Air, our upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie directed by Chris Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption), is getting a video game!
The adventure-mystery game will not be an adaptation of the film, but rather will tell a different story in the same universe as Air. It is in development by Swedish game developer Gaming Corps.
The film stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blood Diamond) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards, Hostages) and takes place after an international conflict leaves the planet’s air toxic and its surface uninhabitable. To save the human race, the government creates a series of underground bunkers filled with cryogenic sleeping tanks that hold people meant to be the seeds of civilization’s return.
Reedus and Hounsou play two maintenance workers charged with ensuring that one of the facilities doesn’t fall apart before the world is ready to live in again. Every six months the two men wake up for a 120-minute shift to do their work. But one day the sleeping tank for one of the two men breaks.
The downloadable video game, which will be released episodically starting sometime this year on Steam, tablets and potentially consoles, will focus on the inhabitants of another underground bunker.
For more information, check out this great write-up from Polygon!