Andy Serkis brings 'Planet of the Apes' to video games
We're here to talk about Planet of the Apes, The Last Frontier, a new video game through your studio Imaginarium, is that correct?
That's right, yes.
So what we're really excited about the prospect of extending the world beyond the.
The three movies that we've been involved in, or that I've been involved in, and yet keep it very tonally close to the world but not telling the same story.
So that was the objective, we wanted to create a very dramatic, immersive.
A version of the tone of the film, but create a whole new bunch of characters and allow the audience to viscerally play both as apes and humans.
So that was the objective.
And then I think it's I mean hopefully I think people will find it it really is very engrossing and engaging.
It's a choice place game very influenced by say heavy rain or one of those Games that sort of broke the mold in terms of interactive stories and video games.
And it really does focus on you as a player and your choices.
Yeah, we really were Wanting to take the empathy that was the main theme of the three movies, and see if we could somehow parlay that into an immersive experience.
Where you don't necessarily.
It's not about defeating your opponent.
And that's to say, can play both as apes and humans.
But it's who are you?
It really does ask the question of you.
What sort of person am I?
Am I someone who wants to destroy another species, or am I someone who seeks peace, ultimately.
And you, with this choice decision based game, are there places where it feels grey, because I think that's also one of the cool things about the movie series?
You have characters that maybe Bad, but they're not just pur bad.
There's gray in all shades of those colors.
!00%, that's exactly what we wanted to do is create three-dimensional rounded characters.
All of whom you see their point of view to a certain extend or other.
That you're emotionally connected to them.
And that was one of the successful things I think about the movie, was that you didn't really judge any of the characters because everyone is in a very difficult difficult situation.
So there we have these groups of apes which are other two.
They're not the same, it's not Caesar and his tribe, it's a completely other tribe of apes living up in the mountains who on the point of starvation they're coming down to find food with that becomes you know, becomes the great danger of interacting with human beings.
And it an be played as a multi player game up to four people and you can over ride but then you only get one change at over riding you have to really arrive at a collective decision if you're playing in a group and the tension builds and the Events happen, so fast, so fast, so fast the way you're having to make these decisions, and I do think it's quite intense.