Ever wondered what it would be like to explore a nuclear bunker? This is your chance to find out. Forget CGI and special effects, The Bunker takes you into the real world of life after a nuclear explosion. Trust me, it’s creepy enough to give you nightmares.
The Bunker tells us the story of John, a 30 year old man who grew up inside the bunker. After his mother’s death, he has been left alone to fend for himself. Abiding by her advice, he tries to stick to his daily routine of taking pills, checking the radio and monitoring radiation levels. This is until one day, a system error occurs which forces him to investigate. Having remained in the confines of the same area for many years, this becomes quite a challenge. Exploring the deserted bunker is not for the faint-hearted, but you’ll want to stick with it until the end.
Filmed inside a genuine decommissioned government nuclear bunker, the setting itself creates enough of an atmosphere for us to share the same emotions as John: fear, intrigue, suspense. John will guide you through his usual routine, before inviting you to assist him on a greater adventure. At times this is as simple as clicking on designated objects, while other times you will need to guide him into different rooms, look for particular items and act upon orders. As the game progresses and anxiety increases, you will find yourself frantically clicking to help John to safety. All the while wondering if safety remains an option for John.
Throughout the game, flashbacks explain the background of the story. John uncovers dark memories of his childhood as he is faced with a truth he had perhaps neglected over the years. The Bunker has been filmed in such a way that we feel imprisoned with John, exploring the past through his eyes and making decisions with him.
It’s important not to expect The Bunker to behave like a game, see it as more of an interactive experience. Like watching a film where you have the power to influence what the protagonist should do next. This is what makes it so effective: just as you sit back and watch the storyline unravel, you’ll realise it’s your turn to jump in and guide John along the way.
The Bunker has a captivating storyline which leaves you determined to see it right through to the end. The eerie atmosphere creates enough suspense for you to want to carry on watching, with enough interaction to keep you engaged along the way. All this combined with a brilliant cast, excellent use of lighting and a gripping soundtrack make for a fascinating experience.