From Bioshock and GTA to Wallace and Gromit...

Susan Cummings has been making video games for approximately 23 years and counting, previously holding prolific roles at big-name studios such as Rockstar Games, as well as co-founding 2K Games at Take-Two Interactive. Not to mention she signed Ken Levine, who went on to create Bioshock, one of the most revered video games of all time. Quite the portfolio to say the least.

“No one’s has done this before. No one’s really tried to tell a story in this way.”

As an augmented and mixed reality title, The Big Fix Up makes use of transmedia storytelling – players will experience the game’s narrative across AR gameplay, CG animations, in character phone calls, comic strips, Extended Reality (XR) portals and more. 

If that wasn’t ambitious enough, the story slowly unravels to players (acting as Wallace’s employees) over a period of roughly 28 days, culminating in a dramatic final act in February. 

How Wallace & Gromit Transitioned to Augmented Reality

Wallace & Gromit, the endlessly malleable British franchise, has been moulded into yet another new form: augmented reality (AR). Today sees the launch of Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up, an interactive narrative experience that promises to bring the emphatically British inventor-and-dog duo to life “in an entirely new way.”

 

It’s a bold claim, backed by strong talent and big money.

Wallace and Gromit get their first AR story in 'The Big Fix Up'

Naturally, the game stars the cheese-loving inventor and his faithful beagle companion. Ever the serial entrepreneurs, the two have started a new business called "Spick & Spanners." As the player, your job will be to help them "fix up" the city of Bristol as an employee of the new company. Longtime Aardman fans will know all about the importance of Bristol to Wallace and Gromit, it’s the city the studio calls home.  

Aardman Debuts First Clip From New Wallace & Gromit Adventure ‘The Big Fix-Up’

Naturally, the game stars the cheese-loving inventor and his faithful beagle companion. Ever the serial entrepreneurs, the two have started a new business called "Spick & Spanners." As the player, your job will be to help them "fix up" the city of Bristol as an employee of the new company. Longtime Aardman fans will know all about the importance of Bristol to Wallace and Gromit, it’s the city the studio calls home.