Press release

Fresh From its BAFTA Games Award Win, IMMORTALITY is Now Available on Mac

Brooklyn, NY. April 5th, 2023. Today, Half Mermaid Productions announces that its acclaimed interactive movie trilogy IMMORTALITY” is now available for Apple computers via Steam and GOG. 

The mind blowing IMMORTALITY has been a regular feature of gaming’s award season, and has now amassed a number of trophies, including:

  • The Golden Joystick Award for Best Performer
  • The WGGB Award for Best Writing in a Video Game
  • The NYVGCC Award for Best Acting in a Game
  • The  IGF Award for Excellence in Narrative
  • The GDCA Award for Innovation
  • The  BAFTA Games Award for Narrative

This follows a run of incredible reviews and end of year accolades as celebrated in this accolades trailer:

IMMORTALITY is the latest title from director Sam Barlow, creator of the acclaimed “Her Story.” It became the first independent game to be awarded a rare perfect score of 10/10 by Edge Magazine and was included in Tribeca 2022’s Official Selection.

Barlow says, “The reception for IMMORTALITY has been incredible and is a testament to the considerable talent and effort from our teams in front and behind the cameras and computers. It has been a pleasure to take Marissa Marcel’s story on the awards circuit she never got to see herself. We know that Mac gamers have been impatient to dive into her work and are excited to finally let them in!”

IMMORTALITY is available to play on Xbox Series X|S and Windows 10 including via Game Pass, on PC and now Mac via Steam and GOG, and on Android devices, iPhones and iPads with Netflix Games. 

More Information

An Interactive Movie Trilogy
Marissa Marcel was a film star. She made three movies. But none of the movies were ever released. And Marissa Marcel disappeared. An interactive trilogy from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story.

IMMORTALITY is Sam Barlow’s first return to the horror genre since Silent Hill: Shattered Memories in 2009. In this game, players get to explore a treasure trove of newly discovered footage from the three lost movies of Marissa Marcel. By using a magical new mechanic – the ability to ‘match cut’ from a visual at any point in a piece of footage  – players navigate via cinematic language to dig up the secrets beneath the surface.

Written with Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, Queen’s Gambit), Amelia Gray (Mr. Robot, Maniac) and Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway), IMMORTALITY is a boldly ambitious attempt to deconstruct cinema whilst riffing on the mechanics of Pokémon Snap. Barlow’s goal has been to create a game as messy and personal, as wild and unconstrained as his favorite movies and books. 

What happened to Marissa Marcel?