Musical The Rocky Horror Show is the focus of a new, theatre-inspired mobile game that aims to bring the experience to new audiences.
Creatives from the original stage show have also been involved in the development of the game, called The Rocky Horror Show Touch Me.
As part of the creation process, game studio Rocket Lolly Games has consulted theatregoers and Rocky Horror fans in order to capture the feeling of a live experience.
The game’s creator, Oscar Clark, director and co-founder of Rocket Lolly Games, said the game would play on “the dynamism between the actors on stage and the audience. We want to capture what it is that makes it so special.”
Described as offering a “music theatre experience”, players will be absorbed in the world of the show, allowing them to experience the game through Rocky Horror characters.
“Without giving too much away, we want to make sure it’s clear the spirit of this is what happens in the theatre show, the live experience,” Clarke said.
“Rocky is a weird beast. You have the original fans from the 70s and 80s, and then fans from things like the Glee version. It will be a music theatre experience that is accessible to all those people,” he added.
The game, which is still in development, will be launched for tablets and mobile platforms in 2017.
Rocky Horror music publisher Andy Leighton, who has worked with Richard O’Brien on the show since it began and has also been part of the game’s development, said: “Rocky has been realised as a theatre show, a film and a game before. However, now is the perfect time for it to be reimagined in a way that could only exist on our phones and tablets.”
“[Rocket Lolly’s] passion for this project makes them the perfect people to bring the experience to a new audience, as well as to those who already love the show,” he added.