A joint project between Wired Productions, Writer/Director Jörg Tittel’s production company Oiffy and Wolf & Wood (The Exorcist: Legion VR, Hotel R’n’R), The Last Worker first appeared during the Venice Film Festival last year. Today, the developers have released a brand new trailer giving you a better look inside the fictional e-commence giant that is Jüngle.
Very much a critique of corporations like Amazon, The Last Worker is set inside the Jüngle Fulfillment Centre (JFC-1), a huge sprawling complex the size of Manhatten that’s completely automated; apart from one man. Of course, all this automation has been at the expense of people’s jobs – and possibly their lives.
The new trailer is delivered like a customer tour, with CEO Josef Jüngle claiming he has nothing to hide and so much to offer as you peek inside the 650 million square foot JFC-1. Rows of boxes as far as the eye can see disappear into the distance and in the middle of it all is you, the last human being to wander these seemingly endless halls of products.
The Last Worker features quite the selection of talent. From Wolf & Wood’s expertise to the hand-crafted art style of comics legend Mick McMahon as well as the voice talents of Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jason Isaacs, Clare-Hope Ashitey and David Hewlett. This is a narrative adventure coming to multiple platforms focused on “humanity’s struggle in an increasingly automated world.”
“The Last Worker is a true labour of love and I’m lucky to be working with the best creative talent money can’t buy,” said Writer, Director and Producer Jörg Tittel in a statement. “With people like these, one can’t help but deliver the goods, but should we fail, I hope Mr. Jüngle can give me a job?”
As The Last Worker, you’ll have to solve puzzles, defend yourself against rogue robots and a whole lot more if you wish to make it out of JFC-1 in one piece.
“We have all become attached to the characters in The Last Worker. Seeing them transition from Mick McMahon’s sketches and then brought to life by such amazing actors has been a fantastic process to be a part of.” Said Ryan Bousfield, Creative Director of Wolf & Wood. “I’m extremely proud of the innovative approach taken by our team to create a rich and exciting world that is as immersive on screen as it is in VR. We’re looking forward to showing you the first elements of gameplay.”
The Last Worker is scheduled to arrive at some point this year, supporting Meta Quest 2, SteamVR, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. For further updates on the project, keep reading gmw3.