Video game developer stillalive studios and remote control productions GmbH (RCP), Europe’s leading game production house, have announced they are partnering with Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group to develop the forthcoming sci-fi strategy game Drone Swarm as original graphic novel and TV content targeted as a long form series for broadcast and streaming services.
The game’s storyline revolves around an onslaught of renegade hordes of alien drone swarms controlled by a mysterious unknown force that practically destroys our planet. In our fight to survive the devastation, mankind has found a way to gain control of the attacking alien technology and incorporates the drone swarm into their own ships to thwart future attacks as the survivors set out to look for a new home and rebuild the planet we’ve lost and, with it, the future of humanity. The gameplay involves the user controlling thousands of drones to fight, explore and invest in research to get more powerful abilities as the player achieves different levels within the game.
“We are super excited to partner with the 451 team as we were looking for exactly their kind of passion and great talent to collaboratively expand the universe of Drone Swarm beyond the videogame,” said Julian Mautner, Founder and CEO of stillalive studios.
“This is an incredible opportunity that allows RCP and 451 to creatively join forces during a key phase of the game’s early development that will allow us to expand and deepen the game’s storyline as a standalone long form series,” added Doug Nunes, CEO of 451. “Working with the level of premium writers and artists that 451 is known for together with RCP and stillalive’s team of top notch developers gives us an extraordinary opportunity to leverage their incredible skillset, visuals and gameplay and dovetail it into a dramatic sci-fi adventure series that will re-define the genre.”