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The Fidelio Incident

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Act 3 Games
Release Date: May 23, 2017

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'The Fidelio Incident' Available As Digital Download

by Rainier on May 24, 2017 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT

The Fidelio Incident, inspired by Beethoven's only opera Fidelio, is a single-player, first-person thriller set off the coast of Iceland.

…Suddenly, the plane goes down, slamming into the top of the mountain, ripping in half, leaving Stanley and Leonore separated.  As Stanley wakes from the crash, his cell phone rings; it is Leonore in desperate, critical condition.  While Stanley frantically searches for Leonore, he must cover up any traces of their identity. Rescue help is on the way, the past must remain hidden. They can’t find out who we are!

After a violent plane crash, Stanley must search a desolate frozen island in search of his wife Leonore while covering up any traces of their identity. Rescue help is on the way, the past must remain hidden. "They can't find out who we are!"

"For The Fidelio Incident, inspirations include Dear Esther, Gone Home, and Firewatch as well as character dramas like Homeland, Lost, and The Americans. The game was also inspired by Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio," said Ken Feldman, Creative Director, Act 3 Games. "We used the opera's premise as inspiration for the backstory, and then re-imagined it for a modern setting."

He continued, "We've been working on The Fidelio Incident for 3 years, and we wanted to release it out of nowhere to capture the emotional feeling when you’ve just seen a Netflix show or played something you immediately have to talk about. The Fidelio Incident is a provocative thriller that will hook you from the start."

Michael Krikorian's score composes over 40 minutes of original music. He incorporates themes from Fidelio's overture and transforms them to fit the mood and atmosphere of the game. The score expands the emotional depth of the narrative while complementing the atmosphere of the island.

Stanley is played by Glenn Keogh, known for his roles in Transformers Age of Extinction, Once Upon A Time, and Sons of Anarchy. Glenn was born in Ireland. After reading the script, he signed on with the goal of bringing authenticity to Stanley's character. We think he did a great job, and hope you agree!

Leonore is played by Bess Harrison, whose credits include The Temple and Memory, for Amazon Studios. Bess is described by Glenn as having a sweetheart voice you can't help but fall in love with.

The Fidelio Incident is available as digital download through Steam for $14.99.

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