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Paris, November 23rd 2021 – Microids and Pendulo Studios are pleased to reveal today the third and last dev diary about the video game Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, expected for December 16, 2021 on PC (Steam & GOG).

Only few weeks ahead of the release of the next narrative interactive game from the studio, this developer diary highlights specific cinematic techniques used by the development team, as well as many Hitchcockian influences the studio may have drawn upon.

In order to offer an original work, adapting the story for a neophyte audience while remaining faithful to the original material, the studio has immersed itself in the filmography of the famous director, to transcribe its unique atmosphere, through techniques of narration, special treatment of the color, but also of the work done on backgrounds. Adrián Hernández, Technical & Environment Artist confirming, it is a true homage to all these movies that were wished to be done through the game.

Ed Miller, a writer, came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California.
Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by the event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day.

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is being developed by Pendulo Studios (Runaway, Yesterday Origins, Blacksad: Under the Skin…) and will launch December 16th, 2021, on PC. The game will come out in 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and Nintendo Switch.

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is an invitation to discover more about this dizzy spell and its origins. The game is a true introspective experience that will challenge the players’ own sense of sanity.

Prepare yourself for a disturbing investigation inside the human mind: the truth is sometimes worse than madness…

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Vincent Gallopain 
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About Microids
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About Reeder Brand Management
RBM is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and rights representation consultancy. We work with leading global brands and their advertising agencies to provide access to the world’s most iconic music and celebrity talent for use in all forms of advertising, marketing, promotion, PR, internal communications and product-related projects. RBM’s rights representation group directly manages the personality rights of iconic personas including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Chris Farley, Bo Derek and Evel Knievel.

About Pendulo Studios
Founded in 1993, Pendulo Studios revitalized the adventure genre with the million-selling, multi-awarded series Runaway in the early 2000s. Later on, they turned to the genre of interactive thrillers and gathered a huge amount of praise with the Yesterday saga and Blacksad: Under the Skin, the first videogame adaptation of the Eisner-awarded comic-books by Canales and Guarnido. They are currently developing Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo, inspired by the cinematographic universe of the master of suspense.

© 2021 Microids SA. All right reserved. Developed by Pendulo Studios. Published by Microids SA. All right reserved. Based on the Movie “VERTIGO” by Mr Alfred HITCHCOCK, produced by Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions with permission from the Alfred J. Hitchcock Second Trust. Represented exclusively by REEDER BRAND MANAGEMENT. All Rights Reserved

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