Dave Gibbons writes to say that he and BAFTA nominated videogame designer Charles Cecil are hosting a public screening of their video game “Beneath a Steel Sky” on October 5th at BAFTA, Piccadilly. The project has a long history, and has now been redeveloped for iPhone:
The two first collaborated in 1994 on the multi-award-winning graphic adventure ‘Beneath a Steel Sky’. An enduring mix of complex storytelling and intelligent puzzle-solving, it remains one of the best examples of the genre – as iPhone and iPod touch owners will discover early next month when a ‘remastered’ version of the game is published for their systems.
Gibbons and Cecil have worked together on an ad-hoc basis over the past 15 years. The BAFTA session will premiere new material from ‘Beneath A Steel Sky – Remastered’, as Charles Cecil and Dave Gibbons discuss fresh gaming possibilities now each of their visions can be fully realised. The hour-long session will conclude with an open Q&A session – with attendees able to mingle with the pair in the bar afterwards.
As if mingling in the br wasn’t exciting enough, attendees will also be given a commemorative reprint of the original comic that accompanied the game’s initial release.
Details here. Non-BAFTA members can purchase tickets for £5.