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Annapurna Interactive has tapped a star-studded cast for its upcoming recursive puzzle game Maquette, developed by Graceful Decay.

Leading the callsheet is Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel as Kenzie and Michael, a couple looking back over the course of their relationship.

Maquette is a first-person puzzle game set in a recursive world where players simultaneously experience the life cycle of a loving relationship. Players navigate memories by exploring worlds-within-worlds, each representing a chapter in Kenzie and Michael’s modern love story.

“While the fantastical puzzles and recursive reality of Maquette deliver the ‘a-ha’ moments, Bryce and Seth convey the emotional heartbeat of the story,” Hanford Lemoore, creative director and founder of Graceful Decay, said. “The message behind Maquette is truly one of understanding – understanding in the physical world, in the mind, and in the heart. Bryce and Seth’s incredible performances will bring that message to life.”

“I’ve been wanting to get more involved in video games for years because games do something in storytelling that movies and literature don’t: They encourage people to play an active role in the story,” said Howard. “What I love about this game is that, even though our voices are guiding you through the narrative, you’re still the one that needs to figure out how to solve the puzzles in order to finish the story.”

Annapurna has shown a knack for tapping Hollywood talent in games. 2019’s mystery title Telling Lies, developed by Sam Barlow, featured a cast headlined by Logan Marshall-Green, Angela Sarafyan, Kerry Bishe and Alexandra Shipp.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the casting.

Check out the Maquette trailer here:

Photo courtesy of Annapurna Interactive