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  Magic, Mystery & Murder in Victorian London - Chase Down Jack the Ripper on 5 April in Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey on PC
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02/14/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Check out the release day trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euzbt4m48KU

Disclaimer: Dance of Death has been developed by a multicultural, multifaith and gender diverse team of varying sexualities. It contains strong language and deals with real life issues that may be disturbing for some people, including prostitution, racism, and severe profanity, amongst others. These issues, whilst novelized, are present in the game to maintain a level of historical accuracy that the team wanted to present to its players.

 

London, UK - Thursday 14th February, 2019: Telling the tale not only of the hunt for London’s most notorious murderer, Jack the Ripper, but also the cold realities of the lives of those in Victorian London, Salix Games is excited to announce that its ambitious adventure Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey will launch on PC on 5th April, 2019.

 

The game - crafted by a team that, collectively, has worked at the likes of Lionhead and Rocksteady, amongst others - hands players control of immortal knight Sir Lancelot Du Lac and cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey as they explore the city’s smoggy streets to investigate the murders attributed to the infamous Ripper. Be warned, investigations are anything but linear, with an extensive branching narrative, the crucial choices the players make lead to unique - and potentially unexpected - conclusions.

 

Lifted from Arthurian Legend, both Du Lac and Fey find themselves in new forms and, indeed, in a new time, taking with them the pains of their past lives as they trail the path of death left by Jack the Ripper. In the midst of their investigations they also encounter a Whitechapel local Mary Kelly, a young woman with special gifts who may hold the key to the entire mystery...

 

It’s an expansive adventure with the kind of high production values Jessica Saunders, founder of Salix Games has been used to mastering throughout her career, and she is keen to stress that the story - which sends players back in time to the 19th century - actually has much to say about the present day.

 

“It’s fair to say Victorian London wasn’t the most glamorous of cities for the masses living amongst its streets,” offers Saunders. “We think we’ve accurately reflected its gritty - and often heinous - nature, but sprinkled a little bit of magic and mystery with the addition of Du Lac and Fey. Both find themselves in new bodies and with new lives, which in Fey’s case sees her trapped in the form of a dog after she was cursed. In contrast, Du Lac finds his life is governed by a new found immortality. As a result, though attracted to both women and men, he finds it hard to commit to a relationship knowing he’ll ultimately out live them and be left alone.

 

She concludes, “It’s a tale of two characters coming to terms with their own frailties, all while tracking down London’s most notorious killer.”

 

Developed by a team of true artisans in games, acting, art, sound and music, and brimming with quality, Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey features:

 

  • An absorbing and atmospheric tale of a 19th century London being torn apart by the murderous Jack the Ripper
  • Netflix Original production standards - this is a quality adventure with a bold story to tell
  • Three playable characters, - immortal knight Sir Lancelot Du Lac, the cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey, and the Ripper’s last victim Mary Kelly - each of whom has their own demons to take on in play
  • Crime scene investigations tailored to the skills of the three main characters, encouraging players to adapt their approach
  • A multi-branching story where in-game decisions impact on each character’s resolution
  • A wide array of NPCs designed to show what real life was like in 19th century Whitechapel
  • A cast of amazing voice actors, including stars from Dragon Age, Penny Dreadful, Black Mirror and Game of Thrones
 

Dance of Death will launch on Steam for PC on 5th April 2019.

 

For Further information, please contact:

 

UK

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected]  +44 (0) 7828 692 315

   

Keith Andrew - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7834 237 322

 

Europe

Stu Taylor - Dead Good Media

[email protected] +44 (0) 7780 600 720

 

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About Salix Games

Salix Games was set up to create incredible worlds to be explored and fascinating characters to meet while you are there. Above all we want to tell great stories and craft meaningful experiences that stay with you long after you’ve finished them.

 

With Salix’s headquarters based near Guildford, the majority of the team works remotely around the world, with each member bringing diversity, passion and expertise to the games we make.