We’ve been taking a look at Jörg Tittel’s enigmatic game The Last Worker for a while now. We spoke to the director earlier this year and discussed the themes and ideas behind the project, but a one-minute intro trailer is all we’ve seen of the game itself, and it’s more of a tease than a typical game trailer.
Now, however, with the game to be shown at the 78th Venice Film Festival, Tittel is lifting the lid a bit with a few more details. Described as a “first-person job simulator, stealth strategy, and immersive narrative adventure,” the developer has now introduced the impressive voice cast that will bring its characters to life.
As seen in the video above, Icelandic-American actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (recently seen in movies like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and next to ‘The Stathe‘ on The meg) will play Kurt, the last worker of the same name. Hoverbird, a “mystery activist” is being played by Clare-Hope Ashitey (Man child and Doctor who) and David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis, Origin of the Planet of the Apes) is playing an “eccentric CEO.”
Perhaps most exciting of all, however, the fabulous Jason Isaacs is playing Skew, a “jail-free co-bot” and friend of Kurt. The veteran actor, and a thoroughly likable guy in every way, is probably best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, although you’ve probably seen it in … Oh, practically everything. Isaacs is a well-loved and in-demand actor, and any self-respecting movie fan will be excited to see him involved in The Last Worker.
Here’s a little snippet from the actor, via the official press release:
“The last worker I felt completely different from all the games I have played or been a part of. The characters were human, complicated and fun, the story poignant and personal, and yes, the game was addictive and fun. Everything seemed fresh, creative and original. When was the last time you had an assistant bot from Liverpool? The creator, Jörg, is a risky nerd of the highest level. Roll over The last worker 2… If that’s not a contradiction! “
As for the game itself, the new video mentions the recording of 200 pages of dialogue and ongoing work on a project that feels ambitious but we still know very little about. It’s scheduled for a 2022 launch on multiple platforms, so we’re sure we’ll find out more details soon. Here are some tidbits of the new PR blurb:
The last worker is a narrative adventure centered on our struggle in an increasingly automated and dehumanizing world. Set in a lonely, oppressive but strangely beautiful setting, The last worker is a unique combination of first person narrative, work simulation and stealth strategy game. Combining a handcrafted art style with unique immersive gameplay mechanics in an epic setting, the game delivers an emotional, thought-provoking and comedic storyline with rich characters played by an all-star cast.
If you’d like to learn more, check out our interview with Tittel earlier in the year and re-familiarize yourself with the initial trailer below.
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