Ubisoft has announced a joint venture with Patho Escape-Room-Style VR Game Based on the documentary “Notre Dame on fire“By Jean-Jacques Annaud. It will be available in March and will allow you to take on the role of firefighter inside the burning church on the night of April 15, 2019.
As indicated, it will be 1 hour interactive experience. The game and the documentary share the same name. This is the third time that Ubisoft has released a digital version of Notre-Dame. The first was the 2014 game Assassin’s Creed Unity set in 18th century Paris. For the second time in 2020, the French company “Notre-Dame de Paris: Journey Back in Time” created a free experience that allowed you to see the restoration of the church.
Jean-Jacques Annaud may have been inspired by one of these versions of Notre Dame, so he contacted Ubisoft. “He knew we had a special connection with Notre Dame,” he says Deborah Papiernik, Ubisoft Senior VP. “I think that’s why he came to us. I don’t think he went to see me [qualcun altro]”.
The director and the video game company began preliminary talks in early 2021, during which they tried to see what kind of tie-in was most effective for both sides. With the film set to release in March 2022, Papierne and his crew knew that such a timeline was too tight to make a full game. So we chose a narrow, escape room-style experience.
“Like any escape game, it’s a question of puzzles and collaborating with your teammates,” explains Babernick. “The idea is to find monuments through the cathedral and fight the fire, because the Notre Dame must be saved. [prima che scada il tempo]”.
Ubisoft’s designers worked closely with Annot and his team, with the film’s script – written by the director and Thomas Pidecaine (“a prophet”) – as a kind of starting point. “This collaboration really helped our team,” Papiernik said. “That doesn’t mean we translated everything into a game; on the contrary, it fed our team our adaptation.”
The game is expected to arrive in many parts of the world, but there is no mention of supported sites. No sports videos or pictures available. However, we can see the documentary Trailer Below.
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