STEVEN WILSON’s Music Powers “Last Day of June” Video Game

STEVEN WILSON's Music Powers "Last Day of June" Video Game

Visionary Italian independent studio Ovosonico and indie publisher 505 Games today announced their first project together, Last Day of June, a profound interactive adventure. From an all-star collaboration of creators including critically acclaimed director Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby, Shadow of the Damned, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja), award-winning musician and record producer Steven Wilson, and Jess Cope (animator on Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and director for Metallica’s “Here Comes Revenge” music video), Last Day of June aims to be a true artistic innovation. Visualizing a bittersweet story told through a welcoming, painterly world, the role-playing exploration game showcases the beauty of life and love, but also the contradictions of loss, as seen in the first teaser trailer (watch below).

With ‘Last Day of June,’ my vision is to create a riveting emotional experience that connects with the broader audience of human beings,” said Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO of Ovosonico. “People feel comfortable broadly saying they don’t like videogames without ever really trying them, but never say that about movies or music or art – there’s always something they can identify with. I believe games can be just as universal and relatable, and that’s what we’re attempting to show with this project.

Last Day of June is a poignant single-player journey that progresses participants from a viewer joining Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, to a character deeply intertwined in the narrative, as they try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life. In this cinematic experience, players will solve emotionally challenging puzzles in an attempt to turn back time, compelling them to ask themselves “What would you do to save the one you love?

Steven Wilson commented: “I’m not a gamer myself so I didn’t really know what to expect from a video game based on what is quite a melancholic story, but I found it to be an incredibly beautiful and emotional experience.

Last Day of June is being developed for PlayStation 4 and PC and will release later in 2017.

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  1. KellerWell Studios, LLC.

    May 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Sega Genesis + Sonic 2 and The first Playstation + Twisted Metal 2 were my first introductions to video games when I was around 5 or 6. I’ve never played anything beyond the Playstation 2 because I guess it was time to spend all of my time on a skateboard at that point in my life – which was soon followed by dedicating the majority of my time practicing music with a guitar after coming to terms with the fact that I WILL continue to break my wrists if I were to continue to pursue skateboarding and not be able to play the guitar with a cast on for a month at a time (I tried – if the cast is on your right hand, you can use it as a strummer at best, but you may aspire to play more than songs by The Offspring)…….many people can’t believe I haven’t played the latest games or anything like it that was big for a while with Xbox and MMOs and this story has always been my excuse to not play video games..

    ….the validity of this excuse has diminished tenfold in light of this news. I might have to be a gamer for a lil’ bit…

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