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  Her Story Creator Sam Barlow Discovers Rare Lost Movies In New Game “IMMORTALITY”
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Brooklyn, NY. 13th June 2021. Today, Sam Barlow is proud to announce IMMORTALITY. Formerly teased under its working title Project A██████, Barlow’s new game allows players to explore a recently discovered cache of film reels from the lost movies of vanished actress Marissa Marcel. 


The title announcement is accompanied by the release of a teaser trailer which showcases poster designs for the three lost movies: Ambrosio, Minsky, and Two of Everything. It also reveals that the project includes notable screenwriters Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Queen’s Gambit), Amelia Gray (Mr. Robot, Telling Lies) and Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway.


“I have always been fascinated by moviemaking. Delving into the history of cinema and sharing Marissa Marcel’s work with players is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. We hope to use this footage as a lens to explore the medium and peek inside the second half of film’s first century. Perhaps it can bring closure to the questions around Marissa’s disappearance also.“ said Sam Barlow.


“We’re thrilled to publish IMMORTALITY as the first title under the Half Mermaid studio banner,” said producer Jeff Petriello. “It’s an important moment for us, but we hope it will be an important one for the immensely creative and growing games industry in New York City as well, a place which played a prominent role in Marcel’s life.”


IMMORTALITY is set for release in 2022 and is available to wishlist today on Steam. Further launch platforms to be announced. 


More Information

  • The Steam page for the game is here.

  • Teaser trailer can be seen on the Half Mermaid YouTube Channel here


About Half Mermaid

Half Mermaid is a video game production company based in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to create authored, player-centric stories across the spectrum of narrative genres. Follow our Twitter and sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch. 


About Sam Barlow

Sam Barlow a director and writer of games known for pushing the boundaries of interactive narrative. With Silent Hill: Shattered Memories he created a classic that psychologically profiled its players and in Her Story he reinvented the detective genre for the YouTube generation. 


About Marissa Marcel

Marissa Marcel was thrown into the spotlight in 1968 when she was cast by Arthur Fischer in the movie Ambrosio, beating out over 20,000 other hopefuls. However, Marcel would only go on to shoot two other movies, 1970’s Minsky and 1999’s Two of Everything. Much has been speculated about the reasons none of these movies were ever released and the fact that Marcel has not been seen in public since. 


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