impossible/Airplane/A&E’s Biography Series), his final performance.

DARKSTAR combines the best of the adventure game genre with science fiction filmmaking in this ground-breaking production. With elements of dark humor, horror, and classic sci-fi, DARKSTAR introduces you to live-action characters in a pre-rendered, fully animated storytelling tool that allows you to wander, search, discover, and enjoy this refreshing and strange world at your own pace.

Lace Mamba Global will publish Darkstar worldwide, starting in the UK in Q2 2011.  

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