Everyone dreams of retiring early and living out their days away from the humdrum of the working week. However, that is always easier said than done. Sometimes, even just leaving a particular place of work can be a minefield. Worse still when an employee doesn’t take the hint and just leave themselves. Take Kurt for example, literally the last human employee at Jüngle. Multiple attempts to remove him have been made, but he has other ideas. Find out what they are in The Last Worker, out today on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
The Last Worker is a satirical adventure game. As Kurt, you and his robotic companion SKEW work day-to-day in the Jüngle factory. They are a mega-corporation and the world’s biggest online retailer. That sounds familiar. They’ve also been doing some nefarious activities outside of the factory. Kurt is unaware of this though, living, eating, working and sleeping within the factory. It is only when outside interference comes and finds him that he decides to stand up and be counted.
“Making The Last Worker has been a long and hard journey but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world,” said Writer and Director, Jörg Tittel, whose company, Oiffy, is also producing the game. “I got to work with the magicians at Wolf & Wood, the legendary Mick McMahon, bring composer Oliver Kraus and opera star Jakub Józef Orliński together and direct the finest actors under the sun. It’s tough to make something original but all these talented friends have made it feel natural. I hope our game will spark conversation and – most importantly – bring fun and joy.”
“It has been a joy building the vibrant-dystopia of The Last Worker,” said Ryan Bousfield, Creative Director at Wolf & Wood. “We aim to surprise the player at every turn, with a satirical adventure, filled with varied gameplay, unusual missions, narrative twists and a foul mouthed robot.”
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“Videogames are a great vehicle for escapism, having fun, enjoying art and the narrative, but sometimes, just sometimes, there is a game that comes with a great message,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Wired don’t shy away from games with strong messages and The Last Worker has this in abundance!”
But don’t just listen to all these quotes, our review for The Last Worker is live!
If you like the look of all the above, The Last Worker is on the Xbox Store right now for £15.74. Will you be picking this up? Let us know in the comments below.
The Last Worker is an immersive narrative adventure centered around a lone worker’s last stand in an increasingly automated world, The Last Worker is a unique blend of work simulation and stealth strategic gameplay. The game is set in a lonely, oppressive but strangely beautiful environment, with characters designed by comics legend Mick McMahon. Kurt works for the world’s largest retailer and is forced to choose between capitalism or activism. Having dedicated his life to work, Kurt’s loyalty is put to the test when a group of activists ask him to dismantle Jüngle from the inside. Aboard his corporate issued flying JünglePod and armed with his multi-purpose JüngleGun, Kurt dispatches countless products from a fulfilment centre the size of the sunken city of Manhattan. Kurt (voiced by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) has dedicated his life to Jüngle, with only his co-bot, Skew (Jason Isaacs) to keep him company. But when S.P.E.A.R., a group of activists, asks Kurt to help dismantle Jüngle from the inside, Kurt is forced to discover his employer’s dark underbelly. The Last Worker delivers an emotional, thought provoking and inspiring story with rich characters performed by an all-star cast starring, Jason Isaacs, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David Hewlett, Zelda Williams and Tommie Earl Jenkins. Featuring : A story worthy of the big screen – A collaboration between writer/director Jörg Tittel (The White King, Ricky Rouse Has a Gun) and VR pioneers Wolf & Wood (A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, The Exorcist: Legion, Hotel R’n’R). Miles of gameplay – Hours of narrative, immersive gameplay in a giant hand-crafted environment. A true original – Unique gameplay mechanics seamlessly interwoven into a narrative unlike any other. AAA Casting – Rich characters performed by an all-star cast in a story filled with heartfelt drama, biting satire and intense action. Starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jason Isaacs, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David Hewlett, Zelda Williams and Tommie Earl Jenkins. Player Choice – Multiple endings decided by an epic moral dilemma. A unique look – Hand-painted 3D characters and environments based on concepts by comics legend Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd, 2000 AD) Emotional score – Composed by Oliver Kraus (Sia, Adele, Florence and the Machine), with vocals by classical music star Jakub Józef Orliński