Gaumont U.K. has optioned the film and TV rights to the alternate reality trilogy from London-based immersive entertainment company Swamp Motel.
The three-part interactive game series — which comprises “Plymouth Point,” “The Mermaid’s Tongue” and “The Kindling Hour” — invites players to unleash their inner online detective as they enter a world of corporate deceit, occult horrors and shadowy cabals to uncover the murky underworld within high society.
Players can book a time to play each live episode, which is accessible via home computers, and can be played by 2-6 people. Teammates need to collaborate as they look for clues and crack codes and passwords to piece the story together.
The trilogy, which stars actor Dominic Monaghan, has steadily drawn a robust fanbase, with more than 60,000 people across the U.K. and U.S. having played the games since the first instalment,