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Master Reboot Brings Haunting Sci-Fi Horror to PS3 Next Month

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Master Reboot on PS3

I’m David Banner (not the HULK… don’t make me angry!), Managing Director and co-founder of Wales Interactive and I’ve been making video games professionally since 1995.

Wales Interactive is a BAFTA Cymru award-winning indie developer and publisher which I co-founded back in 2012 with my friend and colleague Richard Pring, Technical Director. Our team has grown to 14 strong and we are Wales’s biggest game developer and publisher. We even have a display dedicated to us at Cardiff Wales Airport! We are passionate about games and our aim is to create original titles that entertain the world as well as put Wales on the video games map.

We started out primarily as an app developer, but have now made the leap to console development and we’re very excited about next month’s release of our first PS3 title.

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Our first PlayStation title, Master Reboot, is a haunting first person sci-fi adventure game. In the not too distant future humankind has created the Soul Cloud, a giant server that holds the data of your soul and memories when you die. The Soul Cloud is filled with floating islands, each island looks like a town; village or city filled with rooms, skyscrapers and houses that hold people’s memories.

To house your Soul, a family member (or yourself before you die) purchases an island on the Soul Cloud where the server will generate rooms, houses or skyscrapers that hold each and every memory from the deceased’s past, or of memories of their choosing. The game starts with you being uploaded to the Soul Cloud but something has gone wrong and you wake up on a beach not knowing who or where you are. It’s up to you to explore, solve puzzles and try to piece together your life and death.

With Master Reboot we wanted to invoke an uneasiness for the player; a haunting quality as you journeyed through the game. There are certain levels where you catch glimpses of things, shadows, movement out of the corner of your eye and there are always undertones of something not quite being right.

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I think ‘less is more’ in our game and we’ve taken the horror genre in different direction and steered away from blood, guts and violence. I can honestly say there is nothing quite like Master Reboot out there – it’s definitely a game that needs to be experienced.

We deliberately tried to make something visually striking and that, combined with the music, gives a beautiful, haunting quality to the game. We wanted to create a look that would really stand out from the crowd and give us as the developers an identity and think we have achieved that with this game.

It’s great to receive critical acclaim and it’s rewarding for the team to get positive recognition for trying something a bit different from the norm. It’s been described as “A gorgeous indie horror” by the folks at PC Gamer, “A breath of fresh, creepy air” by RockPaperShotgun, and “freakishly cool” by Kotaku.

We hope you agree when the game launches on PlayStation 3 later this month. Any questions? Ask away below.

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chavez1138 said:

January 31st, 8:10 am

looks good but I’m going to wait for a review.

aro52 said:

January 31st, 8:13 am

“…launches later this month.” (posted on January 31st)

Sorry, I had to! :P Game looks really cool.

PainOfSarrow said:

January 31st, 8:18 am

mannn just has to be first person view. to baddd, looks good though.

PainOfSarrow said:

January 31st, 8:25 am

im still interested. can you tell me the average length to beat this will take ? first person gives me motion sickness but long as i play it in very short sessions it wont.

ShawnWeaver said:

January 31st, 8:32 am

Ps4?

Figboy said:

January 31st, 8:34 am

Is February unofficial horror month? With Outlast on PS4, and this on PS3, there’s a lot of scaring going on in PlayStation land. I think I’m missing something else, also.

markedman54 said:

January 31st, 8:44 am

Price?

WolfyHopeless said:

January 31st, 8:56 am

I have this own steam and I absolutely love it. It is an awesomely creepy game. Will gladly buy on PS3.

Dionysus-Jones said:

January 31st, 9:29 am

A social commentary on Microsoft’s soul-sucking cloud…

Count me in :-)

aro52 said:

January 31st, 9:44 am

Just popped up on the psnprofiles(dot)com… Might be coming quite soon…

Viewtiful_Gene said:

January 31st, 9:52 am

I have to say it, it looks and sounds… interesting actually.
There will be a demo?
(I don’t trust reviews anymore. It’s been years (a lot of years) since the last time I read one.)

lisatsunami said:

January 31st, 9:53 am

A very interesting premise. Like Nick and Ryan of this blog, I’m usually too chicken for horror games, but this sounds like it has more than just “boo” in the dark. I look forward to learning more.

davidxraw said:

January 31st, 10:17 am

Don’t forget to provide us with a demo.

XtemmA2 said:

January 31st, 10:34 am

Is it too much trouble to ask for porting the suspence to Vita?

tusunami said:

January 31st, 11:00 am

This might be something worth checking out, & hopefully there will be a demo.

Seluhir said:

January 31st, 11:51 am

Please tell me this isn’t first person… please. It sounds so cool… but it also gives me the impression that it’s going to be first person.

Seluhir said:

January 31st, 11:52 am

bah, forgot to put ‘just’ in there.

poodude said:

January 31st, 12:46 pm

And just the other day I was thinking about how much I’d love to play a sci-fi horror game. Perfect timing!

AizawaYuuichi said:

January 31st, 1:48 pm

This actually looks really interesting, and without the “blood, guts and violence” of most other horror games, I think I’m going to have to get this. The art style is very striking, I like it. Looking forward to more info and a release date for this.

Folkeye said:

January 31st, 2:13 pm

Not to be a bummer, but considering how mediocre the reviews were for PC (at least via Metacritic), has there been anything to address the ‘need of polish’ for bringing to the PS3?

I like the premise from what I see here but I do tend to see how reviews go before purchase.

chrisgomez3030 said:

January 31st, 5:59 pm

needs a vita vita release.

Souledge94 said:

January 31st, 10:06 pm

well im always interested in horror games.Will there be a demo?

alexroedor said:

February 1st, 8:18 am

we need more games for Vita, every month has game for PS3 or PS4, but Vita no one, sorrowful the situation of Vita =/

italodancemp3 said:

February 1st, 8:29 am

Yes please release it for VITA too

Ryumoau said:

February 1st, 9:02 am

hopefully you will post some gameplay videos next time you make an article on the game. looks interesting but need to see it in action.

Dangisuckatgamin said:

February 1st, 8:53 pm

Looks like a Saturday morning cartoon, not scary… :P

mremerson said:

February 2nd, 6:02 am

This game is on Steam since 10-29-2013 and have 59/100 on Metacritic.

This is not good…. :(

suicideforce said:

February 2nd, 9:19 am

@mremerson may have 59/100, but only 5 out of 46 reviews on Steam say not recommend. So 41/46 says to recommend. Get out of here, troll

VinsanityV21 said:

February 2nd, 6:34 pm

SWEET! I heard about this on PC and it looks intriguing and creepy as heck; it also had decent reviews. But considering my laptop isn’t a gaming rig, and I don’t like playing games on my laptop in general (even with the 360 pad), I passed on it. I’ll check it out here on my PS3 then; I’m all up for a memorable, weird trip, even if it isn’t too polished or has a little jank. Much prefer these types of games to safe, boring, “built from a template”-type games, y’know?

Viewtiful_Gene said:

February 5th, 10:31 am

Since you didn’t answer any question I assume you won’t release any demo.

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