The Kraken Wakes: Out Now!

Embark on a Ground-breaking Sci-Fi Adventure with the Exclusive Adaptation of John Wyndham's Epic Novel, The Kraken Wakes

The Kraken Wakes, the exclusive adaptation of John Wyndham’s classic 1950’s sci-fi/horror novel, is a ground-breaking, immersive conversational cosy apocalypse game. You’ll explore the story by talking or typing to its characters in natural language, influencing their actions and emotions as you shape the narrative. Step into character as a journalist for the prestigious EBC News to unravel an epic mystery, travelling the world and delving deep into the oceans as you investigate a deadly attack on Planet Earth. 

Created using Charisma’s AI-powered storytelling platform, The Kraken Wakes takes interactive gaming to a new level. Conversational AI enables exciting new gameplay features that Charisma has been perfecting for some time. NPCs with personalities, memories, opinions and emotions who you can speak to directly, voice-in, voice-out. Devise jaw-dropping headlines, deliver knock-out press conference performances, and negotiate with governments to uncover the truth about the fireballs before it’s too late.

Charisma CEO, Guy Gadney, said: “Unlike other games that limit players to multiple-choice options, The Kraken Wakes offers a more meaningful experience, where every dialogue option has a consequence, and where we can explore the novel’s themes of ecological disaster, militaristic governments and migration. Your words will impact how others perceive and respond to you and how the narrative unfolds.”

“John Wyndham’s star has been rising with audiobooks recorded by Stephen Fry, and TV adaptations of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids, and we are honoured and excited to produce this adaptation. Wyndham himself was once reviewed as a “cosy catastrophe” sci-fi writer, and we are proud to extend this intimacy and cosiness into the games genre as a pioneering adaptation”, he added.

Get ready to embark upon an epic journey of planetary survival where every conversation counts!

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Contact: Guy Gadney, for more information and interviews