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Upstaged Communications

7/17/21, 5:35 AM


mystery-puzzle, interactive, multiplat, analog horror

In 2006, a titan of broadcasting named Upstaged Communications disappeared, with none but the former employees remembering it. 12 years after its demise, a former employee named Penelope received a mysterious package, which contained a remote access key to Marionettes, the central server network of Upstaged. Armed with the access key and a burning desire to know more, Penelope attempts to unearth what killed the company all those years ago, while discovering that she is not the only party interested in the dark past the company had tried to bury.

In 2022, a woman named Emma Harper found a broken television in an abandoned television station. Something inside her compelled her to take it and repair it--in doing so, she soon realized that something forgotten was beginning to wake up. Driven mad with a knowledge she can't explain, she attempts to understand the opaque history of Upstaged Communications, and the truth of the one who wishes to break its legacy.

Upstaged Communications is a multi-media project that has a YouTube channel, a blog on Blogspot, and a TikTok. It is a story-driven experience, delivering pieces of a puzzle that build a grander picture. Direct interaction with story elements is not necessary to experience the story, but it may reward you with further information and puzzle pieces to work with. The blog and YouTube channel contain equal amounts of the story, while the TikTok is largely supplementary.




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