NARRATIVE SURVIVAL PUZZLES
My path through this arctic wasteland is winding and treacherous, but I can see black smoke on the mountain,
a beacon guiding me to her.
Along the way, I’ll need to search every piece of wreckage to find anything that could give us away. I've found pages from her journal scattered all over the island, and I need to find them all.
Our bloody Irish past must remain hidden.
IF ANYONE COMES,
THEY CAN'T FIND OUT WHO WE ARE!
"Hooks you by the throat and never lets go"
In 2014, God of War 3 Art Director Ken Feldman was inspired to start a side project that turned into a narrative thriller video game. With help from talented friends Brandon Popovich and Christopher Davis, this is the game we created. We took no money, created Act 3 Games as our indie video game company and are self publishing on Steam. We are very proud of the accomplishment and hope you enjoy the ride.
The game is a first person narrative thriller. Inspirations include Dear Esther, Gone Home and Firewatch as well as dark character dramas like as Homeland, Lost, and The Americans.
The Fidelio Incident was also inspired by Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio. We use the opera's premise as inspiration for the backstory, then re-imagined it for a modern setting.
Michael Krikorian's score composes over 40 minutes of original music. He incorporates themes from Fidelio's overture and transforms them to fit the mood and atmosphere of the game. The score expands the emotional depth of the narrative while complementing the atmosphere of the island.
Stanley is played by Glenn Keogh, known for his roles in Transformers Age of Extinction, Once Upon A Time, and Sons of Anarchy. Glenn was born in Ireland. After reading the script, he signed on with the goal of bringing authenticity to Stanley's character. We think he did a great job, and hope you agree!
Leonore is played by Bess Harrison, whose credits include The Temple and Memory, for Amazon Studios. Bess is described by Glenn as having a sweetheart voice you can't help but fall in love with.
Release date for The Fidelio Incident is May 23, 2017 on Steam for $14.99. We have plans to bring it to other platforms in the future.
The game runs on Unreal Engine 4.
The wind cuts through me like I don't exist.
The icy water burns to the touch.
The island groans and shakes, hurling madness upon me.
It wants to break me, but I won't stop now.
We’ve been through so much.
I CAN'T LOSE HER NOW!
NARRATIVE EXPLORATION PUZZLES
It started as another routine flight off the coast of Iceland,
but then it happened.
I never believed in miracles before the crash,
but it wasn't grace, it was just luck.
The real miracle was hearing her Irish voice on the broken mobile
and knowing that somewhere on this God forsaken island,
Leonore is still alive.
She’s trapped in the wreckage,
and I'm afraid that if I can't reach her soon,
she won't survive the cold. I’ve got to keep moving.
I’ll drag myself through the snow and ice if that’s what it takes.
I can do it as long as I know she’s alive.
PLEASE CALL LOVE,
LET ME HEAR YOUR VOICE.
EXPLORATION SURVIVAL PUZZLES
NARRATIVE EXPLORATION SURVIVAL
The island is trying to stop me from getting to Leonore.
It challenges my every move, blocking my way,
obstructing my path.
In order to find my way through, I'll need to use all my wits,
because I’m starting to think…
I MIGHT JUST BE GOING MAD!