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

January 21,2013 - Stay Dead has finally got a playable PC demo several months after its first launch on the market. Now everyone can taste for free the original gameplay of this odd and never-seen-before attempt to merge movie and videogame world.

The fresh and new concept behind Stay Dead already collected several good reviews worldwide, proving that it is possibile to create an engaging videogame using exclusively live footage for all the in-game graphics.

From today the final judgement passes to the gamers, who can now evaluate by themselves the fun factor of being an hero of an action movie.


Stay Dead is the brucefilm's effort to build something fun around a simple and not yet really explored idea: to interact in real time in a movie.

Here what is NOT Stay Dead:It is not about graphic adventures, laser games or interactive movie.

Stay Dead is a REAL ARCADE-ACTION GAME, something that (probably) it was never done before.

Playing Stay Dead is like watching the movie ‘Indiana Jones’ and being able to command Indiana inside one of his action scene IN REAL TIME, just like if he was a videogame character. Actually it is more like command 'Chuck Norris' or 'Bruce Lee' in one of their action movie, because BRUCEfilm tried to capture that kind of feeling (starting from the strange and colorful foes), but the concept is the same.

In the end STAY DEAD is a fusion of a 'round beat'em up' game like Street Fighter with a lot of elements taken from rhythm games.

The reviews trailer:

The official Stay Dead trailer:

Back stage trailer:

Using the video footage is one aspect of Stay Dead, but it's not the most important. The focus of the team is to let the player feels like using the main character in an actual movie, a movie with a real montage and a proper grammar.

More information on Stay Dead and BRUCEfilm can be found at and

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Founded in 2001 by Fabrizio Digiovinazzo, BRUCEfilm produces both videogames and movies. That's the reason why STAY DEAD came to life, bringing together his author's passions.