LONDON, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Variable State, the entertainment production company that is pioneering a new kind of interactive storytelling, revealed today the first look at VIRGINIA, their new animated picture where the audience plays the main character.
Directed by Jonathan Burroughs and Terry Kenny, veteran creatives from the interactive entertainment industry and former developers with DeepMind, VIRGINIA allows viewers to immerse themselves in a startling mystery thriller, experienced entirely through the eyes of the protagonist.
"Virginia is a reflection of the diverse art that has inspired me, ranging from the timeless animation of Glen Keane to the enigmatic storytelling of David Lynch. It's a sumptuous animated drama, with a technological twist. And it challenges storytelling conventions by granting the viewer direct control over the story," said Jonathan Burroughs.
VIRGINIA is an enigmatic thriller; a kooky FBI noir in which graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver must solve the riddle of the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, a young boy and resident of Kingdom - a small town with a secret. Presented in a stark, pared-back, digital style, and steeped in the imagery of its titular setting, VIRGINIA transcends the limitations of traditional motion pictures by inviting the audience to participate in events as they unfold.
"It would be a delight for Virginia to be mentioned in the same breath as genre greats like Twin Peaks and the recent Stranger Things. We hope viewers find it to be a captivating story that, through technology, is original in both the tale and the telling." said Jonathan Burroughs.
VIRGINIA releases on September 22nd on demand for the leading home entertainment platforms, including Steam, a leader in digital entertainment with over 125 million users.
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About Variable State:
Variable State (variablestate.com) is a media production company that is pioneering a new kind of interactive storytelling. Capable of producing entertainment products for both the home and mobile markets, Variable State is poised to deliver highly immersive original storytelling that captivates and surprises. The company is based in London, UK and Dublin, Ireland.
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